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Washington Republican Heather Hora to run for House District 92

Heather Hora (R-Washington) announced her campaign for Iowa House in House District 92 on Thursday, Feb. 3 “In my role as a mother and a farmer, I know what makes rural Iowa special,” … more

Mid-Prairie earns Division 1 ratings at state large group speech competition

Eight Mid-Prairie Large Group Speech Groups competed Saturday, February 5 at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s State Large Group Speech Contest. All … more

Washington supervisors approve Kewash Trail land sale, hear ARPA comments

Following a public hearing about selling of 2,830 feet of an easement bordering the Kewash Nature Trail, the Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the $28,830 sale to the … more

Singers provide comfort for dying

When a call is received that someone is needing comfort in their final days or struggling with declining health, the Hawkeye Threshold Singers (HTS) arrange to go sing songs of comfort and peace. … more

Washington Supervisors want study of all county-owned buildings

A possible first phase for moving some county offices to the Orchard Hill Complex is on the agenda for the February 8 meeting.  However, during its meeting Tuesday the Washington County Board of … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Turkey casserole, buttered red beets, apple sauce cup, cookie Friday – Cheeseburger, rotini pasta salad, baked beans, fruit Monday – … more

How the Mid-Prairie bond issue could affect property tax if passed

The March 1 Mid-Prairie bond issue is asking voters permission to sell $26.3 million of general obligation bonds to pay for $37.6 million worth of construction as outlined in the last column. The … more

Riverside gets Community Visioning grant

Riverside residents have an invitation to participate in designing their community through the 2022 Community Visioning Program. The city was awarded a $2,000 grant that will be used to develop a … more

Wellman library continues to fundraise

Erin Campbell, director of the Wellman-Scofield Public Library, wants to get true crime fans through the doors. To bring them in, she’s started a Murder Mystery Club that meets Monday evenings … more

Washington Supervisors focus on finances

Everything from seeking a grant to update road signs to longevity and step increase for employees to increases in county funds were key issues for the Washington County Supervisors on Tuesday, Jan. … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Gretchen, an adult female Domestic Short Hair cat. Gretchen has a black and white coat with bright green eyes. She is described as a “secret … more

Secretary of State encourages Iowans to become poll workers in 2022 elections

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging civic-minded Iowans to assist voters in the 2022 elections by becoming poll workers. Tuesday, January 25 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Iowa … more

Supervisors hear good quarterly reports

The three regular quarterly reports presented to the Washington County Supervisors last week offered some good news in 2021, The county ambulance service, which completed its first year of … more

M-P board hears of need for new fine arts facilities

Mid-Prairie vocal music teacher Collette McClellen gave an impassioned presentation to the school board on Monday, Jan. 24 about the district’s need for new fine arts facilities. A 600-seat … more

Kalona Merchants Collecting Food for Kalona Pantry

Members of the Kalona Chamber of Commerce will be accepting food from the general public for the Kalona Food Pantry during the month of February, according to Chamber director Tonia Poole. Items … more

Washington Supervisors hear funding requests for area agencies

With 2021 a record year for the Washington County Fair and its 4-H affiliate, the association wants to maintain its momentum in 2022 especially with a $120,000 entertainment budget. Even more, the … more

Beatty-Peterseim installs crematorium at Washington location

To help meet the increasing demand for cremation and add value to the community and families they serve, Beatty-Peterseim Funeral, Cremation Care and Monument Services of Kalona, Washington and … more

Washington County YMCA offers senior fitness classes

For seniors who live in the Washington County area, the YMCA offers a variety of activities and equipment to maintain your health. From water aerobics to cardio training, the YMCA provides a … more

Thanks to blood donors and local historian Mike Zahs

There was a tremendous turnout of blood donors at the Kalona Optimist Club annual winter Blood Drive at the Kalona Mennonite Church. Donor Day Chair Donna Merck for the Kalona Optimists reports … more

Wellman council approves WCRF grant, $4,600 vandalism repair costs

City Council members approved a resolution allowing City Manager Kelly Litwiller to apply for an annual grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation at Monday’s meeting. Litwiller … more
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