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Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Sundance, a female domestic short hair and tabby mix kitten. Sundance is described as MVP — a savy cat who knows the score and is pretty … more

Iowa land values expected to hold steady

Owning farmland has always been a priority for farmers, but interest in this real asset by investors has grown in the past year. Farmers National Company has released its January land values … 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 responds to home explosion

The Washington County Communications center received multiple reports of a home explosion at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at 1114 East Washington in Washington. Upon arrival, emergency … more

Donors needed for Jan. 11 Optimist blood drive

Area residents are encouraged to donate blood at the Kalona Optimist Club Community Blood Drive on Monday, Jan. 11, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kalona Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall at 902 6th … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Skyler, a young male Australian shepherd mix. Skyler is currently in a foster home— his foster parents say he is very curious and loyal, … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library

It’s a new year with a list of New Year’s resolutions! First on our list is to read more. Second on the list is to plan to return to “normal” as soon as possible and start … more

Scammers capitalize on COVID stimulus, vaccine rollout to steal private info

Between forthcoming stimulus checks and vaccine rollout, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warns Iowans to be aware and careful of a variety of scams and fraudulent activity. “Scammers follow … 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

Johnson County hosts Community Supported Agriculture info session

The term “Community Supported Agriculture,” also referred to as a CSA, may sound a little mystifying. But getting fresh produce weekly during the growing season is easy to understand … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Sophie Joy, a young female American staffordshire terrier and beagle mix. Sophie Joy is white with copper ears and spots. She is fully vaccinated … more

Goodwin Senior Center Receives Donation for Meals

Kent Karnes (left) and Jeremiah Gingrich (right) of Federation Bank of Wellman present a check for $1,000 for the Goodwin Senior Dining in Wellman on Dec. 18. Accepting the check for senior meals … more

Free counseling, services offered to Washington County farm families

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Farm Foundation are partnering to provide free wellness coaching and counseling services to Washington County farm families. The pre-paid coaching … more

Washington Board of Health approves Home Quarantine and Isolation order

With both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations now in Iowa, the Washington County Public Health Department is awaiting vaccine administration approval from the federal government and the Disease … more

Wellman to test new employee hours, remove speed hump after petition

Wellman public works employees will have a shift change for the month of January, following council action on Monday, Dec. 21. City Manager Kelly Litwiller said she had been asked by public works … 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

Prizes announced for Kalona lighting contest

Kalona residents have a chance to win prize baskets for decorating their homes this Christmas season. The first-prize basket is valued at $300, second-place at $225 and third-place at $165. There … more
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