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Washington Board to seek change for Kiwi Avenue

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Washington County Supervisors approved a resolution to seek adding a portion of Kiwi Avenue from 170th Street north to 155th Street, a total of 1.75 miles, to the … more

Board sets work session to discuss county attorney vacancy

With the official resignation of John Gish as Washington County Attorney at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board set 10 a.m. Friday, January 6 for a work session … more

District Judge candidates to be interviewed

Governor Kim Reynolds gave notice of a new District Associate Judge position created in Judicial Sub-District 8A. The application deadline closed at 4:00 p.m. on December 29, 2022.  The … more

Kalona Public Library News

Stop by the library this week to sign up for the Family Winter Reading Program! New Adult Fiction: “A Dangerous Business” by Jane Smiley; “Bliss Montage” by Ling Ma; … more

Never lose hope: Hillcrest custodian finds purpose in helping his homeland

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to help us find our purpose in life.  For Kalona resident Mike Shapovalov, two events, one private and one public, illuminated his path. The first event occurred … more

Life, love, and lots of horses: Kalona author celebrates 90 with new memoir

Years ago, Frank and Ada Yoder watched a literal dog and pony show at the Farmers Savings Bank parking lot in Kalona.   Afterwards, they met George the animal trainer and invited him over for … more

WCRF announces 4th quarter municipal grants

On Dec. 27, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced 4th quarter 2022 city grant awards totaling $276,329.15 through its Municipal Grant program. The WCRF Municipal Grant program … more

Gish to lead Victim Services at Attorney General’s office

Friday, December 30, 2022, Iowa Attorney General-elect Brenna Bird announced the Washington County Attorney John Gish was hired as  Assistant Attorney General for Victim Services. He will lead … more

Board OKs appointments, public hearings, personnel changes

In their last meeting for 2022, the Washington County Supervisors Tuesday approved four-year terms for officials in 13 townships; set public hearings involving a land sale, a building … more

Complaints about a dog, restaurant, camper occupy health board

Complaints about a biting dog, food problems at a restaurant, and a non code-compliant waste system for a camper were key environmental health issues for the Washington County Board of Health at its … more

2023 State of the City: Kalona

Looking back on 2022 and ahead to 2023, the City of Kalona has accomplished much and anticipates more exciting projects to come. Over the past year, the city has worked to improve the … more

Arrest made in Riverside burglary

On July 17th, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to La Chiva Loka restaurant for a commercial burglary at 70 West 1st St., Riverside.  Considerable damage was … more

WEDG $30,000 investment has $3 million return

For its approximate $30,000 annual investment in the Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG), Washington County gets a $3 million return, supervisors were told Tuesday by Executive Director Mary … more

Bad Angle Events presents Girl Named Tom

Bad Angle Events will present Girl Named Tom at Celebration Hall on March 9, 2023, featuring the winner of Season 21 of NBC’s The Voice. Girl Named Tom is an American folk trio.  They … more

Supervisors approve position changes

In its meeting Tuesday, December 13, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a change of places sought by two Washington Township trustees.  Tom Marie was appointed the township … more

Most common crimes in Washington County to date

While drug possession remains number one for the top 10 common crimes in Washington County this year, four of the remaining nine all involve motor vehicles with drunk driving (officially operating a … more

Council okays skating rink promotion

An improved revenue stream coupled with significant updates to the Wellman skating rink has encouraged the Wellman City Council to approve an advertising contract with a regional television … more

Kalona hosts world’s only meat canning factory on wheels

17,000 pounds of deboned chicken meat arrived at the City of Kalona’s maintenance building on Wednesday, Dec. 7, followed by 50 volunteers ready to work the first shift on Thursday … more

Pet of the Week

Godiva came to us recently with a rear leg injury. X-rays revealed a fractured tibia and an amputation was performed by our vet. Godiva is ten years old. She came through her surgery with flying … more

Kalona Public Library News

The library will be closed for the holidays from December 23 to 26, reopening on Tuesday the 27th. New Adult Fiction: “Young Mungo” by Douglas Stuart; “Hidden Pictures” by … more
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