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Wellman moves forward on splashpad

Wellman council members agreed Monday to continue the planning and construction of a splashpad in the community’s North Park.   Earlier this month, questions arose concerning the … more

Memorial Day Services

Reha Greenhouses offers summer garden inspiration

“We are in danger of frost until about May 10,” Marianne Reha-VanRoekel says as we survey the plants for sale inside Reha Greenhouses in Wellman, but something about being inside that … more

Post-Tornado News and Resources

Mid-Prairie Students and Staff Help Following Tornado On Thursday, April 6, 211 Mid-Prairie High School students and 52 staff members helped with recovery efforts following the EF-4 tornado that … more

Tornados damage dozens of properties, clean-up efforts begin

A worrisome weather forecast gave way to sirens and alarms as local residents sought shelter late afternoon on Friday, March 31.  Dark skies, rain, hail, and funnel clouds were observed and … more

Wellman's Light the Night

Kids enjoyed meeting Santa inside a shelter provided by Premier Portable Buildings, and every kid received a book from the Wellman-Scofield Public Library.  The library’s Carrie Geno … more

Iowa Voting Districts

Wellman Firefighters Visit West Elementary

Community generosity on display at Feed the Kids benefit

On Saturday, August 27 at the Wellman Parkside YMCA, Mid-Prairie held its annual Feed the Kids Dinner and Auction. Each year, young children suffer from food insecurity, and nine years ago the … more

Wellman celebrates Independence Day

On Monday, July 4, Wellman held their annual Independence Day Celebration downtown. more

City of Wellman plans annual 4th of July

The city of Wellman once again has huge plans for their 4th of July celebration with tons of fun activities planned. In the morning, the Kiddie Parade will start off at 9:30 a.m. immediately being … more

National EMS Week

This week, May 15 to May 23 is the National EMS Week, where we celebrate and thank paramedics, EMTs, and the entire EMS workforce for their service to the community. It is a time to honor the … more

Photos: Hillcrest Academy presents Mary Poppins

Photos from Hillcrest Academy's spring musical production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins: a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film . Ensemble … more

Photos: Sledding at Mid-Prairie West

Third-grade and kindergarten students at Mid-Prairie West enjoy the snow during recess on Monday, January 3, 2022.  more

Christmas in Kalona returns

Christmas in Kalona, after a hiatus in 2020, returned last weekend in force, with hundreds of visitors from all over Iowa and the Midwest converging in Kalona to participate in the Christmas … more

Trick or Treat!

Photos from Trick or Treating this past weekend  in Kalona and Wellman. more

Photos: Fourth of July Parade in Wellman

Communities gather to honor heroes on Memorial Day

Communities across the state observed Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, with remembrance ceremonies, the presentation of arms, the playing of taps. Dozens or hundreds of citizens gathered in local … more

Mid-Prairie Homeschool Graduation

Mid-Prairie Students Celebrate Earth Day

As part of Mid-Prairie’s Earth Day Community Clean Up Day, third and fourth grade students picked up over 120 bags of trash and sticks at North Park in Wellman on Thursday, April 22.  … more
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