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IC gene society to hear about Iowa’s underground railroad

The May 21 program of the Iowa City Genealogical Society will be presented by Joel and Cathy Helman. Cathy’s great-great grandfather was Joel Garretson, an Underground Railroad … more

Kalona City-Wide Garage Sales

1. 839 1st Place. Sat. 9-2. Misc. household items. Women’s clothes (petite sizes), purses, women’s shoes size 8, young girls sizes 3T-8.  Much, much more! 2.  917 14th St. … more

Kalona Rotary Serves Omelet Breakfast

The Kalona Rotary Club served an omelet breakfast on Saturday, May 7 at the Kalona United Methodist Church. more

“Buddy” Poppies at Kalona Library

• Kalona Public Library is honored to partner with Riverside VFW Auxiliary Post #6414 to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Military during the … more

Harvest Nutrition to offer tea bombs, protein shakes

Harvest Nutrition, a new nutrition club offering protein shakes and tea bombs, is coming to Kalona. Owners Abby and Nathan Stark hope to have the stop, located on 5th St. across from the Post Office, … 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

Concession stand now open in City Park

The Kalona Concession stand located between the youth ball fields in Kalona City Park is now open for the Kalona Optimists to serve food and beverages during youth ball games. The Optimists will be … 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

Kalona approves agreement with M-P

At the regular meeting of the Kalona City Council on Monday, May 2, the council approved a 28E agreement with the Mid-Prairie Community School District for use of the gym in the Kalona YMCA/Community … more

Pump failure shuts down main well in Wellman

A pump failure at Well Number 2 Saturday forced the city of Wellman to shut down its main well and draw water from its alternate Well Number 3. City Manager Kelly Litwiller told council members … 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

Kalona Public Library News

• New at the Kalona Public Library: Tech Help Thursday starting on May 5. Bring your computers, tablets, phones and tech questions for help from our staff from 10-11 a.m. bi-monthly on the first … more

M-P, Highland students perform senior dances

DeLanee Patterson danced in her last dance recital as a Senior on April 30, at The Washington Community Center Theater where The Attitudes In Dance Annual Recital was held. Patterson is graduating … more

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
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