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Kalona

Voter registration needed for June Primary

Washington County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Daniel L. Widmer is reminding eligible voters who want to vote in the June 7, 2022 Primary Election in Washington County and who are not yet …

Kalona City-Wide Garages Sales

The Kalona held their annual Garage Sales on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. There were over 40 garage sales throughout Kalona.

IC gene society to hear about Iowa’s underground railroad

The May 21 program of the Iowa City Genealogical Society will be presented by Joel and Cathy Helman. Cathy’s great-great grandfather was Joel Garretson, an Underground Railroad …

Kalona City-Wide Garage Sales

1. 839 1st Place. Sat. 9-2. Misc. household items. Women’s clothes (petite sizes), purses, women’s shoes size 8, young girls sizes 3T-8.  Much, much more! 2.  917 14th St. …
Riverside
RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL

Massive Third Street project set to begin in Riverside

RIVERSIDE The construction trucks will be rolling into Riverside next Monday. A major project that will result in the installation of new water mains and the creation of new sidewalks on Third …

A quilt to tell the story of Chicago’s murdered children

It started with a newspaper. In 1993, Sandy Schweitzer  of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was reading columns by Bob Greene in the Chicago Tribune that talked about dozens of children being killed in …

Don’t be intimidated — getting started in quilting can be easy

Walking into a quilt shop without a lot of prior knowledge about sewing can be overwhelming. There are rows upon rows of fabrics, displays of tools and an abundance of patterns on offer. But for …
RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL

Trek Fest, Riverside History Museum receive grants

RIVERSIDE Trek Fest and the Voyage Home Riverside History Museum won a combined $33,000 in grants that were approved April 18 by the Riverside City Council at its regularly scheduled …
Wellman

Senior Dining

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Fish patty with bun, tartar sauce, rotini salad, fruit, cookie Friday – Ham balls, cheesy potatoes, hot vegetable, Bishops pie Monday – …

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Patty Melt, onions, pickles, cucumber salad, fruit, cookie Friday – Liver & onions, mashed potatoes, hot vegetable, corn bread, honey, …

M-P school board sets student fees for 2022-23

The Mid-Prairie School Board voted to approve student fees for the 2022-23 school year, which include the reinstatement of book rental fees of $50 per student from four-year-old preschool through …

Wellman Skating Rink ready for summer

The Wellman Skating Rink seems a little brighter lately. Manager Brenda Reasor has started selling a variety of glowing toys, such as bracelets, necklaces, hair clips, glasses, scrunchies and even …
Lone Tree

ISEA President visits Lone Tree school

On Wednesday, April 27, Iowa State Education Agency President Mike Beranek visited the Lone Tree Community School District to meet with students and educators. He read to preschoolers, served on a …

Replanting Lone Tree’s history

In the pioneer era, there was a singular giant elm that grew near what is now the city of Lone Tree. It served as a prairie landmark on a slight hill south of where the town sits now. Local legend …

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Popcorn shrimp, French fries, coleslaw, fruit Friday – Sweet & sour meatballs, baked rice, hot vegetable, cookie Monday – Chicken …

Field Crop Scout School to feature many experts agronomists

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School May 19, at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids. The Field Crop Scout School is intended to be a foundational course, …
Washington County
4-H Scholarship applications due June 1
After a successful Washington County 4-H Lucky Clover Raffle this spring, the 4-H raffle committee is excited to start an annual Washington County 4-H scholarship with a portion of their raffle …
Guilty verdicts on  Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Domestic Abuse 
Rocio Gutierrez, 26, of Washington was found guilty by a jury May 12, 2022 of Burglary in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Domestic …
Iowa DD Council Summit to be held at Wartburg College
WAVERLY, Iowa (May 2022) – The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council—along with Wartburg College’s Slife Institute for Social Work Consultation, Research & Training and Mental …
Wapello Rural Water a finalist in national taste test
The 23rd annual Great American Water Taste Test (GAWTT) was held in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2022. Throughout the year, utilities from across the country vie for a spot to represent their state …
Supervisors meeting sees all items tabled
Two of the three agenda items at the regular meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 10 were tabled at the opening and the third, dealing with a $250 budget increase, …
Johnson County
Direct Assistance Program begins in Johnson County
IOWA CITY The Johnson County Direct Assistance Program, which benefits county residents affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, began this week. The final step in the start-up of the …
LWVJC to host three candidate forums
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will hold three candidate forums before the June 2022 Primary Election. The candidate forums will be held in person and will be Livestreamed via the …
Planting advice for your garden from ISU Horticulture Extension expert
Iowa’s fertile soil and warm weather had become well-known for its production of vegetables, fruits and even flowers. From beginners to seasoned gardeners, it’s always a question when to …