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Mural in progress at Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program greenhouse

This is the second year the Mid-Prairie Homeschool Assistance Program’s Roots and Shoots club has conducted its fall mum sale. Organizer Laura Mallory, a teacher with the Homeschool Assistance … more

Armyworms come for Iowa lawns

Armyworms have come to Iowa. Fall armyworms might show up in the state on any given year, but Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said this is an … more

Everence Financial adds Chris Nachtigall, Jennifer Freeman to staff

There are two new Everence team members now in the office location at 301 5th Street, Kalona. Chris Nachtigall, Financial consultant, and Jennifer Freeman, Client Services Representative, have joined … more

Kalona resident remembers being a 9/11 chaplain

Maurie Campbell, who lives in Kalona, was an Army Reserve chaplain who was mobilized after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and ended up spending two and a half years at the Pentagon helping people … more

SE Iowa Insurance adds two new young agents

The addition of two young agents to the staff of Southeast Iowa Insurance, with offices in Kalona and Wellman, was announced this week by owner Shawn Powell. “We are pleased to bring on … more

Johnson County sees “dramatic increase” in COVID cases

Johnson County Public Health officials are seeking to nearly double the number of close-contact tracers as COVID cases rise with the delta variant. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in … more

IDPH on how to slow COVID spread

Like most of the country, Iowa has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks. Because of the success of our vaccine campaign, current numbers are a … more

Kalona Public Library News

• Join us for Monday movie nights at 5:30 p.m. with popcorn and drinks provided! You are welcome to bring your own snacks, drinks and chairs if you wish. • Wednesday morning story time … more

Gospel Sing sees many returning performers

Gary Van Engelehoven already has rooms booked at Kalona’s Dutch Country Inn for next August, when he and his gospel trio Living Water Music of Oskaloosa will return for Kalona Gospel Sing in … more

Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval

On Monday, Aug. 23, the FDA authorized full approval for one COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will now be marketed as Comirnaty for the prevention of … more

Sons of Amvets event raises $830 for school supplies for area schools

The Ladies Auxiliary lunch, in conjunction with the Richmond Sons of Amvets annual Bobby TeBockhorst Horseshoe tournament on Sunday, August 22 raised $830 for school supplies for area elementary … more

Lone Tree Flyers soar in unique, fulfilling hobby

Many members of the Lone Tree Flyers have been building and flying radio-controlled airplanes for over 50 years, since they were children. But the club is always looking for more members and want to … more

Washington County Public Health sets first COVID booster shot clinic Sept. 1

Individuals who have an immune compromised health condition can now schedule a COVID-19 booster shot to receive the same brand booster as their first and second doses. All individuals requesting … more

Board of Health receives WCPH staff survey report

In a nine-page summary report, Washington County Public Health staff provided detailed responses to how the department handled (and continues to handle) the COVID-19 pandemic between March 2020 and … more

Chamber to offer ByWays tour buggy rides

Starting September 1, the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce ByWays Tours will be offering specialty rides that include a horse-drawn buggy ride driven by an Amishman, Kalona Chamber director Tonia … more

Dog Swim

The City of Kalona held a dog swim on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the city park pool. The final dog swim will be Saturday, Aug. 28. more

Dog swim at Kalona pool Aug. 21 & 28

There will be a Dog Swim at the Kalona Swimming Pool in City Park 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 21 and 28, according to Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh. This will be free to dogs … more

17th Annual Courage Ride expands to Washington County along Kewash Trail

The 17th annual Courage Ride was held in Iowa City and Washington on Saturday, August 14. Courage Ride is an annual bike ride through rural Iowa to raise funds and awareness for sarcoma … more

Classic Cars

Mike, Rhonda and Madison Young drove their 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air from Tipton to Wellman on Saturday, August 14 as part of the Family Cruise organized by Jennie Rodgers of The Parlor at … more

Supervisors OK 2nd Amendment  resolution

On Tuesday, August 17, the Washington County Board of Supervisors declared Washington County “a second amendment sanctuary county” by approving Resolution 21-33 in a 4-1 vote.  … more
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