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Lions roll past WACO for win

The Lone Tree Lions spoiled the WACO Warriors’ home opener on Friday, scoring six touchdowns in a 42-6 victory for their first win of the season.  Amid chants of “Let’s go … more

The uncertain future of Lone Tree history

The Lone Tree Historical Museum is simultaneously hard to find and impossible to mistake. Nestled between Elm Street and Wapsi Avenue, it is a modest, antique country home, bordered by bushes and … more

Mary’s Farm Sanctuary in Lone Tree hosts open house

On the conveniently sunny Sunday afternoon of Sept. 13, the directors of Mary’s Farm Sanctuary held an open house to raise funds for their animals. The sanctuary is part farm, part animal … more

WCHC to hold hearing regarding roof upgrade

The Washington County Hospital and Clinics board of trustees will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. to address a proposed roofing upgrade. The meeting will be held in the … more

Seniors, kids’ events return to Lone Tree

Programs interrupted by COVID-19 shutdowns are starting to return to the Lone Tree Wellness Center, including the senior functional fitness class and kids’ workshops and events. The senior … more

Taste of Fall to raise money for local groups

Several local groups, including Pathway Christian School, Pleasantview, and others are teaming up to serve fall favorites, such as apple fritters, soft pretzels, and turkey steaks at the Taste of … more

Transmission equipment Failure causes Kalona Power outage Sunday

Transmission equipment failure was the cause of a 5-hour power outage in the Kalona area Sunday morning, according  Alliant Energy spokesman Morgan Hawk. Hawk said that Alliant first got a … more

Iowa Receives Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been awarded a $17.9 million grant over two years to address the use of opioids and psychostimulants, such as methamphetamines. The grant was awarded by … more

Mask debate dominates Lone Tree City Council

One resolution led to heated debate at the Lone Tree City Council meeting on Sept. 1, but others passed almost immediately during the hour-long session. Much of the discussion centered around … more

4-H record book and award deadline

Washington County 4-H’ers are reminded 4-H record books need turned in to 4-H club leaders soon.  Members should be in touch with club leaders for specific club deadlines during the … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Good Burger, a young male domestic short hair and tabby mix. He has an orange/red coat and a white stripe up his nose. He is neutered, house … more

Lions struggle in road opener against English Valleys

English Valleys defeated Lone Tree, 39-22, in the first football game of the season this past Friday. The Lions, plagued by an injury, illegal procedure penalties, and red zone turnovers, … more

Molly Roberts joins The News as news editor

The appointment of Molly Roberts as news editor of The News was announced this week by Publisher Ronald C. Slechta. “We are pleased to have someone of her ability and writing skills to join … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Spanky, a small 2-year-old female domestic medium hair and Torbie mix. She is described as a sidekick. Like all sidekicks, Spanky is just plain … more

Lone Tree schools prep for hybrid instruction

Just days before the first day of school, Lone Tree administrators gave the school board an update on where things stand for the opening of school. Board President Christina Magruder asked how … more

Kalona Creamery collecting donations for storm victims

    The Kalona Creamery is serving as a drop-off location for donation to families devastated by the Aug. 10 derecho.     Items needed include: Charcoal/Lighter … more

Iowa ag secretary makes crop damage estimates

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has been collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, farmers and farm organizations, and … more

Supervisors OK temporary leave policies

In a unanimous vote on Aug. 11, Washington County supervisors approved a resolution authorizing temporary changes for county employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Initially the board had … more

Masking up for the season

A hot summer day had settled in Lone Tree. A giant fan situated in the doorway leading to the gymnasium at the high school produced a breeze as senior and junior members of the school’s … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Lucky, an 18-year-old domestic medium hair male. Being up in age, Lucky is not really a lap kitty, but he still loves getting attention and being … more
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