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Washington Co. considers clock tower maintenance

Washington County wants its tick tock ticking unanimous time on all four faces of the courthouse’s clock tower. “It’s been a little embarrassing to refer to the clock in the … more

Keep Iowa Beautiful photography contest launched, celebrates 20th year

Entries are now open for the Keep Iowa Beautiful photography contest, which will be held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organization. There are five categories: Iowa Landscape, Iowa Water, … more

In-person voting for Nov. 3 general election in Kalona, Wellman, Riverside

Although Washington County, like much of the nation, has seen a large increase (nearly 3,000 to date) for absentee ballots, regular in-person polling stations will be in operation for the general … more

Chamber sets candidate forum Oct. 13

The Washington Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidate forum Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5-7 p.m. in the Central Park bandshell in downtown Washington. The forum will feature candidates for the county … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Mara, an young female black labrador mix. Mara spent her first year of life in misery. She is one of three dogs rescued from horrible conditions … more

Riverside council sets parking ordinance hearing

The Riverside City Council set a public hearing for their next regular meeting, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., to hear from the public regarding proposed updates to the parking ordinance. The proposed changes … more

JET Physical Therapy organizes obstacle run

The Movement Mayhem Obstacle Run will take place on Oct. 17 in Marr Park in Ainsworth, with start times at 9, 9:15, or 9:30 a.m. There will be a 5K run and a 1-mile run/walk with age groups ranging … more

Boy Scouts to collect donations Oct. 10

The Boy Scouts of America will be holding their annual “Scouting for Food” donation drive during the first two weekends of October. Scouts distributed collection bags on Oct. 4 to let … more

General election voting begins on Oct. 5

Early voting began in Johnson and Washington counties on Monday, Oct. 5, including absentee voting. There are many ways to ensure your vote is counted in the 2020 general election, whether you vote … more

Mistakes costly vs. 2nd-ranked Williamsburg

When second-ranked Williamsburg couldn’t smother Mid-Prairie offensively last Friday, the Raiders turned to special teams. Riley Holt, a senior running back, picked up a loose ball following … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Puff, an adult female tabby. This kitty is described as a ‘Sidekick’. Like all sidekicks, I’m just plain good company. I like … more

Health board finances are stable, COVID cases pass 400 in Washington Co.

Finances for the Washington County Board of Health have “nothing out of the ordinary,” board members learned during the monthly meeting on Sept. 24. The budget for fiscal year 2020-21, … more

Highland board votes to resume in-person classes for all grades Oct. 5

After considerable back-and-forth discussion at a special board meeting Monday, Sept. 28, the Highland School Board voted unanimously for all grades to return to the classrooms 100% in-person … more

Physical Therapy Services offer wide range of therapies

Physical Therapy Services (PTS), P.C., 423 B Avenue, Kalona, offers a full scope of physical therapy services in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, serving patients from Kalona and surrounding … more

Relay for Life to host drive-thru ceremony on Oct. 11

Washington County Relay for Life is hosting a drive-thru, no-contact luminaria ceremony on Oct. 11 in lieu of the traditional relay, which was cancelled in June. This year marks the 20th … more

Iowa orgs provide resources to fight suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which seems extra pertinent this year as the pandemic threatens mental health, not only in patients who have previously sought help, but in … more

Be your healthiest this fall: Drain your own swamp

Mosquitos love a good swamp. They thrive there. The humid air, abundance of plants and the water. Oh, the water! Stagnant and perfect for their reproduction, allowing them to multiply by the millions … more

Highland Boom Night 2020

Isaac Black and Kayla Cerny were crowned king and queen of the Highland Homecoming Court during Boom Night on Wednesday night in Ainsworth. The night consisted of a parade down North Railroad … more

Huskies’ Brun among rising freshmen

Highland freshman Peyton Brun and teammate Sarah Burton could be among the rising stars at this week’s Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament. Brun leads the Huskies with 21 … more

4th downs costly to winless Huskies

The Highland High School football team lost to Columbus Junction, 49-27, this past Friday after struggling to contain the Wildcats on fourth down throughout the game. The Huskies (0-3) started … more
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