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Beisheim appointed to Kalona council

The Kalona City Council is back at full strength. At Monday’s meeting, the council unanimously appointed Hank Beisheim to fill the seat left vacant when Mark Robe was elected … more

Developer presents initial plans for Shiloh property

On Monday night, the Kalona City Council got a look at preliminary plans from a developer for the Shiloh church property south of town. Adam Kos of developer CJ Moyna and Sons presented a map of … more

Democratic candidate John Delaney campaigns in Washington

For the second time in his long campaign, Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney made a stop in Washington Sunday afternoon. Three local voters sat down with the former Maryland … more

Mid-Prairie sophomore has shot at naming NASA’s new Mars rover

NASA’s new Mars rover needs a name, and one submitted by a Mid-Prairie High School sophomore is in the running to be selected. Last week, Lilou Beachy received word that she is one of 155 … more

Washington County gets spotlight in presidential debate

While last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines focused little on local issues, Washington County had a brief moment in the spotlight during a discussion on trade. U.S. Sen. … more

Supervisors OK $2.2 million project

With approval of four agreements involving the county, Premier I Supplies and the Iowa Department of Transportation, a $2.25 million road project should get underway this spring and be done within … more

Ambulance service on 2020 agenda

With the 2020 State Legislature session kicking off this week, legislators are back to work. State Sen. Kevin Kinney (D-Oxford) has a number of issues he would like to see the Legislature address … more

60 Years a Firefighter

Jim Millice grew up near the old Wellman fire station and remembers a time before the station even had a fire truck. Walking through the bay of the current fire station, Millice spotted the old … more

17 apply for county ambulance director

With 17 applicants for the newly created Washington Ambulance Services director, the review and recommendation for interviewees could come next week, the supervisors agreed Tuesday. Indications … more

Kalona takes formal step toward Shiloh annexation

The city of Kalona is moving forward with the voluntary annexation of approximately 600 acres of property south of the city limits. At Monday’s meeting, the council agreed to take the next … more

Andrew Yang touts Freedom Dividend in Washington stop

Enthusiastic supporters packed Café Dodici in Washington Sunday afternoon for Andrew Yang’s campaign stop. The self-professed “Asian man who likes math” and entrepreneur … more

Pleasantview gets in the Holiday Spirit

Makayla Phillips won first place and a $100 Casey’s gift card in Pleasantview Home’s employee Christmas attire contest. Holly Schneider took second place and a $50 Casey’s gift … more

Parkside Activities Center will celebrate 10-year anniversary

The Wellman Parkside Activities Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an open house Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m. The Wellman Parkside Activities Center facility is owned by the … more

Stutzman Family Singers kick off anniversary tour at Fairview Mennonite

On Sunday evening, the Stutzman Family Singers will return to their roots for a performance at Fairview Mennonite Church in Kalona at 6 p.m. Steve Stutzman grew up near Kinross. He married Dorcas … more

New Councilperson

Riverside Councilperson-elect Lois Schneider takes the oath of office on Dec. 16 while her son Mayor Allen Schneider watches. The two Schneiders took the oath of office following the City Council … more

Biden brings No Malarkey tour to Washington

Former Vice President Joe Biden brought his No Malarkey tour to Washington High School on Saturday afternoon. Biden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, spoke to a group of … more

Kalona ends a strong 2019

Last year was a strong year for the city of Kalona, according to City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh. Schlabaugh pointed to the building permits issued within the city limits as one … more

New mayors and council members take office in the new year

With the new year comes new mayors and city council members for cities around the area. City elections were held around the state in November. In Kalona, former council member Mark Robe will be … more

Rotary Honor

Kalona Rotarian Ed Hershberger shows off his Paul Harris Fellow pin. Hershberger was honored at a recent Rotary Club meeting for donations to the Paul Harris Foundation. more
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