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Relay for Life shirts are available

Shirt orders for the Washington County Relay for Life are due Aug. 1. The Relay for Life will be held on Oct. 2 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Cattle Barn from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please … more

Courage Ride adds Washington County route to annual bike ride for cancer

Courage Ride, an annual charity bike ride benefiting the University of Iowa’s sarcoma cancer research program, has announced it will resume as both an in-person and virtual event. It also … more

Johnson County considers increase to General Assistance Program

A proposed increase to Johnson County’s General Assistance Program would provide recipients with up to $150 in additional monthly funds. The proposal was presented to the Johnson County … more

Washington Board of Health names officers, sets special meeting

In an early morning special meeting on Tuesday, July 20, the Washington County Board of Health appointed Karri Fish as its Privacy Officer and Peggy Wood, signatory authority. Both appointments … more

Macular degeneration a growing concern for seniors

More than 10 million Americans are affected by macular degeneration, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). And with the baby-boomer generation growing older, officials … more

Washington County crowns fair queen

Carmen Sieren, an upcoming Senior at Mid-Prairie won the title of Washington County Fair Queen. more

Washington Co. Public Health seeks new director

In the final agenda item of the Washington County Board of Health meeting on July 15, Washington County Public Health administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski tearfully confirmed her resignation from … more

Gray sentenced to 15 years

Cristina Gray, 35, of Riverside received a prison sentence of up to 15 years and must serve a minimum of three after being convicted of violating the Sex Offender Registry, second or subsequent … more

Recorder’s office sees five-year high in transactions

With 1,601 documents recorded for the fiscal 2020-21 quarter, Washington County’s recorder’s office reflects the national trend of increased real estate activity. The documents record … more

English Valleys History Center to host free concert

At the end of the North English Fun Days weekend, the English Valleys History Center will be offering a free concert to the community at the North English City Park on Sunday afternoon, August 1, at … more

New Johnson Co. Supervisor addresses need for more low-income housing

Jon Green, a resident of Lone Tree and former mayor of the city, has quickly jumped into his new role as a member of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. He participated in the Fourth of July … more

Rockin’ River concerts resume at Bunker Mill bridge

The Rockin’ River Concert series  at the Bunker Mill bridge, 1298 Popular Blvd., Kalona, has resumed, according to Scott Allen. They are being held every Tuesday evening in July (weather … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Minnie, a young female Brittany Spaniel and Labrador Retriever mix. Minnie is described as a “sweet girl with lots of energy” and is … more

Keeping History Alive at new summer camp

This year marks the first Kalona Historical Society Summer Camp, which took place at the Kalona Historical Village during the weeks of June 14, 21, and 28. The camp was offered to kids entering … more

Julie Chown values relationships when buying and selling houses

Julie Chown of Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors has lived in Lone Tree for over 40 years, which has influenced her career as a real estate agent in that she has expertise and enjoys working with clients in … more

Lone Tree schools recieve grant for dual community-school library project

The Lone Tree Community School District will receive $2,000 as part of the Johnson County Economic Development and Quality of Life grant program. The agreement begins July 1, was approved earlier … more

Lone Tree FFA chapter teaches younger students about farm safety

On May 11, 2021, the Lone Tree FFA hosted a Farm Safety Day. This year Farm Safety Day took place behind the school, near the football practice field. The fifth-grade students got to take their … more

Washington Co. schedules road work

The Washington County Engineer’s Office has contracted URETEK USA, Inc. of Tomball, Texas to complete some rehabilitation work on the approaches at the West Fork Crooked Creek Bridge on Coppock … more

Yoder discusses changes in the goat industry

Victor Yoder said that within a 10-mile radius of his goat farm, there are probably about 50 other goat farms. “This is the largest pool of goat farmers in the world,” Yoder said. … more

Supervisors OK personnel changes at Jail, discuss use of COVID funds

Approving two Washington County Jail personnel from part-time to full-time “will help” at the facility, “but we are still not at full staff,” Chief Deputy Shawn Ellingson told … more
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