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Washington Supervisors focus on finances

Everything from seeking a grant to update road signs to longevity and step increase for employees to increases in county funds were key issues for the Washington County Supervisors on Tuesday, Jan. … more

Kalona Public Library News

Reminder: you have through February 7 to turn in your Hygge Challenge for a chance to win a prize and Winter Bingo sheets for prize books! • Story time is held weekly on Wednesdays from … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Gretchen, an adult female Domestic Short Hair cat. Gretchen has a black and white coat with bright green eyes. She is described as a “secret … more

Secretary of State encourages Iowans to become poll workers in 2022 elections

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging civic-minded Iowans to assist voters in the 2022 elections by becoming poll workers. Tuesday, January 25 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Iowa … more

Supervisors hear good quarterly reports

The three regular quarterly reports presented to the Washington County Supervisors last week offered some good news in 2021, The county ambulance service, which completed its first year of … more

Kalona Merchants Collecting Food for Kalona Pantry

Members of the Kalona Chamber of Commerce will be accepting food from the general public for the Kalona Food Pantry during the month of February, according to Chamber director Tonia Poole. Items … more

“A simple book can change their lives”

Miss Iowa, Grace Lynn Keller, visited Mid-Prairie schools on Thursday, Jan. 20 to promote her social impact project, which focuses on literacy in grades kindergarten through third grade. Keller … more

Photos: Snow Saturday

Receipts for Kash

Kalona Chamber of Commerce is giving away Kalona Kash for shopping Kalona in stores of Kalona Chamber members. Those stores will have posters designating their participation in this … more

Passing the baton

Tina Hershberger first bought Kalona Realty from Erma Ropp in 1992, and now has sold the business to her daughter-in-law, Hayley Hershberger, who has worked there since 2014. “It was … more

Washington Supervisors hear funding requests for area agencies

With 2021 a record year for the Washington County Fair and its 4-H affiliate, the association wants to maintain its momentum in 2022 especially with a $120,000 entertainment budget. Even more, the … more

Beatty-Peterseim installs crematorium at Washington location

To help meet the increasing demand for cremation and add value to the community and families they serve, Beatty-Peterseim Funeral, Cremation Care and Monument Services of Kalona, Washington and … more

Washington County YMCA offers senior fitness classes

For seniors who live in the Washington County area, the YMCA offers a variety of activities and equipment to maintain your health. From water aerobics to cardio training, the YMCA provides a … more

Thanks to blood donors and local historian Mike Zahs

There was a tremendous turnout of blood donors at the Kalona Optimist Club annual winter Blood Drive at the Kalona Mennonite Church. Donor Day Chair Donna Merck for the Kalona Optimists reports … more

Optimist drive had 63 people donate blood

A total of 63 people were able to donate blood at the Kalona community Blood drive on Monday, January 10, according to Kalona Optimist Blood drive chairperson Donna Merck. “That means that a … more

Hospice of Washington County excited for new home

It’s a night-and-day difference, the difference between old home of Hospice of Washington County and their new facility. The old facility, which was previously the county DOT building, … more

Mid-Prairie puts bond issue on March 1 ballot

            The Mid-Prairie Community School District is one step closer to seeing its $37.6 million facility plan become a reality. On Monday, … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Josie, a young female Pit Bull Terrier mix. Josie is described as a goofball who is fun-loving and happy all the time. For more information on … more

Kalona firemen extinguish fire at Perry Bender farm

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Dept. (KVFD) were called to the Perry Bender farm, 2710 560th Street SW, Kalona, at. 11:14 a.m. Monday, January 10 to extinguish a fire in a diesel shed at the goat dairy … more

Chamber members learn about Historical Village

Kalona Historical Village managing director Nancy Roth gave those attending the Monday, January 10, Kalona Chamber brunch hosted by the Historical Village Visitors Center a preview of the plans for … more
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