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Golden Hawks fall to No. 7 West Liberty

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks arrived in West Liberty this past Thursday with an impressive start to the season. The Hawks had won their first four matches and were a perfect 10-0 in sets. But … 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

Kalona approves developers TIF agreement with Moyna Holdings on Southtown resident development

Moyna Holdings was given the green light Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, by the Kalona City Council. The council approved the Developers TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreement with Moyna with … more

The uncertain future of Lone Tree history

The Lone Tree Historical Museum is simultaneously hard to find and impossible to mistake. Nestled between Elm Street and Wapsi Avenue, it is a modest, antique country home, bordered by bushes and … 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

Wellman approves annexation for Dollar General

The Wellman City Council voted Sept. 8 to approve an application for annexation submitted by a Dollar General store that plans to locate near the city. The council’s action followed a public … 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

‘Alternative’ Pleasantview benefit sale being planned

For the first time since 1956, there will not be a traditional Pleasantview Benefit this year. Due to the pandemic, the benefit steering committee has deemed it irresponsible to host a large-group … 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

Mid-Prairie Senior Night

Mid-Praire High School held Senior Night for its 12 senior football players this past Friday night prior to the Golden Hawks’ game against Central Lee. more

Mid-Prairie lifts ticket restrictions at sporting events

At their Sept. 14 meeting, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education reversed its previous decision to place attendee limits on sporting events. At a special meeting on Sept. 8 the board instituted a … 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

Right on Time

Leah Bontrager cut through the sea of red. Hillcrest Academy hosted the Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet in perfect conditions on the first day of September. Clouds helped cool the … more

Kalona Brewing Company Celebrates 7 Years with Musician Hannah Frey

Kalona Brewing Company will proudly celebrate 7 years of craft beer and local, scratch-focused food with a weekend beer release, dinner features, and a performance by Hannah Frey on Sunday, Sept. 13, … more

Kalona Optimist Club tours new Washington communication center

Recently the Kalona Optimist Club members got a preview of what the new Washington County Communications (E911) Center will look like when it becomes operational. Sheriff Jared Schneider briefed … more

Fire dept. battles blaze on Ezra Smith farm Sept. 7

Kalona Volunteer Fire Dept. were called to a fire in an old hog house being used as a storage shed on the Ezra Smith farm, 1865 Highway, Kalona, on Sept. 7 at 3:10 p.m. and were on the scene until 6 … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Wellman-Scofield Public Library is open by appointment to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy. If you would like to make an appointment, please call … more

Kalona Public Library News

It is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Call us to make an appointment to come into the library and get a free gift with your new library card account. Please note that the library doors remain … more
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