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Oct. 21 - 28 Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Popcorn shrimp, crispy cube potatoes, cole slaw, fruit cookie Friday – Cheeseburger, macaroni salad, potato chips, pudding Monday … more

Wellman bids farewell to skating rink operator

Teresa Lampe, Wellman Recreation Director is retiring from the Wellman Skating Rink this October. Lampe has been a part of the Wellman community since 2007, helping kids and their families plan … more

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

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

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

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

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

Mailed absentee ballots must be requested by Oct. 18

Absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 regular city/school elections to be held in Washington County will become available on Oct. 13 in the Washington County Auditor’s office. Requests for mailed … more

Brynn Younge of Wellman wins 2021 Iowa State Fair 4-H Market Hog Show

Brynn Younge of Wellman won the 2021 Iowa State Fair 4-H Market Hog Show. This was a record-breaking year for Iowa 4-H with over 840 market hogs competing for this championship. Younge is a member of … more

Health Board sets interviews, hiring date for new administrator

If all proceeds as scheduled, the Washington County Public Health Department could have a new administrator in place by the end of October. The board, in an early morning special meeting on Tuesday, … more

Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour stops in West Chester to see collection of gas pumps, signs

The Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour started in England in 1896, but an offshoot of that tour has come to Iowa. The original tour traveled from London to Brighton, England and, since Iowa has a New … more

Wellman considers frisbee golf course

At Monday’s meeting, Wellman city council members agreed to study a proposal to build a frisbee golf course in the city’s North Park. A plan was put together several years ago by an … more

Washington K-9 officer gets new protective vest

Thanks to a donation from Vested Interest, a charitable non-profit, Washington County K-9 officer Dzamal has a bullet and stab protective vest.  The new armor is embroidered with “Gifted … more

Armyworms come for Iowa lawns

Armyworms have come to Iowa. Fall armyworms might show up in the state on any given year, but Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said this is an … more

Wellman council receives update

Wellman City Council members approved $40,000 on Tuesday, Sept. 7 for the purchase and customization of a utility van for the public works department. The van will be fitted with interior shelving … more

Kalona resident remembers being a 9/11 chaplain

Maurie Campbell, who lives in Kalona, was an Army Reserve chaplain who was mobilized after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and ended up spending two and a half years at the Pentagon helping people … more
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