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Skeeter the Clown visits Wellman library

Children visiting the Wellman Scofield Public Library Friday morning were treated to a little circus preview.Skeeter the Clown of the Culpepper Merriweather Circus entertained the kids, while telling … more

Jeremy Gugel appointed to M-P board

There is another new face on the Mid-Prairie school board.At Monday’s meeting, the board appointed Jeremy Gugel to fill the seat vacated by Emily Uhl, who resigned in July after moving to Iowa … more

Courage Ride rolls out from Big Grove Brewery and Tap Room

Courage Ride, an annual charity bike ride benefiting the University of Iowa’s sarcoma cancer research, will roll out this year from Big Grove Brewery and Taproom in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. … more

Extreme heat claims three chickens at Washington County Fair

The week of the Washington County Fair was hot — the hottest week in the county so far this year.Washington County was under an “excessive heat” advisory for most of the week, with the heat … more

Dry conditions continue for Iowa crops

The state’s farmers were handed another dry week last week.“Cooler-than-normal conditions continued across the state with varying amounts of precipitation,” said Iowa Secretary of Agriculture … more

Wellman to host circus in North Park, Aug. 20

The circus is coming to Wellman. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Culpepper and Merriweather Great Combined Circus will set up its big top at North Park in Wellman. “This is a great time for the … more

One Run Short

Mid-Prairie fought back from a five-run deficit to pull within a run of West Branch during the conclusion of the district final on Monday, but the Golden Hawk comeback came up short in a 7-6 … more

Johnson County Fair queen and princess crowned

The Johnson County Fair got underway Sunday with its 25th Annual Fair Queen Pageant.Francesca Brown was named 2019 Johnson County Fair queen, and Ashley Yedlik was named fair princess.Brown, the … more

Long days fulfill lifelong dream for Washington County Fair queen

Early mornings and sawdust filled sandals were the beginning of a typical day in the life of 2019 Washington County Fair Queen Leah Marek.The 17-year-old recently achieved her long-held dream of … more

Washington County Fair begins Sunday

It’s that time of year again.The Washington County Fair gets underway on Sunday and runs through Friday, July 19.The fair kicks off with a truck and ATV mud drag at 1 p.m., Sunday. Sunday’s … more

Looking back — Wellman men and women in service July 1944

Printed in The Wellman Advance, July 13, 1944, of the men and women in service. The list was printed weekly and updated as more men and women volunteered. Next week, the list from Kalona. more

Wellman Fourth of July celebration culminates with fireworks

Break out your red, white and blue – another booming Fourth of July celebration is in the works for the city of Wellman this year.Wellman will hold its annual Independence Day celebration in South … more

Dog bite case ends with dog put down

Although a detailed agreement was negotiated between Kim, Brian and Tanner Coleman and the county Board of Health, the owners had the German shepherd, Alpine, “put down” June 19. The decision by … more

Gerry Kahler resigns from Mid-Prairie school board

For the third time in the past year, there is an open seat on the Mid-Prairie school board. Gerry Kahler announced his resignation from the school board at the end of Monday night’s meeting. His … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

The summer reading program isn’t just for kids. There is something for tween/teens and adults too.Activities:No Wednesday story time during the summer.Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – Toddler time with … more

Commers named Wellman parade grand marshal

Washington County’s oldest resident will be sitting front and center in this year’s Wellman Independence Day celebration.Bernice Commers was named grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July … more

New interactive displays ready at Marr Park

The Washington County Conservation Board announced last week that phase one of the Tinnes Exhibit Hall renovation in the Conservation Education Center at Marr Park has been installed.The new … more

Sex offender facing federal child porn charges

A registered sex offender living in Kalona is now facing federal child pornography charges. Washington County Attorney John Gish announced last week that the United States District Court for the … more

Enrollment study predicts gradual growth for Mid-Prairie

A recently completed enrollment study is predicting gradual growth for the Mid-Prairie school district.The results of the study were presented to the Mid-Prairie school board at its June 10 … more

Hundreds gather to say ‘farewell’ to Colton Allen

Hundreds of mourners packed the Mid-Prairie High School gym on Thursday morning to bid farewell to Colton Allen, the 16-year-old who perished in a farm pond on June 6.As people filed into the gym, … more
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