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Celebrate Halloween safely amid pandemic

Wellman, Kalona and Riverside will hold trick-or-treat time from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Lone Tree will hold theirs from 5-7 p.m. on the same date. Residents who don’t wish … more

No matter how you do it, be sure to vote!

The general election is imminent but voters wishing to vote absentee in-person still have many opportunities before Election Day on Nov. 3. Washington County voters can vote in-person at the … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Taco, a two year old adult male rabbit. Taco is medium-sized and has brown/chocolate and white fur. He is house-trained, neutered and his … more

United Way launches workers relief fund

United Way Worldwide and Kendall-Jackson have partnered to pledge $2 million to a fund that will provide financial support to grocery workers across the nation. Any current employee of a grocery … more

Johnson Co. mailings about unreturned absentee ballots may be outdated

Johnson County voters may have received a recent campaign mailing stating that their absentee ballot has not been retuned, but this mailing included outdated information. Campaigns regularly purchase … more

Oh, baby, Huskies win tourney match

Now here’s a baby story that’s likely to be remembered around Highland High School. Playing in the first round of the Iowa Class 1A regional tournament Monday night, the Huskies … more

League of Women Voters of Iowa publishes history book “And They Persisted”

The calendar year 2020 is the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which in 1920 granted women to vote. The year 2020 is also the 100-year anniversary of the League of … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Cider, a young male blue, grey and black tabby cat. Cider is a cat on a mission: PARTY! He loves to play and explore and test his limits. … more

Highland board reviews school finances, report on Title I reading programs

The Highland School board members received encouraging reports on the new Title I reading programs at the elementary level and a review of the school finances on Monday evening, Oct. 12. Janice … more

Mid-Prairie extends mask mandate, with updates

The Mid-Prairie School Board voted on Oct. 12 to maintain its face covering mandate but updated the mandate with more specific requirements. All students, teachers and staff must wear a face … more

Trump parade rolls through Washington County

There were approximately 50 participants in the Trump parade that started in Washington, went on to Riverside and through Kalona September 3.  The above truck float was on a wet  B Avenue … more

Huskies to face Ravens on Senior Night

The seniors on the Highland volleyball team will be honored Thursday night prior to the Huskies match against HIllcrest Academy. Among the seniors are Jenna Sands, Kayla Cerny and Ellie … more

SEISC teams battle for league titles

Thursday is conference championship day for the Highland, Lone Tree and Hillcrest Academy cross country teams. The Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet for both boys and girls will be … more

Supervisors get updates, discuss remodeling

Although there was a drop of 27.98 tons in landfill use from January through August 2020, recycling in the county went up an average of 19.36 tons, Lynn Whaley of WEMIGA Waste Systems told the … more

Washington Co. considers clock tower maintenance

Washington County wants its tick tock ticking unanimous time on all four faces of the courthouse’s clock tower. “It’s been a little embarrassing to refer to the clock in the … more

Keep Iowa Beautiful photography contest launched, celebrates 20th year

Entries are now open for the Keep Iowa Beautiful photography contest, which will be held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organization. There are five categories: Iowa Landscape, Iowa Water, … more

In-person voting for Nov. 3 general election in Kalona, Wellman, Riverside

Although Washington County, like much of the nation, has seen a large increase (nearly 3,000 to date) for absentee ballots, regular in-person polling stations will be in operation for the general … more

Chamber sets candidate forum Oct. 13

The Washington Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidate forum Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5-7 p.m. in the Central Park bandshell in downtown Washington. The forum will feature candidates for the county … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Mara, an young female black labrador mix. Mara spent her first year of life in misery. She is one of three dogs rescued from horrible conditions … more

Riverside council sets parking ordinance hearing

The Riverside City Council set a public hearing for their next regular meeting, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., to hear from the public regarding proposed updates to the parking ordinance. The proposed changes … more
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