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Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer and finding a cool spot to do some reading.  If you have a request for a specific book, send an email to scofield@netins.net or a surprise can be … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Costner. Costner is a medium-sized, young, multi-colored, male Australian cattle dog/blue heeler mix. He is described as a free spirit. … more

State Fair livestock entries available online

All 2020 Iowa State Fair 4-H livestock and horticulture entries must be completed online through Fair Entry by July 10 at iowastatefair4hlivestock.fairentry.com. Help sheets are available for … more

Old Thresher’s Reunion canceled

The Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Board of Directors met on Tuesday, June 23 to decide the fate of the 2020 Old Threshers Reunion on Sept. 3-7. The board considered the overall health and … more

Mid-Prairie High School 2020 seniors receive diplomas

After not having been able to gather in school since before spring break, the Mid-Prairie High School class of 2020 were together one last time on Sunday to receive their diplomas. Speakers … more

AARP calls for immediate, mandatory COVID-19 testing in Iowa care facilities

AARP Iowa says it is “outraged” by 11 COVID-19 deaths at an Iowa nursing home where symptomatic employees worked alongside vulnerable seniors. The organization is calling for immediate, … more

Ernst, Grassley join flared-up fight over ethanol

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - JUNE 11: A flag flies at the Southeast Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol facility prior to a visit from President Donald Trump on June 11, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With … more

Kansas

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Kansas, a young, male domestic short hair and tabby mix. Kansas is new to the shelter but has already shown everyone he has a lot of love to give. … more

Mid-Prairie may adjust calendar

Mid-Prairie administrators are recommending a slight adjustment to the district’s 2020-21 calendar. At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Mark Schneider said that … more

Slechta Communications, Inc. re-assumes ownership of The News

As of June 18, the ownership of The News has been transferred to Slechta Communications, Inc (Ron and Helen Slechta) from Jim and Bridget Johnson, dba Johnson Iowa Media. Slechta Communications … more

Reynolds signs bill protecting Iowa businesses from COVID-19 liability

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks at a press conference on March 16, 2020. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a COVID-19 liability bill into law on Thursday, granting businesses, nursing homes and … more

State agency fails to post hundreds of verified complaints against restaurants

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is responsible for inspecting food establishments such as grocery stores, restaurants and convenience stores, as well as food processing plants, … more

Reynolds declares Iowa ‘in recovery,’ appoints business leaders to advise economic plans

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse on June 18, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. ( Photo by Charlie … 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

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

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

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

Mid-Prairie mulls ‘return to learn’ plan

Mid-Prairie school administrators have begun work on the state-mandated “return to learn” program that must be submitted by July 1. At Monday’s school board meeting, … more
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