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Mid-Prairie board ponders $19 million project

At the behest of the school board two weeks ago, Mid-Prairie administrators met to discuss their facilities’ needs. What they came back with Monday night was a list of projects totaling … more

Scammers target Alliant customers

Callers who ask you to pay in a few hours or have power disconnected are not legitimate. But scammers are getting more sophisticated. Alliant Energy has received reports from customers in … more

Nominations are open for Kid Captain

Do you know someone who would make a great Kid Captain? Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities/events Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. Feb. 17 – Library closed for Presidents’ Day Feb. 29 – Trivia Night. Call for details. New adult … more

Mid-Prairie board hears facilities committee and survey results

Like any other district, the Mid-Prairie school district has a list of facilities wants and needs that far exceed its budget. At the Jan. 27 school board meeting, board members heard an hour-long … more

Mid-Prairie’s Schmidt named finalist for Ag Educator of the Year

Elsa Schmidt did not know what to expect when she and her FFA students were called to gather in the Mid-Prairie High School library Thursday morning. What she got was a $500 check and a plaque … more

Looking Back

Kalona Kalona came back in usual style last Friday night by whipping the Wellman Wildcats 44 to 17. Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Yoder entertained at a family dinner Sunday including Mr. and Mrs. Mose … more

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
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