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Kalona storyteller honored as member of Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame

The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women will induct Kalona resident Mary Swander into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame on August 27 in Des Moines.  Established in 1975, the … more

Wellman approves WCRF grant application for library

The Wellman City council approved a grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Monday for financial assistance with a planned $832,000 expansion of Wellman’s Scofield … more

Students and community celebrate at student-built open house

“It’s a little leap of faith that we can take a house, we can purchase it, we can renovate it, and we can do it with students, and we can get the community to buy in and create … more

WCHC Awarded a 4-Star CMS Rating

Washington County Hospital and Clinics’ (WCHC) focus on providing more than you expect from healthcare has resulted in the lofty achievement of a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and … more

Washington Co. Conservation has productive year, supervisors told

Completion of the KeWash trail, an ending general balance of $491,000 to start the next fiscal year, and management of some 2,500 acres made fiscal 2022 a very productive year for the Washington … more

Kalona City Council approves preliminary plat for Vista Ridge Subdivision

Silence prevailed during the public hearing for the Conditional Use Agreement for Moyna Holdings, Inc. on August 15.  With no reason to delay, the Kalona City Council proceeded to pass a … more

Home buyer assistance less effective in challenging market

Initially the Washington County Board of Supervisors expected that $172,800 from the East Central Iowa Council of Governments Home Buyer’s Assistance Program would provide aid for buying … 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

County Project Awards

Washington County 4-H’ers had the opportunity to submit non-livestock projects for judging at the Washington County Fair, July 17-22.  These projects ranged from food & nutrition to … more

Washington County taking nominations for offices

The Washington County Auditor’s Office is now accepting nomination papers for non-party offices which will appear on the November 8, 2022 General Election ballot. The deadline for filing is … more

Blums Inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Mickey Blum represented her late husband Bill Blum while the couple was recognized July 21 at the Washington County Fair Grounds as Washington County’s 2022 4-H Hall of Fame recipient.  … more

4-H Clubs Make Memories at the Washington County Fair

“A Magical Journey to the Washington County Fair” was the theme of the 4-H hay bale decorating contest at the Washington County Fair this year. 11 clubs decorated bales with a … more

Southeast Iowa Agriculture Research Association to Hold Open House

Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa are invited to join the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Sept. 8 at … 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

The Game’s Afoot at the Wellman Scofield Library

The Murder Mystery Club at Wellman Scofield Public Library enjoyed an evening full of fun and suspicion Monday, August 1. A colorful cast of characters came together to play out an unscripted murder … more

Hospice of Washington County Grand Opening

Staff, volunteers, and a supportive community celebrate the grand opening of Hospice of Washington County’s new building on August 9, 2022.   Read more in next weeks paper. more

Washington County Supervisors join IBAT, access road work bids, seek grant

In a unanimous vote on August 9, the supervisors approved the resolution joining the Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking (IBAT), adding the county to approximately 1,200 participants in 77 Iowa … more

P&Z recommends preliminary plat approval for Vista Ridge subdivision

Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Kalona Planning & Zoning Commission voted to approve the request from C.J. Moyna  Holdings preliminary approval of the plat for Vista Ridge Subdivision with … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Bratwurst/sauerkraut, baked beans, hash brown potatoes, fruit, Rice Crispy Treat Friday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, hot vegetable, Jell-O with … more

Kalona Public Library News

New Adult Fiction: “The Hidden One” by Linda Castillo; “The Heir Affair” by Heather Cocks; “The Girl Who Survived” by Lisa Jackson; “The Deadly … more
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