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Kalona

Kalona Fun Run

Overall and 9-13 age division 1st place for the 1-mile run is Troy Yoder. The winners of the 8 and under division were Daniel Miller, Tegan Hershberger.  Luke Yoder 1st place overall for the 5K …

June 30 deadline to sign up for Kalona Junior golf camp

The Kalona Golf Club is hosting a Junior Golf Camp sponsored by the Kalona Optimist this year that goes from July 11 until July 14. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. until noon every day, and it will …

Kalona P & Z recommends rezone of next phase of Southtown development

The Kalona Planning & Zoning Commission, in a meeting June 15, voted 5-0 to recommend Phase 2 of the of Southtown develop from A-1 Agriculture to R-3  residential. The motion recommended …

Chef of the Year in Iowa uses Kalona Supernatural dairy products

When Chef Sam Charles left Iowa to open restaurants in Chicago and Denver, he missed something that reminded him of home: good, pure whole milk. As co-chef at The Way Back in Denver, Charles learned …
Riverside
RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL

Highway 22 to be trimmed to 1 lane in July

RIVERSIDE Traffic jams may be about to hit Riverside. Oh, and then there’s the annual Trek Fest event this weekend that is likely to draw big crowds. But after Trek Fest comes and goes …

Riverside to celebrate 150 years

The City of Riverside is turning 150 years old this year, which will be celebrated this weekend during Trek Fest. The 150th Committee, an off shoot of volunteers from the Voyage Home Museum and …

Quilts of Valor Ceremony

VFW and Auxiliary to Post No. 6414 Riverside hosted a Quilts of Valor ceremony Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the VFW Post, Riverside, IA.  Recipients receiving their quilt were from left to right, …

Fedler, Hora, Mangold win primary elections

With a light turnout in the Primary elections on Tuesday, June 7, Washington County voters gave Heather Hora the opportunity to run as a Republican in the November election for Iowa House District …
Wellman

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken baked rice, broccoli, Watergate salad Friday – Pulled pork/bun, potato salad, pork & beans, lemon lush dessert Monday – Beef …

M-P alumni awards: Janet Kos Ferry wins service award

As a young girl growing up on a farm near Richmond, Janet Kos Ferry ‘67 dreamed of becoming a teacher when she grew up. This dream shaped her path as she went on to spend many years working …

City of Wellman plans annual 4th of July

The city of Wellman once again has huge plans for their 4th of July celebration with tons of fun activities planned. In the morning, the Kiddie Parade will start off at 9:30 a.m. immediately being …

Wellman Garden Club

On a very hot June afternoon, Wellman Garden Club traveled to Lou Miller’s farm, 15 miles northeast of Wellman.  When we were unable to make our planned visit to a Riverside garden, …
Lone Tree
JOHNSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Johnson County Fair request receives icy response

IOWA CITY A request of more than $140,000 to help finance the annual Johnson County Fair and other activities at the fairgrounds landed with a thud at a Johnson County Board of Supervisors work …

Lone Tree Fire & Rescue Foundation receives grant for new pumper/tanker

Lone Tree Fire & Rescue Foundation Inc received a $2,000 grant for the new pumper/tanker.  The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here …

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, chopped salad, banana, ice cream Friday – Chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, 3 bean salad, Jell-O with …

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, …
Washington County
“Adopt a Calf’ program at Hilltop Dairy
Hilltop Dairy, located in Mount Pleasant Iowa, has been running and operating since 1939, producing milk that gets shipped off to a local creamery where it then becomes cottage cheese. Hilltop …
Purchase and invest in local foods through 4-H Auction
Iowa 4-H’ers have been “learning by doing” since 1902. One of the long-standing traditions of 4-H has been to teach young people skills of animal husbandry, livestock nutrition and …
Try something new with Kalona summer reading
On Tuesday, June 14, the Kalona Public Library hosted a kick-off party for their summer reading program, inviting readers of all ages to “Read off the beaten path” this …
Bulltown, Nitro, Optimists, City work together for new concessions stand in Kalona City Park
The City Park in Kalona needed a new concessions stand built for a while. The old stand didn’t offer enough space and struggled to keep up with business when the park would host baseball or …
Kalona Public Library News
The library will be closing early at 2:00pm on Friday, June 24th for staff development. Story Time meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30am. Toddler Time continues to be held weekly …
Johnson County
Johnson County sheriff seeks looser residency requirements
IOWA CITY How close is close enough? Brad Kunkel, Johnson County Sheriff, wants to expand the residency requirement to 25 miles as his department recruits for deputy sheriffs. The current …
Senior Dining Menus
Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Cheeseburger/bun, baked beans, potato chips, fruit Friday – BBQ rib patty, macaroni & cheese, corn, yogurt cup Monday – Ham & …
Former Lone Tree Mayor Green tops Democrats in primary race
IOWA CITY Jon Green, a current Johnson County Supervisor and former Lone Tree Mayor, topped the voting results among Democrats in Tuesday's primary. Green  received 8,495 votes, or 69%, to …