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Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Hazel, a blue heeler, labrador retriever mix who is about 4 years old. She is a very loyal, loving dog. Although she is with two other dogs now, … more

Riverside breaks off ambulance talks

The Riverside City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to end talks with Wellman and Kalona to base a county ambulance in Riverside. The dividing issue was who would pay for the service. The ambulance … more

Riverside Casino reopens

The Riverside Casino and Golf Resort welcomed back guests on Monday morning. The casino reopened for business on the first day allowed by Gov. Kim Reynolds’ May 26 proclamation. A steady … more

Greenfield wins Democratic primary, will challenge U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst

Democrat Theresa Greenfield gave her victory speech on social media after winning her party's nomination for U.S. Senate. (Screen shot from Greenfield Facebook video) Democrat Theresa … more

WASHINGTON COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS

    With no contested local races, there were no surprises in the Washington County primary election Tuesday.     The Washington County auditor’s office … more

Iowa rolls out extended unemployment benefits

Iowa Workforce Development on Friday detailed new unemployment benefits for Iowans. The CARES Act created Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provides 13 weeks of benefits … more

Businesses not required to report major virus outbreaks, IDPH says

Iowa Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center, May … more

Riverside to talk expanding noise code

The Riverside City Council plans to discuss a comprehensive expansion to its noise ordinance at the next council meeting on June 1. The proposed changes – drawn from Coralville, West Liberty … more

Iowa falls short of WHO guidelines for reopening

Iowa fails to meet the World Health Organization’s latest guidelines for reopening businesses and other facilities, Johns Hopkins University reported.  States should have positive … more

Reynolds to consult with board this week on fate of 2020 Iowa State Fair

The Grand Concourse at the Iowa State Fair, seen from the Skyglider in August 2018. (Photo by Kathie Obradovich/Iowa Capital Dispatch) Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she will set up a call … more

Federal coronavirus aid posed barriers to rural small businesses, lawmakers hear

The Strand Theater in Grinnell, Iowa, is a central business on Main Street. (Photo courtesy of Grinnell Chamber of Commerce) Rural small businesses have largely missed out on federal … more

Three-city food pantry set for Saturday

The cities of Riverside, Kalona and Wellman will again join forces to provide food for those in need. A combined drive-up food pantry will be held from 9-11 a.m., Saturday at the Kalona city shop, … more

Annual Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale canceled

The executive committee of the Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale unanimously decided to cancel the 41st annual sale, scheduled for May 29 and 30 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, as a result of the … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Snowball, a small, young female domestic shorthair. Snowball is a playful and fearless feline, curious about everything and afraid of nothing. Her … more

Hunting, fishing license sales surge amid pandemic

Iowans looking for a break from isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic bought far more hunting and fishing licenses than usual, state records show. Those sports, and visiting parks and … more

Reynolds ‘laying in wait’ for virus updates but she won’t return to announcing daily case numbers

  Iowans who are closely watching the state’s COVID-19 website for data on cases in their area will have to take a break over the Memorial Day weekend as the site goes down … more

Iowa restaurants raise prices as meat, to-go containers become harder to stock

Some Iowa restaurant owners said they are raising their menu prices as the cost of supplies like meat and to-go containers rise due to supply chain strains during the COVID-19 … more

Take the stage: Drama, school classes join baseball and softball in June 1 restart

Iowa schools beginning June 1 will be able to offer classes and activities such as drama and science camps, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday.  High-school baseball and softball seasons … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Batman, a buff/tan  adult male domestic short hair. Batman is a chill kitty who dreams of his own Gotham City. He would adapt well to an … more

Highland board approves asbestos removal contract

The Highland school board approved a $42,000 contract Monday evening to remove asbestos found in the building during renovations. The discovery of asbestos ground work on the heating, air … more
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