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Reynolds proclaims March Iowa History month

As Iowa commemorates its 175th anniversary of statehood this year, the State Historical Society of Iowa is taking a deeper dive into the state’s past during Iowa History Month, beginning March … more

Absentee ballots available for Supervisor, Highland PPEL special elections

Absentee ballots are now available for the March 2, 2021 special election to fill a vacancy in Board of Supervisor District 3 and to continue a Highland School Physical Plant and Equipment … more

Unique Grant Wood exhibition comes to Cedar Rapids Art Museum to celebrate Iowa’s 175th anniversary of statehood

Launching the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood will be an extensive look at Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We will continue curbside delivery for anyone who wishes to receive books in this manner. Our doors are open.   We are working with reduced hours to keep our staff healthy. We will open for … more

Southeast Iowa Ag Research Association annual meeting scheduled for March 4

Farmers and crop advisers are invited to attend the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association annual meeting, which will be held virtually this year via Zoom on Tuesday, March 4, at 8 … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Remy, a young male Treeing Walker Coonhound. Remy was found as an emaciated and scared stray. A wonderful family took him in and nursed him back … more

Wellman OKs law enforcement contract

The Wellman city council approved a law enforcement contract with the Washington County Sherriff’s Department at a Tuesday, Feb. 16 meeting. The meeting was moved from Mon. Feb. 15 due to the … more

Mid-Prairie Board hears facilities, search updates

In addition to approving the yearly audit, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education received updates from superintendent Mark Schneider regarding facilities and the search for a new middle school principal … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We will continue curbside delivery for anyone who wishes to receive books in this manner. Our doors are open. We are working with reduced hours to keep our staff healthy. New adult fiction: … more

Johnson County Master Gardeners to offer pollinators program

Johnson County Master Gardeners will offer a virtual continuing education program on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1:30–2:30 p.m. with Linn County Master Gardener Jo Dillon presenting “Attracting … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Rita, an adult female domestic longhair cat. Rita has a fluffy black coat and bright green eyes. She is described as a “love bug” … more

WCRF Spring Small Grants applications Now open

The Spring Small Grant Cycle is now open for grant awards up to $5000 for nonprofit 501(c) organizations. The Foundation has special interest areas of Community Development and Beautification, … more

Cold, wind cause road problems, board told

The extreme cold and frequent wind in the last ten days have been a major challenge for the county’s Secondary Roads Department the board was told Tuesday. “It just will not let … more

Reynolds says GuideLink Center “the right thing to do”

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds and lieutenant governor Adam Gregg were among the guests attending an opening ceremony for Johnson County’s new GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday. The … more

Second COVID Vaccine Clinic Set for Feb. 22

The second COVID_19 vaccination clinic in Washington County is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, February 22 at the Washington YMCA, 520 W. 5th Street, Washington.   The clinic is only … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We will continue curbside delivery for anyone who wishes to receive books in this manner. Our doors are open. We are working with reduced hours to keep our staff healthy. We ask that you keep … more

Area superintendents speak out against proposed school voucher system

Iowa legislators are now considering a 65-page bill introduced by Gov. Kim Reynolds that aims to expand school choices for Iowa parents and students. The bill’s three main components include … more

Deadlines approach for Washington special election

The deadline to pre-register for the March 2, 2021 Washington Ward 3 special city election to be held in Washington County, is Friday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Alternatively, any person who is eligible to … more

Mid-Prairie considers HVAC upgrade, prepares for principals search

During the work session portion of the regular school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, Mid-Prairie superintendent Mark Schneider informed the school board of problems with the HVAC controls in the … more

Six Mid-Prairie speech groups earn superior rating at state contest

The following Mid-Prairie students competed at Mid-Prairie High School in an Iowa High School Speech Association state large group speech contest on Saturday, Feb. 6. Each event performed for three … more
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