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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

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ to be performed in Washington

Washington Community Theatre will present “Once Upon a Mattress” June 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and June 23 and 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington Community Center.  If you thought you knew … more

Presidential hopeful visits Washington

Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, who is running for president, pitched his ideas to a small group at Café Dodici in Washington Saturday night.Ryan said that he does not believe the economy … more

Chicks delivered to 4-H’ers for fair competition

The chicks are here, which means fair is near.  The Washington County Extension office housed 192 chicks the afternoon of May 29 for the standardized production broiler class.  The 4-H’ers … more

Mid-Prairie Class of 2019 called ‘determined, talented and proud’

The commencement ceremony for the Mid-Prairie High School Class of 2019 was held on Sunday afternoon in a packed gym.Seniors Lola Knight and Evan Meader spoke for the graduates, giving their senior … more

Rain does not wash-out all Memorial Day services

Rain washed out Memorial Day services in Wellman, but services in Kalona, Richmond, Riverside and Lone Tree proceeded between rain storms on Monday.Kalona and RichmondAbout 125 people gathered at the … more

Senior Dining Menus June 3 - 7

June 3-7 Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potato soup, roast beef sandwich, carrot sticks, fruit.Tuesday – Goulash, cooked cabbage, Jell-O cake.Wednesday – Pork loin, oriental rice, seven-layer … more

Memorial Day Services

Kalona, RichmondThe Richmond AmVets Post No. 107 will host three services on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.The first service will be at Sharon Hills Cemetery in Kalona at 10:15 a.m.That will be … more

Senior Dining Menus May 27-31

May 27-31 Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Spring brunch, 8-noon.Tuesday – Barbecue rib patty, potato salad, corn, fruit yogurt.Wednesday – Roast turkey, sweet potatoes, hot vegetable, … more

4-H Preview Cattle Show

Washington County 4-H County Council sponsored its 11th annual Washington County Spring Preview Cattle Show on April 20.  It was an Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association sanctioned show, In the … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Summer Reading Program registration is now open. You may register either at the library or online at www.wellmanlibrary.org.  Registration is open until May 31. The library has many fun activities … more

Mid-Prairie School District audit report released

On April 17, Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C. released an audit report on Mid-Prairie Community School District.The district’s revenues totaled $21,167,234 for the year ended June 30, 2018, a … more

Iowa crop progress report

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig Monday commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. “The dry conditions and … more

Space tops Mid-Prairie Middle School wish list

Mid-Prairie Middle School needs more space.The space issue was at the top of Principal Marc Pennington’s wish list during his presentation to the Mid-Prairie school board Monday night.“We are jam … more

Nonprofits receive more than $26,000 in funds

On April 15, the Community Foundation of Washington County (CFWC) distributed more than $26,000 in funds to 20 Washington County nonprofits at a reception held at the Washington Public Library. … more

Mid-Prairie raising lunch charge

Lunches for students in the Mid-Prairie Community School District will cost a little bit more next year.At Monday’s meeting, the school board approved a 5-cent increase in the cost of student … more

Wellman residents hot over burning yard waste

The Wellman City Council will be taking a look at adding more restrictions on burning in the city limits.At Monday’s meeting, council members said that there have been complaints about burning yard … more

Loebsack will not seek re-election in 2020

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-District 2) announced last week that he will not seek re-election in 2020.“I have enjoyed beyond my expectations serving the people of Iowa’s Second District for the … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

It is not too late to register for the Glow-A-Thon walk to raise money for the library renovation and expansion. Register before April 15 to receive a shirt. Join the fun at 7 p.m., May 4 at the … more

Mid-Prairie, IMS take on Raider Invite

Mid-Prairie’s Marie Hostetler continues to separate herself at the top of distance events, improving her state-leading 300-meter run time by five seconds last Tuesday at Williamsburg. Hostetler … more
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