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How to spot a scammer, protect your information from dangerous scams

ant/Investigator Chad Ellis was giving a class to seniors at Pleasantview about how to identify and protect yourself from scams, when a scammer called one the senior’s phones. They’d been … more

Read to the Children with Kalona Rotary

Kalona Rotarian Jane Swartzentruber reads to students in Katy Ruth’s kindergarten class at Mid-Prairie East Elementary on April 5 as part of the Kalona Rotary’s Read to the Children … more

Cities receive $292,102 in WCRF First Quarter municipal funds

A distribution of $292,102 was made to Washington County cities for the first quarter municipal funds from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF), according to WCRF Executive Director … more

Wellman skating rink to get new sound system

After nearly two decades, the Wellman skating rink sound system will receive a much-needed update. Council members approved a proposal Monday from Nate Nisly to install $4,100 worth of renovations … more

Senior Dining Menus

April 7 - 14 Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Sweet & sour pork baked rice, spinach, cookie Friday – Fish patty, French fries, Jell-O with fruit Monday – Wisconsin … more

Small Town, Big Hearts

Employer: Kalona Coffee House Employee: Abby Petersheim Number of years working for your business: 4 1/2 She has been such a loyal and dependable employee.  She is efficient, … more

Wellman council adjusts grass-mowing contract

The Wellman City Council on Monday, March 21 adjusted the price on an existing five-year contract for mowing grass that better reflects this season’s soaring fuel prices. The contractor who … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Copper, a young male Labrador Retriever and Giant Schnauzer mix. Copper was surrendered due to his activity level, as well as a run-in with the … more

Supervisors OK budget, handbook update, table salary action

Agreeing it is a “pretty conservative budget, as well as a sometime balancing act,” the Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 29, approved the approximate $12.9 million … more

Wellman gets first-hand experience with wheelchair basketball at 3-on-3 fundraiser

Wheelchair basketball is hard — on top of simply maneuvering the wheelchair, you have to remember to dribble every two pushes, you’re getting blocked by other players, wheelchairs crash … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Church chicken casserole, Brussel sprouts, cherry pie, ice cream Friday – Muffuletta sandwich, potato chips, fruit, pudding cup Monday – … 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

Washington Supervisors discuss non-full-time employee category

The Washington County Supervisors on Tuesday, March 22 quickly approved eight major items but definition problems about a non-full-time employee category led to tabling the issue until next … more

Mangold announces run for Recorder

Teresa Mangold announced her candidacy for Washington County Recorder on Saturday, March 12, at the Washington County Republican Convention.   She will be running as a … more

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
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