Bluegrass Festival

The Kalona Bluegrass Festival was held on July 22.

Substate Baseball: Hillcrest vs Burlington Notre Dame

Hillcrest fell to Burlington Notre Dame, 4-3, on July 11.  This matchup was the Class 1A Substate 5 Finals with the winner advancing to the State Tournament and it took place at Community Field …

Celebrating Independence

A tolerable 81 ° at the start of Wellman’s July 4 parade gave way to a high of 90° later in the afternoon, but folks kept their cool with frozen treats during the city’s full day …

Baseball District Championship: Hillcrest vs Regina

Hillcrest defeated Regina, 8-4, in the Class 1A District 10 Championship game on July 8.  This was a home game for the Ravens. 

Baseball: Hillcrest vs Keota

Hillcrest defeated Keota, 4-3, in a District 10 Semifinal matchup on July 5. This game lasted eight innings and was a home playoff game for the Ravens. 

Softball: Mid-Prairie vs Durant

Mid-Prairie defeated Durant, 10-6,  on June 29. This was a senior night home game for the Golden Hawks. 

Baseball: Mid-Prairie vs Washington

Mid-Prairie defeated Washington, 8-4, on June 29. This was an away game for the Golden Hawks. 

Trek Fest 38

There was no rain on Riverside’s parade this year, though high temps made sticking out a full day in head-to-toe polyester a challenge.   Star Trek aficionados found their kindred spirits …

Baseball: Hillcrest vs Highland

Hillcrest defeated Highland, 12-0, on June 22. This was a home game for Hillcrest. 

Softball: Highland vs Hillcrest

Highland defeated Hillcrest, 15-3, on June 22.  This was a home game for Hillcrest. 

Reading to Shelter Pets

On Thursday, June 15, the Wellman Library’s summer reading program brought young readers to PAWS & More animal shelter in Washington where dogs and cats awaiting forever homes enjoyed …

Kalona Days

Pie Winners Grand Champion: Mary Hershberger with her Apple Pie 1st Runner-Up: Amy Allen with Grandma Opal’s Apple Pie 2nd Runner-Up: Ellis Vizcarrando with his Strawberry Mango …

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 …