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WCRF opens small grant cycle thru March 14

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation spring small grant cycle is now open for grant awards up to $5000 for nonprofit 501(c) organizations.  The Foundation has special interest areas of … more

Reynolds proclaims March Iowa History month

As Iowa commemorates its 175th anniversary of statehood this year, the State Historical Society of Iowa is taking a deeper dive into the state’s past during Iowa History Month, beginning March … more

Absentee ballots available for Supervisor, Highland PPEL special elections

Absentee ballots are now available for the March 2, 2021 special election to fill a vacancy in Board of Supervisor District 3 and to continue a Highland School Physical Plant and Equipment … more

Unique Grant Wood exhibition comes to Cedar Rapids Art Museum to celebrate Iowa’s 175th anniversary of statehood

Launching the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood will be an extensive look at Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant … more

Kalona Public Library

Storytime is being offered at the Kalona YMCA every Wednesday morning from 10:30-11 a.m. Come join us for stories and motion activities! New adult fiction: “Robert B. Parker’s Someone … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We will continue curbside delivery for anyone who wishes to receive books in this manner. Our doors are open.   We are working with reduced hours to keep our staff healthy. We will open for … more

Southeast Iowa Ag Research Association annual meeting scheduled for March 4

Farmers and crop advisers are invited to attend the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association annual meeting, which will be held virtually this year via Zoom on Tuesday, March 4, at 8 … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Remy, a young male Treeing Walker Coonhound. Remy was found as an emaciated and scared stray. A wonderful family took him in and nursed him back … more

Wellman OKs law enforcement contract

The Wellman city council approved a law enforcement contract with the Washington County Sherriff’s Department at a Tuesday, Feb. 16 meeting. The meeting was moved from Mon. Feb. 15 due to the … more

IC Gene Society to meet via Zoom Feb. 27

Genealogical research can be exciting. But it can also test your willingness to “stick with it’ and to search sources again and again. Today’s genealogists are fortunate to have … more

Highland considers social media to drive district news

One question above all others weighed heavily on the Highland school board’s minds: how do we get more people involved? Much of their Monday evening board meeting on Feb. 22 revolved around … more

Mid-Prairie Board hears facilities, search updates

In addition to approving the yearly audit, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education received updates from superintendent Mark Schneider regarding facilities and the search for a new middle school principal … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We will continue curbside delivery for anyone who wishes to receive books in this manner. Our doors are open. We are working with reduced hours to keep our staff healthy. New adult fiction: … more

Ropp retires with great memories

When Myron Ropp retires at the end of the month after spending over 50 years working at the John Deere dealership, he isn’t going to miss the paperwork. But he’s going to miss the people, … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Rita, an adult female domestic longhair cat. Rita has a fluffy black coat and bright green eyes. She is described as a “love bug” … more

Kalona Public Library News

Kalona Public Library continues to be open by appointment and offering curbside pickup for our community and patrons. The building capacity has been increased to 15 patrons at a time. We continue to … more

WCRF Spring Small Grants applications Now open

The Spring Small Grant Cycle is now open for grant awards up to $5000 for nonprofit 501(c) organizations. The Foundation has special interest areas of Community Development and Beautification, … more

KCTC Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Expand Service

KCTC recently was awarded $1,948,880.88 to cover 35% of the cost of providing fiber optic broadband service to a rural area between Riverside and Washington. Over 300 households will be able to … more

Cold, wind cause road problems, board told

The extreme cold and frequent wind in the last ten days have been a major challenge for the county’s Secondary Roads Department the board was told Tuesday. “It just will not let … more

Reynolds says GuideLink Center “the right thing to do”

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds and lieutenant governor Adam Gregg were among the guests attending an opening ceremony for Johnson County’s new GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday. The … more
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