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Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Even though the library is currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we  are processing and cataloging books so we can begin curbside pickup and our eventual reopening. Continue to … more

Wellman council will make an appointment to replace Philpot

The Wellman City Council agreed Monday that it will fill the seat that Mark Philpot is vacating at the end of the month by appointment. Last month, Philpot announced that he is resigning effective … more

Wellman Golf

Wellman Golf League Week 2 Standings   Freeman Foods, 6 points City Sewer, 6 points JP Shooting, 4 points Moody Drifters, 3.5 points Stutsmans Inc., 3 points Roberts … more

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

Business is Blooming

At first, trends seemed as troubling for garden stores as other retail businesses. With farmers markets closing, state orders for late openings, and shoppers being more cautious overall, outlooks … more

Drew Blauvelt finds passion for cattle

Every summer, local youth and teens gather at fairgrounds and arenas to compete in cattle showing competitions, displaying the best of their livestock in competitions seeking prizes and generous bids … more

Wellman axes Fourth of July celebration

The annual Fourth of July celebration in Wellman will not be happening this year. At its Monday meeting, the Wellman City Council unanimously voted to cancel all Fourth of July events for this … more

Planting for the Future

The emerald ash borer has devastated the ash tree population across the country. Wellman is no exception. At last count, 110 trees will need to be removed around the city as the disease destroys … 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


    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

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

Wellman Golf League

WEEK 1 STANDINGS Stutsman Inc., 3 points Freeman Foods, 3 points Moody Drifters, 3 points City Sewer, 3 points JP Shooting, 3 points Capper Auto, 0 points Bob’s Drywall, 0 … 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

A subdued Memorial Day celebration

The crowds were smaller  at Memorial Day events, but area residents still honored those who have died in wars. The only formal ceremony was at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona, where 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
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