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Riverside prepares for Boom Night

Boom Night is coming to the streets of Riverside next Wednesday. The parade route for Highland High School’s Homecoming celebration, following a similar path as the TrekFest parade did this … more

Washington K-9 officer gets new protective vest

Thanks to a donation from Vested Interest, a charitable non-profit, Washington County K-9 officer Dzamal has a bullet and stab protective vest.  The new armor is embroidered with “Gifted … more

Armyworms come for Iowa lawns

Armyworms have come to Iowa. Fall armyworms might show up in the state on any given year, but Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said this is an … more

Kalona resident remembers being a 9/11 chaplain

Maurie Campbell, who lives in Kalona, was an Army Reserve chaplain who was mobilized after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and ended up spending two and a half years at the Pentagon helping people … more

Johnson County sees “dramatic increase” in COVID cases

Johnson County Public Health officials are seeking to nearly double the number of close-contact tracers as COVID cases rise with the delta variant. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in … more

IDPH on how to slow COVID spread

Like most of the country, Iowa has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks. Because of the success of our vaccine campaign, current numbers are a … more

Riverside VFW sponsors multiple scholarship opportunities for K-12

Riverside Post #6414 VFW and VFW Auxiliary are sponsoring the annual National VFW and VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Awards. The Voice of Democracy is the Veterans of Foreign Wars premier scholarship … more

Riverside discusses proposed community center

The Riverside City Council held a work session on Monday, Aug. 30 to discuss the ongoing plans and next steps toward the proposed building of a new community center in Riverside. Mayor Allen … more

Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval

On Monday, Aug. 23, the FDA authorized full approval for one COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will now be marketed as Comirnaty for the prevention of … more

Sons of Amvets event raises $830 for school supplies for area schools

The Ladies Auxiliary lunch, in conjunction with the Richmond Sons of Amvets annual Bobby TeBockhorst Horseshoe tournament on Sunday, August 22 raised $830 for school supplies for area elementary … more

Lone Tree Flyers soar in unique, fulfilling hobby

Many members of the Lone Tree Flyers have been building and flying radio-controlled airplanes for over 50 years, since they were children. But the club is always looking for more members and want to … more

Washington County Public Health sets first COVID booster shot clinic Sept. 1

Individuals who have an immune compromised health condition can now schedule a COVID-19 booster shot to receive the same brand booster as their first and second doses. All individuals requesting … more

Board of Health receives WCPH staff survey report

In a nine-page summary report, Washington County Public Health staff provided detailed responses to how the department handled (and continues to handle) the COVID-19 pandemic between March 2020 and … more

Chamber to offer ByWays tour buggy rides

Starting September 1, the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce ByWays Tours will be offering specialty rides that include a horse-drawn buggy ride driven by an Amishman, Kalona Chamber director Tonia … more

Riverside VFW raises over 16k from auction of one case of Busch Light

On July 31, 2021, during a live auction benefit for Miss Ellie Frank, a 30-pack of Busch Light sold for $16,925.00. The story of this small-town community coming together for Miss Ellie is quite … more

Classic Cars

Mike, Rhonda and Madison Young drove their 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air from Tipton to Wellman on Saturday, August 14 as part of the Family Cruise organized by Jennie Rodgers of The Parlor at … more

Supervisors OK 2nd Amendment  resolution

On Tuesday, August 17, the Washington County Board of Supervisors declared Washington County “a second amendment sanctuary county” by approving Resolution 21-33 in a 4-1 vote.  … more

“Each person has become part of my family”

Denise Reschly started at People’s Trust and Savings Bank in Riverside in a temporary position in 1981, but 40 years later she’s still working with the bank as a personal … more

Kalona represented at the Iowa State Fair with talent show contestant, information booth, quilt raffle

The Iowa State Fair began on Thursday, August 12, and will continue until Sunday, August 22. The State Fair has been regarded as the oldest and largest expositions in the country. Hundreds of … more

Riverside Council approves business, residential grants totaling over $12,000

The Riverside City Council approved grants totaling more than $12,000 at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 16. Two business district grants, funded through hotel-motel tax funds, … more
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