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Wellman Firefighter Honored with State Award

62-Year veteran of the Wellman Vounteer Fire Department, Jim Millice, left was presented the Iowa Fireman of the Year Award in Ames on March 19. Check out The News for a detailed story next week. more

M-P sax player named to All-State Jazz Band

It’s the busiest time of year for musicians at Mid-Prairie High School, said band director David Kunz. Students are preparing for solo/ensemble contests, large group contests, the Iowa Jazz … more

Small Town, Big Hearts

Employer: Hillcrest AcademyEmployee: Andrea FarrierNumber of years working for your business: 1 If you ever have a grammar question, Hillcrest Academy English teacher, Andrea Farrier, is your gal! … more

Soup's On!

The Kalona Historical Village soup supper fed about 225 people on Friday, March 18. Village Director Nancy Roth said they were “very pleased” with the turnout and that the Village will … more

Riverside approves budget with $3.3 million in funds for capital projects

The Riverside City Council approved a $9.16 million budget for Fiscal Year 2023 at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The budget includes $6 million in expenditures and $3.3 million in funds … more

Fire chief urges calls to dispatch before controlled burns

Kalona Fire Chief Jerry Zahradneck  issued a request this week for anyone planning a controlled burn to contact the dispatch centers in Johnson or Washington Counties  before they start … more

M-P board reviews, upholds visitor, volunteer policies

After requests from community members at the February 28 meeting of the Mid-Prairie School Board, the board on Monday, March 21 reviewed the policies in place regarding visitors and volunteers who … more

Visitors enjoy Kalona Chamber’s maple syrup tour

Maple Syrup season has begun this March, and in Kalona Ida and John Mast are quick to begin their production. On March 17, 18, and 19 the Kalona Chamber hosted a tour with Ida and John to explain … more

Kalona Public Library News

•Adults - there is still time to finish up and turn in your “Reading Around the World Challenge!” You have through April 2nd to bring in your challenge sheets for a … more

Kalona approves amended precinct map

The Kalona City Council approved the first reading of the amended city precinct map and approved the final reading of the amended city no parking sign ordinance at their meeting on Monday evening, … more

Washington Supervisors table precinct ordinance, Carl A. Nelson contract

While there is no disagreement about approving the re-precincting ordnance, the Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 15 had to table the final approval to March 22 to allow for … more

M-P speech team earns 16 Division 1 ratings at state

On Saturday, March 12, the Mid-Prairie Individual Events Speech team competed at Grinnell High School for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Individual Event State Speech Contest. Of 19 … more

The Lost World of Health Care

There is a Lost World of Health Care that exists right here in Kalona. And it exists in North Liberty, and Ames, and Jesup, and several other places scattered around the state of Iowa and beyond. … more

Wellman Family Practice brings health to Wellman community since 2011

Soon after earning an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing, Meagan Squiers chose Wellman as the ideal location for her practice. Squiers and … more

LWVJC to host Zoom legislative forum March 26

The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will host a virtual Legislative Forum on Saturday, March 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The public can register for the Zoom Legislative Forum in advance … more

Fisher Finishes Term as Vice President

Bridget Fisher recently completed her duties as the 2021-2022 Southeast FFA District NW Sub-District Vice President.  She was elected last year at the District Convention and finished up her … more

Kalona Public Library News

• If you are interested in joining the adult book club, contact the library! This group reads a different book each month and meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. to enjoy a group … more

Senior Dining Menus

March 17-24   Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Bangers & mash, cole slaw, fruit cookie Friday – Popcorn shrimp, potato tots, hot vegetable, fruit Monday – … more

Steindler Orthopedic to construct North Liberty ambulatory surgery center

The Steindler Orthopedic proposed North Liberty Healthcare Campus plan continues to be developed.  Steindler Orthopedic anticipates working with Mercy- Iowa City on the hospital portion. … more

Woman who dragged Washington police officer from car sentenced to 30 years

The morning of August 7, 2020, Mary Bella Brooks, 43, of Des Moines, Iowa, was stopped by officer Ethan Hansen of the Washington Police, asking Brooks to step out of the vehicle, Brooks refused and … more
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