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Kalona Optimists, Rotarians team up for book drive

The Kalona Optimists and Kalona Rotary are partnering in a joint effort to run a book drive from Sunday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 18 during international Celebrate Community week. “We are … more

Grand Champion 4-H Market Steer

Avery Shalla from Riverside, IA exhibited the Grand Champion 4-H Market steer at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.  Avery along with her little brothers Ryland, Mason and Parker all showed their steers … more

Local housing market starting to normalize, realtors say

With mortgage interest rates ticking upward and inflation at a 40-year high, it would be reasonable to expect home sales to slow and more homes to be available on the market.  However, realtors … more

Riverside Golf Clinic seeks volunteers

Riverside Casino & Golf Resort is hosting the National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic, September 11-16. They need volunteers for various duties through the week. To volunteer for this … more

Area Iowa State Fair Winners

FFA Floriculture Rose Champion: Sidney Davis, Mid-Prairie FFA, Wellman Rose Reserve Champion: Quinn Schmidt, Mid-Prairie FFA, Wellman Marigold Champion: Quinn Schmidt, Mid-Prairie FFA, … more

Riverside Community Visioning Committee to Present Final Landscape Designs

Residents of Riverside will have the opportunity to view the final conceptual landscape designs created through the Community Visioning program, in which Riverside has been a participant since … more

Iowa Judicial Branch received reports of Jury Scam

The Iowa Judicial Branch received reports of a jury scam currently in operation in several locations throughout the state.  In the scam, the perpetrators of the scam call the victim and falsely … more

St. Mary’s Church looks ahead to Labor Day Celebration

A pickup truck filled with plump ears of sweet corn from Larry Schott’s family farm is parked behind St. Mary’s Church in Riverside, and nearly a dozen parishioners are gathered … more

One Iowa family to win $1000 College Savings Iowa contribution at State Fair

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is giving away a $1,000 College Savings Iowa contribution to one Iowa family at the State Fair, which runs from August 11-21. “If you’ve been waiting … more

Courage Ride meaningful to cancer survivor

Bowen Yoder, of Williamsburg, shares his cancer journey and how it relates to the importance of the upcoming Courage Ride. On Saturday, August 13 the 18th Annual Courage Ride will be held at Big … more

Nichelle Nichols’ passing hits home for Trekkies

Carolyn Hudson still remembers the day Uhura came to town. And it was one of the Trekkiest days in Riverside’s long Trek Fest history. Nichelle Nichols carved all kinds of Hollywood paths … more

Riverside still waiting on FEMA for EMS monitor grant

RIVERSIDE Kevin Mills, a member of the Riverside City Council, was ready to jump in a car for a road trip to go see somebody from FEMA personally. Instead, it’ll come down to a phone call … more

Coe College Spring 2022 Dean’s List

Coe College is recognizing its highest performing students as members of the Dean’s List, including Kayla Cerny, who is currently among this elite group. Cerny, of Riverside, IA has been … more

Riverside restaurant reopens

La Chiva Loca resumed serving its Mexican and American fare on Tuesday, July 26 after being closed for nine days.  A break-in on July 17 incapacitated the restaurant by destroying the … more

“Old Community Building” gets a facelift

Work is now complete on the exterior restoration of the 1913 Old Community Building, located at 81 East First Street, Riverside. The original, established in 1913 now is home to Joan’s … more

Riverside undergoes $3.3 million big dig

RIVERSIDE Third Street in Riverside has turned into a giant sandbox. Highway 22, which runs through the city’s downtown area, has been narrowed to one lane, resulting in a line of cars … more

Riverside break-ins leave business owners heartbroken

Two Riverside businesses suffered damage when they were broken into over the weekend.  La Chiva Loka and Duffey Cycles are neighboring businesses on West 1st Street. The Washington County … more

Riverside project trims Highway 22 to 1 lane

Highway 22 in Riverside is scheduled to be cut down to one lane temporarily, beginning as early as this week. Work on a storm sewer system alongside Highway 22 is causing the lane closure. It is part … more

City Council considers improvements to its own digs

RIVERSIDE The City Hall chambers on North Greene Street might be in for a renovation. Or a complete move. City Council members discussed the possibilities at its regularly scheduled meeting … more

New 988 suicide prevention lifeline launches July 16 locally and nationwide

CommUnity Crisis Services, a local nonprofit organization based in Iowa City, is one of two Iowa centers that will be answering contacts for the new 988 number to access the national suicide … more
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