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Kalona Council hears Pleasantview updates, approves low-income water assistance program agreement

The Kalona City Council heard an update about Pleasantview’s upcoming renovation and construction projects at their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 18. Director of Advancement for Pleasantview, … more

Kalona Public Library News

• There will be a Reptile Open House on Tuesday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. for all ages to enjoy! Come and meet one of Kalona’s experts and his reptile friends! • Storytime is held … more

Donna Merck named Optimist of Year

Donna Merck was presented the Optimist of the Year Award by club president Jim Crowther at the Kalona Optimist annual installation and Awards banquet on Thursday, Oct. 7. Iowa District Governor … more

M-P marching band places first at Muskie Marching Invitational

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk Marching Band placed first in class 2A at the 2021 Muskie Marching Invitational at Muscatine High School on Saturday, October 9. The band is directed under Mr. David … more

Roy Carney hopes to highlight local resources in his run for City Council

Roy Carney believes in the power of local — that’s why he’s running for Kalona City Council on Nov. 2. “I’m looking to the future of Kalona, and I’m also … more

Kalona Public Library News

• There will be a Reptile Open House on Tuesday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. for all ages to enjoy! Come and meet one of Kalona’s experts and his reptile friends! • Storytime is held … more

New board members, officers to be announced at Chamber banquet

The board members elected in the recent election for board of directors and the new officers for the coming year will be introduced at the annual Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce banquet at Kalona … more

EMT personnel issues told to supervisors

Competition for paramedics and getting Medicare financial reimbursement for services is making the county Emergency Services/Ambulance Department to consider everything from sign-on bonus for … more

Searching for birth family members separated by adoption

Karen Alderson will present the October 30 program for the Iowa City Genealogical Society. She will review the history of adoption laws in Iowa, including the closing of records for adoptions … more

Teaching fire prevention to young kids saves lives

Bunker pants, hoods, coats, tanks, masks — members of the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department put on their full array of firefighter gear in the parking lot of Mid-Prairie East Elementary on … more

Kalona Public Library

• The Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Booksale continues through October 11. Come and get some great books and support the Friends! • Storytime is held weekly on Wednesdays from … more

Honor Flight helps veterans get the recognition and gratitude they deserve

It was a long day — Dave Swartzendruber had to be at the Cedar Rapids airport by 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and didn’t return to the airport until after 8:30 p.m. But in between, he … more

Mailed absentee ballots must be requested by Oct. 18

Absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 regular city/school elections to be held in Washington County will become available on Oct. 13 in the Washington County Auditor’s office. Requests for mailed … more

Health Board sets interviews, hiring date for new administrator

If all proceeds as scheduled, the Washington County Public Health Department could have a new administrator in place by the end of October. The board, in an early morning special meeting on Tuesday, … more

Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour stops in West Chester to see collection of gas pumps, signs

The Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour started in England in 1896, but an offshoot of that tour has come to Iowa. The original tour traveled from London to Brighton, England and, since Iowa has a New … more

Pleasantview plans new construction, rennovation

Pleasantview is on the verge of new construction and doing major renovations on its campus, including building a 16-bed memory care unit, renovating rooms in the original building to become assisted … more

Kalona Fall Festival

Kalona celebrated the 49th Annual Fall Festival on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25. more

Washington K-9 officer gets new protective vest

Thanks to a donation from Vested Interest, a charitable non-profit, Washington County K-9 officer Dzamal has a bullet and stab protective vest.  The new armor is embroidered with “Gifted … more

Pleasantview to host online fundraiser November 5-6

The Pleasantview Benefit has been a tradition in the Kalona community since 1956 as the community supports Pleasantview Home. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the benefit to change … more

Kalona approves non-financial developers agreements

On Monday, Sept. 20, the Kalona City Council approved a parcel split for land at the corner of Highway 1 and Highway 22, as well as two non-financial developers’ agreements for use of the … more
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