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Wellman council receives update

Wellman City Council members approved $40,000 on Tuesday, Sept. 7 for the purchase and customization of a utility van for the public works department. The van will be fitted with interior shelving … more

Kalona resident remembers being a 9/11 chaplain

Maurie Campbell, who lives in Kalona, was an Army Reserve chaplain who was mobilized after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and ended up spending two and a half years at the Pentagon helping people … more

Labor Day brunch at Goodwin Senior Center “a huge success”

The Goodwin Senior Center in Wellman offered a brunch on Labor Day, which was their first fundraiser in over 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne Mann, president of the senior commission, … more

SE Iowa Insurance adds two new young agents

The addition of two young agents to the staff of Southeast Iowa Insurance, with offices in Kalona and Wellman, was announced this week by owner Shawn Powell. “We are pleased to bring on … more

Johnson County sees “dramatic increase” in COVID cases

Johnson County Public Health officials are seeking to nearly double the number of close-contact tracers as COVID cases rise with the delta variant. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in … more

IDPH on how to slow COVID spread

Like most of the country, Iowa has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks. Because of the success of our vaccine campaign, current numbers are a … more

Senior Dining Menus

September 2 - 9   Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – BBQ rib patty, oven browned potatoes, chop salad, fruit and cookie Monday – Labor Day Brunch Tuesday – … more

Wellman Public Library News

Stop in and meet our new Director Erin! New adult fiction: “The Women’s March” by Jennifer Chiaverini; “Vortex” by Catherine Coulter; “Cul-de-sac” by Joy … more

M-P Feed the Kids dinner “wildly successful”

Before COVID, Mid-Prairie Feed the Kids worked to confidentially put bags of food in the backpacks of food-insecure students during lunch, when all the students were out of the room so no one would … more

Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval

On Monday, Aug. 23, the FDA authorized full approval for one COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will now be marketed as Comirnaty for the prevention of … more

Sons of Amvets event raises $830 for school supplies for area schools

The Ladies Auxiliary lunch, in conjunction with the Richmond Sons of Amvets annual Bobby TeBockhorst Horseshoe tournament on Sunday, August 22 raised $830 for school supplies for area elementary … more

Lone Tree Flyers soar in unique, fulfilling hobby

Many members of the Lone Tree Flyers have been building and flying radio-controlled airplanes for over 50 years, since they were children. But the club is always looking for more members and want to … more

Senior Dining Menus

August 26-31 Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Salmon loaf, creamed peas and potatoes, pickled red beets, cookie Friday – Cheeseburger, potato chips, kidney bean salad, pumpkin … more

Washington County Public Health sets first COVID booster shot clinic Sept. 1

Individuals who have an immune compromised health condition can now schedule a COVID-19 booster shot to receive the same brand booster as their first and second doses. All individuals requesting … more

Board of Health receives WCPH staff survey report

In a nine-page summary report, Washington County Public Health staff provided detailed responses to how the department handled (and continues to handle) the COVID-19 pandemic between March 2020 and … more

Chamber to offer ByWays tour buggy rides

Starting September 1, the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce ByWays Tours will be offering specialty rides that include a horse-drawn buggy ride driven by an Amishman, Kalona Chamber director Tonia … more

Classic Cars

Mike, Rhonda and Madison Young drove their 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air from Tipton to Wellman on Saturday, August 14 as part of the Family Cruise organized by Jennie Rodgers of The Parlor at … more

Supervisors OK 2nd Amendment  resolution

On Tuesday, August 17, the Washington County Board of Supervisors declared Washington County “a second amendment sanctuary county” by approving Resolution 21-33 in a 4-1 vote.  … more

Kalona represented at the Iowa State Fair with talent show contestant, information booth, quilt raffle

The Iowa State Fair began on Thursday, August 12, and will continue until Sunday, August 22. The State Fair has been regarded as the oldest and largest expositions in the country. Hundreds of … more

Swine Building Maintenance Workshops Scheduled for August 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach is joining industry partners to offer four workshops across the state on the maintenance issues faced by swine facility managers and maintenance crews. Workshops will … more
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