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Kalona to offer delivery meals to senior citizens

Since November 2020, the City of Kalona has delivered over 2,233 hot meals to seniors in the community as part of the senior meals program. The program was started last year and was such a success … more

Frank Yoder gives Kalona Public Library reading

Local author Frank Yoder visited the Kalona Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 20 to talk about his life and work as a writer. “Toby’s Journey,” Yoder’s latest book, will be … more

Wellman Skating Rink expands hours

Brenda Reasor took over the operation of the Wellman Skating Rink on the first of November following the retirement of Teresa Lampe, who had run the rink since the city took ownership of it in … more

IASB names 2022 legislative priorities

Nearly 200 delegates from the Iowa Association of School Board’s (IASB) member school boards and area education agency (AEA) boards gathered at Delegate Assembly on Nov. 17 to conduct the … more

Policy, finances occupy Board of Health

Policy revisions, mileage reimbursements, potential wage increases for staff and updating a phone system occupied the Washington County Board of Health at its Thursday, November 18 regular … more

Pathway Students Visit Quaker Museum

The 7th and 8th graders from Pathway Christian School recently toured the Lewelling Quaker Museum in Salem, IA as part of their studies on the Underground Railroad in Iowa. more

Volunteers, carolers, decorated Christmas trees needed for Christmas in Kalona Dec. 4

A variety of activities for Christmas in Kalona are in need of volunteers, carolers and businesses or individuals to decorate Christmas trees for the celebration on Dec. 4. “It’s way … more

Lone Tree dance team to compete at state championship Dec. 1

The Iowa State Dance Team Championship is back and bigger than ever, once again securing its title at the largest high school dance competition in the country. “We’re thrilled to … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

New Books added this week: Adult Fiction: Game On by Janet Evanovivch; Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber; The light in Hidden places by Sharon Cameron;  The dark hours by Michael Connelly; The … more

Kalona Public Library News

• Happy Thanksgiving to you all, we are very thankful for our community and patrons! • Toddler Time will change to 10 a.m. beginning Friday, December 10. Mark your calendars for the new … more

College Savings Iowa hosts year end giveaway

State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is giving away 99 College Savings Iowa contributions to spread the word about gifting education savings this holiday season. As part of the 2021 Year End … more

Christmas in Kalona returns with new, old traditions

After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, Christmas in Kalona will return to the community this year, featuring many different events and activities for families and all sorts of … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

New adult fiction: “Never” by Ken Follett; “The Butler” by Danielle Steel. New young adult fiction: “In the Wild Light” by Jeff Zentner. New junior fiction: … more

Senior Dining Menus

Nov. 18 - 25 Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – BBQ rib patty, oven browned potato, corn fruit Friday – Fish patty, potato tots, cole slaw, jello with fruit Monday – … more

Board OKs BLS staffing, DOT agreement

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Washington County EMS and Ambulance Department Director Jeremy Peck explained to the Board of Supervisors that last week’s discussion about the Basic Life Support (BLS) … more

Kalona Council approves trash, recycling contract change, TIF certification

During their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, the Kalona City Council passed a resolution approving the transfer of the garbage and recycling contract from Johnson County Refuse to LRS Recycling. … more

Riverside sees council election confusion

A strange twist, courtesy of election rules, left Riverside City Councilperson Kevin Mills sitting in the audience at the City Council’s regular meeting Monday night. Make that former … more

M-P students honor those who served during Veterans Day assembly

On Thursday, Nov. 11, the Mid-Prairie High School community paid tribute to the community’s veterans during their Veterans Day assembly. The students were joined by many veterans from the area … more

Kalona Holiday Pop-up

Kalona is home to a new holiday pop-up shop on 5th Street, next to Everence Financial Services. The new shop is open Fridays and Saturdays in November and December to provide more Christmas shopping … more

Old & New on 22 offers unique home decor

Sandie Ubben and Rusty Rogerson opened Old and New on 22 in Riverside about a year ago, in the middle of the pandemic. “We decided to come together as a business and create Old and New on 22 … more
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