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Robinson reelected as Highland board president, Allen as VP

Nate Robinson was named the board president and Megan Allen was elected vice president at the annual meeting of the Highland School Board on Nov. 9. Both were immediately sworn in. The News was … more

Optimists of the Year

Kalona Optimist Club President Jim Crowther (center) present the co-Optimist of the Year award to Julia and Alvin Kramer at a recent reception before the Kramers left for their new home in Texas. … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Sweet Potato, a young female domestic short hair and tabby mix. Sweet Potato has an orange coat and white belly, is litter-trained and has all her … more

WCCB, Kalona partner to manage Southtown development rec areas

As part of the new Southtown development on former Shiloh land, the Washington County Conservation Board (WCCB) and the City of Kalona approved a 28E agreement for WCCB management of about 200 acres … more

Wellman closes skating rink through December

The Wellman City Council voted to close the Wellman skating rink to both public skating and private parties through December 2020, following discussion on the risks of COVID-19 contagion and the most … more

Auction season weathers the pandemic in Kalona

A heated discussion regarding health insurance was the most prominent among a few hotly debated issues brought up during the Riverside City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 16. The meeting lasted … more

CDC guidelines for a safe Thanksgiving

The CDC lists its guidelines to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season, such as limiting family get-togethers, wearing masks and encouraging guests to bring their own food. For more … more

As COVID numbers climb, Iowa sees new mitigations

As COVID numbers continue to surge, Governor Kim Reynolds addressed Iowans live on statewide, primetime TV on Monday, Nov. 16, the first such address by an Iowa governor. “Right now, the … more

Gugel named new Mid-Prairie board president, board approves esports and girls basketball sharing agreement

    Jeremy Gugel was named the next president of the Mid-Prairie Board of Education and Denise Chittick was named vice president. Both were immediately sworn in prior to the business … more

Relay for Life presents raffle

Raffle tickets are now available for Washington County Relay for Life’s fundraising raffle. Pictures of possible items to win are available on Facebook at Relay for Life of Washington … more

Pam Flynn, Air Force veteran of 25 years, sees respect, kindness from Kalona community

Pam Flynn loves being outdoors in the sunshine. She loves riding around her Kalona neighborhood in her golf cart, visiting with her neighbors and bringing toys and treats to her nieces and nephews. … more

A different kind of 85th birthday celebration

Despite the helium shortage and the persistent wind that popped many of them, the family and friends of Mary Rogers still managed to tie balloons to their cars on Saturday, Nov. 7 in order to drive … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Redge, a young female domestic short hair and tabby mix. Redge has a light orange coat, is litter-trained and has all her vaccinations up to date. … more

Drug take-back event breaks records

During the nationwide U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration drug takeback event on Oct. 24, the DEA collected nearly a million pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medications across the nation. The … more

A Running Faith

Race day always begins with a huddle. And a prayer. Less than 10 minutes before the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team was to successfully chase down a fourth consecutive state team title on … more

Riverside ambulance donation finalized

The donation of a passenger ambulance from the City of Riverside to Washington County was finalized by a board of supervisor’s vote on Oct. 27. Riverside now contracts with the newly formed … more

WCHC remains prepared for COVID hospitalizations

Although COVID-19 positivity rates are steadily rising in Washington County, Washington County Hospital and Clinics has not yet seen “a significant number of COVID-19 related admissions,” … more

Supervisors discuss changes to PTO accural

Following the Washington County Board of Supervisors work session on Monday, Nov. 9 at the new county Communications Building, a possible draft resolution to address the accrual of vacation time may … more

Developers make progress on Southtown

Project manager Adam Kos of C.J. Moyna & Sons said the developers are working to finish the building foundation removal after the old Shiloh church buildings were burned in a controlled fire on … more

Area fire depts. battle Riverside blaze

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the Riverside Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in the 1400 block of Underwood Ave just before noon. The Riverside Fire Department responded with auto aid from … more
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