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Model A Club visits Kalona, a “good Model A town”

On Thursday, May 20 the Hawk A Model A Ford Club visited Kalona, driving through town in over a dozen antique cars dating back to the late 1920s and early 1930s. “Kalona is a good Model A … more

Kalona Historical Village summer camp

The Kalona Historical Village is still seeking campers for its summer camp, where the theme is “keeping history alive.” Three sessions will be held: June 14-17, June 21-24 and June … more

County seeks grant from IDOT to aid with seed storage facility

Seeking a $3,000 grant though the IDOT’s Living Roadways Trust Fund (LRTF) to fund a seed facility “will advance our current roadside vegetation capabilities,” County Engineer Jacob … more

Kalona Public Library News

We are excited to announce that the library will be offering Toddler Time beginning Friday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. inside the library! We are looking forward to seeing our little people again every … more

Kalona Day Fun Run June 19, deadline May 31

The 2021 Kalona Day festivities will kick off with the annual Fun Run on the morning of June 19. T-shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered runners as well as the first 25 to register on the … more

Early voting begins for Johnson Co. Special election

Early voting for the June 8, Johnson County Board of Supervisors Special Election will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19. Voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drive … more

Memorial Day Services, Avenue of Flags set for Kalona, Richmond

The Richmond Amvets Post 107 will be conducting Memorial day ceremonies on May 31 in Kalona and Richmond, according to Post Commander Kevin Reece. Ceremonies will be held at the Sharon Hill … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Lucy, a four-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. Lucy is 51 pounds and has a black and white coat. Lucy was surrendered with Pepper, a black Labrador … more

Optimists to hear library update May 18

Olivia Kahleer of the Kalona Public Library will be giving the Kalona Optimist an update on the library when the club meets at 6 p.m. on May 18 in the Elements Room at the Kalona YMCA/Community … more

Sexton Family Receives Great Support

On Saturday, April 24, recent graduate from Highland High School Sexton suffered an accident that caused him to lose two fingers on his right hand and vision in his left eye. On Saturday, May 15 a … more

Rotary to resume meeting at CBI Bank June 1

The Kalona Rotary board has decided to resume meeting in the regular meeting space (CBI Bank basement) effective June 1, according to president Katie Miller. “We will continue to ask for … more

Employment in Washington county “quite strong”

Washington County’s current workforce is 11,300 people and 10,300 are employed, resulting in a “quite strong showing for southeastern Iowa,” said Mary Audia, executive director of … more

Kalona Council approves budget amendment, street closings for events

The Kalona City council approved an amendment to the current fiscal year budget and approved the temporary closing of streets for Kalona Day and Kalona Fall Festival at the May 17 council … more

Mid-Prairie removes mask mandate

In a special meeting Sunday evening, May 16, the first ever under Superintendent Mark Schneider, the Mid-Prairie School Board voted 5-1 to end the districts mask mandate and to adopt the guidance … more

Kalona Chamber welcomes new directors

When I met with Tonia Poole and Krista Hershberger, the new Director and Assistant Director of the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce, they were only three days into their new positions. But they were … more

Former News editor publishes new book

Rogue Phoenix Press has published its eighth fantasy novel by former Kalona News editor Dan Ehl, now retired and living in Mesa, AZ. Ehl noted that his first time through Arizona was almost 50 years … more

Supervisors discuss redistricting requirements

Faced with a May 15 deadline to have a temporary redistricting commission in place, Washington County supervisors on Tuesday, May 11 approved the resolution creating the group and a five-member … more

KHV summer camp seeks K-5th grade campers

The Kalona Historical Village will host a summer camp this year for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade. Three sessions will be held: June 14-17, June 21-24 and June 28-July … more

Kalona, Riverside and Wellman set hearings on budgets amendments

The city councils of Kalona, Riverside and Wellman will be holding public hearings on amendments to their current fiscal year budgets at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 17. The City of Kalona is adjusting … more

Wellman, Kalona set citywide cleanup days

The cities of Wellman and Kalona are helping their residents with their spring cleanup by holding city-wide clean up days. The Wellman city-wide cleanup will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, May … more
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