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Kalona

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …
Riverside

10 Highland students to attend National FFA Convention Oct. 26-29

Ten Highland Community School students will head to Indianapolis later this month for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. The trip, which was proposed by Gina Trower, a middle and high …

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 …

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 …

Riverside council talks Star Trek

The Riverside City Council boldly went where others have gone at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, Oct. 4. Mike Meinders, president and sales manager of Voyage Home Museum in …
Wellman

Senior Dining Menus

Oct. 21 - 28 Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Popcorn shrimp, crispy cube potatoes, cole slaw, fruit cookie Friday – Cheeseburger, macaroni salad, potato chips, pudding Monday …

Wellman bids farewell to skating rink operator

Teresa Lampe, Wellman Recreation Director is retiring from the Wellman Skating Rink this October. Lampe has been a part of the Wellman community since 2007, helping kids and their families plan …

Making fire prevention hands on for students at West Elementary

Fire safety is one of the most important, basic precautions a person should know. Most people are taught at a young age to “stop, drop, and roll” if you are caught in a fire. On Friday …

M-P board members get a taste of Scale Up Awards

Mid-Prairie School Board members and administrators got a taste of the Scale Up Awards received by the Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program at their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 11 when they …
Lone Tree

Johnson Co. Supervisors criticize ARPA process

When Johnson County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Leadership Team delivered an update that included scoring and removing a number of proposed projects last week, Supervisor Rod Sullivan …

Preserving Lone Tree’s unique history

Dale Johnson has never had a Lone Tree address, but he considers Lone Tree his hometown. He was born on a farm eight miles north of town and went to country school until fifth grade, when he started …

Johnson Co. first in Iowa to be named an age-friendly community

Southern Johnson County residents, including those living in the Lone Tree and Hills areas, will get their say in the spending of $29.3 million in America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on Tuesday, …

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 …
Washington County
Washington County Pork Producers promote everything pig
If you’ve had a pork burger at Kalona Days in the past, or eaten pork at Mid-Prairie Feed the Kids, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed product from Washington County Pork …
Group aims to save historic Sharon Center High School
A new group of local residents has formed to save the historic Sharon Center High School. The old two-story, wood framed high school was built in 1899 and has served as the center of community …
Supervisors get Recorder, Auditor reports
Washington County Recorder Jo Greiner gave her quarterly report to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 12 and noted that “love is in the air” with 55 marriage licenses issued …
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 …
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 …
Johnson County
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 …
Johnson Co. to vacate unused roadway
The Johnson County Secondary Road Department is moving ahead with the long-awaited vacation of an unused roadway in the southwest part of the county. A number of property owners have asked that a …
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 …