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Kalona

Kalona SuperNatural prioritizes regenerative farming, earns verification

Acting to save Iowa farms and the environment, dairy company Kalona SuperNatural announced that 42 of its dairy farms are now Verified Regenerative by Land to Market. The farms, located primarily in …

KCTC recruits new marketing director

Jessica Janecek enters her third week at KCTC this week as the phone and internet service provider’s new marketing director.  She was recruited from Washington County Public Health, where …

Kalona Optimists learn about M-P archery club

The Kalona Optimist club will hear from Casey Peck and Jeremy Statler about the Golden Hawks’ archery club when they meet in the Loft at the Kalona YMCA on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. …

Pet of the Week

  Diesel would like to say hello and how do you do? This seven year old gentleman was surrendered by his family who could no longer care for him. Diesel lived happily with other dogs. Diesel is …
Riverside

Highland students participate in honor band

On Friday, January 20, five members of the Highland High School band participated in the University of Dubuque High School Honor Band. They, along with students from 30 other schools in both Iowa and …

Iowa cottage food law reviewed at Kalona Chamber lunch

Being subject to licensing and inspection can be a barrier for many who contemplate starting their own home-based food businesses.  Fortunately for Iowans, some foods can be made at home and …

Family legacy carries on with a four-term mayor

RIVERSIDE Allen Schneider, Riverside’s four-term mayor, has never called on “mom” during a City Council meeting. He could have. Schneider never called on “dad” …

Water rates among topics in discussion of Riverside FY24 budget

RIVERSIDE Riverside residents have not encountered an increase in water-usage rates since 2015. That could be changing. At its first budget work session for Fiscal Year 2024 on Jan. 10, …
Wellman

2023 State of the City: Wellman

By Cheryl Allen The News WELLLMAN There’s a lot to be said for life in the City of Wellman, and it’s only getting better.  With new events finding their footing, a …

Vandals destroy North Park dugout

Vandalism has been an issue for Wellman’s North Park in recent years, and it continues to vex the city as we make headway into 2023.    On Tuesday, Jan. 24, vandals set fire to the …

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken fajita wrap, potato chips, rotini salad, fruit Friday – Chef salad with meat, cheese & egg, dressing, crackers, Hawaiian tropical, …

Grad requirements may gain flexibility at Mid-Prairie

ents at Mid-Prairie high school have been in place for roughly 20 years and need revision, according to High School Principal Chuck Banks.  As it stands, students must consider their post-high …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree, Hills among communities working with ICAD group

IOWA CITY Sarah Thompson, Director of Rural Development for the Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) group, sees development and growth coming for Lone Tree and Hills after meeting with leaders in …

Construction work on 540th Street SW among upcoming road projects

IOWA CITY At least three road construction projects in southwestern Johnson County are set to take place in the new year. Greg Parker, Johnson County Engineer and head of Secondary Roads, told …

Board approves 9 of 74 eligible Community and Food Program requests

IOWA CITY Johnson County’s Community and Food Grant program drew a whopping 126 applications totaling more than $2.7 million in requested funds. The program, which is financed by American …

Lone Tree students capture attention of U.S. Representative

Schools that educate students from preschool to grade 12 under one roof are increasingly rare.  In Iowa, you could count them on two hands.  Lone Tree Community School is one of them, and …
Washington County
Sieren Auction Sales wins state advertising awards
Riley Sieren with Sieren Auction Sales from Washington attended the Iowa Auctioneers Annual Convention in Des Moines Jan. 26-29. Saturday night at the annual banquet, Sieren Auction Sales was awarded …
Preliminary hearing set for Washington Mayor
A preliminary hearing for Jaron Rosien, 38, Mayor of the City of Washington, is set for 11 a.m., Friday, February 3 in Washington District Court on a charge of sexual abuse, 3rd degree for an …
Board considers funding requests, receives reports
Following a “successful year” in 2022 that also saw the launching of a major building project, PAWS & More, the county’s animal humane service, Tuesday proposed a three-year 28E …
Ham radio operators conduct field day
The Washington Area Amateur Radio Club kicked off their 20th anniversary with their biannual 24-hour Winter Field Day, on Saturday, Jan. 28. The club held the event at the Washington County …
February Workhorse Sale to feature record number of horses
A whopping 637 horses grace the sales catalog for Kalona Sales Barn’s February Workhorse Sale, set to take place Tuesday, Feb. 7.  The quantity of horses up for auction exceeds last …
Johnson County
Lyrical Iowa 2023 Poetry Competition
Iowans-you are invited to submit your poetry to the annual Lyrical Iowa Poetry Competition! No entry fee. No membership or book purchase required. For all residents of Iowa from kindergartners to …
Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals
Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals due to presence of wheat allergen Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Beef Pot Roast Dinners due to the presence of an …
Board defers vote on Windham Village plan
IOWA CITY Windham Village remains the last Johnson County village without an official development plan. At least, for now. Following a long discussion and public hearing at its formal …