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RV Park plan for Riverside approved by City Council

RIVERSIDE Plans for an RV park were approved by the Riverside City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting June 6, but not without a lengthy discussion. Several council members had … more

Spring Deans List

Iowa State University announces spring semester 2023 Dean’s List.   From Kalona:  Benjamin Samuel Gardner, Electrical Engineering; Grace Catherine Mattes, Industrial Engineering; … more

Memorial Day Services

Riverside Community Visioning's top priorities: Traffic flow at Elementary School and English River access point

RIVERSIDE An improved traffic-flow system at Highland Elementary School and expanded accesses to English River emerged as top project priorities for Riverside through the Iowa’s Living … more

Highland FFA Plants Soybean Test Plot

On Wednesday, May 17, Highland FFA planted their 13.2-acre test plot and land lab. The land lab is located behind the Highland High School baseball and softball fields and on the west side of the … more

Highland Graduation

Pet of the Week

Midnight a busy cat. And she’s available for adoption at PAWS & More! First, Midnight might first check on what’s happening outside the window. Then she’ll explore to see if … more

Riverside Memorial Day Services

On Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, members of the VFW Post #6414 Riverside will place flags and crosses at the graves of veterans who are laid to rest at St Vincent and St. Stanislaus cemeteries beginning … more

Elementary students visit Voyage Home Museum

Highland 5th Graders, led by teachers Ryan Cortum and Jill Strubee, trekked from the Elementary School down to the museum on Thursday, May 11.   Although it was a warm day, energy, enthusiasm, … more

Veterans: still time to sign up for local video project

On May 19th and 20th, the cities of Kalona and Wellman will be collaborating with locally based Storyline Multimedia to offer area Veterans an opportunity to share their military experience.   … more

Refinished Delta Shield up at Voyage Home museum

In 2018, Mike Meinders designed and constructed a Star Trek Delta Shield out of bicycles for RAGBRAI as Riverside was one of the towns on the route that year.  It was placed behind the new … more

Significant Bills Signed into Law in 2023 Legislative Session

Thursday, May 4 marked the end of Iowa’s 2023 legislative session.   Though many sighed in relief that some bills did not end up on the governor’s desk, other bills survived scrutiny … more

Smith's first day as Riverside city administrator includes Council meeting

RIVERSIDE Cole Smith, Riverside’s new city administrator, was on the job for the first time this past Monday and it also happened to be the night of the first City Council meeting of the … more

Smith’s first day in Riverside includes City Council meeting

Cole Smith, Riverside’s new city administrator, was on the job for the first time Monday and it also happened to be the night of the first City Council meeting of the month. A number of … more

Simply Trekky: Riverside beams up Kirk birthplace location

RIVERSIDE Nearly two years after the Riverside City Council voted to move the monument marking the future birthplace of Star Trek legend James Kirk from another part of downtown to the south … more

Pet of the Week

Salinger came to PAWS & More after living alone in a wooden cage stacked with many other cages of cats in a house. In the past few months, Salinger has become more comfortable meeting new people … more

Riverside's spring dilemma: Water, pumps and chlorine

RIVERSIDE Water, pumps and chlorine are quickly turning into a major spring project, and headache, in Riverside. A repair project is expected to begin at the city’s wastewater plant … more

USDA offers disaster assistance to farmers in Iowa impacted by recent tornadoes 

Agricultural operations in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin have been significantly impacted by recent tornadoes and severe storms that caused widespread and extensive destruction across those … more

Cole Smith selected as new city administrator for Riverside

Cole Smith arrived in town even before he had an interview. “I went and met with some of the businesses and just talked to some residents,” Riverside’s new city administrator … more

Area fire departments raised over $100,000

Locals attending fundraisers by area fire departments gave an average of $20 to $21 in freewill donations.  Over $100,000 were raised between the Kalona, Wellman and Riverside pancake and … more
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