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Washington Supervisors focus on finances

Everything from seeking a grant to update road signs to longevity and step increase for employees to increases in county funds were key issues for the Washington County Supervisors on Tuesday, Jan. … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Gretchen, an adult female Domestic Short Hair cat. Gretchen has a black and white coat with bright green eyes. She is described as a “secret … more

Johnson County Supervisors to vote on new “Nomi Health” Covid testing facility

As the number of Covid cases has risen to record levels in Johnson County, another testing facility may be approved this week by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Nomi Health, which … more

Secretary of State encourages Iowans to become poll workers in 2022 elections

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging civic-minded Iowans to assist voters in the 2022 elections by becoming poll workers. Tuesday, January 25 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Iowa … more

Supervisors hear good quarterly reports

The three regular quarterly reports presented to the Washington County Supervisors last week offered some good news in 2021, The county ambulance service, which completed its first year of … more

Kalona Merchants Collecting Food for Kalona Pantry

Members of the Kalona Chamber of Commerce will be accepting food from the general public for the Kalona Food Pantry during the month of February, according to Chamber director Tonia Poole. Items … more

Washington Supervisors hear funding requests for area agencies

With 2021 a record year for the Washington County Fair and its 4-H affiliate, the association wants to maintain its momentum in 2022 especially with a $120,000 entertainment budget. Even more, the … more

Beatty-Peterseim installs crematorium at Washington location

To help meet the increasing demand for cremation and add value to the community and families they serve, Beatty-Peterseim Funeral, Cremation Care and Monument Services of Kalona, Washington and … more

Washington County YMCA offers senior fitness classes

For seniors who live in the Washington County area, the YMCA offers a variety of activities and equipment to maintain your health. From water aerobics to cardio training, the YMCA provides a … more

Thanks to blood donors and local historian Mike Zahs

There was a tremendous turnout of blood donors at the Kalona Optimist Club annual winter Blood Drive at the Kalona Mennonite Church. Donor Day Chair Donna Merck for the Kalona Optimists reports … more

Lone Tree, Stringtown identified as places for growth in Johnson County

Lone Tree and Stringtown were among areas identified as growth opportunities in Johnson County, according to an economic development plan of villages and small towns that was presented to the Johnson … more

Hospice of Washington County excited for new home

It’s a night-and-day difference, the difference between old home of Hospice of Washington County and their new facility. The old facility, which was previously the county DOT building, … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Josie, a young female Pit Bull Terrier mix. Josie is described as a goofball who is fun-loving and happy all the time. For more information on … more

“This thing is serious and it’s not getting better right now”: Johnson County supervisors talk COVID amid surge

The rapid rise in Covid cases last week caused Johnson County Public Health officials to halt contact tracing and instead focus on testing and educating county residents during the surge brought on … more

Washington shooting investigation continues

Investigation continues into a reported shooting that occurred at 8:10 p.m. January 7 when Washington County Communications dispatch received a 911 call from a male saying he had been … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Pork loin, macaroni and cheese, hot vegetable, apple crisp Friday – Enchilada bake with black beans, rice, fruit, strawberry ice cream Monday … more

Ernst helps pass bill to honor veterans with War on Terror memorial

After a years-long, hard fought effort spearheaded by Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), last week their bipartisan legislation to build a memorial on the National Mall honoring … more

Looking back on one year of COVID vaccines

On Dec. 14, 2020, University of Iowa Health Care employees made history, becoming the first in Iowa and among the first in the nation to receive COVID-19 vaccines. This was a day of hope for many and … more

Board gets libraries’ request, report

Despite cautions and procedures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the three county libraries continued providing services, both in person and online, to its more than16,000 card-holding patrons … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Cindy, an young female Domestic Short Hair and Tabby mix. Cindy has a black and grey striped coat with a white belly. She is described as a … more
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