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'It's a Wonderful Life'

Lisa Schmidt, Taylor Anderson and Natalie Silbaugh perform “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play,” at Pleasantview Home on Saturday. The performances raised $812 for the … more

Wellman Fireman of the Year

Kenny Miller (left) was named Wellman Fireman of the Year at the department’s recent Christmas party. Presenting the award is Chief Jeremy Peck. more

Lone Tree council OKs purchasing snowplow

Lone Tree will get a new snowplow this year. It’s not exactly new. It is a 2012 International 7400 SBA with 75,000 miles on it, but it is 15 years newer than the plow it will replace. The … more

Mid-Prairie district buys two tracts of land

With an eye to the future, the Mid-Prairie school board Monday approved the purchase of two tracts of farmland south of the high school. The land was sold at a Dec. 6 auction. Superintendent Mark … more

Christmas in Kalona draws big crowds

People came out in droves for Saturday’s Christmas in Kalona celebration. Organizers said that pleasant weather played a big part in making this year’s festival a … more

'Tis the Season

Riverside city workers were busy Dec. 4 decorating the streets with Christmas decorations. Santa will be visiting the Riverside Fire Station at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. more

Celebrate Christmas in Kalona Saturday

Christmas in Kalona returns on Saturday. The Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a number of events for its annual Christmas in Kalona festival. Most activities will be at the Kalona … more

Winds blow roof off Highland High School gym

High winds on Nov. 20 blew the roof off the Highland High School gym. Superintendent Ken Crawford was in his office when he heard a loud bang. He thought it was thunder until he saw insulation … more

Reconstructing Fourth Street on tap for Riverside

Riverside will be repaving Fourth Street in the coming year, but the differences in elevation from one side to the other will pose problems, particularly with meeting Americans With Disability Act … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. – Early-out holiday movie. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon – Santa is coming to Wellman. Dec. 24 and 25 … more

Kamala Harris says her campaign is a fight for justice

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris made a campaign stop in Washington on Saturday morning. Speaking to a packed house at Mills Seed Company, Harris talked about how she plans to … more

City of Kalona seeks grants for bakery building

The city of Kalona is working to complete all of its preliminary work to submit grant applications to go toward the renovation of the old Kalona Bakery building. City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh … more

Bank Mural

Marianne Williamson makes campaign stop in Washington

Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson made a campaign stop at Café Dodici in Washington on Nov. 20. Speaking to a group of about 20 people, Williamson, an author and spiritual … more

Johnson County supervisors approve River Junction village plan

River Junction now has official village boundaries. A split Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the boundaries at a Nov. 14 meeting following a long – and at times, contentious … more

4-H STEM trip experiences med school

Forty local youth traveled to Iowa City on Nov. 6 for a day of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences with University of Iowa Health Care.    The day was … more

Favorable weather last week helps farmers bring in their crops

Decent weather last week has helped farmers get in their crops. “Four consecutive days of favorable weather allowed many farmers to finish up soybeans last week,” said Iowa Secretary … more

Johnson County will require bill of sale for private vehicle purchases

Effective, Sunday, Dec. 1, the Johnson County treasurer’s office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles purchased from a private party. A … more
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