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Washington County hospital opens clinic to screen patients

The Washington County Hospital and Clinics opened a respiratory triage clinic to screen patients who may be showing COVID-19 symptoms. This clinic will specifically see individuals who report … more

Supporting Local Business

As many American businesses shut down or scale back their operations to prevent spreading the coronavirus, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Even during a pandemic, there are ways to … more

Kalona offers $10 for $50 Shop Local promotion

One of the best ways to support your local economy during this time is to order food for pickup or delivery, get groceries, purchase gift certificates for later use, or purchase from local stores … more

Church Closings

The limits being placed on gatherings of more than 10 people and health officials urging social distancing, area churches have canceled in-person services, while some are offering online options for … more

Iowa ‘not quite’ in need of a stay-at-home order

Iowa officials said Monday that an analysis of the latest data on the spread of COVID-19 indicates the state is “not quite” at the point where a stay-at-home order is needed. The … more

Supervisors support annexation of former Shiloh church property

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Washington County supervisors approved a letter of support for the voluntary annexation of slightly more than 600 acres into the city of Kalona, most of it which had been … more

Mid-Prairie works on distance learning plan

Mid-Prairie school administrators are working on plans to offer distance learning opportunities for students while district buildings are closed. Superintendent Mark Schneider told the school … more

Pleasantview staffer tests positive for COVID-19

A “non-direct care staff member” at Pleasantview Home has tested positive for COVID-19. Pleasantview Executive Director Jeffrey Schmidt confirmed in a Monday statement that case was … more

Area schools set for lunch pickups

Local school districts are finding ways to get meals to their students while district buildings are shut down. This week, Mid-Prairie, Highland and Lone Tree school districts started lunch pickup … more

Area churches cancel in-person services

With state officials restricting gatherings to fewer than 10 people, many area churches have canceled in-person services. Some, however, are offering online alternatives. more

United Way offers ways to help during COVID-19 crisis

The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties has a number of suggestions for anyone wanting to help during the COVID-19 crisis. more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More animal shelter pet of the week is Nashville, an adult male treeing walker coonhound/vizsla mix who is described as a “free spirit.” Intelligent, … more

Supervisors order county buildings closed

Responding to spreading coronavirus outbreaks, Washington County supervisors, Tuesday, unanimously voted to close county facilities effective noon Tuesday. more

Our daily life grinds to a halt

As the week progressed, more and more places announced they were closing or modifying their operations. On Monday, what started as a trickle of announcements became a flood. more

Virus concerns put school trips in jeopardy

Like many other entities, local school districts are scrambling with how to deal with the outbreak of the new coronavirus. On Monday night, the Mid-Prairie School Board voted to postpone an … more

Six area Future Problem Solving teams headed to state competition

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 … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS and More animal shelter pet of the week is Patricia. She is a small spayed, housetrained, female domestic short hair and dilute calico mix.  Patricia is described as a … more

A Musical Night

Mid-Prairie Middle School presented a choral concert at Mid-Prairie High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25. more

Loebsack continues Coffee with a Congressman stops

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack may not be seeking re-election this year, but he is still continuing with his Coffee with a Congressman tours. Loebsack visited with constituents at the Washington Hy-Vee … more

Mid-Prairie spring break could be history in the future

On Feb. 24, the Mid-Prairie school board approved a 2020-21 school calendar that includes a spring break. However, Superintendent Mark Schneider said he plans to conduct a survey after this … more
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