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4-H Scholarship applications due June 1

After a successful Washington County 4-H Lucky Clover Raffle this spring, the 4-H raffle committee is excited to start an annual Washington County 4-H scholarship with a portion of their raffle … more

Voter registration needed for June Primary

Washington County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Daniel L. Widmer is reminding eligible voters who want to vote in the June 7, 2022 Primary Election in Washington County and who are not yet … more

Guilty verdicts on  Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Domestic Abuse 

Rocio Gutierrez, 26, of Washington was found guilty by a jury May 12, 2022 of Burglary in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Domestic … more

Kalona City-Wide Garages Sales

The Kalona held their annual Garage Sales on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. There were over 40 garage sales throughout Kalona. more

IC gene society to hear about Iowa’s underground railroad

The May 21 program of the Iowa City Genealogical Society will be presented by Joel and Cathy Helman. Cathy’s great-great grandfather was Joel Garretson, an Underground Railroad … more

Iowa DD Council Summit to be held at Wartburg College

WAVERLY, Iowa (May 2022) – The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council—along with Wartburg College’s Slife Institute for Social Work Consultation, Research & Training and Mental … more

Wapello Rural Water a finalist in national taste test

The 23rd annual Great American Water Taste Test (GAWTT) was held in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2022. Throughout the year, utilities from across the country vie for a spot to represent their state … more

Supervisors meeting sees all items tabled

Two of the three agenda items at the regular meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 10 were tabled at the opening and the third, dealing with a $250 budget increase, … more

Kalona Rotary Serves Omelet Breakfast

The Kalona Rotary Club served an omelet breakfast on Saturday, May 7 at the Kalona United Methodist Church. more

“Buddy” Poppies at Kalona Library

• Kalona Public Library is honored to partner with Riverside VFW Auxiliary Post #6414 to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Military during the … more

Harvest Nutrition to offer tea bombs, protein shakes

Harvest Nutrition, a new nutrition club offering protein shakes and tea bombs, is coming to Kalona. Owners Abby and Nathan Stark hope to have the stop, located on 5th St. across from the Post Office, … more

History as seen in rafters and barn doors

Wednesdays and Saturdays in May the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a specialty ByWays tour that features landmark barns in the Kalona countryside. The tour includes heritage barns dating … more

Concession stand now open in City Park

The Kalona Concession stand located between the youth ball fields in Kalona City Park is now open for the Kalona Optimists to serve food and beverages during youth ball games. The Optimists will be … more

Consumers Cooperative moves to Kalona

Consumers Cooperative, an energy company from Coralville, has purchased Kalona Oil from Petroleum Services Co., Iowa City, and is in the process of moving its headquarters to Kalona, according to … more

Kalona approves agreement with M-P

At the regular meeting of the Kalona City Council on Monday, May 2, the council approved a 28E agreement with the Mid-Prairie Community School District for use of the gym in the Kalona YMCA/Community … more

Pump failure shuts down main well in Wellman

A pump failure at Well Number 2 Saturday forced the city of Wellman to shut down its main well and draw water from its alternate Well Number 3. City Manager Kelly Litwiller told council members … more

Board agrees to aid WEMIGA with fuel costs

Faced with fuel costs that have more than doubled this year, Lynn Whaley of WEMIGA on Tuesday, May 3 asked the supervisors to modify WEMIGA’s new contract in providing recycling and sold waste … more

The History of Knotted Thread

Doris Montag, of “The History of Ordinary Things” gave a presentation about crochet and tatting at the Kalona Historical Village on Saturday, April 30. more

Kalona Public Library News

• New at the Kalona Public Library: Tech Help Thursday starting on May 5. Bring your computers, tablets, phones and tech questions for help from our staff from 10-11 a.m. bi-monthly on the first … more

M-P, Highland students perform senior dances

DeLanee Patterson danced in her last dance recital as a Senior on April 30, at The Washington Community Center Theater where The Attitudes In Dance Annual Recital was held. Patterson is graduating … more
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