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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

Marg just keeps on walking

Ten years ago, Marg Teets entered the hospice center and told the staff to sign her up.   She didn’t want to be there; she felt there were too many others who needed the service, and she … more

Significant Bills Signed into Law in 2023 Legislative Session

Thursday, May 4 marked the end of Iowa’s 2023 legislative session.   Though many sighed in relief that some bills did not end up on the governor’s desk, other bills survived scrutiny … more

Downed electric lines cause power outages

Downed power line in back of the   Kalona Valley Apartments North on 10 th Street that shot flames 20 to 30 feet in the air around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening,   May 7.   This was one of … more

Kalona Days race adds walk and fundraiser

If you see the term ‘5K’ and think, “Running, yuck. How far is that, anyway?” It’s time you reconsidered.First, 5K is 3.1 miles. Second, chances are good you can walk … more

KCTC reports $1.3 million net revenue, re-elects Yotty, Kuenster to board

Board members Steve Yotty and Jeremy Kuenster were re-elected to 3-year terms on the board of Kalona Cooperative Technology Company (KCTC) at their Annual Meeting held Tuesday, April 25. Board … more

Free books coming for Kalona preschoolers

A little steam engine had a long train of cars to pull. She went along very well until she came to a steep hill. But then, no matter how hard she tried, she could not move the long train of cars. … more

52nd Quilt Show brings visitors from across the country

Attendees come from almost all 48 continental states to see and buy quilts in Kalona at the Quilt Show on April 27 - 29. more

Free books coming for Kalona preschoolers

A little steam engine had a long train of cars to pull.  She went along very well until she came to a steep hill.  But then, no matter how hard she tried, she could not move the long train … more

Made with love: the mystery and power of a Quilt of Valor

Tonia Poole finished sewing her second-ever quilt.  It was a Quilt of Valor, a handmade quilt to be awarded to a veteran or service member who has been touched by war.  She signed it, … more

52nd Annual Kalona Quilt Show to return once again

Kalona is no stranger to the crafted art of quilting, being named the “quilt capital” of Iowa. Woodin Wheel, located in the heart of Kalona, is the largest American-made quilt retailer in … more

Pet of the Week

Salinger came to PAWS & More after living alone in a wooden cage stacked with many other cages of cats in a house. In the past few months, Salinger has become more comfortable meeting new people … more

Mid-Prairie construction starts, traffic on H Ave. to increase

Mid-Prairie East  elementary Principal Greg Jergens explained to Kalona Rotary club members April 18 that the new fenced in area between East  Elementary and Middle School in Kalona  … more

Kalona Library delays decision on challenged book

If the twenty people who showed up Tuesday night expected a decision on whether to oust “Gender Queer” from the Kalona Public Library, they went away disappointed.   Less than two … more

‘The goat yoga farm’

If staying outside of the city, viewing the stars at night, doing goat yoga, and seeing various animals right outside the window suit you, then Lucky Star Farm is your perfect vacation, offering the … more
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