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Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Spanky, a small 2-year-old female domestic medium hair and Torbie mix. She is described as a sidekick. Like all sidekicks, Spanky is just plain … more

Lone Tree schools prep for hybrid instruction

Just days before the first day of school, Lone Tree administrators gave the school board an update on where things stand for the opening of school. Board President Christina Magruder asked how … more

Kalona Creamery collecting donations for storm victims

    The Kalona Creamery is serving as a drop-off location for donation to families devastated by the Aug. 10 derecho.     Items needed include: Charcoal/Lighter … more

Iowa ag secretary makes crop damage estimates

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has been collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, farmers and farm organizations, and … more

Supervisors OK temporary leave policies

In a unanimous vote on Aug. 11, Washington County supervisors approved a resolution authorizing temporary changes for county employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Initially the board had … more

Masking up for the season

A hot summer day had settled in Lone Tree. A giant fan situated in the doorway leading to the gymnasium at the high school produced a breeze as senior and junior members of the school’s … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Lucky, an 18-year-old domestic medium hair male. Being up in age, Lucky is not really a lap kitty, but he still loves getting attention and being … more

Disaster aid available in Washington, Johnson counties

Gov. Kim Reynolds formally requested an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa communities and counties that have been severely impacted by the devastating derecho storm that … more

Area schools face the COVID-19 music

As students return to the classroom later this month, public health precautions will present educational and logistical hurdles at every level of learning. Few programs will be more affected by … more

Census Bureau begins door-to-door visits

Census takers are working across all areas of Iowa to visit households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census through Sept. 30.  The Census Bureau will follow up with some households … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Butterball, a young female Domestic Longhair. Butterball is described as a “love bug” who loves to exchange purrs for petting. … more

State’s farmers take a hit from Monday storm

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said Monday night that a number of farmers from across the state were impacted by the severe storms that ripped through Iowa on Monday … more

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

Virtual 2020 Courage Ride underway

The 2020 Courage Ride, which this year is being done virtually due to COVID-19, began this past Saturday and goes through Aug. 15. The annual event is a fundraiser to aid in the fight against … 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

Hoops Time

The Floor Burn Academy took place the last week of July at the Lone Tree Wellness Center. Separate camps were held for high schoolers and kids in grades 3 to 8. Click through the photos to take a … 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

The News webpage to include paywall

As of August 1, 2020, The News has a paywall for accessing certain content. Obituaries, marketplace advertising, photo galleries classified and legal advertising still can be accessed without … more
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