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Pet of the Week

  Diesel would like to say hello and how do you do? This seven year old gentleman was surrendered by his family who could no longer care for him. Diesel lived happily with other dogs. Diesel is … more

Highland students participate in honor band

On Friday, January 20, five members of the Highland High School band participated in the University of Dubuque High School Honor Band. They, along with students from 30 other schools in both Iowa and … more

Iowa cottage food law reviewed at Kalona Chamber lunch

Being subject to licensing and inspection can be a barrier for many who contemplate starting their own home-based food businesses.  Fortunately for Iowans, some foods can be made at home and … more

Family legacy carries on with a four-term mayor

RIVERSIDE Allen Schneider, Riverside’s four-term mayor, has never called on “mom” during a City Council meeting. He could have. Schneider never called on “dad” … more

Water rates among topics in discussion of Riverside FY24 budget

RIVERSIDE Riverside residents have not encountered an increase in water-usage rates since 2015. That could be changing. At its first budget work session for Fiscal Year 2024 on Jan. 10, … more

Lyrical Iowa 2023 Poetry Competition

Iowans-you are invited to submit your poetry to the annual Lyrical Iowa Poetry Competition! No entry fee. No membership or book purchase required. For all residents of Iowa from kindergartners to … more

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals due to presence of wheat allergen Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Beef Pot Roast Dinners due to the presence of an … more

Highland’s Robotics team has long history, much success

What does robotics look like in the classroom? At Highland High School in Riverside, robotics has been a staple for over 13 years, thanks to science teacher Tim Surine, who began the program almost … more

Elite Casino Resorts Commits $500,000 to Support Iowa Athletics

Elite Casino Resorts announced Jan. 12 that the company will be the exclusive casino gaming partner and first corporate partner pledging a $500,000 leadership contribution to The Swarm … more

Honors for Local College Students

In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the fall … more

Girl Scouts launch season with new Raspberry Rally cookie

On January 13, 2023, local Girl Scouts kick off the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season! Girl Scouts and their troops are rallying their communities to support the world’s largest entrepreneurial … more

Pet of the Week

Five year old Maizy is sweet and loves petting and attention. She lived the first part of her life full time in a crate inside of a house. She was terrified of spray bottles when she arrived in her … more

Ride Long and Prosper?

RIVERSIDE The Riverside/Ragbrai/Star Trek Delta Shield sculpture has been through more battles than the USS Enterprise herself in deep space. It has clearly gone where some would rather not go … more

Senior Dining Menu

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Breakfast egg/meat casserole, fruit salad, coffee cake Friday – Chicken broccoli casserole, cucumber salad, butterscotch pudding Monday – … more

Pet of the Week

Posh is a beautiful 2 year old gray tabby. She is independent and an easy keeper. Confident and well-mannered, Posh will make a wonderful kitty companion for the person or family that chooses to … more

Voyage Home Museum, Trek Fest requesting $43,000 in city funds

RIVERSIDE Officials from The Voyage Home Museum and Riverside Area Community Club/Trek Fest are asking for a combined $43,000 in Fiscal Year 2024 funds. The Riverside City Council heard … more

City attorney appointment downgraded to 6 months

RIVERSIDE Three Riverside City Council members voiced their disappointment at its Dec. 19 regularly-scheduled meeting with legal work done for the city in 2022, resulting in a divided vote for … more

Retiring City Administrator Christine Yancey: 'I want to make a difference'

RIVERSIDE The thank you card sat on Christine Yancey’s desk at Riverside City Hall. And on a recent December afternoon, just one day before her last day as City Administrator last week, … more

Riverside who? Johnson County Supervisors drop liaison to Washington County city

RIVERSIDE Johnson County is dropping Riverside from its liaison list for 2023. But the Riverside City Council likely won’t miss its neighbor to the north because a Johnson County … more

Arrest made in Riverside burglary

On July 17th, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to La Chiva Loka restaurant for a commercial burglary at 70 West 1st St., Riverside.  Considerable damage was … more
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