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Legislative inaction on EMS could spell trouble for rural Iowa

Response times for an ambulance vary widely in Iowa, with rural areas faring worse than urban locations. (Photo courtesy of Scott County) A bill that would have provided a long-sought stable … more

BREAKING: Kalona boy dies in accidental shooting

A Kalona boy died Friday morning as the result of an accidental shooting. more

Home-schoolers fare well as Future Problem Solvers

The 2020 version of the Future Problem Solving International Competition was a virtual one for the first time in the program’s 46-year history. Instead of taking place in Amherst, Mass., … more

Pathway Christian School honors its class of five seniors

Five members of the Pathway Christian School Class of 2020 received their diplomas during a ceremony held at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church Saturday. Administrator Lawrence Schlabach urged the … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

The summer reading program is underway. Watch the website for activities: www.wellmanlibrary.org. Curbside pickup is available. Call or email to request books for pickup 319-646-6858 or … more

A Source of Smiles

Following nearly three months of continued publicity, Mid-Prairie’s newest social media star, Busy Bear, is stepping out of the limelight. The giant teddy bear started as Superintendent Mark … more

Kalona Optimist Club flags to fly on June 19

The Kalona Optimist Club will keep its flags flying in town until Saturday. The flags were put up last week to honor Flag Day, which was June 14. Kalona resident Suzanne Yoder suggested via … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS and More pet of the week is Bodean, an adult male coonhound. Bodean is described as a ‘go-getter.’ Want to get more exercise? Action is his middle name. His … more

Kalona OKs subdivision ordinance

The Kalona City Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s subdivision ordinance at Monday’s meeting. The council voted to waive the second reading of the ordinance and pass it … more

Cities will split bill to house ambulance

The Kalona and Wellman city councils each agreed Monday to split the cost of housing an ambulance in the northern tier of Washington County. According to the agreement approved by both councils, … more

Highway 22 sidewalks in Kalona get upgrade for ADA compliance

Construction workers from Hickey Construction began work on sidewalks along Highway 22 in Kalona on Friday. As part the Iowa Department of Transporation’s transition plan for the Americans … more

Negotiations continue on northern ambulance

Talks to house a full-time ambulance crew in the northern tier of Washington County are continuing despite Riverside dropping out of the discussion. Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh said … more

Quilt Raffle

Grace Schumann, owner of Stitch ’N Sew Cottage in Kalona, donated this “Compass” pattern quilt to the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce to use for this year’s quilt raffle. The … more

City of Riverside property gradually reopening

Riverside will gradually reopen city property following a series of unanimous decisions by the City Council. Parks and playgrounds will open immediately, while City Hall is slated to reopen with a … more

County agrees to purchase current ambulance facility

Last week, Washington County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Seward Jr. announced that Washington County Ambulance Service had broken off negotiations with the county for sale of the … more

Supervisors OK talks for northern ambulance

The Washington County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, acknowledged efforts to house an ambulance crew in the northern tier of the county. County Ambulance Service Director Jeremy Peck told … more

Wellman Golf League

Week 3 Standings Freeman Foods, 9 points City Sewer, 6.5 points Moody Drifters, 6 points JP Shooting, 6 points Stutsman Inc., 5 points Roberts Fiberglass, 3.5 Points Bobs … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is a kitten named Bobby Flay. Yes, he looks like his mom gave him a bad haircut. He is an adorable, sweet little dude who has not quite learned to … more

Iowa State Fair is canceled for the first time since 1945

The Iowa State Fair is canceled for 2020, leaving Iowans and the Midwest without their beloved tradition of fried corn dogs and hog calling in the humid summer heat. This marks the first time … more

Reynolds lifts capacity limits on businesses starting Friday

Iowa’s businesses and attractions will be able to operate at full capacity beginning 8 a.m. Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced.  Her new proclamation means that restaurants, theaters … more
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