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Lone Tree Lions Football Camp

Lone Tree football players took to the practice field this past week for the school’s annual football camp. The camp took place under the direction of head coach Aaron Bohr and football … more

Storm rips through the area Monday

Winds exceeding 100 miles per hour tore through Iowa early Monday afternoon, in a so-called derecho, a severe weather phenomenon involving hurricane-strength winds moving in a straight line. The … more

'Something of a Legend'

Jim Goodrich, a community figure known for a lifetime of hard work, generosity and ever-present cowboy hats, died at his home on Thursday, July 16. He was 94 years old. Jim Goodrich’s … more

City urges all to wear face masks

Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh will contact local entities to encourage them to support the use of masks and social distancing within the city to stem local contagion from the COVID-19 … more

Cover Cropping: A Locally Grown Innovation

For a craft as old as civilization itself, farming exists in a constant state of change as new technology and techniques become available. As a state teeming with farmers, Iowa finds itself at the … more

WEDG director Collins dies

Washington Economic Development Group Executive Director David Collins died unexpectedly at his home on July 22. Collins was found dead in his home just before noon on Wednesday during a welfare … more

Schools prepare for in-person opening

Gov. Reynolds’ announced an expectation that schools provide at least half of their learning through in-person instruction when classes resume this fall during a press conference … more

Funeral Directors Receive Recognition

Funeral directors have played a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of their service, Gov. Kim Reynolds last week designated July 12-18 as the state’s Funeral Directors … more

Reynolds declares Iowa ‘in recovery,’ appoints business leaders to advise economic plans

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse on June 18, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. ( Photo by Charlie … more

Iowa State Fair is canceled for the first time since 1945

The Iowa State Fair is canceled for 2020, leaving Iowans and the Midwest without their beloved tradition of fried corn dogs and hog calling in the humid summer heat. This marks the first time … more

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The cities of Kalona, Riverside and Wellman teamed up for a third pop-up food pantry, distributing 186 boxes of food – more than 5,000 pounds – to area residents. The cities are planning a fourth pop-up food pantry on May 30. more

Back to Business

Diners are not rushing to fill tables after Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted restrictions limiting restaurants to providing only carryout and delivery orders since mid-March. And not all restaurants have … more

LT Wellness Center starts slowly reopening for member workouts

The Lone Tree Wellness Center is slowly opening for members anxious to work out. Starting Saturday, May 16, the center allowed up to four people at a time to work out in the same area at one time. … more

Over 100,000 Iowans have now been tested for COVID-19

The number of Iowans tested for COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000, with just over 3,900 test results reported on Sunday. Gov. Kim Reynolds said last week that the validation of tests from the … more

Class of 2020: A senior year like never before

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools in March, the Class of 2020 entered uncharted territory. Faced with refocusing their studies to distance learning and the cancellation of school … more

Learning from Home

Daily school life has changed drastically for students and teachers alike as work-from-home conditions have swept the state. Social distancing measures have replaced day-to-day socialization, … more

New Rules, New Way of Life

When Jeremy Hassman stepped into his general manager position at the Kalona Brewing Company a month ago, he couldn’t have anticipated the looming trouble for restaurants across the nation. As … more

Area golf courses are open but taking precautions

Area golf courses are open. Sunday, with temperatures in the 70s, many golfers took advantage of the open courses play a round. “We were very busy,” said Jeff Leach at Kalona Golf … more

State announces unemployment guidance

Iowans who refuse to return to work without good reason when recalled will lose eligibility to unemployment benefits, according to Iowa Workforce Development. Those who have been placed on a … more

104th Birthday

Veva Jenn waves to cars parading past her seat at Hills Bank in Hills on Saturday. Dozens of cars took part in the parade celebrating Jenn’s 104th birthday. more
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