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Making fire prevention hands on for students at West Elementary

Fire safety is one of the most important, basic precautions a person should know. Most people are taught at a young age to “stop, drop, and roll” if you are caught in a fire. On Friday … more

Kalona Public Library News

• There will be a Reptile Open House on Tuesday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. for all ages to enjoy! Come and meet one of Kalona’s experts and his reptile friends! • Storytime is held … more

Donna Merck named Optimist of Year

Donna Merck was presented the Optimist of the Year Award by club president Jim Crowther at the Kalona Optimist annual installation and Awards banquet on Thursday, Oct. 7. Iowa District Governor … more

M-P marching band places first at Muskie Marching Invitational

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk Marching Band placed first in class 2A at the 2021 Muskie Marching Invitational at Muscatine High School on Saturday, October 9. The band is directed under Mr. David … more

10 Highland students to attend National FFA Convention Oct. 26-29

Ten Highland Community School students will head to Indianapolis later this month for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. The trip, which was proposed by Gina Trower, a middle and high … more

Roy Carney hopes to highlight local resources in his run for City Council

Roy Carney believes in the power of local — that’s why he’s running for Kalona City Council on Nov. 2. “I’m looking to the future of Kalona, and I’m also … more

Kalona Public Library News

• There will be a Reptile Open House on Tuesday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. for all ages to enjoy! Come and meet one of Kalona’s experts and his reptile friends! • Storytime is held … more

New board members, officers to be announced at Chamber banquet

The board members elected in the recent election for board of directors and the new officers for the coming year will be introduced at the annual Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce banquet at Kalona … more

M-P board members get a taste of Scale Up Awards

Mid-Prairie School Board members and administrators got a taste of the Scale Up Awards received by the Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program at their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 11 when they … more

EMT personnel issues told to supervisors

Competition for paramedics and getting Medicare financial reimbursement for services is making the county Emergency Services/Ambulance Department to consider everything from sign-on bonus for … more

Searching for birth family members separated by adoption

Karen Alderson will present the October 30 program for the Iowa City Genealogical Society. She will review the history of adoption laws in Iowa, including the closing of records for adoptions … more

Wellman to host Trunk or Treat event on Halloween

The City of Wellman and the Wellman Chamber will host Trunk or Treat in downtown Wellman from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. Cars will line up starting at City Hall and continuing down to the bottom of … more

Teaching fire prevention to young kids saves lives

Bunker pants, hoods, coats, tanks, masks — members of the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department put on their full array of firefighter gear in the parking lot of Mid-Prairie East Elementary on … more

Wellman searches for new skating rink manager

Following a series of public hearings, the Wellman City Council approved adjustments to its ordinances to bring its city code into compliance with recent changes in state laws. One of the changes … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We are celebrating Hispanic heritage month with our new Spanish book display. Come in for a take and make craft and to learn about Hispanic illustrators and authors. New adult fiction: “The … more

Kalona Public Library

• The Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Booksale continues through October 11. Come and get some great books and support the Friends! • Storytime is held weekly on Wednesdays from … more

Supervisors OK 22 bridge embargos

Following earlier structural inventories and appraisals of 22 county bridges, County Engineer Jacob Thorius, on Tuesday Oct. 5, presented the Washington County Board of Supervisors with a list of … more

Riverside council talks Star Trek

The Riverside City Council boldly went where others have gone at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, Oct. 4. Mike Meinders, president and sales manager of Voyage Home Museum in … more

Honor Flight helps veterans get the recognition and gratitude they deserve

It was a long day — Dave Swartzendruber had to be at the Cedar Rapids airport by 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and didn’t return to the airport until after 8:30 p.m. But in between, he … more

Riverside Auto Spa: One year under new owners

The Riverside Auto Spa was in disrepair, and it was unreliable — before the new owners took over last year, that is. Jill and Kevin Marshek and Renee and Dan Houser bought the business in … more
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