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Reading to Shelter Pets

On Thursday, June 15, the Wellman Library’s summer reading program brought young readers to PAWS & More animal shelter in Washington where dogs and cats awaiting forever homes enjoyed … more

Supervisors OK urban renewal area for new hotel site

Unanimous approval by the Washington County Supervisors Tuesday of the Washington East Commercial Renewal Area will provide Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds to aid with construction of a new … more

Kalona Days

Pie Winners Grand Champion: Mary Hershberger with her Apple Pie 1st Runner-Up: Amy Allen with Grandma Opal’s Apple Pie 2nd Runner-Up: Ellis Vizcarrando with his Strawberry Mango … more

Resources at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center is topic for Genealogical Society

Members of the Iowa City Genealogical Society will meet June 24. Kathryn Whalen, Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Supervisor at the Davenport Public Library, will discuss the genealogical … more

Southeast Iowa Water Quality Project accelerates toward new phase

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that a successful Water Quality Initiative (WQI) project in Southeast Iowa is progressing toward its next phase, with a specific focus on the … more

Mid-Prairie Alumni Awards

Mid-Prairie has proudly announced Alumni Awards for 2023.   The awards will be presented on June 17 at 1 p.m. at Kalona Days, and recipients will ride in the Kalona Days parade at 4 p.m. more

Washington County Health Assessment Survey Available

Washington County Public Health, in partnership with Washington County Hospitals and Clinics is asking community members to provide input about the health needs and concerns in Washington County. … more

Washington Board takes next step to move county offices

Following last week’s work session when all three options for relocating county administrative offices were reviewed, Washington County Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted for Option B, the … more

Pet of the Week

It’s been a rough road for Diesel. He spent the first years of his life forgotten in a dirty outdoor pen. Left behind when his owner moved away, he was discovered by the property’s new … more

Kalona Tractorcade

Mini library, huge summer reading program

Try this riddle: what begins with burgers and ends with foam?   If you guessed the Wellman-Scofield Public Library’s summer reading program, you must have read the headline. You … more

Kalona Days are here again, even better

It’s a challenge to bring back a beloved event year after year while both respecting its traditions and keeping it exciting and new.   That challenge is taken on again this year by Tonia … more

Optimist Support Junior Golf Camp

Classic cars with their hoods opened for admirers lined the field outside the AmVets in Richmond. The show is sponsored by the Sons of AmVets Squad 107. The vehicle show, which included classic cars … more

Chamber offers Anabaptist church tours in June

“We were thinking of doing a church tour, because we did a barn tour and a school tour.   When I realized that our Sunday School houses were unique, that that’s not common, I … more

Mid-Prairie FFA spruces up West Chester

Members of the Mid-Prairie FFA chapter assisted the City of West Chester on Sunday in sprucing up the city park and downtown pavilion. Members mulched, planted flowers, picked up sticks and pulled … more

JW’s owners to be parade Grand Marshals

Grand Marshals for this year’s Kalona Days parade will be John Wallerich and his daughter Dawn Wyse.   Wallerich is the founding owner of JW’s Foods, and Wyse runs the grocery store … more

Farmer, tractor, tractorcade

“It’s a parade, not a race,” Dean Miller says.   On Saturday, June 10, tractors of all ages, sizes, and colors will roll through the streets of Kalona, starting off from … more

Swander’s latest play opens June 9 in Amana

Unaware tourists often stumble into Mary Swander’s AgArts office on B Avenue, Kalona, expecting the next antique or gift shop on their downtown shopping tour.   Until the award-winning … more

Nonpublic school funding through ESAs: a special report

The school year may have just ended, but it’s already time to think about the next one if you’re interested in state-provided funds for nonpublic school tuition.   The application … more
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