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Kalona Fun Run

Overall and 9-13 age division 1st place for the 1-mile run is Troy Yoder. The winners of the 8 and under division were Daniel Miller, Tegan Hershberger.  Luke Yoder 1st place overall for the 5K … more

June 30 deadline to sign up for Kalona Junior golf camp

The Kalona Golf Club is hosting a Junior Golf Camp sponsored by the Kalona Optimist this year that goes from July 11 until July 14. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. until noon every day, and it will … more

Kalona P & Z recommends rezone of next phase of Southtown development

The Kalona Planning & Zoning Commission, in a meeting June 15, voted 5-0 to recommend Phase 2 of the of Southtown develop from A-1 Agriculture to R-3  residential. The motion recommended … more

Chef of the Year in Iowa uses Kalona Supernatural dairy products

When Chef Sam Charles left Iowa to open restaurants in Chicago and Denver, he missed something that reminded him of home: good, pure whole milk. As co-chef at The Way Back in Denver, Charles learned … more

Try something new with Kalona summer reading

On Tuesday, June 14, the Kalona Public Library hosted a kick-off party for their summer reading program, inviting readers of all ages to “Read off the beaten path” this … more

Bulltown, Nitro, Optimists, City work together for new concessions stand in Kalona City Park

The City Park in Kalona needed a new concessions stand built for a while. The old stand didn’t offer enough space and struggled to keep up with business when the park would host baseball or … more

Kalona Public Library News

The library will be closing early at 2:00pm on Friday, June 24th for staff development. Story Time meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30am. Toddler Time continues to be held weekly … more

Kalona loves Kalona Days

The Kalona Days events and parade took place on Saturday, June 18. more

Thank you America!

Thank you America!Those were the words of a group of 1o Germans driving Model T’s across of the United States when they made an overnight stop in Kalona Friday evening, June 17.The group … more

Kalona Public Library News

We are looking forward to launching the Summer Reading Program this week! A new Family Story Time will begin on June 16th through the end of July on Thursdays weekly at 6:30pm - bring your family and … more

Celebrity judges named for Kalona Days pie contest

Kalona Chamber of Commerce director Tonia Poole announced this week that the following  celebrities will be judging the pie contest in conjunction with Kalona Days Saturday, June 18: Glenda … more

Updates about student-built house project, summer events in Kalona

The Kalona Days celebration is this weekend, June 17-18. The Kalona Chamber of Commerce has a wonderful lineup of free family-friendly events.  Friday night starts with an evening Farmer’s … more

Sons of AmVets holds 17th annual car show

The Sons of AmVets Squad 107 held their annual car show in Richmond Sunday afternoon to help raise money for their local homeless shelter. The show included over 35 different classes of cars, … more

Johnson County sheriff seeks looser residency requirements

IOWA CITY How close is close enough? Brad Kunkel, Johnson County Sheriff, wants to expand the residency requirement to 25 miles as his department recruits for deputy sheriffs. The current … more

Ed & Clair Yoder to be Kalona Days Grand Marshals

This year’s Grand Marshals for the Kalona Days Parade are father/son duo Ed and Clair Yoder. Both are long-time respected members of the area, who have provided services to locals through their … more

Mennonite Relief Sale

On Saturday, June 11 was the annual Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale, taking place at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event garnered thousands of people with hundreds of volunteers serving food, … more

Fedler, Hora, Mangold win primary elections

With a light turnout in the Primary elections on Tuesday, June 7, Washington County voters gave Heather Hora the opportunity to run as a Republican in the November election for Iowa House District … more

Girl, Boy Scouts Honor Fallen Soldiers

Local Girl and Boy Scouts carried flowers to the grave of the Unknown Soldier during the Memorial Day Service at the Riverside Cemetery on Monday, May 30. Participating from Girl Scout Troop #9632 … more

3rd Annual Kalona Tractorcade

The Kalona Tractorcade took place on June 4 at 5 p.m. with the starting point being at Sinclair Tractor off 14th street and finishing at the Kalona Sales Barn. The Tractorcade featured several … more

Secretary Pate praises Iowa’s election integrity

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate joined leaders of state and federal agencies on Monday, June 6 to inform Iowans of the many measures in place to ensure a safe, smooth, and accurate June 7 primary … more
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