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COVID vaccines arrive at Brown Deer Place

With a new year comes new hope for Brown Deer Place, as Operation Warp Speed has arrived in the form of a COVID-19 vaccine for many of our residents and staff.  The vaccine, given in two … more

Legislative briefing focuses on workforce, education

The first Washington County Legislative Briefing of the year was held Saturday morning, Jan. 16, over Zoom. Four area legislators were invited to participate: Iowa senators Kevin Kinney (D, District … more

Washington Co. Public Health provides vaccine updates

On Thursday, Jan. 14, Washington County Public Health Administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski provided an update on COVID-19 vaccinations in the county. The county public health department received … more

IDPH shares weekly vaccine updates

The Iowa Department of Public Health has started sharing data on statewide COVID-19 vaccine administration on the existing Iowa COVID-19 website, coronavirus.iowa.gov. Updates will be posted weekly … more

Washington County Public Health to offer vaccine

Washington County Public Health will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to county residents as the vaccine becomes available, said Danielle Pettit-Majewski, department administrator. “All of the … more

Wellman student uses derecho tree to raise funds

Patrick Overy, a young patron of the Wellman-Scofield Public Library knew the library was trying to expand its collection and renovate the building. But this year has been hard on the library, with … more

Attorney Gish returns home from Army tour

Washington County Attorney John Gish, also a major in the U.S. Army Reserve was back home in time for Christmas, returning on Dec. 22 from deployment in the Middle East. He has been assigned to the … more

Iowa readies for first wave of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 11, the first shipments of the vaccine arrived in Iowa during … more

Gussy’s brings alligator, pub favorites to Lone Tree

Ask Stephanie “Gussy” Ineichen about alligator and her eyes light up. Ask her about her pork tenderloin sandwich and her eyes burn even brighter — She’s proud of it, hand-cut, … more

Health board discusses quarantine, isolation orders, work session

The major part of the Washington County Board of Health’s monthly meeting on Nov. 19 was a detailed discussion of the possible need to issue quarantine or isolation orders for residents … more

Festival of Trees highlights Lone Tree businesses

There may not have been any glistening snow, but there were certainly plenty of shining lights at Lone Tree’s first annual Festival of Trees at the city wellness center.  The festival … more

After mid-November peak, COVID cases start to fall

After hitting a peak on Nov. 21, positive COVID-19 cases in Washington County have started to fall. On Nov. 21 the 14-day rolling total of positive cases was 407, which fell to 330 on Nov. … more

Lone Tree schools move online for two weeks

No one can get away from COVID news, information or opinions. It is definitely a 24-hour news cycle story. And schools are at the center focus of many of those conversations. Should we be in school? … more

Communication and family time key for online learners

Highland and Lone Tree schools have both applied to the state for online learning waivers, which have both been approved. Highland originally moved online on Nov. 17 due to a lack of … more

Lone Tree goes all virtual after Thanksgiving break

In a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, the Lone Tree School Board decided to move classes fully online following Thanksgiving break. Middle and high school students will finish this week with … more

As COVID numbers climb, Iowa sees new mitigations

As COVID numbers continue to surge, Governor Kim Reynolds addressed Iowans live on statewide, primetime TV on Monday, Nov. 16, the first such address by an Iowa governor. “Right now, the … more

Pam Flynn, Air Force veteran of 25 years, sees respect, kindness from Kalona community

Pam Flynn loves being outdoors in the sunshine. She loves riding around her Kalona neighborhood in her golf cart, visiting with her neighbors and bringing toys and treats to her nieces and nephews. … more

A different kind of 85th birthday celebration

Despite the helium shortage and the persistent wind that popped many of them, the family and friends of Mary Rogers still managed to tie balloons to their cars on Saturday, Nov. 7 in order to drive … more

Public Health urges care in holiday planning

With major winter holidays coming, preparing for celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic requires even more planning than ever. Danielle Pettit-Majewski, director of the Washington County Public … more

Iowa breaks voter registration record set in 2016

On Monday, Nov. 2, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that a record number of Iowans have registered to vote. As of Monday morning, there were 2,095,581 active registered voters. In July … more
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