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Cost of athletic season passes going up at Highland Schools

RIVERSIDE The cost of season athletic passes will nearly double in 2024-25 at Highland High School. The Highland Community School Board approved activity and meal costs during its June 10 … more

Needed: more rocks and gravel for project at Riverside Boat Ramp

RIVERSIDE While a kids softball game took place Monday night at Hall Park, Riverside City Council members Kevin Mills and Tom Sexton, along with City Administrator Cole Smith, examined the … more

In a class by itself

RIVERSIDE “This home was very grand in its time, just need to use your imagination,” an old realtor’s listing for 191 1st Street, Riverside, read. When Wellman residents David and Lisa … more

Kalona's Bob Yoder wins Washington County Primary; Remington tops Porter in JoCo

IOWA CITY Primary Night was a good night for most of the supervisor incumbents in Johnson and Washington counties. But not all. Royceann Porter, an Iowa City Democrat who was the first … more

Highland Schools to place $15M bond referendum on November ballot

RIVERSIDE Locker-room improvements and a new multi-purpose center at Highland High School, along with additional classrooms at Highland Elementary, will be in the hands of voters in November. … more

Photo gallery: Highland's graduation 2024

RIVERSIDE Highland celebrated the class of 2024 with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 19.  After the graduates took their seat, different ones were honored due to different levels … more

June 4 Primary Candidates: Washington County Board of Supervisors District 2

Washington County Board of Supervisors, District 2 (1 seat) Voters will select one candidate for the Republican primary; there are no candidates for the Democratic primary. In other districts, … 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

Beloved Hawkeyes swarm Riverside Casino

RIVERSIDE On Friday, April 26, 11 members of the Iowa Women’s Basketball team visited the Riverside Casino, welcoming over 1,500 fans which lined up through the event center halls and out … more

Photo gallery: Highland Prom 2024

RIVERSIDE Highland hosted their prom on Saturday, April 20. Students lined the halls for a professional photo shoot before walking the stage for the Grand March beginning at 7:30 p.m. Some … 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

Highland sets calendar for 2024-25 school year

RIVERSIDE The first day of school in Highland’s new four-day week will be August 23 for the 2024-25 school year. The school year will end May 28, two days after Memorial Day. The … more

Construction work at Riverside's water plants finishing up

RIVERSIDE Riverside Mayor Allen Schneider emerged from Monday night’s City Council meeting with a smile. One reason: With back-to-back meetings lasting just an hour, he was able to … more

Highland School Board appoints Moyer as Business Manager

RIVERSIDE Autumn Moyer, who has worked in human resources at several Eastern Iowa school districts, has been appointed as the new Secretary and Business Manager for the Highland School Board. … more

One year later, a stormy reminder

On the afternoon of March 31 last year, a Friday, early spring winds howled across Iowa. Severe storms were in the forecast. Another typical late March day, right? The skies grew dark … more


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

Community Center emerges in Riverside City Council talk

RIVERSIDE Ryan Rogerson, the newest member of the Riverside City Council, says it’s time to move with a proposed community center. “They want action,” Rogerson said of … more

Riverside boat ramp project shifts into high gear

RIVERSIDE Spring has come early to Iowa this year, and one outdoor project is taking advantage of the good weather to cruise forward. The Riverside boat ramp is undergoing a major facelift and … 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
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