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Washington County Board hears about solar energy use, possible savings

In a detailed presentation about using solar energy for all its facilities at Orchard Hill, including the jail and Emergency Services Center, Washington County Supervisors Tuesday learned not only … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Beef stew, toss salad, cheese salad sandwich, ice cream, strawberries Friday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, cole slaw, lime Jell-O with … more

2023 State of the City: Wellman

By Cheryl Allen The News WELLLMAN There’s a lot to be said for life in the City of Wellman, and it’s only getting better.  With new events finding their footing, a … more

Pet of the Week

  Diesel would like to say hello and how do you do? This seven year old gentleman was surrendered by his family who could no longer care for him. Diesel lived happily with other dogs. Diesel is … more

Vandals destroy North Park dugout

Vandalism has been an issue for Wellman’s North Park in recent years, and it continues to vex the city as we make headway into 2023.    On Tuesday, Jan. 24, vandals set fire to the … more

Iowa cottage food law reviewed at Kalona Chamber lunch

Being subject to licensing and inspection can be a barrier for many who contemplate starting their own home-based food businesses.  Fortunately for Iowans, some foods can be made at home and … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken fajita wrap, potato chips, rotini salad, fruit Friday – Chef salad with meat, cheese & egg, dressing, crackers, Hawaiian tropical, … more

Grad requirements may gain flexibility at Mid-Prairie

ents at Mid-Prairie high school have been in place for roughly 20 years and need revision, according to High School Principal Chuck Banks.  As it stands, students must consider their post-high … more

Wellman sweetens up with downtown coffee & bake shop

Madeline’s Coffee House opened in 2019 in Riverside. Three years later, owners Andy and Morgan Rodgers decided it was time for a change, and when the opportunity arose, they moved their … more

Lyrical Iowa 2023 Poetry Competition

Iowans-you are invited to submit your poetry to the annual Lyrical Iowa Poetry Competition! No entry fee. No membership or book purchase required. For all residents of Iowa from kindergartners to … more

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals due to presence of wheat allergen Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Beef Pot Roast Dinners due to the presence of an … more

Wellman seeks grant funds for building rehab, traffic paint

In a brief meeting Monday night, the Wellman City Council took care of a bit of routine business and continued making headway on its city improvement projects. The council approved a bridge … more

Meet the Mayor: Ryan Miller, Wellman

Small town governance gets a bad rap. Civic misdeeds have provided celluloid fodder for movies as varied as “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Footloose.” The reality is likely … more

Elite Casino Resorts Commits $500,000 to Support Iowa Athletics

Elite Casino Resorts announced Jan. 12 that the company will be the exclusive casino gaming partner and first corporate partner pledging a $500,000 leadership contribution to The Swarm … more

Honors for Local College Students

In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the fall … more

Girl Scouts launch season with new Raspberry Rally cookie

On January 13, 2023, local Girl Scouts kick off the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season! Girl Scouts and their troops are rallying their communities to support the world’s largest entrepreneurial … more

Pet of the Week

Five year old Maizy is sweet and loves petting and attention. She lived the first part of her life full time in a crate inside of a house. She was terrified of spray bottles when she arrived in her … more

Council hears proposal from PAWS & More

PAWS & More, an animal shelter in Washington, is seeking a 28E agreement with the City of Wellman for the capture and care of stray pets within the city.  The contract, under review by … more

Senior Dining Menu

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Breakfast egg/meat casserole, fruit salad, coffee cake Friday – Chicken broccoli casserole, cucumber salad, butterscotch pudding Monday – … more

Pet of the Week

Posh is a beautiful 2 year old gray tabby. She is independent and an easy keeper. Confident and well-mannered, Posh will make a wonderful kitty companion for the person or family that chooses to … more
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