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Kalona

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 …

Free concert at Kalona Library July 31

A concert will be held on the Kalona Library lawn on Saturday, July 31 at 5 p.m. featuring a duo from the University of Iowa. Arianna Edvenson will play the clarinet and Dominique Archambeau will …

Sales Barn to host vaccination clinic Aug. 2

Rural Health & Safety of Eastern Iowa, One to One Pharmacy, Washington County Public Health and Mercy Iowa City are partnering to provide a free COVID vaccination clinic in the parking lot west …

Kalona Public Library News

· Storytime meets on Wednesdays weekly from 10:30-11 a.m. at the library. · Board Game Wednesdays for Teens/Adults at 11 a.m. · Adult/Teen Movie nights are Thursdays …
Riverside

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 …

Highland Shooting Sports showcases new facilities at the Riverside VFW

The Highland Shooting Sports team held their first event at the newly renovated facilities at the Riverside VFW Post #6414 on Sunday, July 25. The Shooting Sports Team received a grant from the …

Riverside bids farewell to Murphy’s Bar and Grill

After over 25 years in business, Murphy’s Bar and Grill in Riverside served its last customers on Saturday, July 24. Murphy’s opened on Dec. 18, 1995 and has been serving a large menu …

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 …
Wellman

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Stop in and meet our new Director Erin! New adult fiction: “In a Field of Blue” by Gemma Liviero; “The Invisible Life of Addie Larue”; “Moon Lake” by Joe R. …

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 …

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 …

Washington County crowns fair queen

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …
Washington County
Mid-Prairie student turns interest in fair into new historical walking tour
A new addition to the Washington County Fair will provide fairgoers with interesting historical information about the fairgrounds for years to come. Local 4-H member and young historian Caedyn …
Ernst meets with funeral directors
As part of her annual 99 County Tour, US Senator Joni Ernst met with a group of funeral directors, other businessmen and community members at Powell Funeral Home in Keota on Friday, July 23. Ernst …
New subdivision to be built in Frytown, supervisors continue to address wages
A new housing subdivision is being planned for Frytown, a village located northwest of Kalona in Johnson County. The final plat request was approved by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at …
Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home adds cremation facility
The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home would like to announce the addition of a full-service, state of the art, cremation care facility at our Washington location. Operated by Licensed Funeral …
Johnson County
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 …
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 …