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Boy Scouts to collect donations Oct. 10

The Boy Scouts of America will be holding their annual “Scouting for Food” donation drive during the first two weekends of October. Scouts distributed collection bags on Oct. 4 to let … more

Mid-Prairie High School teacher wins Iowa Ag Educator of the Year award

Elsa Schmidt, the agricultural educator and FFA advisor at Mid-Prairie High School was honored on Oct. 6 with the Iowa Ag Educator of the Year Award. The Golden Owl Award, sponsored by Nationwide … more

Goodwin Senior Center to consider reopening

Wellman City Administrator Kelly Litwiller told council members on Oct. 5 that she will meet with the Senior Dining Commission this week to discuss reopening of the Goodwin Senior Center. The center … more

General election voting begins on Oct. 5

Early voting began in Johnson and Washington counties on Monday, Oct. 5, including absentee voting. There are many ways to ensure your vote is counted in the 2020 general election, whether you vote … more

Mistakes costly vs. 2nd-ranked Williamsburg

When second-ranked Williamsburg couldn’t smother Mid-Prairie offensively last Friday, the Raiders turned to special teams. Riley Holt, a senior running back, picked up a loose ball following … more

Defense shines for Golden Hawks

Mid-Prairie’s defense drove home a message early in its game last Friday night against second-ranked and District 2A-7 rival Williamsburg. Facing a second-and-1 play at the Mid-Prairie … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Puff, an adult female tabby. This kitty is described as a ‘Sidekick’. Like all sidekicks, I’m just plain good company. I like … more

Halloween, fall updates from Wellman

As reported in The News last week, the City of Wellman, along with Kalona and Riverside, will be holding their trick-or-treat night on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. The cities, realizing how … more

Health board finances are stable, COVID cases pass 400 in Washington Co.

Finances for the Washington County Board of Health have “nothing out of the ordinary,” board members learned during the monthly meeting on Sept. 24. The budget for fiscal year 2020-21, … more

Going home at last, and going in style

Friday, Sept. 25 was a lovely day—79 degrees with a gentle breeze, sunny, without a cloud in the sky. But for Jerry Krogmeier it was an extra-beautiful day because he was finally going home. He … more

Mid-Prairie tables mask decision until Oct. 12

The Mid-Prairie High School gym was divided during the Sept. 28 regular meeting of the school board. For the most part, those wearing masks sat on one side of the bleachers and those without masks … more

Physical Therapy Services offer wide range of therapies

Physical Therapy Services (PTS), P.C., 423 B Avenue, Kalona, offers a full scope of physical therapy services in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, serving patients from Kalona and surrounding … more

Relay for Life to host drive-thru ceremony on Oct. 11

Washington County Relay for Life is hosting a drive-thru, no-contact luminaria ceremony on Oct. 11 in lieu of the traditional relay, which was cancelled in June. This year marks the 20th … more

Iowa orgs provide resources to fight suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which seems extra pertinent this year as the pandemic threatens mental health, not only in patients who have previously sought help, but in … more

Be your healthiest this fall: Drain your own swamp

Mosquitos love a good swamp. They thrive there. The humid air, abundance of plants and the water. Oh, the water! Stagnant and perfect for their reproduction, allowing them to multiply by the millions … more

Wellmen men win Sand Greens

The Wellman Golf Course men’s team finished first, and the women’s team was second, in the State of Iowa Sand Greens Championship. The tournament was played Sept. 12 and 13 in … more

Wellman to reopen skating rink, renews Cox Sanitation contract

The Wellman skating rink, which has been closed since March, will reopen in October for private parties. The council voted unanimously to reopen the rink under the condition that temperatures be … more

Mid-Prairie Powerball

In many ways, the dress rehearsal was last Friday night at Mid-Prairie High School. Right after the Golden Hawks finished off a dominating 55-0 victory over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, the … more

Golden Hawks fall to No. 7 West Liberty

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks arrived in West Liberty this past Thursday with an impressive start to the season. The Hawks had won their first four matches and were a perfect 10-0 in sets. But … more

County moves on with federal housing funds

Help for county residents in purchasing a home came Tuesday, Sept. 15, when the supervisors approved eight policy documents required by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The … more
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