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Wellman speed bump working

The speed bump is working on Seventh Avenue in Wellman.The city recently installed a speed bump at the intersection of Seventh Avenue where it becomes Circle Drive after numerous complaints of people … more

Coding class aims to bridge gender gap

A group of elementary school girls are getting the chance to learn coding.The Wellman-Scofield Public Library began its Girls Who Code program last week.The group will meet once a month after school … more

Recycling center brings good news to supervisors

Lynn Whaley of WEMIGA, which operates the county’s solid waste and recycling center, told Washington County supervisors Tuesday that landfill tonnage was considerably down in September with a … more

Candidates set for November city, school elections

The field of candidates is set for the Nov. 5 combined city and school elections.The deadline for candidates to file to run in the election was 5 p.m., Sept. 19.This is the first year of combined … more

Mid-Prairie crowns Allen, Hershberger at coronation

Cory Allen and Cassidy Hershberger were crowned homecoming king and queen on Wednesday night at Mid-Prairie High School. Mid-Prairie will face off against Iowa City Liberty in their homecoming game … more

Wellman plans speed bump, stop sign on Seventh Avenue

The city of Wellman is taking steps to address speed issues on Seventh Avenue.The City Council voted Monday to install a speed bump on Seventh Avenue where it becomes Circle Drive, as well as stop … more

West Elementary utilizing outdoor classroom more

The outdoor classroom built on the campus of Mid-Prairie West Elementary School has been under utilized since it was built more than 20 years ago.That, however, is changing.Principal Bill Poock told … more

David Boshart of Wellman is named college president

On Sept. 10, the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) board of directors announced the appointment of David W. Boshart, Ph.D., of Wellman as president of the seminary beginning Jan. 1, … more

Kalona to consider subsidy for Wellman Senior Dining

The Goodwin Senior Dining program in Wellman is a popular lunch program for people throughout the community, and not just among Wellman residents.At a Sept. 3 meeting, Kalona City Administrator Ryan … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan. Monday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. – library trustee meeting.  Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2-3 p.m. – Early out: Come and build with … more

Heavy rain and flooding took toll on county roads

In his recent quarterly report to Washington County supervisors, County Engineer Jacob Thorius noted the toll weather took on the county roads when heavy rain brought flooding in April and May and … more

County OKs agreement with landowners to upgrade road

In a unanimous vote on Aug. 26, Washington County supervisors approved an agreement with John D. and Jenna L. Greiner to upgrade and rock surface a quarter mile of 285th Street west from Ivy … 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

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

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

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

Mid-Prairie FFA takes top spot in horticulture

The Mid-Prairie FFA chapter was very successful at the 2019 Iowa State Fair in the FFA horticulture and floriculture department.  The Mid-Prairie FFA was the Supreme Chapter winner in the FFA … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Activities:Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with Megan.School starts Friday, Aug. 23.Library Trustee meeting Monday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.Early out – Sept. 11, 2-3 p.m. Come and build with … more

Fourth-graders make cards for cancer patients

Last school year, Mid-Prairie West Elementary fourth-graders had “Flex Friday” time each week and could choose various projects to work on.A group of students chose card-making with Emily … more

Washington fair queen takes second runner-up at state

Between showing hogs and helping little hands on the farm, Leah Marek has donned a tiara for the second time this summer.Washington County native and 2019 County Fair Queen Leah Marek earned the … more
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