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Kalona SuperNatural prioritizes regenerative farming, earns verification

Acting to save Iowa farms and the environment, dairy company Kalona SuperNatural announced that 42 of its dairy farms are now Verified Regenerative by Land to Market. The farms, located primarily in … more

KCTC recruits new marketing director

Jessica Janecek enters her third week at KCTC this week as the phone and internet service provider’s new marketing director.  She was recruited from Washington County Public Health, where … more

Sieren Auction Sales wins state advertising awards

Riley Sieren with Sieren Auction Sales from Washington attended the Iowa Auctioneers Annual Convention in Des Moines Jan. 26-29. Saturday night at the annual banquet, Sieren Auction Sales was awarded … more

2023 State of the City: Wellman

By Cheryl Allen The News WELLLMAN There’s a lot to be said for life in the City of Wellman, and it’s only getting better.  With new events finding their footing, a … more

Kalona Optimists learn about M-P archery club

The Kalona Optimist club will hear from Casey Peck and Jeremy Statler about the Golden Hawks’ archery club when they meet in the Loft at the Kalona YMCA on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. … more

Pet of the Week

  Diesel would like to say hello and how do you do? This seven year old gentleman was surrendered by his family who could no longer care for him. Diesel lived happily with other dogs. Diesel is … more

Preliminary hearing set for Washington Mayor

A preliminary hearing for Jaron Rosien, 38, Mayor of the City of Washington, is set for 11 a.m., Friday, February 3 in Washington District Court on a charge of sexual abuse, 3rd degree for an … more

Board considers funding requests, receives reports

Following a “successful year” in 2022 that also saw the launching of a major building project, PAWS & More, the county’s animal humane service, Tuesday proposed a three-year 28E … more

Vandals destroy North Park dugout

Vandalism has been an issue for Wellman’s North Park in recent years, and it continues to vex the city as we make headway into 2023.    On Tuesday, Jan. 24, vandals set fire to the … more

Iowa cottage food law reviewed at Kalona Chamber lunch

Being subject to licensing and inspection can be a barrier for many who contemplate starting their own home-based food businesses.  Fortunately for Iowans, some foods can be made at home and … more

Ham radio operators conduct field day

The Washington Area Amateur Radio Club kicked off their 20th anniversary with their biannual 24-hour Winter Field Day, on Saturday, Jan. 28. The club held the event at the Washington County … more

February Workhorse Sale to feature record number of horses

A whopping 637 horses grace the sales catalog for Kalona Sales Barn’s February Workhorse Sale, set to take place Tuesday, Feb. 7.  The quantity of horses up for auction exceeds last … more

New event brings love to Kalona

Raspberry truffle.  Chocolate covered strawberry.  Black forest cherry.  If flavors like these make your heart race, be sure to start Saturday, February 11 at the Kalona Coffeehouse, … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken fajita wrap, potato chips, rotini salad, fruit Friday – Chef salad with meat, cheese & egg, dressing, crackers, Hawaiian tropical, … more

Kalona Library News

Family movie showings continue every Saturday at 1p.m. through the rest of January and February. The winter reading program is ongoing and available to all patrons who want the chance to win some … more

The incredible organization behind an Amish wedding day

Living in the communities that we do, where Amish and non-Amish folks frequent the same shops and businesses, but keep other aspects of their lives distinctive and separate, you might find yourself … more

Supervisors approve jail demolition, accept low bid

Demolition of the former county jail annex and the radio tower at 221 W. 2nd Street in Washington was approved Tuesday by the Washington County Supervisors after a detailed discussion about the … more

Grad requirements may gain flexibility at Mid-Prairie

ents at Mid-Prairie high school have been in place for roughly 20 years and need revision, according to High School Principal Chuck Banks.  As it stands, students must consider their post-high … more

Kalona library to add Spanish-language titles to collection

brary launched a multilingual collection for children in the last year, they made a surprising discovery: the parents of Spanish-speaking children didn’t have anything to read for themselves, … more

Supervisors cut Compensation Board salary recommendations by 25 percent

Following a review of the Washington County Compensation Board’s recommendation for elected officials’ maximum salary increases of 12 and 10 percent for fiscal 2023-24, supervisors … more
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