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Mid-Prairie works on distance learning plan

Mid-Prairie school administrators are working on plans to offer distance learning opportunities for students while district buildings are closed. Superintendent Mark Schneider told the school … more

Area churches cancel in-person services

With state officials restricting gatherings to fewer than 10 people, many area churches have canceled in-person services. Some, however, are offering online alternatives. more

United Way offers ways to help during COVID-19 crisis

The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties has a number of suggestions for anyone wanting to help during the COVID-19 crisis. more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More animal shelter pet of the week is Nashville, an adult male treeing walker coonhound/vizsla mix who is described as a “free spirit.” Intelligent, … more

All Jazzed Up

On any given morning, you can walk through the doors of Mid-Prairie High School and hear some upbeat jazz music drifting down the hallways. more

Mid-Prairie schools to start lunch pick-up program

Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider sent an email to district parents Wednesday announcing details of a school lunch pick-up program offered to students while schools are closed. more

City of Wellman locks down City Hall

The city of Wellman is taking some precautionary measures in response to heightened awareness of the spread of the coronavirus. more

Our daily life grinds to a halt

As the week progressed, more and more places announced they were closing or modifying their operations. On Monday, what started as a trickle of announcements became a flood. more

Coronavirus closes most area schools

Following the governor’s recommendation, area schools are closing for the foreseeable future. more

Fundraiser helps roll to nationals

More than 50 local supporters got the opportunity to test their wheelchair basketball skills at the Parkside Activities Center in Wellman on Saturday. The center hosted a three-on-three wheelchair … more

A Musical Night

Mid-Prairie Middle School presented a choral concert at Mid-Prairie High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25. more

Mid-Prairie spring break could be history in the future

On Feb. 24, the Mid-Prairie school board approved a 2020-21 school calendar that includes a spring break. However, Superintendent Mark Schneider said he plans to conduct a survey after this … more

Mid-Prairie board ponders $19 million project

At the behest of the school board two weeks ago, Mid-Prairie administrators met to discuss their facilities’ needs. What they came back with Monday night was a list of projects totaling … more

Scammers target Alliant customers

Callers who ask you to pay in a few hours or have power disconnected are not legitimate. But scammers are getting more sophisticated. Alliant Energy has received reports from customers in … more

Nominations are open for Kid Captain

Do you know someone who would make a great Kid Captain? Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities/events Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. Feb. 17 – Library closed for Presidents’ Day Feb. 29 – Trivia Night. Call for details. New adult … more

Mid-Prairie board hears facilities committee and survey results

Like any other district, the Mid-Prairie school district has a list of facilities wants and needs that far exceed its budget. At the Jan. 27 school board meeting, board members heard an hour-long … more

Mid-Prairie’s Schmidt named finalist for Ag Educator of the Year

Elsa Schmidt did not know what to expect when she and her FFA students were called to gather in the Mid-Prairie High School library Thursday morning. What she got was a $500 check and a plaque … more

Looking Back

Kalona Kalona came back in usual style last Friday night by whipping the Wellman Wildcats 44 to 17. Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Yoder entertained at a family dinner Sunday including Mr. and Mrs. Mose … more

Mid-Prairie sophomore has shot at naming NASA’s new Mars rover

NASA’s new Mars rover needs a name, and one submitted by a Mid-Prairie High School sophomore is in the running to be selected. Last week, Lilou Beachy received word that she is one of 155 … more
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