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Courage Ride meaningful to cancer survivor

Bowen Yoder, of Williamsburg, shares his cancer journey and how it relates to the importance of the upcoming Courage Ride. On Saturday, August 13 the 18th Annual Courage Ride will be held at Big … more

Lone Tree Party in the Park

Lone Tree hosted a Party in the Park on Tuesday, July 19. more

Senior Dining: More than just Food

Liver and onions.  If there is one thing area seniors agree on, whether they dine in Wellman or Lone Tree, it’s their favorite mid-day meal. At the Goodwin Dining Center in Wellman, the … more

Lone Tree Flyers club hosts annual Fun Fly event

The Lone Tree Flyers hosted a Fun Fly event on June 10-12, drawing model airplane pilots from near and far who came to fly over the fields of Lone Tree for a weekend of fun and community. In 2010, … more

Lone Tree Celebrates Memorial Day

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

ISEA President visits Lone Tree school

On Wednesday, April 27, Iowa State Education Agency President Mike Beranek visited the Lone Tree Community School District to meet with students and educators. He read to preschoolers, served on a … more

Replanting Lone Tree’s history

In the pioneer era, there was a singular giant elm that grew near what is now the city of Lone Tree. It served as a prairie landmark on a slight hill south of where the town sits now. Local legend … more

Wellman gets first-hand experience with wheelchair basketball at 3-on-3 fundraiser

Wheelchair basketball is hard — on top of simply maneuvering the wheelchair, you have to remember to dribble every two pushes, you’re getting blocked by other players, wheelchairs crash … more

Field and Friends Work Hard, Play Hard event draws 300 to celebrate agriculture in Washington county

The second annual Field and Friends Work Hard, Play Hard event, held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington on Saturday, Feb. 26, drew about 300 attendees who all gathered to celebrate a … more

Mid-Prairie’s March 1st Bond Referendum

Mid-Prairie patrons who are unable to go to the polls on Tuesday, March 1, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., can cast absentee ballots at the Washington, Iowa or Johnson County Auditors Offices in the … more

“He becomes a better leader every class”

At the end of Asher Forbes’s Taekwondo class in the Lone Tree Wellness Center on Saturday, Feb. 5, instructor Curtis Long explained to the students that Forbes has transitioned into a … more

Beatty-Peterseim installs crematorium at Washington location

To help meet the increasing demand for cremation and add value to the community and families they serve, Beatty-Peterseim Funeral, Cremation Care and Monument Services of Kalona, Washington and … more

Washington County YMCA offers senior fitness classes

For seniors who live in the Washington County area, the YMCA offers a variety of activities and equipment to maintain your health. From water aerobics to cardio training, the YMCA provides a … more

Hospice of Washington County excited for new home

It’s a night-and-day difference, the difference between old home of Hospice of Washington County and their new facility. The old facility, which was previously the county DOT building, … more

“This thing is serious and it’s not getting better right now”: Johnson County supervisors talk COVID amid surge

The rapid rise in Covid cases last week caused Johnson County Public Health officials to halt contact tracing and instead focus on testing and educating county residents during the surge brought on … more

Johnson County defers vaccine, testing mandate

The date of Johnson County’s mandate on Covid vaccinations and testing was deferred to January 31 in a unanimous vote delivered by the Board of Supervisors on December 22. The policy … more

A Year in Review

The News is proud to have brought our community local news coverage through the year of Kalona, Lone Tree, Riverside, Wellman and the surrounding areas. Here are some of our favorite things we … more

Kalona Rotary collects more than 350 gifts in annual toy drive

In 2020, the Kalona Rotary collected 150 toys for area children as part of their Christmas toy drive and were hoping to beat that number this year. In 2021, the Rotary collected over 350 gifts, which … more

Snyder’s Shake Shack brings new skills to Lone Tree students

Shopping for ingredients, taking orders, making milkshakes, delivering them, counting money and many other jobs — special education students at Lone Tree are learning a host of new employable … more
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