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Wellman approves annexation for Dollar General

The Wellman City Council voted Sept. 8 to approve an application for annexation submitted by a Dollar General store that plans to locate near the city. The council’s action followed a public … more

WCHC to hold hearing regarding roof upgrade

The Washington County Hospital and Clinics board of trustees will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. to address a proposed roofing upgrade. The meeting will be held in the … more

Taste of Fall to raise money for local groups

Several local groups, including Pathway Christian School, Pleasantview, and others are teaming up to serve fall favorites, such as apple fritters, soft pretzels, and turkey steaks at the Taste of … more

Mid-Prairie Senior Night

Mid-Praire High School held Senior Night for its 12 senior football players this past Friday night prior to the Golden Hawks’ game against Central Lee. more

Mid-Prairie lifts ticket restrictions at sporting events

At their Sept. 14 meeting, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education reversed its previous decision to place attendee limits on sporting events. At a special meeting on Sept. 8 the board instituted a … more

Transmission equipment Failure causes Kalona Power outage Sunday

Transmission equipment failure was the cause of a 5-hour power outage in the Kalona area Sunday morning, according  Alliant Energy spokesman Morgan Hawk. Hawk said that Alliant first got a … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Wellman-Scofield Public Library is open by appointment to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy. If you would like to make an appointment, please call … more

Iowa Receives Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been awarded a $17.9 million grant over two years to address the use of opioids and psychostimulants, such as methamphetamines. The grant was awarded by … more

4-H record book and award deadline

Washington County 4-H’ers are reminded 4-H record books need turned in to 4-H club leaders soon.  Members should be in touch with club leaders for specific club deadlines during the … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Good Burger, a young male domestic short hair and tabby mix. He has an orange/red coat and a white stripe up his nose. He is neutered, house … more

Mid-Prairie to limit attendance for football, volleyball

  At a special meeting on Sept. 8, the Mid-Prairie School Board carried a motion to maximize spectator seating at athletic events while still maintaining social distancing and limiting crowd … more

Mid-Prairie JV Volleyball

The Mid-Prairie JV volleyball team traveled down to Washington on August 27 and scored a win in their match against the Demons. more

Mid-Prairie Band Stadium Tunes

The Mid-Prairie High School band made its season debut in front of an appreciative crowd during halftime of the Golden Hawks first football game on August 28 in Wellman. The Mid-Prairie band … more

Soooo Close

Mid-Prairie’s football team kicked into gear at about 8:30 this past Friday night. Senior running back Kayden Reinier plowed through Sigourney Keota for a game-high 134 yards and two … more

Molly Roberts joins The News as news editor

The appointment of Molly Roberts as news editor of The News was announced this week by Publisher Ronald C. Slechta. “We are pleased to have someone of her ability and writing skills to join … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library

Wellman-Scofield Public Library is open by appointment to limit the number of contacts and to ensure patrons and staff remain safe and healthy.  If you would like to make an appointment, call … more

Auditor’s office will send only one ballot per voter

Absentee ballot request forms are being mailed by a number of groups and organizations. These are legitimate request forms.  Regardless of how many absentee ballot requests you have already … more

School Supply Donation

On Aug. 20, Federation Bank in Wellman presented Mid-Prairie West Elementary School with more than 900 school supplies and $100 in cash donated by bank customers. Shown are (front row from left) … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Spanky, a small 2-year-old female domestic medium hair and Torbie mix. She is described as a sidekick. Like all sidekicks, Spanky is just plain … more

Mid-Prairie class sizes decrease

With the Mid-Prairie school district opting for a full return to in-person learning, the question heading into the school year was how well classes would be able to social distance. After … more
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