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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

Washington County gets spotlight in presidential debate

While last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines focused little on local issues, Washington County had a brief moment in the spotlight during a discussion on trade. U.S. Sen. … more

Tornow signs to play baseball at Northwestern

Mid-Prairie senior Brad Tornow signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Flanked by his sister, Abby, and parents, Tornow signed his letter in a … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. New adult fiction: “The German House” by Annette Hess. New biography: “Nerves of Steel” by Tammie … more

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potluck. Tuesday – Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot vegetable, fruit. Wednesday – Pork loin, mashed … more

60 Years a Firefighter

Jim Millice grew up near the old Wellman fire station and remembers a time before the station even had a fire truck. Walking through the bay of the current fire station, Millice spotted the old … more

Iowa needs to look to China for pork industry success in 2020

Pork industry expert Jim Long says pork farmers in Iowa need to look to China to determine how successful they will be in the coming year. “Over the next 12 months, our destiny in this … more

Andrew Yang touts Freedom Dividend in Washington stop

Enthusiastic supporters packed Café Dodici in Washington Sunday afternoon for Andrew Yang’s campaign stop. The self-professed “Asian man who likes math” and entrepreneur … more

Parkside Activities Center will celebrate 10-year anniversary

The Wellman Parkside Activities Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an open house Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m. The Wellman Parkside Activities Center facility is owned by the … more

Happy Noon Year!

Five-year-old Amara Taylor shoots off confetti at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library Noon Year’s celebration on Monday at noon. About 35 youngsters counted down to the new year and then shot … more

Wellman Garden Club

Wellman Garden Club enjoyed their annual Christmas luncheon on Dec. 20, in the Asbury UMC fellowship hall.  President Bohr welcomed us, and said the blessing before our delicious meal, catered … more

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potato soup, ham and cheese sandwich, fruit and cookie. Tuesday – Liver and onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, tomato spoon salad, ice … more

New mayors and council members take office in the new year

With the new year comes new mayors and city council members for cities around the area. City elections were held around the state in November. In Kalona, former council member Mark Robe will be … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler Time with Megan. Monday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m.-noon – Noon Year Party. Dec. 25 and 25 – Library closed for Christmas holiday. Dec. … more

Dems offer early check-in for caucuses

The Iowa Democratic Party announced a new online early check-in option for Iowans to sign-up for their precinct caucus before caucus night to help streamline the process. Iowa caucus goers are … more

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, mixed vegetables, garlic bread. Tuesday – Barbecue rib patty, potato tots, coleslaw, fruit. Wednesday – … more

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Roast pork, rice, mixed green salad, cinnamon apples. Tuesday – Closed for Christmas. Wednesday – Potluck. Thursday – Chili soup, … more

Wellman Fireman of the Year

Kenny Miller (left) was named Wellman Fireman of the Year at the department’s recent Christmas party. Presenting the award is Chief Jeremy Peck. more

Schneider: ‘This is the highest certified enrollment we’ve ever had’

The Mid-Prairie Community School District is growing. Superintendent Mark Schneider presented the district’s certified enrollment numbers to the school board at Monday’s … more
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