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Kalona Public Library News

• On Saturday, November 20 at 1 p.m. local author Frank Yoder will be at the library for a book reading and signing. Frank’s s newest book will be released in January, 2022 and is a … more

Community Foundation of Washington Co. hosts annual fundraising event

After skipping a year because of COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of Washington Country (CFWC) held its annual Chef Spotlight Fundraiser Dinner at Dallmeyer Hall on Washington County … more

Highland talks road safety along Highways 22 and 218

A car accident in Riverside on a school morning in October is producing a call to action by Highland Schools officials. The accident, which happened October 21 on Highway 22 west of Highway 218, … more

Kalona Public Library News

• The library will be closed November 25-27 for the holiday weekend. We will reopen on Monday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m. Plan ahead for your reading and movie enjoyment! • Storytime meets … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – No Meal Friday – Wisconsin cheese soup, turkey sandwich, fruit, rice crispy treat Monday – Beef Goulash, kidney bean salad, deviled eggs, … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library

New adult fiction: “Forgiving Paris: by Karen Kingsbury; “Better Off Dead” by Lee Child; “The Last Chance Library” by Freya Sampson; “The Brilliant Life of Eudora … more

Huston named new WCPH administrator

In a 15-minute special session on Thursday Nov. 4, the Washington County Board of Health formally named Emily Huston as its new Public Health Department Administrator. Action was taken after chairman … more

Board OKs pay raises, details on BLS unit

Following last week’s approval of a new county Emergency Services and Ambulance Department pay scale, the supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 9 approved wage increases for the 31 members of the … more

Kalona Optimists Induct New Members

Kalona Optimist Club president Carl Poe  (right) inducted  Larry and Laura Geno at the November 4 meeting. Karen Krook, third from left is also a new member. Bob and Sheryl Miller,  … more

4-H’er honored with I Dare You Leadership Award

Washington County 4-H’er Carmen Sieren was awarded the national I Dare You Leadership Award in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership at the 4-H Awards … more

Local veteran prioritizes giving back to community through work with Amvets

Kevin Reece of Wellman served in the United States Navy for twenty years, joining the service after graduating from Mid-Prairie in 1981 and serving until October 2001. But his involvement with the … more

HERO lodge will serve veterans with a place to heal

The line of trucks arrived early on a Saturday morning. Todd Hahn, a U.S. Navy veteran who owns a construction company in Riverside, looked out from the unfinished English River Outfitters lodge … more

Riverside City Council holds meeting Nov. 1

The Riverside City Council gathered for their regular meeting on Monday, November 1 at 6 p.m. After the consent agenda was approved, a representative from the fire department discussed their … more

Election results for Nov. 2 city and school board elections

The Johnson County and Washington County auditors have released unofficial results from the Nov. 2 city and school board elections. All election results are unofficial until the canvass of … more

Guilty verdict in drug dealer case

Jacob Hansel, 36, of Martelle was found guilty by a jury in Washington District court October 27, of Intent  to Deliver, a Class B felony, and Failure to Affix a Drug  Tax Stamp, a Class D … more

Pleasantview and the Community: Meeting Needs Together

As Director of Advancement at Pleasantview, what is my job? Simply put, my focus is dual: a) I care deeply about Pleasantview as “a welcoming faith-based community that supports healthy … more

Sinclair Dealer Sponsorship

Bryce Riegel signed his Dealer Sponsorship Letter with Sinclair Tractor, committing to attending the John Deere Technician program at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar this fall. Bryce will … more

Health board to name new administrator Thursday

Noting that Candidate G, “at this time” meets all criteria for administrator of the county health department, the Board of Health agreed to officially announce her name … more

City of Kalona to expand Senior meals delivery

The City of Kalona in partnership with the City of Wellman and the Wellman Goodwin Senior Dining Center will be ramping up meals to seniors in Kalona beginning November 30, according to City … more

Mid-Prairie Choir students accepted into All-State

On Saturday, October 23rd Liv Caskey and Avery Slaubaugh were accepted into the 75th Annual Iowa All-State Choir. The pair auditioned from a selection of eight music arrangements that they’ve … more
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