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Hillcrest to present Mary Poppins March 25-27

Students at Hillcrest Academy have been busy preparing for their spring musical production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and … more

Wellman Firefighter Honored with State Award

62-Year veteran of the Wellman Vounteer Fire Department, Jim Millice, left was presented the Iowa Fireman of the Year Award in Ames on March 19. Check out The News for a detailed story next week. more

M-P sax player named to All-State Jazz Band

It’s the busiest time of year for musicians at Mid-Prairie High School, said band director David Kunz. Students are preparing for solo/ensemble contests, large group contests, the Iowa Jazz … more

Small Town, Big Hearts

Employer: Hillcrest AcademyEmployee: Andrea FarrierNumber of years working for your business: 1 If you ever have a grammar question, Hillcrest Academy English teacher, Andrea Farrier, is your gal! … more

Fire chief urges calls to dispatch before controlled burns

Kalona Fire Chief Jerry Zahradneck  issued a request this week for anyone planning a controlled burn to contact the dispatch centers in Johnson or Washington Counties  before they start … more

M-P board reviews, upholds visitor, volunteer policies

After requests from community members at the February 28 meeting of the Mid-Prairie School Board, the board on Monday, March 21 reviewed the policies in place regarding visitors and volunteers who … more

Washington Supervisors table precinct ordinance, Carl A. Nelson contract

While there is no disagreement about approving the re-precincting ordnance, the Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 15 had to table the final approval to March 22 to allow for … more

M-P speech team earns 16 Division 1 ratings at state

On Saturday, March 12, the Mid-Prairie Individual Events Speech team competed at Grinnell High School for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Individual Event State Speech Contest. Of 19 … more

Wellman Family Practice brings health to Wellman community since 2011

Soon after earning an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing, Meagan Squiers chose Wellman as the ideal location for her practice. Squiers and … more

LWVJC to host Zoom legislative forum March 26

The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will host a virtual Legislative Forum on Saturday, March 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The public can register for the Zoom Legislative Forum in advance … more

Fisher Finishes Term as Vice President

Bridget Fisher recently completed her duties as the 2021-2022 Southeast FFA District NW Sub-District Vice President.  She was elected last year at the District Convention and finished up her … more

Senior Dining Menus

March 17-24   Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Bangers & mash, cole slaw, fruit cookie Friday – Popcorn shrimp, potato tots, hot vegetable, fruit Monday – … more

Steindler Orthopedic to construct North Liberty ambulatory surgery center

The Steindler Orthopedic proposed North Liberty Healthcare Campus plan continues to be developed.  Steindler Orthopedic anticipates working with Mercy- Iowa City on the hospital portion. … more

Woman who dragged Washington police officer from car sentenced to 30 years

The morning of August 7, 2020, Mary Bella Brooks, 43, of Des Moines, Iowa, was stopped by officer Ethan Hansen of the Washington Police, asking Brooks to step out of the vehicle, Brooks refused and … more

Republicans approve party planks, elect delegates

The Washington County Republicans approved party platform, elected delegates to the district convention and heard from U.S. Representative Miller-Meeks at the county convention held at the Washington … more

Small Town, Big Hearts

Lori Gerber has worked in the retail store at Kalona Chocolates since 2016. She is currently our retail store manager. Lori is responsible for managing the inventory in our store and does a fantastic … more

Clint Helmuth accomplishes dream of owning new car dealership

Since he was a child, Clint Helmuth, 45, Kalona, had a dream of owning a new car dealership. Helmuth accomplished that goal last month when he purchased the Wagler Ford dealership in Sigourney and … more

Wellman council approves budget

The Wellman City Council approved a 2022-23 municipal budget on Monday, March 7 that projects an increase in the city’s ending fund balance on June 30, 2023. The maximum budgeted tax levy … more

Schneider to retire after 41-year career as educator

“Nothing gives me greater joy than to walk down a hallway and have the students call me by name, because it means that I’ve had an influence on them,” said Mid-Prairie … more

Wheelchair basketball fundraiser comes to Wellman

On Saturday, March 26, Adaptive Sports Iowa and the Iowa Grizzlies wheelchair basketball team will give amateurs a chance to get in a chair and try their hand at 3-on-3 basketball. The fundraiser … more
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