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Supporting Local Business

As many American businesses shut down or scale back their operations to prevent spreading the coronavirus, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Even during a pandemic, there are ways to … more

Church Closings

The limits being placed on gatherings of more than 10 people and health officials urging social distancing, area churches have canceled in-person services, while some are offering online options for … more

Iowa ‘not quite’ in need of a stay-at-home order

Iowa officials said Monday that an analysis of the latest data on the spread of COVID-19 indicates the state is “not quite” at the point where a stay-at-home order is needed. The … more

Area schools set for lunch pickups

Local school districts are finding ways to get meals to their students while district buildings are shut down. This week, Mid-Prairie, Highland and Lone Tree school districts started lunch pickup … more

Area churches cancel in-person services

With state officials restricting gatherings to fewer than 10 people, many area churches have canceled in-person services. Some, however, are offering online alternatives. more

United Way offers ways to help during COVID-19 crisis

The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties has a number of suggestions for anyone wanting to help during the COVID-19 crisis. more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More animal shelter pet of the week is Nashville, an adult male treeing walker coonhound/vizsla mix who is described as a “free spirit.” Intelligent, … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS and More animal shelter pet of the week is Patricia. She is a small spayed, housetrained, female domestic short hair and dilute calico mix.  Patricia is described as a … more

Legislative Update

Iowa Capital Dispatch This week marked a key committee deadline in the Iowa Legislature known as the “funnel.” Most policy bills needed approval by a committee in either the House … more

Scammers target Alliant customers

Callers who ask you to pay in a few hours or have power disconnected are not legitimate. But scammers are getting more sophisticated. Alliant Energy has received reports from customers in … more

Lone Tree students raise funds for Leukemia, Lymphoma Society

Two Lone Tree High School students are raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission of curing blood cancers. Natalie Patterson and Brynne Ronan are competing against other … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s Paws & More pet of the week is Gwen.  Gwen is an adult female Vizsla mix who is described as a “Classic Family Dog.” This means she is loyal, trusting, and … more

Nominations are open for Kid Captain

Do you know someone who would make a great Kid Captain? Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities/events Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. Feb. 17 – Library closed for Presidents’ Day Feb. 29 – Trivia Night. Call for details. New adult … more

Pet of the Week

Monica is a domestic short hair and tabby mix adult female. She is spayed, vaccinated and house-trained. Monica is described as a “personal assistant.” Working on the computer? Let me … more

Where are the results?

The Iowa Democratic Party’s delay in reporting caucus results sparked more criticism of the state’s first-in-the-nation status Monday. While the winner of the Iowa caucus isn’t … more

Trump dominates local Republican caucuses

While Democrats packed into the Lone Tree High School cafeteria with 113 caucus-goers, Republicans sat comfortably in a classroom. There were 21 attending the caucus. All 21 cast ballots for … more

Monday is Iowa’s big day

The 2020 presidential election gets underway in earnest on Monday night with Iowa’s first-in-the-nation party caucuses. Voters across the state will gather for local caucuses to select their … more

Keeping Fit for Life

Wanda Ronan’s grandchildren wanted to make sure she was exercising regularly. They purchased her a membership to the Lone Tree Wellness Center. Now the 87-year-old attends a senior … more
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