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Kalona

Giving Tuesday

IMT Insurance donated $2,500 to Food For All on Giving Tuesday. The donation was one of $20,000 the company donated to organizations during the day. The check was presented at Fisher Insurance Agency …

Christmas in Kalona draws big crowds

People came out in droves for Saturday’s Christmas in Kalona celebration. Organizers said that pleasant weather played a big part in making this year’s festival a …

Paul Harris Fellow

Jeff Swartzentruber (right), business manager of Mid-Prairie school district, receives his Paul Harris Fellow award from Kalona Rotary President Jim Johnson at the Nov. 26 Rotary meeting.

Unknown soldiers memorial to be redone

Kalona’s memorial to unknown soldiers is in the midst of a major overhaul. Last month, city workers removed the memorial at Sharon Hill Cemetery so it can be refurbished. “We’ve removed …
Riverside

Highland to build sewage facility

The Highland Community School District will need to build a facility to clean wastewater from the high school and middle school. School board members had hoped to build the equivalent of a septic …

'Tis the Season

Riverside city workers were busy Dec. 4 decorating the streets with Christmas decorations. Santa will be visiting the Riverside Fire Station at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Reconstructing Fourth Street on tap for Riverside

Riverside will be repaving Fourth Street in the coming year, but the differences in elevation from one side to the other will pose problems, particularly with meeting Americans With Disability Act …

Winds blow roof off Highland High School gym

High winds on Nov. 20 blew the roof off the Highland High School gym. Superintendent Ken Crawford was in his office when he heard a loud bang. He thought it was thunder until he saw insulation …
Wellman

Wellman Fireman of the Year

Kenny Miller (left) was named Wellman Fireman of the Year at the department’s recent Christmas party. Presenting the award is Chief Jeremy Peck.

Schneider: ‘This is the highest certified enrollment we’ve ever had’

The Mid-Prairie Community School District is growing. Superintendent Mark Schneider presented the district’s certified enrollment numbers to the school board at Monday’s …

Mid-Prairie district buys two tracts of land

With an eye to the future, the Mid-Prairie school board Monday approved the purchase of two tracts of farmland south of the high school. The land was sold at a Dec. 6 auction. Superintendent Mark …

Senior Dining Menus

Dec. 16-20 Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potluck. Tuesday – Beef goulash, peanut butter sandwich, cottage cheese, applesauce, cookie. Wednesday – Roast turkey, mashed …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree council OKs purchasing snowplow

Lone Tree will get a new snowplow this year. It’s not exactly new. It is a 2012 International 7400 SBA with 75,000 miles on it, but it is 15 years newer than the plow it will replace. The …

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Sausage gravy, mashed potatoes, hot vegetable, fruit. Tuesday – Enchilada casserole, lettuce salad, Jell-O with fruit. Wednesday – Chicken, mashed …

Lone Tree FFA attends National Convention

On Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 10 members of the Lone Tree FFA chapter traveled to Indianapolis for the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo. As the streets were flooded with blue corduroy, members had many …

Williams, Yedlik sworn in on Lone Tree school board

The Lone Tree school board welcomed new member Joe Williams at a brief meeting Nov. 19. Williams replaced Sheila Burr on the board. Burr, who has served on the Lone Tree board for 12 years, made …
Washington County
Supervisors OK zero change in budget
In action similar to that of last year, Washington County supervisors, at their Nov. 26 meeting, approved a motion for zero increase …
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Health board addresses e-cigarettes
At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Washington County Board of Health acknowledged a revised position statement on electronic cigarettes that …
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Supervisors approve creating county EMS department
“It looks doable,” Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. told fellow supervisors during their Nov. 26 …
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Riverboat Foundation awards more than $1.1 million in grants
The city of Washington’s wellness park was the big winner on Nov. 20 when the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded …
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Johnson County
Celebrate Christmas in Kalona Saturday
Christmas in Kalona returns on Saturday. The Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a number of events for its annual …
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Wellman-Scofield Public Library News
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. – Early-out holiday movie. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 …
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