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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

Lone Tree FFA places fifth

The Lone Tree FFA Chapter was named the fifth-place overall team in the annual Iowa FFA Farm Management Career Development Event, held virtually on Nov. 12, 2020. Members of the fifth-place team … more

Three Lone Tree seniors earn American FFA degree

The Gold Standard. As the highest degree in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It … more

Johnson County hosts Community Supported Agriculture info session

The term “Community Supported Agriculture,” also referred to as a CSA, may sound a little mystifying. But getting fresh produce weekly during the growing season is easy to understand … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Sophie Joy, a young female American staffordshire terrier and beagle mix. Sophie Joy is white with copper ears and spots. She is fully vaccinated … more

Free counseling, services offered to Washington County farm families

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Farm Foundation are partnering to provide free wellness coaching and counseling services to Washington County farm families. The pre-paid coaching … more

Washington Board of Health approves Home Quarantine and Isolation order

With both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations now in Iowa, the Washington County Public Health Department is awaiting vaccine administration approval from the federal government and the Disease … more

Sladek appointed to Lone Tree school board

Rob Sladek was appointed as the Lone Tree Board of Education’s newest member to fill the vacant seat left when former board member Joe Williams moved out of the district last month. Four … more
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