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Jet Physical Therapy offers individualized treatment plans

Chuck Miller believes in a personal approach — every patient who walks into the Jet Physical Therapy clinic in Wellman is a little different, so everyone needs a little different treatment … more

COVID vaccines arrive at Brown Deer Place

With a new year comes new hope for Brown Deer Place, as Operation Warp Speed has arrived in the form of a COVID-19 vaccine for many of our residents and staff.  The vaccine, given in two … more

Legislative briefing focuses on workforce, education

The first Washington County Legislative Briefing of the year was held Saturday morning, Jan. 16, over Zoom. Four area legislators were invited to participate: Iowa senators Kevin Kinney (D, District … more

Washington Co. Public Health provides vaccine updates

On Thursday, Jan. 14, Washington County Public Health Administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski provided an update on COVID-19 vaccinations in the county. The county public health department received … more

IDPH shares weekly vaccine updates

The Iowa Department of Public Health has started sharing data on statewide COVID-19 vaccine administration on the existing Iowa COVID-19 website, coronavirus.iowa.gov. Updates will be posted weekly … more

Mid-Prairie loosens athletic ticket restrictions

At their regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education loosened athletic spectator regulations to allow each athlete, manager and coach to have four tickets to allocate to … more

Washington County Public Health to offer vaccine

Washington County Public Health will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to county residents as the vaccine becomes available, said Danielle Pettit-Majewski, department administrator. “All of the … more

Wellman student uses derecho tree to raise funds

Patrick Overy, a young patron of the Wellman-Scofield Public Library knew the library was trying to expand its collection and renovate the building. But this year has been hard on the library, with … more

Attorney Gish returns home from Army tour

Washington County Attorney John Gish, also a major in the U.S. Army Reserve was back home in time for Christmas, returning on Dec. 22 from deployment in the Middle East. He has been assigned to the … more

Iowa readies for first wave of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 11, the first shipments of the vaccine arrived in Iowa during … more

Mid-Prairie presents 27th annual Madrigal Dinner with special singing masks

Mid-Prairie has presented a madrigal dinner for 27 years in a row — director and vocal music teacher Collette McClellen performed in the first annual madrigal dinner in 1993, so she’s … more

Wellman Telephone continues mitten tree

A classic holiday staple in Wellman is still going strong, just with a few changes to cope with the coronavirus. For years, the Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association has put together a … more

Mrs. Claus Visits Wellman-Scofield Public Library

A masked Mrs. Claus paid a visit to the Wellman-Scofield Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 5 to hand out candy and books to children. more

Health board discusses quarantine, isolation orders, work session

The major part of the Washington County Board of Health’s monthly meeting on Nov. 19 was a detailed discussion of the possible need to issue quarantine or isolation orders for residents … more

Mid-Prairie preps for annual madrigal dinner

It’s been 27 years in the making and this year, pandemic or not, will not break that streak. Mid-Prairie has presented a madrigal dinner every year since 1993—vocal music teacher Collette … more

After mid-November peak, COVID cases start to fall

After hitting a peak on Nov. 21, positive COVID-19 cases in Washington County have started to fall. On Nov. 21 the 14-day rolling total of positive cases was 407, which fell to 330 on Nov. … more

All Mid-Prairie staff must wear a mask

During their regular meeting on Nov. 23, the Mid-Prairie school board voted to require face masks for all employees when with students, with limited reasonable exceptions. This means that staff can … more

As COVID numbers climb, Iowa sees new mitigations

As COVID numbers continue to surge, Governor Kim Reynolds addressed Iowans live on statewide, primetime TV on Monday, Nov. 16, the first such address by an Iowa governor. “Right now, the … more

Gugel named new Mid-Prairie board president, board approves esports and girls basketball sharing agreement

    Jeremy Gugel was named the next president of the Mid-Prairie Board of Education and Denise Chittick was named vice president. Both were immediately sworn in prior to the business … more

Pam Flynn, Air Force veteran of 25 years, sees respect, kindness from Kalona community

Pam Flynn loves being outdoors in the sunshine. She loves riding around her Kalona neighborhood in her golf cart, visiting with her neighbors and bringing toys and treats to her nieces and nephews. … more
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