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Kalona

Kalona Public Library News

Programs/events Preschool Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 No School – Open house crafts for youth 1-3 p.m. New adult fiction: …

Moffitt: Saying goodbye to the newspaper

I have been pretty fortunate during my time as sports editor at The News. As I sit down to think about all the awesome stories I have been able to cover over the last three years, I feel pretty …

Kalona to add small park on B Avenue

Funding a new “pocket park” is included in the city of Kalona’s plans for this year’s allocation from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. Each year, the city …

Pleasantview gets in the Holiday Spirit

Makayla Phillips won first place and a $100 Casey’s gift card in Pleasantview Home’s employee Christmas attire contest. Holly Schneider took second place and a $50 Casey’s gift …
Riverside

Council satisfied, for now, with steps to contain Riverside dog

The Riverside City Council is satisfied, for now, with the progress made by Dennis and Diana Schultz in securing their pit bull puppy from escaping the house. “The fence is complete,” …

Hearings set on Highland bond project

The Highland school board set public hearings on the two projects that will be funded with the $3.7 million bond issue approved by voters last year. The public hearings will be Feb. 10, the same …

Highway 22 project finished

The Highway 22 paving project through Riverside is finally completed. On Monday night, the council formally accepted the project, indicating the work is finally completed. The project began in …

New Councilperson

Riverside Councilperson-elect Lois Schneider takes the oath of office on Dec. 16 while her son Mayor Allen Schneider watches. The two Schneiders took the oath of office following the City Council …
Wellman

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. New adult fiction: “The German House” by Annette Hess. New biography: “Nerves of Steel” by Tammie …

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potluck. Tuesday – Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot vegetable, fruit. Wednesday – Pork loin, mashed …

Iowa needs to look to China for pork industry success in 2020

Pork industry expert Jim Long says pork farmers in Iowa need to look to China to determine how successful they will be in the coming year. “Over the next 12 months, our destiny in this …

60 Years a Firefighter

Jim Millice grew up near the old Wellman fire station and remembers a time before the station even had a fire truck. Walking through the bay of the current fire station, Millice spotted the old …
Lone Tree

A Change in Leadership

Joanne Havel took the reins of Lone Tree’s city government Monday night. In her first meeting as mayor, she made it clear that she is going to do things her way. That includes injecting a …

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potato soup, ham and cheese sandwich, fruit and cookie. Tuesday – Liver and onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, tomato spoon salad, ice …

New mayors and council members take office in the new year

With the new year comes new mayors and city council members for cities around the area. City elections were held around the state in November. In Kalona, former council member Mark Robe will be …

Lone Tree Democrats preparing for caucus

Lone Tree Democrats are expecting nearly 200 people to attend the caucuses on Feb. 3, according to Jon Green, the temporary chair for the Lone Tree caucuses, which include Fremont and Liberty …
Washington County
Ambulance service on 2020 agenda
With the 2020 State Legislature session kicking off this week, legislators are back to work. State Sen. Kevin Kinney (D-Oxford) has …
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17 apply for county ambulance director
With 17 applicants for the newly created Washington Ambulance Services director, the review and recommendation for interviewees could …
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Parkside Activities Center will celebrate 10-year anniversary
The Wellman Parkside Activities Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an open house Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 …
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Andrew Yang touts Freedom Dividend in Washington stop
Enthusiastic supporters packed Café Dodici in Washington Sunday afternoon for Andrew Yang’s campaign stop. The …
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Johnson County
Dems offer early check-in for caucuses
The Iowa Democratic Party announced a new online early check-in option for Iowans to sign-up for their precinct caucus before caucus …
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Green proud of foundation built for Lone Tree’s future
Jon Green takes pride in the rapport he and the City Council has with Lone Tree residents. Green steps down Dec. 31 after two years …
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Bell wins Lone Tree poster contest
Madeline Bell, a sixth-grade student at Lone Tree Community Schools, took the first step to becoming an internationally recognized …
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