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Home school club hosts fall flower fundraiser

Over the summer, when Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program teacher Laura Mallory came in for lunch, she usually had to wash a stubborn layer of dirt off her hands. She is the advisor of the … more

Riverside discusses ambulance donation to Washington County

The Riverside city council convened on Sept. 21 at the city’s fire station to, among other resolutions, receive updates on the long-running 4th Street construction work and to finalize the … more

Highland board hears positive reports on return-to-learn plan

Highland Superintendent Ken Crawford told the board at Monday’s meeting, Sept. 14, that the district has no one with COVID-19, staff or students. “We have two quarantining,” he … more

County moves on with federal housing funds

Help for county residents in purchasing a home came Tuesday, Sept. 15, when the supervisors approved eight policy documents required by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The … more

Highland to stay hybrid through at least Oct. 2

A survey of 51 Highland Community School teachers overwhelmingly showed that the hybrid learning model that has been in place since the start of school in late August has been … more

WCHC to hold hearing regarding roof upgrade

The Washington County Hospital and Clinics board of trustees will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. to address a proposed roofing upgrade. The meeting will be held in the … more

Riverside City Council divided over proposed mass gathering

The first agenda item of the Sept. 8 meeting of the Riverside City Council divided councilmembers over whether to approve a mass gathering event at a baseball tournament fundraiser. Ellis Helmuth … more

Taste of Fall to raise money for local groups

Several local groups, including Pathway Christian School, Pleasantview, and others are teaming up to serve fall favorites, such as apple fritters, soft pretzels, and turkey steaks at the Taste of … more

Transmission equipment Failure causes Kalona Power outage Sunday

Transmission equipment failure was the cause of a 5-hour power outage in the Kalona area Sunday morning, according  Alliant Energy spokesman Morgan Hawk. Hawk said that Alliant first got a … more

Iowa Receives Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been awarded a $17.9 million grant over two years to address the use of opioids and psychostimulants, such as methamphetamines. The grant was awarded by … more

4-H record book and award deadline

Washington County 4-H’ers are reminded 4-H record books need turned in to 4-H club leaders soon.  Members should be in touch with club leaders for specific club deadlines during the … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Good Burger, a young male domestic short hair and tabby mix. He has an orange/red coat and a white stripe up his nose. He is neutered, house … more

Huskies fall to Wilton in frustrating opener

A pair of high snaps proved to be the undoing of the Highland Huskies, as they fell to the Wilton Beavers 36-30 at home this past Friday night. The first came in the second quarter after Luke … more

Molly Roberts joins The News as news editor

The appointment of Molly Roberts as news editor of The News was announced this week by Publisher Ronald C. Slechta. “We are pleased to have someone of her ability and writing skills to join … more

Auditor’s office will send only one ballot per voter

Absentee ballot request forms are being mailed by a number of groups and organizations. These are legitimate request forms.  Regardless of how many absentee ballot requests you have already … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Spanky, a small 2-year-old female domestic medium hair and Torbie mix. She is described as a sidekick. Like all sidekicks, Spanky is just plain … more

Highland has smooth first day

Highland schools kicked off their 2020-21 year with a hybrid learning model Monday. For about half of the students, Monday was their first day of school. Tuesday was the first day for the other … more

Kalona Creamery collecting donations for storm victims

    The Kalona Creamery is serving as a drop-off location for donation to families devastated by the Aug. 10 derecho.     Items needed include: Charcoal/Lighter … more

Iowa ag secretary makes crop damage estimates

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has been collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, farmers and farm organizations, and … more

Riverside consider changes to city’s fireworks ordinance

The Riverside City Council completed its second reading of proposed changes to the Code of Ordinances at its meeting last night, including a new chapter regulating the sale and use of … more
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