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The joy and melancholy of the real Santa Claus

Our legend of Santa Claus has its roots in a monk named Nicholas who lived about 1750 years ago in what is now Turkey.  He was pious and kind; he gave away his inherited wealth and traveled the … more

KCTC fiber internet speeds increase at no cost to members

Kalona Cooperative Technology Company announced that it has refined and increased internet speeds provided to residential and business cooperative members. Similar to previous years where increases … more

Meisheid case continued

The case of Matthew James Meisheid, 40, charged with two counts of Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations by Using or Displaying a Firearm, each a Class D Felony, is set for trial March 21, 2023. … more

Poor Farm wellness trail proposal presented to Board

IOWA CITY A design proposal for the healing and wellness trail for the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm was rolled out at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors work session Oct. 12. The … more

Lone Tree famous alum Steve Forbes gives back to his hometown

The night of the big scoreboard debut at Lone Tree High School on Nov. 28 carried so much promise. This really was more than a big hunk of metal thrown up against the south side of the … more

Lone Tree considers new electric sign

During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Lone Tree City Council discussed the prospect of an electric sign for Lone Tree. Obtaining a large electric sign for Lone Tree to display messages has been … more

Camel a highlight at Live Animal Christmas Show

The Live Animal Christmas Show is a southeast Iowa Christmas tradition that is still going strong after forty-eight years of performances.  The 2022 production will be presented at 10 show … more

Lone Tree Elementary Thanksgiving Share

The Lone Tree Elementary invited parents and community members into the school to watch the annual Thanksgiving Share. Each class shares their thankfulness through a choral reading, song, or poem. … more

Winter driving: are you ready?

November began unseasonably warm, with daytime temps in the 70’s that allowed us to think we might not have to store the shorts and tees quite yet.  And then, in a single day, temperatures … more

Lone Tree Winter Fest

Children were more than happy to meet with Santa at Lone Tree Winter Fest on Nov. 26.   more

Lone Tree planning among priorities for ICAD program

OWA CITY Lone Tree has emerged as one of the planning priorities for Sarah Thompson, Director of Rural Development, Iowa City Area Development (ICAD). Thompson, who provided an update on … more

From llamas to carriage rides, Lone Tree’s Winterfest offers full day of fun

Winterfest in Lone Tree will be taking place on November 26, from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sponsored by local small businesses and the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce, this is an event taking place in downtown … more

Kalona Optimist Club seeks entries for contest

The Optimist Club of Kalona is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic, “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you imagine?” as part of the Optimist … more

Depression is common; local resources can help

One in five American adults deals with some form of mental illness in any given year. Mental health conditions are not uncommon for our population; one in every 20 adults is living with a serious … more

Martin, mussel, mystery: a farmer’s observation reveals a forgotten industry and raises ornithological questions

“It’s kind of intriguing, in my mind, to start this story with a fish in 1840,” Bruce Hochstetler says.  Let’s begin there. A channel catfish glides through the dark … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, cucumber slices, cookie bar Friday – Taco salad with meat, cheese, black beans, lettuce, chips and salsa, chocolate … more

Turkey Time

What is the sound of crickets if not the absence of turkeys? On Henry Miller’s turkey farm there isn’t much chirping by crickets, because those small bugs are being consumed by the many … more

Green, Fixmer-Oraiz win Supervisor spots in Johnson County

IOWA CITY Jon Green, a former Lone Tree mayor who still lives in Lone Tree, won a full term as Johnson County Supervisor in the Nov. 8 elections. “I want to thank everyone who has … more

Historic Sharon High School receives preservation grant

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Sharon Telephone Company (STC) and members of the Friends of Historic Sharon High School and Community Center non-profit group met in Sharon Center township to visit the … more

2022 Local Election Results

Republicans took Iowa Senate and House seats in local races.  In Iowa Senate District 46, Williamsburg Republican Dawn Driscoll won against Oxford Democrat Kevin Kinney.  In Iowa House … more
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