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Finding Their Own Way

For area student athletes, uncertainty caused by COVID-19 upended a carefully planned and highly anticipated season. Many students struggled to practice for summer sports with no facility access, …

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The cities of Kalona, Riverside and Wellman teamed up for a third pop-up food pantry, distributing 186 boxes of food – more than 5,000 pounds – to area residents. The cities are planning a fourth pop-up food pantry on May 30.

Soldiers monument returns to Kalona

The final phases of the restoration of the unknown soldiers monument at Sharon Hill Cemetery are underway. On Monday morning, crews from Berg Lawn Care and Strabala Grounds Management began laying …

Cruisin' in Kalona

On Saturday afternoon, 65 classic cars and three motorcycles cruised through the streets of Kalona as part of the Classic Car Cruise organized by Mayor Mark Robe. Car clubs from Washington and Iowa …

Lone Tree native Steve Forbes named coach at Wake …

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Lone Tree native Steve Forbes was named the head men’s basketball coach at Wake Forest on April 30. Wake Forest Director of Athletics John Currie made the announcement …

Three-City Food Pantry

The three cities joined forces to host pop-up food pantries in each community on Saturday morning. In all, nearly 200 boxes of food were handed out in the three cities Saturday, representing more …

Taking Christ to the Streets

The Rev. Melissa Warren had an idea for “taking Christ to the streets,” going to where the people are. The pastor had been looking at the empty pews in her two churches – Wellman’s Asbury …

Celebrating World Autism Day

The Highland school district celebrated World Autism Day on April 2 with a window-decorating contest. Windows throughout Riverside and Ainsworth were decorated with symbols of support for autism …

Mid-Prairie Strong

Kristen Thomas stood with her children near the corner of 13th Street and Eighth Avenue in Wellman Wednesday evening holding a paper banner that read “We Miss You.” “It was our …

Food pantries ramp up to serve residents

Local food pantries are ramping up their efforts to assist residents during this time when many people have been forced to stay at home. On Saturday, the city of Kalona held its own pop-up food …

Washington County now tops 50 cases

Washington County has been ranking in the top five counties in Iowa with COVID-19 cases, but the county’s public health director says that is because the county has been more aggressive in …

Cities close playgrounds on governor’s orders

Cities are taking action to close down more public places following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Monday order. During her Monday press conference, Reynolds ordered that playgrounds and campgrounds …

Six area Future Problem Solving teams headed to state …

Several area Future Problem Solving teams placed among the top teams at the FPS Regional Competition held in Iowa City on Jan. 10.  Teams of three or four students applied the six-step Future …

Fundraiser helps roll to nationals

More than 50 local supporters got the opportunity to test their wheelchair basketball skills at the Parkside Activities Center in Wellman on Saturday. The center hosted a three-on-three wheelchair …

Mid-Prairie archery club aims to be competitive

More than 55 students turned out for the first year of the Golden Hawk Archery Club. The team included 20 high school students and 35 from the middle school. The club began meeting in December, …

Adamson, Lasek lead Highland to district semifinal …

Playing on their home court for the final time, seniors Cole Adamson and Zack Lasek each scored 23 points to lead Highland to a 72-68 Class 1A-District 7 semifinal win Feb. 25 over North Cedar in …