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Lone Tree Wellness Center to host Festival of Trees

The Lone Tree Wellness Center will host a Festival of Trees on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4-8 p.m. There will be a $1 admission to the festival. The event is organized as part of Small Business … 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

Washington County seeks volunteers to fill board, commission vacancies

A number of Washington county boards and commissions serve Washington County through the service of volunteer applicants, all of whom must be at least 18 years of age. All are unpaid positions with … more

Washington Board of Health considers quarantine, isolation orders

In a move to deal with containing possible COVID-19 cases, the Washington County Board of Health in a special session on Nov. 13 approved a two-member executive committee consisting of Dr. Trevor … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Sweet Potato, a young female domestic short hair and tabby mix. Sweet Potato has an orange coat and white belly, is litter-trained and has all her … more

CDC guidelines for a safe Thanksgiving

The CDC lists its guidelines to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season, such as limiting family get-togethers, wearing masks and encouraging guests to bring their own food. For more … 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

Johnson County extends public health disaster emergency

Johnson County Board of Supervisors and Emergency Management Commission approved to continue the declaration of the public health disaster emergency until Dec. 11, 2020 or as long as Governor Kim … 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

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Redge, a young female domestic short hair and tabby mix. Redge has a light orange coat, is litter-trained and has all her vaccinations up to date. … more

Drug take-back event breaks records

During the nationwide U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration drug takeback event on Oct. 24, the DEA collected nearly a million pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medications across the nation. The … more

WCHC remains prepared for COVID hospitalizations

Although COVID-19 positivity rates are steadily rising in Washington County, Washington County Hospital and Clinics has not yet seen “a significant number of COVID-19 related admissions,” … 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

Trump wins Iowa with 53.1% of the vote

Statewide Results     As of this writing, the general election is still undecided on a national level but results from Iowa came in late on Election Night.     … more

Trump, Ernst win Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Of the 31,404 students who participated in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll, 55.37% of them voted for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Joseph R. … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Nixon, a seven-year-old Plott Hound and Boxer mix. Nixon has come to PAWS & More after several years of being in a wonderful home. His owner … more

Celebrate Halloween safely amid pandemic

Wellman, Kalona and Riverside will hold trick-or-treat time from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Lone Tree will hold theirs from 5-7 p.m. on the same date. Residents who don’t wish … more
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