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Kalona SuperNatural prioritizes regenerative farming, earns verification

Acting to save Iowa farms and the environment, dairy company Kalona SuperNatural announced that 42 of its dairy farms are now Verified Regenerative by Land to Market. The farms, located primarily in … more

KCTC recruits new marketing director

Jessica Janecek enters her third week at KCTC this week as the phone and internet service provider’s new marketing director.  She was recruited from Washington County Public Health, where … more

Kalona Optimists learn about M-P archery club

The Kalona Optimist club will hear from Casey Peck and Jeremy Statler about the Golden Hawks’ archery club when they meet in the Loft at the Kalona YMCA on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. … more

Pet of the Week

  Diesel would like to say hello and how do you do? This seven year old gentleman was surrendered by his family who could no longer care for him. Diesel lived happily with other dogs. Diesel is … more

Iowa cottage food law reviewed at Kalona Chamber lunch

Being subject to licensing and inspection can be a barrier for many who contemplate starting their own home-based food businesses.  Fortunately for Iowans, some foods can be made at home and … more

February Workhorse Sale to feature record number of horses

A whopping 637 horses grace the sales catalog for Kalona Sales Barn’s February Workhorse Sale, set to take place Tuesday, Feb. 7.  The quantity of horses up for auction exceeds last … more

New event brings love to Kalona

Raspberry truffle.  Chocolate covered strawberry.  Black forest cherry.  If flavors like these make your heart race, be sure to start Saturday, February 11 at the Kalona Coffeehouse, … more

Kalona Library News

Family movie showings continue every Saturday at 1p.m. through the rest of January and February. The winter reading program is ongoing and available to all patrons who want the chance to win some … more

Construction work on 540th Street SW among upcoming road projects

IOWA CITY At least three road construction projects in southwestern Johnson County are set to take place in the new year. Greg Parker, Johnson County Engineer and head of Secondary Roads, told … more

The incredible organization behind an Amish wedding day

Living in the communities that we do, where Amish and non-Amish folks frequent the same shops and businesses, but keep other aspects of their lives distinctive and separate, you might find yourself … more

Kalona library to add Spanish-language titles to collection

brary launched a multilingual collection for children in the last year, they made a surprising discovery: the parents of Spanish-speaking children didn’t have anything to read for themselves, … more

Sheriff briefs Kalona council: “Our calls have gone up a lot”

At its most recent regular meeting, the Kalona City Council saw a changing of the guard when it came to the monthly briefing given by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Used to being … more

Kalona Public Library News

Early out hangout will be hosted on Wednesday, January 25. There will also be family movie showings every Saturday at 1pm through the rest of January and February. Book donations are still … more

Lyrical Iowa 2023 Poetry Competition

Iowans-you are invited to submit your poetry to the annual Lyrical Iowa Poetry Competition! No entry fee. No membership or book purchase required. For all residents of Iowa from kindergartners to … more

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals due to presence of wheat allergen Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Beef Pot Roast Dinners due to the presence of an … more

Local Optimist chapter to award $500 scholarship to winning essay writer

Area high school students are needed to participate in the Optimist International Essay contest with an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship locally. The theme for this year’s Essay contest … more

Supervisor Yoder Speaks to Rotarians

Washington County Supervisor Robert Yoder, who represents Kalona and Supervisor District 3, informed Kalona Rotarians Tuesday, Jan. 17, about the discussion regarding the relocation of county … more

U.S. Flag retirement drop box coming to Kalona

When you have a living thing that you can no longer keep, what do you do with it?  Perhaps you have an unloved plant, or a tropical fish whose purchase was ill-considered.  What to do … more

Kalona Public Library News

It’s that time of year again! The library is seeking donations for the springtime book sale. Books, DVDs, and audiobooks of all ages are welcome. Textbooks will not be accepted. New Adult … more

Punching out Parkinson’s at the YMCA

“Okay, Boxers, we’re going to do one-minute training intervals.  The first one you do is for power.  The second time you do it, it will be the same punch, but for speed.  … more
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