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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

Optimists offer essay contest

The Optimist Club of Kalona is encouraging area high school students to contemplate the phrase “Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism” as part of the Optimist International Essay … more

Different departments, different policies for employee on-call, overtime hours

In a 90-minute work session on Thursday Jan. 14, the Washington County Board of Supervisors debated how to pay employees for being on-call (sometimes without being called), working overtime … more

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

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Sundance, a female domestic short hair and tabby mix kitten. Sundance is described as MVP — a savy cat who knows the score and is pretty … more

Iowa land values expected to hold steady

Owning farmland has always been a priority for farmers, but interest in this real asset by investors has grown in the past year. Farmers National Company has released its January land values … 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 responds to home explosion

The Washington County Communications center received multiple reports of a home explosion at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at 1114 East Washington in Washington. Upon arrival, emergency … more

Donors needed for Jan. 11 Optimist blood drive

Area residents are encouraged to donate blood at the Kalona Optimist Club Community Blood Drive on Monday, Jan. 11, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kalona Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall at 902 6th … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Skyler, a young male Australian shepherd mix. Skyler is currently in a foster home— his foster parents say he is very curious and loyal, … more

Lone Tree council receives 2019 Water Fluoridation Award, sets public hearings

At the regular meeting of the Lone Tree City Council on Monday, Jan. 4, the council was presented with the Water Fluoridation Award for 2019 by Becky Hackett-Leas from Johnson County Public … more

Scammers capitalize on COVID stimulus, vaccine rollout to steal private info

Between forthcoming stimulus checks and vaccine rollout, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warns Iowans to be aware and careful of a variety of scams and fraudulent activity. “Scammers follow … 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

Lone Tree Schools learn to adjust to handle 2020

When we look back over a year, there is always the tendency to state how quickly the year has gone. I do not believe that will be the case for 2020. I think everyone can remember a lot 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

Lone Tree FFA senior participates in World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

Lone Tree senior Maddie Altenhofen attended the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute, held from Oct. 9-22. Over 400 students and their teachers from 27 states and 10 countries attended the event, … more
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