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Kalona

Statler Construction Earns Honor

Statler Construction of Kalona was one of four building contractors recognized  by the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association with 2020 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes Builders …

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. …

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 …

The News offers thanks to the city

Like everyone else in Kalona, The News was impacted by Monday’s storm and subsequent power outage. The city of Kalona graciously offered office space in the Kalona Community Center on …
Riverside

Highland to start with hybrid plan

With the first day of school set for Aug. 24, the Highland school board decided to start the year cautiously. At a special meeting on Aug. 5, the board unanimously agreed to start the year with a …

Riverside City Council Weighs Public Gatherings

Disagreements about the safety and implications of public gatherings arose among Riverside City Council members during their Aug. 3 regular meeting. Councilperson Jeanine Redlinger voiced …

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 …

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 …
Wellman

314-mile run an adventure for Parkside Y’s Weston

The adventure began with a ferry ride across the Mississippi River. It was the last time in more than a week that Scott Weston was able to relax. If relaxation was possible even at that point. …

Library receives state accreditation

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Wellman-Scofield Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards …

Mid-Prairie administrators prepare for students’ return

Mid-Prairie administrators are making their final preparations for school to begin on Aug. 24. They gave updates to the Mid-Prairie school board during an outdoor meeting on Monday night. High …

Mid-Prairie opts for full-time in-person plan

Mid-Prairie students will return to school with full-time in-person classes on Aug. 24. With the support of a number of parents in attendance and against the recommendation of several staff …
Lone Tree

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 …

'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 …

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 …

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 …
Washington County
Washington County Riverboat Foundation seeks applications for three directors
The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is now taking applications to fill three director positions. The director term …
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Kalona Library open more days
The Kalona Public Library is expanding its open hours. •High risk appointments-  Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 …
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Fern Bontrager appointed to Wellman City Council
A familiar face is returning to the Wellman City Council. At Monday’s meeting, the council appointed Fern Bontrager to serve …
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Greiner resigns as Mid-Prairie baseball coach
Andy Greiner, the 2020 River Valley Conference Coach of the Year, has resigned as head coach of the Mid-Prairie High School baseball …
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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 …
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Johnson County
Masks now required in Johnson County
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass a resolution to approve a face covering/mask regulation from the …
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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 …
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Board of Health costs down
At its July meeting, the county Board of Health learned its revenues are 121% of projections, compared to 75% in expenditures, both …
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