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Riverboat Foundation awards $299,300 grant to Kalona Historical Society for rail exhibit

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced fall grant recipients Wednesday night at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Over $2,000,000 in grants were distributed, with the second highest … more

Murphy’s Bar & Grill serves you, the community

RIVERSIDE As we enter the season of giving – the Christmas season – Murphy’s Bar & Grill in Riverside is preparing a conclusion to their year of giving back. … more

Holy Trinity serves hundreds at Thanksgiving meal

RICHMOND What is the recipe for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner? For the members of Holy Family Parish at Holy Trinity in Richmond, the recipe includes 360 pounds of turkey, 60 pounds of ham, 130 … more

Big flush: City Council tours wastewater plant, approves payments for water plant improvements

RIVERSIDE One night before City Council elections were held in Riverside, the council’s meeting Monday night had a watery feel to it. The City Council began the night with a … more

Mid-Prairie bond measure passes; Riverside councilperson loses seat to newcomer

KALONA Final results are in from Nov. 7’s school board and city council elections, although all results are unofficial until canvass. Locally, all but one incumbent kept their seats, and all … more

VFW Auxiliary looks forward to November activities

RIVERSIDE The VFW Auxiliary to Post #6414 Riverside held their regular business meeting Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home. Prior to the meeting, Riverside Troop BSA 235 … more

Gorgeous day for Riverside’s Demo Derby

The Riverside Area Community Club (RACC) held its annual Demo Derby on Saturday, Nov. 4, and everyone enjoyed the blue skies and balmy temperatures. Events kicked off at noon with three classes … more

Highland School Board Candidates

RIVERSIDE Five candidates, including current board president Nate Robinson, are running for five Highland School Board seats in the Nov. 7 election. Each seat carries a four-year term, … more

Riverside City Council candidate profiles

RIVERSIDE Four candidates, including three current City Council members, are running for three City Council seats in the Nov. 7 election. Each seat carries a four-year term, beginning Jan. … more

River City Church bids $10k for downtown Riverside property

RIVERSIDE A Riverside church wants to turn a downtown property into a building that would be home to a café, a daycare center, a seniors dining and community center, and a place of … more

Riverside Mayor, 3 City Council members seek re-election

RIVERSIDE Riverside Mayor Allen Schneider and three City Council members will seek re-election in November’s election. Schneider is going after his fifth two-year term as mayor and is … more

All American Concrete wins bid for Kirk birthplace ADA project in Riverside

RIVERSIDE The planned ADA ramp for the James T. Kirk birthplace monument in downtown Riverside is likely to be completed next spring. The Riverside City Council accepted a $35,022 … more

Highland celebrates homecoming with "Boom Night" at Riverside

As part of their homecoming festivities Highland held "Boom Night" at Riverside on Sept. 20.  The event began with a parade that ended at Hall Park where the rest of the planned activites … more

A piece of history reborn

When the old Swift house at 191 Highway 22 in Riverside was put up for auction by sealed bids in 2021 after it went back to the bank, it was in a sad state of disrepair.  Originally, the … more

Showstopping mums to raise funds for MPHSAP picnic shelter

There are mums, and there are Mums.  The Roots & Shoots initiative, a part of Mid-Prairie’s Home School Assistance Program (HSAP), is growing the later for their fall mum fundraiser … more

Our Holiday Celebration Guide needs you

Last year at this time, we at The News kicked around the idea of a new special section for the holidays.  We imagined it as something you could pull out of the newspaper and save for future … more

Addressing Iowa’s doctor shortage

Growing up in rural Montgomery County, Iowa, I’m all too familiar with the challenges of accessing medical care, especially if you or a family member needs to see a specialist.  … more

Mid-Prairie complies with new legislation, appoints new attorney

During a short regular meeting Monday, August 28, before heading out for tours of West Elementary, High, and Home School buildings, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education sought to comply with new … more

Centerline rumble strips to be added to W61 Riverside Road

On September 5, road construction will begin on W61 (Riverside Road).   This work will take place from G36 north to the city limits of Riverside.   The contractor awarded the work for this … more

Board approves highway agreement, road repair, next step for wind energy ordinance

The Washington County Supervisors Tuesday were unanimous in approving a formal resolution for a highway easement, a motion to repair a railroad grade crossing, and a third to continue procedures … more
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