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KCTC re-elects director, hears positive growth update at meeting

President Steve Yotty welcomed board members, guests and staff to the annual meeting of the Kalona Cooperative Technology Company (KCTC) Tuesday evening, April 26 in Kalona. Yotty remarked that he … more

Kalona, Washington pools looking for lifeguards

The Kalona pool and Washington Community YMCA Indoor Aquatic Facility are looking for lifeguards to work the upcoming summer season. A general shortage of employees led the YMCA to offer a $250 … more

Need to grab some grub? Check out these local restaurants

Looking for a bite to eat here in Kalona? There are a variety of great places from savory meals to sweet treats. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available after your quilting … more

T-shirt sales to benefit Washington Co. Barn Quilt Tour renovations

Since 2007, over 70 barns in Washington County have been adorned with a quilt block and are now part of the Quilt Barn Tour. The tour is split into four loops — the Amish Loop, Ag Loop, … more

A quilt to tell the story of Chicago’s murdered children

It started with a newspaper. In 1993, Sandy Schweitzer  of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was reading columns by Bob Greene in the Chicago Tribune that talked about dozens of children being killed in … more

Don’t be intimidated — getting started in quilting can be easy

Walking into a quilt shop without a lot of prior knowledge about sewing can be overwhelming. There are rows upon rows of fabrics, displays of tools and an abundance of patterns on offer. But for … more

A Different Kind of Quilt

Keep an eye on the windows of the Kalona Public Library, which are being decorated this week with submissions to the Quilt Coloring Contest. Winners will be announced in next week’s News! more

Pleasantview breaks ground for new construction

On the sunny afternoon of Sunday, April 24, Pleasantview Home launched a brighter future for the Kalona facility with speeches by board members and staff before taking ceremonial photos of a variety … more

51st annual Kalona Quilt Show & Sale April 28-30

The 51st Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale will take place April 28-30, 2022 in the Kalona YMCA gym, which will be transformed to showcase over 200 unique hand-quilted pieces for sale. It’s … more

Kalona Public Library

• Join us for the Monday Movie Matinee weekly at 1 p.m. We show a variety of movies for all to enjoy! • Story Time meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 - 10:30 a.m. • Toddler Time … more

Kalona council hears from House candidate Rosien, discusses trails, parks

Washington Mayor Jaron Rosien, who has held the elected office since 2014, spoke during the public forum at the Kalona City Council meeting on Monday, April 18 to inform the council of his bid for … more

Curbside Leaf Collection Rules

Please Rake leaves into a row directly behind the curb. If sidewalk is next to curb please pile leaves directly behind sidewalk. Items other than leaves (sticks, flower stalks , and solid objects), … more

Field Crop Scout School to feature many experts agronomists

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School May 19, at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids. The Field Crop Scout School is intended to be a foundational course, … more

Tele Workers Receive Awards

On Tuesday, April 5,the annual Iowa Chapter of APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) Spring Conference and awards ceremony was held in Altoona. Two local 911 telecommunicators … more

Kalona Public Library News

• For ALL ages: Help the library and our community get ready for the Annual Quilt Show April 28-30! We are making a quilt that will be “pieced” together in our windows! Color a quilt … more

Moldovan student relishes time spent in Iowa

When Vlada Conea first got the information that she’d be leaving her home in Moldova to study abroad for a year in West Chester, attending Hillcrest Academy, she didn’t quite know what to … more

Supervisors approve Stringtown Grocery expansion

IOWA CITY A planned expansion of two buildings located behind Stringtown Grocery in Kalona was approved by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at its formal session April 14. Willis … more

Thinking about Long Term Care

When was the last, or first, time you thought about Long Term Care?  I have been known to inject some humor when I have an opportunity to speak with folks about Long Term Care Support and … more

Silver Sneakers program offers gym memberships to seniors

Silver Sneakers is a program run mostly through Medicare and Medicaid and some private insurances that will provide free YMCA memberships to people 65 and older, in order to help them live healthier … more

This Easter, remembering a trip to the Holy Land

In March of 2020, Ron and Helen Slechta embarked on a tour to Israel. Little did we know at the time of booking the trip that we would be facing a worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 virus as we launched … more
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