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PAWS & More awarded $2.4 million Riverboat grant

The team at PAWS & More animal shelter in Washington shed tears of joy Wednesday night when it was announced the organization was awarded a $2,405,760 grant from the Washington County Riverboat … more

Hobby Hens

KALONA You don’t need to be a farmer to keep your own flock of chickens. Urban chickens are becoming increasingly common as cities recognize the health benefits of access to fresh eggs while … more

Lone Tree native returns to offer area dogs a spa day

LONE TREE For people, a trip to the spa can be a full-day excursion to ease tensions and find relaxation.   Why not treat your furry best friend to the same level of care?   With … more

Future of Hills Elementary, students discussed at legislative briefing

KALONA Rep. Heather Hora and Sen. Dawn Driscoll held their last legislative briefing of the season on Friday, April 12, at the Kalona Historical Village, where they described myriad bills they … more

Lone Tree FFA discusses ‘unfair’ treatment with board

LONE TREE The Lone Tree FFA chapter is exploding on the popular social media app TikTok, with over 2 million views and counting, thanks to the Lone Tree FFA Drive Your Tractor to School Day. The … more

Legislators propose Hills join Lone Tree CSD; parents say ‘not so fast'

HILLS Iowa State Representative Heather Hora and Iowa State Senator Dawn Driscoll introduced an idea to redraw school districts, allowing the Hills community to join a new school district, on … more

Resilient

WELLMAN At 4:22 p.m. Friday, Kari Honsey snapped one last photo of the massive funnel cloud on the southwest horizon and then headed down to the cellar. She grabbed her bicycle helmet, a granola … more

Ramsey Creek Woodworks: quality design and craftsmanship for your next remodeling project

KALONA When folks drive by Ramsey Creek Woodworks on Hwy 1 just north of Kalona, they don’t always know what exactly the business does. Is it a furniture store or something? “We mainly do … more

Lone Tree poet inspired by walking, fasting

LONE TREE A crisp walk. An inward talk. File an idea. Scribble it down. Repeat. This has been Nancy Braun’s dedicated walking/writing hybrid system for over 20 … more

Caucus goers make their choice: ‘Donald Trump!’

WELLMAN The negative three-degree temperature Monday night did not dissuade Republican caucus goers in Wellman from showing up at the Parkside Activities Center to express their presidential … more

2023: A retrospective

KALONA We may live in small towns where the pace of life is more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean that nothing happens. We are always in motion, tearing down the old, building the new, and … more

Riverboat Foundation awards $299,300 grant to Kalona Historical Society for rail exhibit

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced fall grant recipients Wednesday night at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Over $2,000,000 in grants were distributed, with the second highest … more

Mid-Prairie bond measure passes; Riverside councilperson loses seat to newcomer

KALONA Final results are in from Nov. 7’s school board and city council elections, although all results are unofficial until canvass. Locally, all but one incumbent kept their seats, and all … more

El Guanaco fills restaurant void in Lone Tree

New has always been good. But this new is great. For Lone Tree, the new is El Guanaco, a Salvadorian/Mexican restaurant opened by Rodolfo and Ana Ramirez in mid-June. It operates in the … more

Lone Tree Fun Fly

The Lone Tree Flyers enjoyed a clear day with perfect flying conditions for their 3rd annual Fun Fly on Saturday, June 10.   The event attracted RC pilots from as far as Colorado, who … more

Lone Tree’s Freshest Graduates

Lone Tree preschoolers celebrated graduation on May 24. more

Memorial Day Services

Post-Tornado News and Resources

Mid-Prairie Students and Staff Help Following Tornado On Thursday, April 6, 211 Mid-Prairie High School students and 52 staff members helped with recovery efforts following the EF-4 tornado that … more

Tornados damage dozens of properties, clean-up efforts begin

A worrisome weather forecast gave way to sirens and alarms as local residents sought shelter late afternoon on Friday, March 31.  Dark skies, rain, hail, and funnel clouds were observed and … more

Lone Tree Winter Fest

Children were more than happy to meet with Santa at Lone Tree Winter Fest on Nov. 26.   more
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