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Kalona Optimist Bike Giveaway

Thank you to the Kalona Optimist Club for sponsoring the Kalona Fall Festival bike giveaway. Kinsley Boshart and Tinly Scheiger were the winners this year!  Congratulations! more

Optimists, Rotarians collect 100’s of books for Mid-Prairie students

Several hundred books were donated in the joint Kalona Optimists and Rotary clubs 1-week book drive as part of their “Celebrate Community” effort. Mid-Prairie East Elementary principal … more

Join M-P Elementaries in fighting childhood cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Each day in the US more than 900 children are diagnosed with a form of cancer. To make matters worse, less than 4% of research dollars go to help … more

Kalona Post & Frame: your local source for lumber, supplies, and building packages

Since 2004, Kalona Post & Frame has been turning customers into friends for Jason King, who co-owns the business with former employee Rodney Ropp.  The two men, along with their team of 6 … more

Falling for Pie

When the morning air turns crisp, we turn off the air conditioner, open the windows, and daydream about pie. Apple, pumpkin, pecan and pear; the harvest flavors have their moment, whether drizzled … more

Kalona Fall Festival

The Kalona Fall Festival had a great turnout this weekend, September 23 and 24. See more in this weeks paper! more

Night of love for Mid-Prairie music teacher Collette McClellen

WELLMAN Collette McClellen has walked the hallways at Mid-Prairie High School since the 1990s. She graduated in 1997. Her parents still live here, as do her brother and her … more

Kalona Fall Festival celebrates Golden Anniversary

Fireworks will light up the night sky in celebration of Kalona Fall Festival’s 50th anniversary this year.  “Normally fireworks aren’t allowed within city limits, so I had … more

Kalona City Council ok’s property purchase for next student-built housing project

With work on the city’s first student-built home project complete and the house in the hands of the realtor, the City of Kalona is looking ahead to another round of … more

Kalona Bakery, Trick-or-Treat, and golf cart regulation reviewed

The Golf Cart and UTV Permit Ordinance was once again up for discussion at the Kalona City Council’s Work Session on Sept. 7.  City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh presented his … more

Pleasantview campus taking shape

Taking a drive through the Pleasantview campus these days may necessitate the use of a road map! It certainly requires careful driving, as the roads surrounding the campus are being reconstructed and … more

City of Kalona receives $5,000 for Housing Project

On Sept. 7, Casey Peck, General Manager of Kalona Cooperative Technology Company (KCTC); Ethan Pitt, Iowa Area Development Group Ripple Effect Program Director; and Eric Benson, Aureon Account … more

Kirkwood seeks local tutors for reading, math, digital skills

If you are interested in helping other adults improve their reading, math, or digital skills, Kirkwood Community College could use your help. “We match adults in the community who are … more

Mid-Prairie considers sale of used buses

With long lead times needed for school bus orders, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education is staying ahead of the curve by contemplating their bus needs now rather than later this fall.  Two 2013 … more

Washington County SWCD receives grant for creek, watershed signs

Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is among 33 counties set to receive signs raising awareness of the state’s creeks and watersheds. The signs will be installed in … more

City of Kalona meets goals with Student-Built home

This year marks the 50th year of the Kalona Fall Festival.  What a wonderful community event that allows us to showcase not only our history through the Historical Village but what Kalona has to … more

Amvets Ladies Auxiliary donates $1300 in school supplies

East, West, Highland, Lone Tree, and Hills Elementary schools were all the beneficiaries of boxes filled with school supplies, each a $260 value, on Sept. 7.  The supplies were purchased and … more

Hello Autumn

Fall is in the air. Leaves are changing color, the temperature is getting colder, and those ugly sweaters are coming out of storage. With each successive fall, people from across the country -- or a … more

Community appreciates contributions of 2022 Award winners

Since 2011, the City of Kalona has recognized individuals or businesses that have made a unique contribution to our community with a Community Award.  Recipients are nominated by their fellow … more

Optimists to give away 2 bikes at Fall Festival

The Kalona Optimist Club will be giving these two 20-inch bicycles away after the City Community Awards program Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, on the Fall Festival Stage.  Children under 10 years … more
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