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Washington County 911 Residence Signs

Is your Washington County 911 rural residence sign faded, peeling, or hard to read? Is it missing or damaged and needs replaced? Public Safety responders rely on those signs to find your residence … more

Duane and Vicky Fisher selected to represent Washington County in 2023 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame 

Duane and Vicky Fisher of West Chester were recognized July 20 at the Washington County Fair as Washington County’s 2023 4-H Hall of Fame recipient.  They will be inducted into the … more

Board gets reports; OKs personnel changes 

In their regular meeting, Washington County Supervisors Tuesday dealt with two main areas: three quarterly reports and eight personnel changes, before adjourning to meet 15 minutes later for a work … more

Kalona Chamber seeks 5 board nominations

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations to fill five 3-year terms on the board of directors, according to administrative director Tonia Poole.   Incumbent board members up for … more

Parade Trophy Handoff

The Ark School of Dance received the “Bulltown’s Best” traveling trophy for best Kalona Days parade float from 2022 winners BSA Scout Troop 234/Cub Scout Pack 234 on July 20.   … more

Sentencing set for Meisheid

Sentencing for Matthew James Meisheid, 41, of Kalona is set for 11:20 a.m. August 11 in Washington County District Court, where he was found guilty of two counts of assault on Persons in Certain … more

Kalona Public Library

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 3-4 p.m., the library will have a young adult (for ages 13 and up) inflatable Bubble Soccer event at the KCTC grass lot! THE LIBRARY WILL NOT HAVE PROGRAMING IN … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Ham balls, cheesy potatoes, green beans, strawberry fluff pie Friday – Sloppy joe/bun, cole slaw, potato salad, chocolate chip bar Monday … more

Having a Field Day

“As a child, my perception of farming was that my parents worked extremely hard and made no money,” Natasha Wilson told the group of farmers gathered at her West Chester farm on July 14. … more

Sheriff arrests man for exposing self to Amish

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a 60-year-old Hills man on July 14 for exposing himself to an Amish woman.   The incident took place on July 3 on Gable Avenue, Kalona. … more

Richmond AmVets connects with veterans, community

If you grew up in or around the tiny town of Richmond, chances are you have probably heard of or been inside the Richmond AmVets Post 107 to enjoy a beer, have a few laughs with friends, or relax … more

Pet of the Week

Midnight is a four year old beauty, currently being cared for at PAWS & More. Because she doesn’t solicit attention from shelter visitors, she gets overlooked! She is shy but when people … more

Bluegrass Festival

The Kalona Bluegrass Festival was held on July 22. more

Kalona Road Closures

The week of July 31 the Mid-Prairie School District will have contractor crews onsite to tie into the 6th Street water main for fire suppression for East Elementary School.  While … more

Growth on the Horizon for Pleasantview

For anyone who has driven near (or on) the Pleasantview campus in the past year, changes have obviously taken place, with more yet to come. Built in 1957 with the first resident moving in the … more

YMCA provides enriching senior classes

Besides a small walking and running track, weights, and other fitness machines, the Kalona YMCA also offers senior fitness classes. Large groups of senior citizens have been showing up to these … more

State Fair Volunteers Needed

The Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to staff the city’s booth at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines August 10-20.   Morning and afternoon shifts available; free entry to … more

New Rotary Club President

Past Kalona Rotary president Christian Swartzentruber   (Relion Insurance) on July 11 handed the president’s gavel over to Matt Brown (CBI Bank), who will serve as club president through … more

Wellman ok’s truck purchase, ponders downtown assessment

With the city administrator and one council member missing thanks to the Washington County Fair, the Wellman City Council got down to business Monday night, spending most of their 30 minutes in … more

Riverside woman indicted

Abigail Knight, 35, of Riverside was arrested May 24, by the Washington County Sheriff’s office for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.  The arrest followed a tip from the Pearland Police … more
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