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Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Buttons, a 62-pound adult male rottweiler. In his personality score, Buttons scored high for friendliness and fearfulness and low for excitability … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, we will check out books and deliver to the curbside in order to keep our staff and patrons safe.  We are hoping this will be temporary. We will be hosting … more

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week this week is Mid-Prairie Runner Jamie Stutzman! Jamie helped lead the Golden Hawks to a sixth-place state team finish. He improved 96 spots from the 2019 state meet, … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, we will check out books and deliver to the curbside in order to keep our staff and patrons safe.  We are hoping this will be temporary. We will be hosting … more

Washington County seeks volunteers to fill board, commission vacancies

A number of Washington county boards and commissions serve Washington County through the service of volunteer applicants, all of whom must be at least 18 years of age. All are unpaid positions with … more

Supervisors OK temporary employee benefit changes due to COVID-19

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution for temporary changes to the employee handbook to meet emergencies caused by the COVID-19 … more

Washington Board of Health considers quarantine, isolation orders

In a move to deal with containing possible COVID-19 cases, the Washington County Board of Health in a special session on Nov. 13 approved a two-member executive committee consisting of Dr. Trevor … 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

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

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

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

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

Mid-Prairie temporarily closes preschool after COVID spike

In an emergency meeting on Nov. 4, the Mid-Prairie school board voted to temporarily suspend preschool for three and four year olds following an increase in COVID-19 absences. The board will … more

Public Health urges care in holiday planning

With major winter holidays coming, preparing for celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic requires even more planning than ever. Danielle Pettit-Majewski, director of the Washington County Public … more
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