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Hillcrest Academy presents fall production

This fall, the scheduled Hillcrest Academy production will take new direction due to current limitations on traditional performances. Three students selected monologues to prepare and perform in the … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Buttons, a 62-pound adult male rottweiler. In his personality score, Buttons scored high for friendliness and fearfulness and low for excitability … more

Riverside Fire Department hosts drive-thru pork dinner fundraiser

For one evening only, the Riverside fire station turned into a drive-through pork sandwich restaurant, as staff and volunteers hosted a rather unique form of fundraiser. Community members donated … more

Lone Tree schools move online for two weeks

No one can get away from COVID news, information or opinions. It is definitely a 24-hour news cycle story. And schools are at the center focus of many of those conversations. Should we be in school? … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, we will check out books and deliver to the curbside in order to keep our staff and patrons safe.  We are hoping this will be temporary. We will be hosting … more

Kalona Public Library News

As of Nov. 17, Kalona Public Library is open for curbside pickup only. Our doors will remain locked. To pick up your items call 319-656-3501 and our library staff will bring your materials to your … more

Pleasantview sees rise in COVID cases

Pleasantview is currently experiencing residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, said Executive Director Jeffery K. Schmidt in a press release on Monday, Nov. 23. Schmidt said the … more

Margaret Miller retires after 38 years as Kalona Historical Society treasurer

On any given spring or summer day, chances are good that Margaret Miller could be seen out walking, often stopping by the Kalona Historical Village to pull weeds – just one of the things she … more

City of Kalona offering a drive-up food pantry

The City of Kalona, partnering with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP), is offering a drive-up popup food pantry Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 4-7 p.m at the Public Works building, 711 A … more

Rotary meetings are suspended

The Kalona Rotary Club meetings have been suspended until the board determines when it is safe to meet in person again, according to president Katie Miller. more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, we will check out books and deliver to the curbside in order to keep our staff and patrons safe.  We are hoping this will be temporary. We will be hosting … more

Kalona Public Library News

The Library will be closed on Nov. 26-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be going to curb side service only due to the new regularions set by the governor. Call 319-656-3501 for … more

Historical Village Prepares for Holidays

Nancy Roth, right, and Margaret Miller string lights along a fence in the Kalona Historical Village on Thursday, Nov. 5. The lights, although installed, won’t be illuminated until Thanksgiving. more

Washington County seeks volunteers to fill board, commission vacancies

A number of Washington county boards and commissions serve Washington County through the service of volunteer applicants, all of whom must be at least 18 years of age. All are unpaid positions with … more

Supervisors OK temporary employee benefit changes due to COVID-19

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution for temporary changes to the employee handbook to meet emergencies caused by the COVID-19 … more

Hannah Glick named first Pleasantview Star of the Quarter Employee

Pleasantview Home announced that Hannah Glick has been named Star Employee of the quarter, according to Human Resources director Karen Schrock. Pleasantview will name a star employee ever quarter. … more

Kalona City transfers TIF funds, hires new general laborer

In a Zoom meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, the Kalona City Council approved the yearly allocation of funds transfer and certified TIF funds of $259,435.02 and hired a new city general laborer. All … more

Washington Board of Health considers quarantine, isolation orders

In a move to deal with containing possible COVID-19 cases, the Washington County Board of Health in a special session on Nov. 13 approved a two-member executive committee consisting of Dr. Trevor … more

Lori Mostek elected president of KHS board

Lori Mostek was elected to a two-year term as president of the Kalona Historical Society Board of Directors at the board’s annual meeting at the Visitors Center on Thursday evening, Nov. … more

Optimist Halloween coloring contest winners

The Kalona Optimist announce the winners of the Halloween coloring contest for Mid-Prairie elementary students. First place winners get $15 in Kalona Cash, second place gets $10 in Kalona Cash and … more
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