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Wellman Golf League

WEEK 1 STANDINGS Stutsman Inc., 3 points Freeman Foods, 3 points Moody Drifters, 3 points City Sewer, 3 points JP Shooting, 3 points Capper Auto, 0 points Bob’s Drywall, 0 … more

Three-city food pantry set for Saturday

The cities of Riverside, Kalona and Wellman will again join forces to provide food for those in need. A combined drive-up food pantry will be held from 9-11 a.m., Saturday at the Kalona city shop, … more

Annual Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale canceled

The executive committee of the Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale unanimously decided to cancel the 41st annual sale, scheduled for May 29 and 30 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, as a result of the … more

A subdued Memorial Day celebration

The crowds were smaller  at Memorial Day events, but area residents still honored those who have died in wars. The only formal ceremony was at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona, where the … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Snowball, a small, young female domestic shorthair. Snowball is a playful and fearless feline, curious about everything and afraid of nothing. Her … more

Hunting, fishing license sales surge amid pandemic

Iowans looking for a break from isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic bought far more hunting and fishing licenses than usual, state records show. Those sports, and visiting parks and … more

Reynolds ‘laying in wait’ for virus updates but she won’t return to announcing daily case numbers

  Iowans who are closely watching the state’s COVID-19 website for data on cases in their area will have to take a break over the Memorial Day weekend as the site goes down … more

Iowa restaurants raise prices as meat, to-go containers become harder to stock

Some Iowa restaurant owners said they are raising their menu prices as the cost of supplies like meat and to-go containers rise due to supply chain strains during the COVID-19 … more

Take the stage: Drama, school classes join baseball and softball in June 1 restart

Iowa schools beginning June 1 will be able to offer classes and activities such as drama and science camps, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday.  High-school baseball and softball seasons … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Batman, a buff/tan  adult male domestic short hair. Batman is a chill kitty who dreams of his own Gotham City. He would adapt well to an … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Even though the library is currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are processing and cataloging books to begin curbside pickup and our eventual reopening. Continue to access our … more

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The cities of Kalona, Riverside and Wellman teamed up for a third pop-up food pantry, distributing 186 boxes of food – more than 5,000 pounds – to area residents. The cities are planning a fourth pop-up food pantry on May 30. more

Kalona, Wellman eye June 1 to open city halls

The cities of Kalona and Wellman announced their plans for re-opening their respective city halls. Both cities plan to have their city halls fully staffed on June 1. “Our plan is that … more

Philpot will step down from council

Citing family health issues, Wellman City Council member Mark Philpot will be stepping down from his seat at the end of next month. Philpot made the announcement at the end of Monday night’s … more

Mid-Prairie working on ‘return to learn’ plan

Mid-Prairie leadership is working to put together the district’s “return to learn” plan for this fall. The state has mandated that all schools submit a plan to the Department of … more

Back to Business

Diners are not rushing to fill tables after Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted restrictions limiting restaurants to providing only carryout and delivery orders since mid-March. And not all restaurants have … more

Kalona, Wellman YMCA to open on May 26

The Washington County YMCA plans to open its facilities in Kalona and Wellman on May 26. Washington County YMCA CEO Amy Schulte detailed the opening plan Monday. “We have been working … more

Over 100,000 Iowans have now been tested for COVID-19

The number of Iowans tested for COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000, with just over 3,900 test results reported on Sunday. Gov. Kim Reynolds said last week that the validation of tests from the … more

Reynolds: Iowa will take additional steps if COVID-19 resurgence happens

If parts of Iowa experience a “significant” resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the state will take additional mitigation efforts to target those spots, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday. However … more

How COVID-19 will change Iowa’s restaurant scene forever

Brenda Brehme cooks up gravy-smothered hot beef in her joint gas station and restaurant business, where she relies on hungry drivers to fuel up and chow down. But lately at 6 Corners Gas & … more
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