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Wellman residents, get out your lights!

Back in 1989, when Clark W. Griswold blanketed his two-story house in 250 strands of Christmas lights – 25,000 bulbs – we thought that was a lot. (Google “National Lampoon’s … more

Council approves changes to vehicle ordinance

City council members approved a first reading of an ATV/UTV amendment to ordinance 170 of Wellman’s municipal code. The amendment is needed to reach compliance with changes to the state laws … more

Wellman Garden Club learns about organics

The Wellman Garden Club met at the Senior Center on Thursday, Nov. 17.  To begin, we were treated to a reading of “The Night Before Thanksgiving” read by President Marilyn … more

Kalona Optimist Club seeks entries for contest

The Optimist Club of Kalona is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic, “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you imagine?” as part of the Optimist … more

Depression is common; local resources can help

One in five American adults deals with some form of mental illness in any given year. Mental health conditions are not uncommon for our population; one in every 20 adults is living with a serious … more

Martin, mussel, mystery: a farmer’s observation reveals a forgotten industry and raises ornithological questions

“It’s kind of intriguing, in my mind, to start this story with a fish in 1840,” Bruce Hochstetler says.  Let’s begin there. A channel catfish glides through the dark … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, cucumber slices, cookie bar Friday – Taco salad with meat, cheese, black beans, lettuce, chips and salsa, chocolate … more

Turkey Time

What is the sound of crickets if not the absence of turkeys? On Henry Miller’s turkey farm there isn’t much chirping by crickets, because those small bugs are being consumed by the many … more

Historic Sharon High School receives preservation grant

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Sharon Telephone Company (STC) and members of the Friends of Historic Sharon High School and Community Center non-profit group met in Sharon Center township to visit the … more

2022 Local Election Results

Republicans took Iowa Senate and House seats in local races.  In Iowa Senate District 46, Williamsburg Republican Dawn Driscoll won against Oxford Democrat Kevin Kinney.  In Iowa House … more

Wellman City Council plans bee keeping ordinance

City council members consulted Monday with local bee expert James Miller as they discussed the outline of a bee-keeping ordinance for Wellman. The council voted in October to modify a provision … more

Love & Treasure

About 70 years ago, Milton Schmida graduated from high school in Mitchell, South Dakota, and joined the Navy.  He was assigned a classified position in communications, and completed five years … more

Local author encourages writers during National Novel Writing Month

Since 2000, writers around the world have dedicated themselves to writing a novel from start to finish in the month of November.  What began as a little project of 22 participants in the San … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Ham & beans, corn bread muffin, chop salad, applesauce cup Friday – Closed Monday – Chicken and noodles, hot vegetables, angel food … more

Mid-Prairie Choir Department to present Pops & Pie Concert

The Mid-Prairie Choir department would like to invite you to our annual Pops & Pie Concert this Thursday, November 10th at Mid-Prairie High School.  We have almost 30 soloists/small … more

Hy-Vee stores closed Thanksgiving Day

Hy-Vee announced Nov. 2 that its more than 285 retail locations will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, so that the company’s more than 80,000 employees across its eight-state region can … more

Math's Best Friend

“Math class is tough,” she says.  “Want to go shopping?” Teen Talk Barbie may not have been very bright, but she was widely expected to marry Ken and raise beautiful … more

Senior Dining Menu

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Meat & cheese pizza, toss salad, cookie Friday – Popcorn shrimp, potato tots, cole slaw, banana bars Monday – Vegetable soup, turkey … more

Mid-Prairie Class of 1972

The Mid-Prairie Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion the weekend of Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Friday evening some members chose to attend the Homecoming Football Game with M-P battling against … more

Financial support available for Alliant Energy customers in need 

For the second consecutive year, Alliant Energy has donated $4 million to its Hometown Care Energy Fund to help customers who are struggling financially pay their energy bills.  Customers in … more
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