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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. Jan. 20 No School – Open house crafts for youth 1-3 p.m. New adult fiction: … more

Moffitt: Saying goodbye to the newspaper

I have been pretty fortunate during my time as sports editor at The News. As I sit down to think about all the awesome stories I have been able to cover over the last three years, I feel pretty … more

Kalona takes formal step toward Shiloh annexation

The city of Kalona is moving forward with the voluntary annexation of approximately 600 acres of property south of the city limits. At Monday’s meeting, the council agreed to take the next … more

Kalona to fill council seat on Jan. 20

Mark Robe’s election as a mayor of Kalona in November created a vacant seat on the City Council when he took office at the beginning of the year. At Monday night’s meeting, the council … more

Pleasantview gets in the Holiday Spirit

Makayla Phillips won first place and a $100 Casey’s gift card in Pleasantview Home’s employee Christmas attire contest. Holly Schneider took second place and a $50 Casey’s gift … more

Kalona to add small park on B Avenue

Funding a new “pocket park” is included in the city of Kalona’s plans for this year’s allocation from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. Each year, the city … 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. Jan. 13 – Kick-off for the youth winter reading program at 1 p.m. New adult … more

Stutzman Family Singers kick off anniversary tour at Fairview Mennonite

On Sunday evening, the Stutzman Family Singers will return to their roots for a performance at Fairview Mennonite Church in Kalona at 6 p.m. Steve Stutzman grew up near Kinross. He married Dorcas … more

Kalona ends a strong 2019

Last year was a strong year for the city of Kalona, according to City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh. Schlabaugh pointed to the building permits issued within the city limits as one … more

New mayors and council members take office in the new year

With the new year comes new mayors and city council members for cities around the area. City elections were held around the state in November. In Kalona, former council member Mark Robe will be … more

Rotary Honor

Kalona Rotarian Ed Hershberger shows off his Paul Harris Fellow pin. Hershberger was honored at a recent Rotary Club meeting for donations to the Paul Harris Foundation. 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. The library will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24 and 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. … more

Golden Delight Bakery to close for season

Don't miss the last day of the season! Golden Delight Bakery will close for the season on Tuesday, Dec. 31. We will offer a 10% discount on all in-stock bulk foods and gift items on Tuesday, Dec. … more

Herington looks back on his tenure as Kalona city mayor

When Mark Robe is sworn in as Kalona mayor at the first City Council meeting of 2020, it will mark the end of two-plus terms as mayor for Ken Herington. Herington stepped in for Mayor Jerry … more

Administrator sees something special about Pleasantview

Jeffrey Schmidt has had a couple of months to get acclimated to Pleasantview Home. Pleasantview’s new administrator, who came on board on Oct. 21, is pleased with his experience thus … more

Color-me Contest Champions

A total of 50 children entered the contest this year, with each participant receiving a free ice cream cone or cookie, courtesy of JW’s Foods of Kalona.  Color-Me contest champions … more

Dems offer early check-in for caucuses

The Iowa Democratic Party announced a new online early check-in option for Iowans to sign-up for their precinct caucus before caucus night to help streamline the process. Iowa caucus goers are … more

Mid-Prairie Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Holiday Concert

'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

Kalona Public Library News

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