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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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Riverside Council votes on city employee wages, agrees to 2% raise

Edgar McGuire, a member of the Riverside City Council, attempted to get a 3% raise for city employees at the regular meeting of the city council on Monday, July 19. He failed. But at least four … more

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 … more

Washington County crowns fair queen

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

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Rockin’ River concerts resume at Bunker Mill bridge

The Rockin’ River Concert series  at the Bunker Mill bridge, 1298 Popular Blvd., Kalona, has resumed, according to Scott Allen. They are being held every Tuesday evening in July (weather … more

Riverside sees 68% of travelers speeding through town

Riverside has a speeding problem. As a result of a traffic report it received at its regular meeting on July 6, the Riverside City Council decided to contact the Iowa Department of Transportation … more

Stumptown Tractorcade

The annual Stumptown Tractor Ride rolled through Riverside on Saturday, July 10, despite having to change the route last-minute due to construction on Riverside Road. more

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 … more

Riverside Fire responds to building fire Sunday

The Riverside Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at 31 W. 1st Street on Sunday, July 11 at about 2 p.m. The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department, Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department, Hills … more

Keeping History Alive at new summer camp

This year marks the first Kalona Historical Society Summer Camp, which took place at the Kalona Historical Village during the weeks of June 14, 21, and 28. The camp was offered to kids entering … more

Julie Chown values relationships when buying and selling houses

Julie Chown of Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors has lived in Lone Tree for over 40 years, which has influenced her career as a real estate agent in that she has expertise and enjoys working with clients in … more
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