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Finding Forever Homes

Thirteen months ago, the Radig family in Pocahontas began searching for a new dog.The previous October, they had to put down their yellow lab, who had been a beloved family member for 12 years.“We … more

Compassus Hospice has a shortage of volunteers

Compassus Hospice is rather shorthanded at the moment when it comes to area volunteers.Jill Venden, volunteer coordinator for Compassus, said that the organization is actively seeking volunteers in … more

Senior Dining Menus

Dec. 16-20 Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potluck. Tuesday – Beef goulash, peanut butter sandwich, cottage cheese, applesauce, cookie. Wednesday – Roast turkey, mashed … 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

The Partnership: PAWS teams with two Petco stores

A big part of PAWS’ adoption success story is the shelter’s partnership with two satellite locations at the Petco stores in Coralville and Marion.“We have a partnership with them where … more

The Volunteer: Shelter work fills need for having a pet

Russell Lyon of Washington works for the railroad and loves animals.Because his job often takes him away from home, he does not have pets of his own.“I’ve always wanted to have a dog, but because … more

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potluck. Tuesday – Barbecue rib patty, oven-browned potatoes, corn, fruit. Wednesday – Roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. Nov. 20, 2 p.m. – Early-out movie. Nov. 27 – Library closes at 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29 – Library closed … more

Loebsack hears constituent issues in Kalona, Wellman

Congressman Dave Loebsack visited Kalona and Wellman on Saturday to meet with constituents and hear topics on their mind.Some came with issues they wanted help resolving. Others were simply out for … more

Mid-Prairie jazz band places first in district competition

The Mid-Prairie High School jazz band placed first in Class 2A at the district jazz contest March 2 at Iowa City West High School.The band qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships, which will be … more

Buckwalters to receive Indiana Outstanding Future Educator Awards

Being a Buckwalter means loving coffee, being passionate about teaching and driving a car from Buckwalter Motors. Now, Renee and Anne Buckwalter, Wellman natives who are twin seniors at Goshen … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library

ActivitiesWednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – Story Time with Carol.Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – Toddler Time with Megan.Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m. – Senior craft (call for details).Monday, March 11 – Pizza … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Summer Reading Program registration is now open. You may register either at the library or online at www.wellmanlibrary.org.  Registration is open until May 31. The library has many fun activities … more

Ernst speaks with first responders

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst empathized with eastern Iowa emergency management coordinators at a Washington County meeting on Aug. 20.In 2001, Ernst was the emergency management coordinator in Montgomery … 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

Kalona SuperNatural wins State Fair awards

Kalona SuperNatural took home first-place for its 100% grass-fed vanilla kefir and second-place for its buttermilk, both in the cultured dairy category at the Iowa State Fair. Additionally, Kalona … more

Streets are crumbling in Wellman subdivision

Wellman city officials are still seeking answers as to why some streets in the Deer Meadow Subdivision are crumbling. City Administrator Kelly Litwiller said that a contractor working on some … more

Mid-Prairie HSAP seeks photographs

The Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program is seeking historical photos of the former Washington Township School.HSAP Director Rachel Kerns said that she is hoping to find photos of the building … more

Looking back — Wellman men and women in service July 1944

Printed in The Wellman Advance, July 13, 1944, of the men and women in service. The list was printed weekly and updated as more men and women volunteered. Next week, the list from Kalona. more

Filing period open until Sept. 19 for November city, school elections

The filing period for the November combined city and school elections began on Monday.The filing period runs until 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 for both city and school elections.This is the first year … more
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