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It all adds up

“We really love the uniqueness of Kalona Realty.   It’s a great brokerage in the area, and a lot of rural places south of Iowa City look to us and come through us, which is really … more

Memorial Day Services

Packaging Smiles

Following up on last week’s front-page story, Warner Fick found plenty of help to pack boxes of school kits he assembled into U-Haul vehicles for transport to the Lutheran World Relief facility … more

Local veterans share experiences for Storyline tribute video

“My name is Paul Christen.   I was in the U.S. Air Force January 1962 to January of 1966,” he begins.   “I grew up in northeast Iowa, and I loved airplanes.   I had … more

Kalona Mennonite and Historical Societies Golf Benefit

Eight teams played at the Kalona Mennonite and Historical Societies’ Golf Benefit Friday, May 19.   Sponsors for the event were Sharon Telephone Co, Iowa Collision & Paint, The … more

KCTC techs talk cybersecurity at Chamber business lunch

Members of the business community gathered at the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 17 for a business lunch sponsored by KCTC.   Chance Beachy and Jarett Truitt, both KCTC … more

Pet of the Week

Midnight a busy cat. And she’s available for adoption at PAWS & More! First, Midnight might first check on what’s happening outside the window. Then she’ll explore to see if … more

Kalona Farmers Market Begins

The Kalona Farmers Market was off to a good start despite threatening weather Saturday, May 13.  This is the first time downtown streets were closed for the event. The farmers market will … more

City of Kalona awarded 27% of WCRF Spring Grant funds

The City of Kalona received the largest share of spring grant funds awarded Wednesday by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.   The City was awarded grants for two projects: $554,300 … more

Mid-Prairie's Future Problem Solvers

At daybreak, January 1, 2000, some of us were worried about a thing called Y2K.   We had been happily living our lives, getting used to email and the internet and ordering things with a click on … more

Kalona takes next steps on trailhead design, wastewater plan

In a brisk meeting May 15, the Kalona City Council moved forward on a few items that have recently been in the works, the most of interesting of which is its plan to establish a trailhead at the … more

Controversial book survives challenge

The book divided the community, but it will remain shelved in the adult non-fiction section of the Kalona Public Library. In a 5-2 vote Tuesday, May 9, the Board of Trustees determined … more

Packaging Smiles

Pens and pencils, notebooks, crayons, scissors, a pencil sharpener, a ruler, and an eraser, all snugged into a drawstring knapsack. Thousands of them. All for a good cause. Packaging these … more

Kalona Rotary Omelet Breakfast

Kalona Rotarian Matt Brown serves up an omelet to one of the 230 people who attended the Kalona Rotary Omelet breakfast at the Kalona United Methodist Fellowship Center Saturday morning, May … more

Veterans: still time to sign up for local video project

On May 19th and 20th, the cities of Kalona and Wellman will be collaborating with locally based Storyline Multimedia to offer area Veterans an opportunity to share their military experience.   … more

Kalona, Lone Tree lose power in Sunday storm

Downed power lines in Kalona and Lone Tree caused power outages Sunday as a result of high winds from thunderstorms that that roared through east central Iowa Sunday afternoon and evening. An … more

Winning Lottery Scratch Ticket Purchased in Kalona

Kara Weiershauser of Columbus Junction won the 66th prize of $10,000 in the Iowa Lottery’s “$100,000 Mega Crossword” scratch game. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey’s, … more

Site Clearing on E Avenue Begins

At 8 a.m. the house was standing; by 10 a.m. it was reduced to a pile of rubble.   The two-story house at 417 E Avenue, Kalona, survived for 123 years before being cleared away for something new … more

Sidewalk chalk notes of kindness

Growing Together

Consider, for a moment, DNA.   Every cell in your body contains this blueprint for your body as a whole.   Inside every tiny part, we can see an image of the entire organism. So it is … more
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