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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

Giving Tuesday

IMT Insurance donated $2,500 to Food For All on Giving Tuesday. The donation was one of $20,000 the company donated to organizations during the day. The check was presented at Fisher Insurance Agency … 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

Unknown soldiers memorial to be redone

Kalona’s memorial to unknown soldiers is in the midst of a major overhaul. Last month, city workers removed the memorial at Sharon Hill Cemetery so it can be refurbished. “We’ve removed … more

Paul Harris Fellow

Jeff Swartzentruber (right), business manager of Mid-Prairie school district, receives his Paul Harris Fellow award from Kalona Rotary President Jim Johnson at the Nov. 26 Rotary meeting. more

Supervisors approve creating county EMS department

“It looks doable,” Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. told fellow supervisors during their Nov. 26 meeting.  Seward’s summary came after the board reviewed the … 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

Kalona Public Library News

Programs/events Preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Early-out activity for ages kindergarten through … more

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Kalona Public Library News

Programs/events Preschool Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Early-out activity for ages kindergarten through … more

Kalona to manage and operate Shiloh water system

The city of Kalona is taking over the management of the water system on the Shiloh church property. At Monday’s meeting, the City Council approved a management contract between the city and … more

Bids for Kalona water, sewer project come in below estimate

A plan to extend city water and sewer service east is moving forward. On Monday, the Kalona City Council approved a resolution for the project, but stopped short on awarding the bid. Bids came … more

City election votes made official by Board of Supervisors

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning approved the results of city elections in Kalona, Riverside and Wellman. The school board results will not be official for another … more

Kalona mayor honored by commission

At the Nov. 4 Kalona City Council meeting, Mayor Ken Herington was honored for his service on the Washington County Communications Commission. Wellman Mayor Ryan Miller, chairman of the … more

Kalona Public Library News

Programs/events Preschool Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Early-out movie and popcorn for ages kindergarten … more

Optimist Club offers scholarship opportunities

The Kalona Optimist Club is sponsoring two scholarship opportunities through Optimist International: An essay contest and an oratorical contest. Students wishing to participate in these contests … more

Kalona residents will pay more for YMCA

Kalona resident rates at the Kalona YMCA will go up effective Jan. 1, 2020. Washington County YMCA CEO Amy Schulte presented the proposed rate increase to the Kalona City Council at its Nov. 4 … more

Rotary District Governor Visit

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