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Kalona Public Library News

Come join us for Monday Movie Night at 5:30pm each week to enjoy a family-friendly movie. Story time meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30am.  Toddler time is held weekly on Fridays … more

Kalona Rotary collects more than 350 gifts in annual toy drive

In 2020, the Kalona Rotary collected 150 toys for area children as part of their Christmas toy drive and were hoping to beat that number this year. In 2021, the Rotary collected over 350 gifts, which … more

Supply chain issues impact auto body industry

It’s deer season. Riley Hershberger, owner of Iowa Collision and Paint, said about 90% of his business right now is repairing cars that have hit deer. But this year, he’s also dealing … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Patches, a young male yellow Labrador retriever mix, who was surrendered to the shelter. According to his previous owner, Patches is good with all … more

Rotary Welcomes New Fellow

Jeremy Statler, second from left, was recognized  as a new Paul Harris Fellow (Contribute over $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation) at the club’s meeting on Dec. 14. On hand to congratulate … more

Health Board discusses overtime policy

Providing a “fair, equitable, across the board” overtime policy for both salaried and hourly employees was the major concern at the Washington County Board of Health meeting on December … more

Washington County joins opioid settlement

In an action that began nationally in 2017, the Washington County Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 21 unanimously approved joining a settlement agreement regarding claims against several opioid … more

State to help replace Wellman bridge

Wellman City Council members authorized City Manager Kelly Litwiller to sign an agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) that would replace a bridge crossing Smith Creek  on … more

Riverside plans elaborate construction project for Third St.

An elaborate construction project scheduled for Third Street and other intersecting roads in Riverside could begin in early spring 2022. Plans and designs are progressing so rapidly that the … more

Wellman Lights the Night

Wellman residents enjoyed the birth of a new tradition on Friday, Dec. 17 when they gathered downtown for Light the Night, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. “Thank you … more

Kalona Public Library News

• The library will be closed December 23-25 and December 30 - January 1 for the holidays. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2022! • Story time meets weekly on Wednesdays … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Nala, a young female Pit Bull Terrier mix with a brown brindle coat. Shelter staff say Nala loves butt scratches and cuddling. Nala needs a home … more

Hills Bank donates more than $7,550 in Classroom Cash to four area schools

Hills Bank, as part of its Classroom Cash program, recently donated $1,537.17 to the Highland Community School District, $790.66 to Hillcrest Academy, $703.45 to the Lone Tree Community School … more

Highland teachers to get bigger paycheck with TSS funds

Certified teachers in the Highland Community School District will soon see a one-time $700 increase in their paychecks. And just in time for the holidays. The Highland Board of Education voted … more

Local veterans receive Quilts of Valor

VFW and Auxiliary to Post No. 6414 in Riverside hosted a Quilts of Valor presentation on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the VFW Post. Recipients receiving their quilt were Rob Weber, Riverside, … more

KCTC to increase internet speeds in January

KCTC notified customers in Kalona and Washington this month that their internet speeds, at all levels, will be increasing in January.’ In most cases the “upload” speeds for all … more

Supervisors told of ambulance delay, more costs

While the county could get its new ambulance, ordered earlier this year, by the expected July 2022, date, delays are possible as well as increased costs, the Washington County Board of Supervisors … more

Mid-Prairie choir performs annual Madrigal Dinner

This weekend, December 10 through 12, the Mid-Prairie High School Choir held their annual Madrigal Dinner. A night of singing, dancing, and acting all topped off with a five-course meal. The … more

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum to undergo renovation

Iowa values are timeless. But in our divided times, we may need a nudge to remember that Iowans have long embodied honesty, generosity and altruism. One of the great symbols of that spirit sits in … more

Kalona Public Library News

• The library will be closed December 23 - 25 and December 30 - January 1 for the holidays. Happy Holidays from all of us at the library! • Story time meets weekly on Wednesdays from … more
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