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Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Patches, a young male yellow Labrador retriever mix, who was surrendered to the shelter. According to his previous owner, Patches is good with all … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Nala, a young female Pit Bull Terrier mix with a brown brindle coat. Shelter staff say Nala loves butt scratches and cuddling. Nala needs a home … more

Hills Bank donates more than $7,550 in Classroom Cash to four area schools

Hills Bank, as part of its Classroom Cash program, recently donated $1,537.17 to the Highland Community School District, $790.66 to Hillcrest Academy, $703.45 to the Lone Tree Community School … more

Johnson County Fairgrounds hosts Jolly Holidays Winter Festival

The Johnson County Fairgrounds hosted the Jolly Holidays Winter Kids Festival on Sunday, Dec. 12. Vendors at the Christmas market included: Michelle Berns with Usbourne Books and More, DotDotSmile … more

Local veterans receive Quilts of Valor

VFW and Auxiliary to Post No. 6414 in Riverside hosted a Quilts of Valor presentation on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the VFW Post. Recipients receiving their quilt were Rob Weber, Riverside, … more

KCTC to increase internet speeds in January

KCTC notified customers in Kalona and Washington this month that their internet speeds, at all levels, will be increasing in January.’ In most cases the “upload” speeds for all … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Sweet and sour meatballs, baked rice, hot vegetable, jello cake Friday – Chili soup, grilled cheese sand, carrots and celery sticks, fresh … more

Snyder’s Shake Shack brings new skills to Lone Tree students

Shopping for ingredients, taking orders, making milkshakes, delivering them, counting money and many other jobs — special education students at Lone Tree are learning a host of new employable … more

Pet of the Week

Beulah is a young Pitbull mix who will need a home where she can be left alone long enough in order to come out of her shell. Since she is terrified of the leash, we think she may have been put on a … more

Christmas in Kalona returns

Christmas in Kalona, after a hiatus in 2020, returned last weekend in force, with hundreds of visitors from all over Iowa and the Midwest converging in Kalona to participate in the Christmas … more

Johnson Co. mandates COVID vaccine or weekly testing for county employees beginning Jan. 3

Johnson County employees face mandated Covid vaccinations or weekly testing by January 3 under a policy that became effective this week. The policy, which was narrowly approved by the Johnson … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, Harvard beets, apple crisp Friday – Creamed chicken and biscuit, sweet potatoes, hot vegetable, banana, ice … more

WCHC to host child vaccine clinic Dec. 3

Washington County Hospital and Clinics (WCHC) will host a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for children, ages 5-18, on Friday, December 3. The Pfizer Vaccination Clinic will be held in the Administrative … more

Johnson Co. Supervisors talk vaccine, testing mandate for county employees

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has moved toward a plan that will require county employees to be vaccinated against Covid or face weekly testing. The board has not yet formally voted for a … more

Kalona Rotary organizes annual toy drive

The Kalona Rotary is hosting a toy drive from now until Dec. 13, with drop off boxes located at several businesses throughout town. The toys will be given to families in the community to help their … more

Pathway Students Visit Quaker Museum

The 7th and 8th graders from Pathway Christian School recently toured the Lewelling Quaker Museum in Salem, IA as part of their studies on the Underground Railroad in Iowa. more

Johnson County Livable Community for Successful Aging Policy Board vacancies

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces two vacancies on the Livable Community for Successful Aging Policy Board for three-year terms beginning upon appointment and expiring June 30, 2024. … more

Johnson Co. Supervisors finalize $29 million spending agreement

In just a few days last week, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors finalized a $29.357 million spending agreement. The county was awarded the funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). … more

College Savings Iowa hosts year end giveaway

State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is giving away 99 College Savings Iowa contributions to spread the word about gifting education savings this holiday season. As part of the 2021 Year End … more

Johnson County Supervisors to vote on ARPA projects

Thursday is decision day. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Thursday, Nov. 18 on the first round of proposed projects and funding tied to $29.3 million in American … more
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