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Relay for Life shirts are available

Shirt orders for the Washington County Relay for Life are due Aug. 1. The Relay for Life will be held on Oct. 2 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Cattle Barn from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please … more

Free concert at Kalona Library July 31

A concert will be held on the Kalona Library lawn on Saturday, July 31 at 5 p.m. featuring a duo from the University of Iowa. Arianna Edvenson will play the clarinet and Dominique Archambeau will … more

Sales Barn to host vaccination clinic Aug. 2

Rural Health & Safety of Eastern Iowa, One to One Pharmacy, Washington County Public Health and Mercy Iowa City are partnering to provide a free COVID vaccination clinic in the parking lot west … more

Kalona Public Library News

· Storytime meets on Wednesdays weekly from 10:30-11 a.m. at the library. · Board Game Wednesdays for Teens/Adults at 11 a.m. · Adult/Teen Movie nights are Thursdays … more

Courage Ride adds Washington County route to annual bike ride for cancer

Courage Ride, an annual charity bike ride benefiting the University of Iowa’s sarcoma cancer research program, has announced it will resume as both an in-person and virtual event. It also … more

New subdivision to be built in Frytown, supervisors continue to address wages

A new housing subdivision is being planned for Frytown, a village located northwest of Kalona in Johnson County. The final plat request was approved by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at … more

Kalona enjoys a weekend full of bluegrass

Johnson County considers increase to General Assistance Program

A proposed increase to Johnson County’s General Assistance Program would provide recipients with up to $150 in additional monthly funds. The proposal was presented to the Johnson County … more

Washington Board of Health names officers, sets special meeting

In an early morning special meeting on Tuesday, July 20, the Washington County Board of Health appointed Karri Fish as its Privacy Officer and Peggy Wood, signatory authority. Both appointments … more

Kalona to conduct income survey with ECICOG

The Kalona City Council voted on Monday, July 19 to approve the city partnering with the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) to complete an income survey. The survey will be used to … more

Macular degeneration a growing concern for seniors

More than 10 million Americans are affected by macular degeneration, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). And with the baby-boomer generation growing older, officials … more

Pleasantview Home plans renovations, additions

At the Kalona Rotary meeting on July 13, our Executive Director, Jeffrey Schmidt, and I presented some future plans in store at Pleasantview. We are on the verge of breaking ground and beginning … more

Washington County crowns fair queen

Carmen Sieren, an upcoming Senior at Mid-Prairie won the title of Washington County Fair Queen. more

Drinking water advisory lifted in Kalona

As of July 16, 2021, the Washington County Health Department has lifted the Drinking Water Health Advisory for the City of Kalona. Water sample results have been under the Environmental Protection … more

Washington Co. Public Health seeks new director

In the final agenda item of the Washington County Board of Health meeting on July 15, Washington County Public Health administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski tearfully confirmed her resignation from … more

Kalona Golf Club gets pop of color from flowers

For over 20 years, Ward Niffenegger has taken care of the flowers at the Kalona Golf Club — planting, weeding, watering, building flower beds and generally keeping the course looking beautiful. … more

Wooden Wheel celebrates 10 years

Wooden Wheel Vineyards and Winery celebrated its 10-year anniversary with an open house on Thursday, July 15, providing wine, food and good company for their loyal customers. The event was held in … more

Photos: Flags welcome Tunnel to Towers memorial

The Kalona Optimist Club took 100 flags to the Washington County Fairgrounds on Sunday to welcome the Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit to the fair.  more

Gray sentenced to 15 years

Cristina Gray, 35, of Riverside received a prison sentence of up to 15 years and must serve a minimum of three after being convicted of violating the Sex Offender Registry, second or subsequent … more

Recorder’s office sees five-year high in transactions

With 1,601 documents recorded for the fiscal 2020-21 quarter, Washington County’s recorder’s office reflects the national trend of increased real estate activity. The documents record … more
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