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Pleasantview centenarian credits genes for long life

Margaret Curtis took a moment out of her 100th birthday celebration to tell The News that she credits her “genes and the good care she gets from the friendly staff at Pleasantview Home” … more

YMCA classes keep seniors active & fit

At about 9:45 a.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, the Kalona YMCA starts to fill up with seniors, aged 62 or over, as they change into gym shoes and stow their belongings along the bleachers in the gym. … more

Health: A fresh perspective

I have always appreciated a beautiful vintage car. The design and artistry combined with the workmanship needed to create them in the mid-1900’s has always impressed me. I have also always … more

Nearly 1,000 athletes set to compete in June’s Iowa Senior Games in Des Moines

Nearly 1,000 senior athletes are expected to participate in the Iowa Senior Games in June. And you don’t have to run a world-class time in the 100-meter dash to get there, even if the event … more

Kalona Volunteer Fire Department serves 2,363 people at Pancake Day breakfast

Despite the downpour of rain on Saturday, April 10, the Kalona Volunteer Firemen had a tremendous turnout with 2,363 carryout meals served during their Pancake Day fundraiser. “It was a … more

Washington County Public Health sets vaccine clinic for April 14

    Washington County Public Health has set a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Wednesday, April 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. The clinic will be open to everyone over the age of … more

Kalona, Lone Tree fire depts. to host fundraisers April 10

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department will host a carry-out pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. Diners will still get their meals — three pancakes, three sausages and … more

Secretary of State Pate urges voters to respond quickly to No Activity notices

Secretary of State Paul Pate encourages Iowans who receive a “No Activity” mailing from his office to respond quickly. Registered voters who did not participate in the 2020 general … more

Kalona Public Library News

The Annual Friends of the Library Booksale is continuing through the middle of April! Come and find some new-to-you books and movies to enjoy! Storytime is being offered at the Kalona YMCA every … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Lousiana, a small female domestic short hair and tabby mix with white and brown fur. Lousiana is described as an MVP — an unflappable cat … more

Website honoring women leaders to launch April 21

A new website honoring Iowa women elected to state and federal offices will be revealed during a presentation, “Salute to Iowa Women Politicians: Old Capitol Roundtable”. This virtual … more

Easter Egg Hunt a Hit with Area Kids

Photos of kids finding eggs at the Kalona Historical Village Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3.  more

Awareness key in combating child abuse and sexual assault

Since the April 2020 observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, there have been significant increases in both child abuse and sexual assault nationwide, … more

Vaccine eligibility opens to all, 211 appointment scheduling services expand

The state opened up vaccine eligibility to all Iowans on Monday, April 5, but in a press conference on Wednesday, March 31, Reynolds reminded Iowans that demand for vaccine will outnumber supply at … more

Citywide Garage Sales

Citywide Garage Sales are coming soon!   Wellman:  May 7 & 8 Riverside:  April 30 & May 1 Kalona:  May 14 & 15 Lone Tree:  April 24 To … more

Kalona Public Library News

The Annual Friends of the Library Booksale is continuing through the middle of April! Feel free to stop by and ring the doorbell or call to schedule an appointment to pick up some great books at … more

Reynolds announces housing assistance

At a press conference on Wednesday, March 24, Governor Kim Reynolds announced two new programs to combat homelessness and housing insecurity in the wake the pandemic. The Iowa Rent and Utility … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Jezebbel, a young female domestic short hair and calico mix. Jezebbel is described as a “personal assistant” who is “the … more

Kalona fire dept. to host carry-out pancake day

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual pancake day breakfast on April 10 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. After having to cancel the event last year due to the onset of the pandemic, the … more

Iowa “on target” to open up vaccines to all April 5

In a press conference on Wednesday, March 24, Governor Kim Reynolds said Iowa is “on target” to open vaccine eligibility to all Iowans beginning April 5. “When this occurs, once … more
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