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Kalona Fun Run

Overall and 9-13 age division 1st place for the 1-mile run is Troy Yoder. The winners of the 8 and under division were Daniel Miller, Tegan Hershberger.  Luke Yoder 1st place overall for the 5K … more

Chef of the Year in Iowa uses Kalona Supernatural dairy products

When Chef Sam Charles left Iowa to open restaurants in Chicago and Denver, he missed something that reminded him of home: good, pure whole milk. As co-chef at The Way Back in Denver, Charles learned … more

Try something new with Kalona summer reading

On Tuesday, June 14, the Kalona Public Library hosted a kick-off party for their summer reading program, inviting readers of all ages to “Read off the beaten path” this … more

Bulltown, Nitro, Optimists, City work together for new concessions stand in Kalona City Park

The City Park in Kalona needed a new concessions stand built for a while. The old stand didn’t offer enough space and struggled to keep up with business when the park would host baseball or … more

Kalona loves Kalona Days

The Kalona Days events and parade took place on Saturday, June 18. more

Updates about student-built house project, summer events in Kalona

The Kalona Days celebration is this weekend, June 17-18. The Kalona Chamber of Commerce has a wonderful lineup of free family-friendly events.  Friday night starts with an evening Farmer’s … more

Sons of AmVets holds 17th annual car show

The Sons of AmVets Squad 107 held their annual car show in Richmond Sunday afternoon to help raise money for their local homeless shelter. The show included over 35 different classes of cars, … more

Ed & Clair Yoder to be Kalona Days Grand Marshals

This year’s Grand Marshals for the Kalona Days Parade are father/son duo Ed and Clair Yoder. Both are long-time respected members of the area, who have provided services to locals through their … more

3rd Annual Kalona Tractorcade

The Kalona Tractorcade took place on June 4 at 5 p.m. with the starting point being at Sinclair Tractor off 14th street and finishing at the Kalona Sales Barn. The Tractorcade featured several … more

Honoring the needlework of the past at the Village Tea

The Kalona Historical Village hosted the Village Tea on Saturday, June 4, featuring a presentation from Doris Montag called “Honoring our Mothers and Grandmothers: Needlework from the Drawers … more

Farmers market kicks off in downtown Kalona

The Kalona farmers market kicked off on Saturday, June 4, featuring over 20 vendors selling everything from embroidered tea towels to fresh produce to freeze-dried candy. Banjoy, a four-piece … more

Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale returns to in-person June 11

The 2022 Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale will take place June 11 at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds in Iowa City, with the combined quilt and general auction running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast … more

Kalona celebrates Memorial Day with refurbished Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument

In 2020, the City of Kalona began a restoration project for the tomb of the unknown soldier monument in Sharon Hill Cemetery, which included sending the monument to Dubuque to be re-etched and … more

Tractorcade to roll through Kalona June 4

The Kalona Tractorcade is set to take place on June 4 at 5 p.m. with the starting point being at Sinclair Tractor off 14th street and finishing at the Kalona Sales Barn. Dean Miller, who has been … more

Willow Creek Quilting & Gifts celebrating 30th anniversary

Willow Creek Quilting & Gifts has been serving the Kalona community for 30 years now, offering quality quilt fabric, wool projects, quilt kits, specialty candles, lotions, and now fully finished … more

National EMS Week

This week, May 15 to May 23 is the National EMS Week, where we celebrate and thank paramedics, EMTs, and the entire EMS workforce for their service to the community. It is a time to honor the … more

Kalona Chamber Welcomes Iowa Family Counseling

Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Iowa Family Counseling as a member by presenting an official member plaque on Saturday, May 14. On hand to greet the office at 409 B Avenue were board members … more

History as seen in rafters and barn doors

Wednesdays and Saturdays in May the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a specialty ByWays tour that features landmark barns in the Kalona countryside. The tour includes heritage barns dating … more

Consumers Cooperative moves to Kalona

Consumers Cooperative, an energy company from Coralville, has purchased Kalona Oil from Petroleum Services Co., Iowa City, and is in the process of moving its headquarters to Kalona, according to … more

The History of Knotted Thread

Doris Montag, of “The History of Ordinary Things” gave a presentation about crochet and tatting at the Kalona Historical Village on Saturday, April 30. more
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