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WEDG director Collins dies

Washington Economic Development Group Executive Director David Collins died unexpectedly at his home on July 22. Collins was found dead in his home just before noon on Wednesday during a welfare … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer and finding a cool spot to do some reading. If you have a request for a specific book, call 319-646-6858, send an email (scofield@netins.net) or if you would … more

Big Winner!

Garland Nash of Brighton won the final top prize of $300,000 in the Iowa Lottery’s “Colossal Crossword” scratch game. He purchased his winning ticket at Washington Liquor & … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Mila, a medium-sized adult female domestic short hair and dilute calico mix. Mila is a low-key kitty who likes to lay around in her cat bed or … more

Wellman Council OKs storm drain replacement

At its Monday meeting, the Wellman City Council approved the replacement of two storm drains on Fairview Drive. City Administrator Kelly Litwiller said two storm water intakes – one on … more

Schools prepare for in-person opening

Gov. Reynolds’ announced an expectation that schools provide at least half of their learning through in-person instruction when classes resume this fall during a press conference … more

Pet of the Week

I’m new, so shelter staff will be adding more stuff about me later. Sally is missing some teeth so she will need wet food.  For more information on this animal contact … more

Board OKs annexation, change orders, TSIP funding

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the supervisors approved a voluntary annexation application from Mary  Clarice Bell, Lisa Hardy, Jefrey A. Bell, Jason W. Bell, Justin Bell and Jon Bell, … more

Health director offers safety steps

Washington County Public Health Director  Danielle Pettit-Majewski Thursday offered simple steps for protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. • Best way to prevent illness is to … more

Funeral Directors Receive Recognition

Funeral directors have played a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of their service, Gov. Kim Reynolds last week designated July 12-18 as the state’s Funeral Directors … more

Mid-Prairie plans for first day of school

Speaking to board members Monday, Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider affirmed his intention to begin school on Monday, Aug. 24, though he said the situation was still fluid and changes could … more

Antibody testing now available at WCHC

On July 6, Washington County Hospital and Clinics began offering an antibody test for COVID-19 directly to individuals for $75. Antibody testing, also called serology testing, is used to identify … more

Wellman approves purchase of groomer

The Wellman City Council approved the purchase of a ballfield groomer for the North Park ballfields at its Monday meeting. Currently, the infields are maintained with a drag pulled by a golf cart. … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer and finding a cool spot to do some reading.  If you have a request for a specific book, send an email to scofield@netins.net or a surprise can be … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Costner. Costner is a medium-sized, young, multi-colored, male Australian cattle dog/blue heeler mix. He is described as a free spirit. … more

State Fair livestock entries available online

All 2020 Iowa State Fair 4-H livestock and horticulture entries must be completed online through Fair Entry by July 10 at iowastatefair4hlivestock.fairentry.com. Help sheets are available for … more

Old Thresher’s Reunion canceled

The Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Board of Directors met on Tuesday, June 23 to decide the fate of the 2020 Old Threshers Reunion on Sept. 3-7. The board considered the overall health and … more

Mid-Prairie High School 2020 seniors receive diplomas

After not having been able to gather in school since before spring break, the Mid-Prairie High School class of 2020 were together one last time on Sunday to receive their diplomas. Speakers … more

AARP calls for immediate, mandatory COVID-19 testing in Iowa care facilities

AARP Iowa says it is “outraged” by 11 COVID-19 deaths at an Iowa nursing home where symptomatic employees worked alongside vulnerable seniors. The organization is calling for immediate, … more

Ernst, Grassley join flared-up fight over ethanol

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - JUNE 11: A flag flies at the Southeast Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol facility prior to a visit from President Donald Trump on June 11, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With … more
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