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History of Kalona Old Fashioned Ice Cream Bars

My name is Janet Haberman Long and I grew up in Kalona.  I’d like to write about the start of the Kalona Old Fashioned Ice Cream Bars. My dad, Archie J. Haberman, started the original … more

Reject False Attacks on Sen. Kinney 

Kevin Kinney has been an outstanding State Senator and we will be well served by his reelection. His law enforcement and farming background give him a great perspective on what Iowa is and … more

Candidate information should be easier to find

The GOP continues their effort to drive voter confusion and effectiveness by making the process so rule-bound and inaccessible that many citizens will be denied their Constitutional right to … more

Coffee House Cure for Cancer - Thank You

Coffee House Cure for Cancer - Thank You When my wife, Joan, and I, remodeled the Old Community Building in Riverside to be leased as a Coffee House, we made a commitment to match donated funds … more

Stories from Now and Then

Oh my!  It’s time again to reveal all the “real truths” of the past and present -- as I know them? I’ve been doing that for you here all along by looking back in my … more

In Support of Eileen Beran

Heather Hora’s campaign slogan is “Whatever the governor wants, the governor will get.” I will vote with her. So, one has to wonder, what will that do for the constituents that she … more

Concerns about Circus

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Madhu last name: Anderson address: 414 M street city: Rock … more

My time at The Kalona News comes to an end

At the end of my sophomore year of college, I knew that I needed to keep myself busy during the summer. I was planning on living in Iowa City for the whole summer instead of going back to my hometown … more

Adventures in Alaska

In an earlier column, I had written about how COVID-19 cut short our visits to the Church of the Nativity and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre while in Israel in March of 2020 and canceled our first … more

Iowa’s water quality needs improvement

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Aidan last name: Yoder address: 5470 Feldveg Strasze SW city: … more

The case for winter trail maintenance

At the Kalona City Council’s work session on July 26, the council looked at their preliminary Southtown Recreational Plan, which would give Kalona a nice outdoor recreation area with an outdoor … more

Dear Kalona,  a letter from your Postmaster

Thank you!  Almost half of my career has been in Kalona, working with some incredibly kind and hardworking, dedicated carriers and clerks. 2005 is a long time ago now even though I remember … more

A thank you to everyone who helped with the 4th of July celebration in Wellman

Last week the City of Wellman held our annual 4th of July celebration with a parade in the morning, activities at the park all afternoon and a band and fireworks in the evening. I would like to … more

The News will continue to be your reliable community newspaper

This week is the last edition of The News that News Editor Molly Roberts is with us. Molly is leaving The News to pursue her dream of earning a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. Molly joined our … more

Wellman will miss Reggie’s

As many people know, Reggie Patterson’s service station in Wellman, Iowa is no longer in operation, the in- ground tanks and gasoline pumps removed. And a for sale sign present for many months, … more

Happy July 4th all over the world

My little brother Sam is a Second Lieutenant in the 173rd Airborne in the United States Army. He has been stationed in Vicenza, Italy since August 2021 and while he loves Italy (and traveling around … more

Thank you to The News and all of its readers

I attended Kalona Days on Saturday, June 18, which was a little bittersweet. I will be leaving my position as News Editor at The News in July. I am planning to enroll back in school in the Fall of … more

On stopping violence in our schools

As a result of this week’s ghastly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I took time to reach out to Iowa’s representatives in Congress as well as the ISEA and NEA about a … more

Reynolds endorses Heather Hora in primary

In this primary election, we are given two distinct choices. On the one hand is self-proclaimed moderate mayor of Washington Jaron Rosien (he was a Democrat until he recently switched to a Republican … more

Carlin will be your voice in Washington D.C.

Why Iowa State Senator Jim Carlin will be receiving my vote on June 7 in the Iowa Republican primary for U.S. Senate: Would you have voted to end funding for Trump’s border wall, pass a 1.5 … more
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