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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

A dad’s story: From starting line to team champ

(Editor’s note: Aaron Fleming is the cross country assistant coach at Mid-Prairie High School. His daughters, River Valley All-Conference runners Ana and Abby, are on the Golden Hawks’ … more

Washington Public Library hosts read around the square

The Washington Public Library invites families to “read around the square” this month. Pages of a fall fun pumpkin story will be displayed in downtown business’s windows through the … more

Alvin and Julia Kramer named Co-Optimists of the Year

Alvin and Julia Kramer were named Co-Optimists of the year by president Jim Crowther at the Kalona Optimist annual dinner on Oct. 15. Julia has served as club secretary for the past few years as … 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

Wellman council approves sanitation ordinance, street light placement

The Wellman City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance related to the collection of the city’s solid waste and recycling agreement with Cox Sanitation. The vote was taken … 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

Pleasantview seeks donations for bus

By now you probably are aware of the cancellation of our annual Pleasantview Benefit Sale. Of course, we’re not alone in cancelling longstanding community events. More than likely every … 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Johnson Co. mailings about unreturned absentee ballots may be outdated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received a recent campaign mailing stating that their absentee ballot has not been retuned, but this mailing included outdated information.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

Free COVID-19 testing clinic to come to Kalona

Rural Health and Safety of Eastern Iowa and Mercy Iowa City are partnering to bring a mobile clinic to Kalona to provide free COVID-19 testing to qualifying patients. The clinic will be in the … more

Kalonacade Rolls Through Town

Participating organizations included: the Washington County Sherrifs Office, Hills Bank, Mid-Prairie Community School District, Farmer’s Hen House, Reliable Tires and Service, First Class … more

Boxes of non-perishable food available at Shelter B

The City of Kalona will provide boxes of non-perishable food on a first-come-first-serve, honor-system basis at Shelter B in the Kalona City Park beginning on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 21. The … more

Kalona Public Library News

Curbside is available Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to come into the library please call us to set up an … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We are updating our circulation system. Please be sure to ask how to navigate the new card catalog and how to log in! Need new books? Call the library at 319-646-6858 to set up a time to come in … more

Boy Scout Troop 234 receives funds from Sons of Amvets

Kalona Boy Scout Troop 234 accepted a $1,500 check from their sponsors, the Sons of Amvets. 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

Kalona fire dept. oversees burn of Shiloh buildings

Under the supervision of the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department, former Shiloh church complex buildings were burned on the evening of Oct. 11. Kalona Fire Chief Jerry Zahradnek said the firemen had … more
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