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Mid-Prairie opts for full-time in-person plan

Mid-Prairie students will return to school with full-time in-person classes on Aug. 24. With the support of a number of parents in attendance and against the recommendation of several staff … more

Virtual 2020 Courage Ride underway

The 2020 Courage Ride, which this year is being done virtually due to COVID-19, began this past Saturday and goes through Aug. 15. The annual event is a fundraiser to aid in the fight against … more

'Something of a Legend'

Jim Goodrich, a community figure known for a lifetime of hard work, generosity and ever-present cowboy hats, died at his home on Thursday, July 16. He was 94 years old. Jim Goodrich’s … more

City urges all to wear face masks

Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh will contact local entities to encourage them to support the use of masks and social distancing within the city to stem local contagion from the COVID-19 … more

Fern Bontrager appointed to Wellman City Council

A familiar face is returning to the Wellman City Council. At Monday’s meeting, the council appointed Fern Bontrager to serve out the remainder of former council member Mark Philpot’s … more

Greiner resigns as Mid-Prairie baseball coach

Andy Greiner, the 2020 River Valley Conference Coach of the Year, has resigned as head coach of the Mijd-Prairie High School baseball team. Greiner submitted his resignation this past … more

Cover Cropping: A Locally Grown Innovation

For a craft as old as civilization itself, farming exists in a constant state of change as new technology and techniques become available. As a state teeming with farmers, Iowa finds itself at the … more

The News webpage to include paywall

As of August 1, 2020, The News has a paywall for accessing certain content. Obituaries, marketplace advertising, photo galleries classified and legal advertising still can be accessed without … more

KCTC Phone Issue

The Washington County Communications Center has been made aware of a wireline or landline phone issue for all Kalona Telephone (KCTC) subscribers. Currently those customers have no service and cannot … more

Transportation director wins state award

Mid-Prairie Transportation Director Teresa Hartley received the 2020 Iowa Woman in Transportation Award during a surprise award ceremony in the high school’s auditorium on Tuesday … more

Supervisors clear the way for Wellman Dollar General

With a unanimous 4-0 vote Tuesday, Washington County supervisors acknowledged the city of Wellman’s voluntary annexation of a building lot for a Dollar General store in the city.  The … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Wellman-Scofield Public Library is open by appointment to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy. One person/family is allowed into the library for 30 … more

Board of Health costs down

At its July meeting, the county Board of Health learned its revenues are 121% of projections, compared to 75% in expenditures, both showing effects from health and safety limits and restrictions in … more

Census to send postcards to non-responders

The U.S. Census Bureau is sending out postcard reminders to households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The postcard mailing is due to the impact of COVID-19 on census … more

WEDG director Collins dies

Washington Economic Development Group Executive Director David Collins died unexpectedly at his home on July 22. Collins was found dead in his home just before noon on Wednesday during a welfare … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer and finding a cool spot to do some reading. If you have a request for a specific book, call 319-646-6858, send an email (scofield@netins.net) or if you would … more

Big Winner!

Garland Nash of Brighton won the final top prize of $300,000 in the Iowa Lottery’s “Colossal Crossword” scratch game. He purchased his winning ticket at Washington Liquor & … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Mila, a medium-sized adult female domestic short hair and dilute calico mix. Mila is a low-key kitty who likes to lay around in her cat bed or … more

Wellman Council OKs storm drain replacement

At its Monday meeting, the Wellman City Council approved the replacement of two storm drains on Fairview Drive. City Administrator Kelly Litwiller said two storm water intakes – one on … more

Schools prepare for in-person opening

Gov. Reynolds’ announced an expectation that schools provide at least half of their learning through in-person instruction when classes resume this fall during a press conference … more
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