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Wellman Heritage Society receives $50,000 donation

Wellman Heritage Society is the very grateful recipient of a $50,000 gift to be used for repairs and upkeep of the one-room Smith Creek country school, now located at Wellman Heritage Park on 7th … more

Small Town, Big Hearts

Employer: Kalona Historical VillageEmployee: Kathy Spenner Number of years working for your business: 16Reason for nominating this employee:Kathy does a lot of things for the Kalona Community that … more

Light turnout at off-year Caucus for Kalona, Richmond Republicans

There was a relatively light turnout for the Kalona and Richmond Precinct caucus held at Mid-Prairie East Elementary school cafeteria on Monday evening, Feb. 7. Merle Miller and Scott Williams … more

Johnson Co. discusses raises for elected officials, COVID vaccine and test policy

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead for a 2.25% pay increase for all five supervisors, beginning July 1, 2022, in the new fiscal year. But that was nearly 15% less of a raise … more

Nomination papers available for June 7 Primary

Nomination papers are now available at the Washington County Auditor’s Office for various county positions which will be on the ballot for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election. Two seats on the … more

Steindler and Mercy Iowa City Announce Orthopedic Care Partnership

Steindler Orthopedic Clinic and Mercy Iowa City announced a strategic partnership to better serve patients needing high-quality orthopedic care in Johnson County and Eastern Iowa. The collaboration … more

Washington Republican Heather Hora to run for House District 92

Heather Hora (R-Washington) announced her campaign for Iowa House in House District 92 on Thursday, Feb. 3 “In my role as a mother and a farmer, I know what makes rural Iowa special,” … 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

Singers provide comfort for dying

When a call is received that someone is needing comfort in their final days or struggling with declining health, the Hawkeye Threshold Singers (HTS) arrange to go sing songs of comfort and peace. … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Turkey casserole, buttered red beets, apple sauce cup, cookie Friday – Cheeseburger, rotini pasta salad, baked beans, fruit Monday – … more

Johnson County hears protest over ARPA fund lottery system

On a night that Hills Mayor Tim Kemp and Council Member Emily Hudachek, and Lone Tree Council Member Dave Wageman attended a joint entities meeting via Zoom with the Johnson County Board of … more

Washington Supervisors focus on finances

Everything from seeking a grant to update road signs to longevity and step increase for employees to increases in county funds were key issues for the Washington County Supervisors on Tuesday, Jan. … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Gretchen, an adult female Domestic Short Hair cat. Gretchen has a black and white coat with bright green eyes. She is described as a “secret … more

Secretary of State encourages Iowans to become poll workers in 2022 elections

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging civic-minded Iowans to assist voters in the 2022 elections by becoming poll workers. Tuesday, January 25 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Iowa … more

Supervisors hear good quarterly reports

The three regular quarterly reports presented to the Washington County Supervisors last week offered some good news in 2021, The county ambulance service, which completed its first year of … more

Kalona Merchants Collecting Food for Kalona Pantry

Members of the Kalona Chamber of Commerce will be accepting food from the general public for the Kalona Food Pantry during the month of February, according to Chamber director Tonia Poole. Items … more

Washington Supervisors hear funding requests for area agencies

With 2021 a record year for the Washington County Fair and its 4-H affiliate, the association wants to maintain its momentum in 2022 especially with a $120,000 entertainment budget. Even more, the … 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

Thanks to blood donors and local historian Mike Zahs

There was a tremendous turnout of blood donors at the Kalona Optimist Club annual winter Blood Drive at the Kalona Mennonite Church. Donor Day Chair Donna Merck for the Kalona Optimists reports … more
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