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Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Rita, an adult female domestic longhair cat. Rita has a fluffy black coat and bright green eyes. She is described as a “love bug” … more

WCRF Spring Small Grants applications Now open

The Spring Small Grant Cycle is now open for grant awards up to $5000 for nonprofit 501(c) organizations. The Foundation has special interest areas of Community Development and Beautification, … more

Cold, wind cause road problems, board told

The extreme cold and frequent wind in the last ten days have been a major challenge for the county’s Secondary Roads Department the board was told Tuesday. “It just will not let … more

Reynolds says GuideLink Center “the right thing to do”

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds and lieutenant governor Adam Gregg were among the guests attending an opening ceremony for Johnson County’s new GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday. The … more

Second COVID Vaccine Clinic Set for Feb. 22

The second COVID_19 vaccination clinic in Washington County is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, February 22 at the Washington YMCA, 520 W. 5th Street, Washington.   The clinic is only … more

Area superintendents speak out against proposed school voucher system

Iowa legislators are now considering a 65-page bill introduced by Gov. Kim Reynolds that aims to expand school choices for Iowa parents and students. The bill’s three main components include … more

Deadlines approach for Washington special election

The deadline to pre-register for the March 2, 2021 Washington Ward 3 special city election to be held in Washington County, is Friday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Alternatively, any person who is eligible to … more

Four candidates file for vacant Supervisors seat, Fedler nominated by GOP

Four candidates have filed to fill the supervisors post vacated January 27 by Abe Miller, who cited “personal reasons” for leaving in the mid-point of his second term representing … more

Iowa moves forward with vaccine effort in phase 1B

Washington and Johnson counties are moving forward with COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The first mass vaccination clinic for people 65 and older in Washington County, originally scheduled for Feb. 6, … more

Lone Tree City Council discusses snow removal, sheriff contract hours

The Lone Tree City Council started their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 1 by commending the city’s public works staff for their snow removal efforts over the past month. “In the last … more

Riverside talks education, committees and taxes

The Riverside City Council opened its regular meeting on Monday night, Feb. 1, with comments from Highland Community School Board President Nate Robinson, and Highland and Lone Tree Superintendent … more

Lone Tree FFA holds 6th annual ceremony to confer Greenhand, Chapter degrees

The Lone Tree FFA had their 6th Annual FFA degree ceremony on Jan. 11 in the Lone Tree cafeteria. The Lone Tree Alumni and Friends of the FFA sponsored the socially distanced event. The group … more

Lone Tree FFA members attend Greenhand Fire Up

Each year Southeast District and Iowa FFA officers plan and facilitate Greenhand Fire Up Conferences for FFA members in the Southeast District. Clear Creek Amana welcomed FFA chapters from all over … more

Taekwondo testing kicks off in Lone Tree

Alone or in pairs, the students walked across the basketball court to their instructors. They bowed, and repeated their forms, jabbing and kicking and twirling all the while. Their mantras came … more

Phone lines tied up for vaccine scheduling

The first mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for those over 65 is set for Saturday, Feb. 6 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wellman Parkside Activities Center’s YMCA, 525 13th Street, … more

Republican caucus Jan. 30

The Washington County Republicans will be holding a special caucus on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Brighton Gym, located at 203 W Main St, Brighton IA. Abe Miller, Washington … more

Seven Mid-Prairie speech events advance to state

Friday Jan. 22 was an eventful day for the Mid-Prairie High School speech team. Nine groups performed in the high school cafeteria for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group … more

Washington County Fair scheduled for 2021

The Washington County Fair is scheduled to be back this year in full force after having a modified fair for 4-H & FFA exhibitors in 2020. The July 18-23, 2021 fair will have crowd favorites … more

Supt. Crawford moves to full-time Highland contract

Lone Tree Community School District Superintendent Ken Crawford, who currently serves as superintendent for both Highland and Lone Tree schools, presented his resignation, effective June 30, to the … more

ISAC hosts Children’s essay contest

The Iowa State Association of Counties is hosting an illustrated essay contest for children age 12 and younger to express why counties matter. Submissions should include name, birthdate, address, … more
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