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Kalona Fun Run

Overall and 9-13 age division 1st place for the 1-mile run is Troy Yoder. The winners of the 8 and under division were Daniel Miller, Tegan Hershberger.  Luke Yoder 1st place overall for the 5K … more

June 30 deadline to sign up for Kalona Junior golf camp

The Kalona Golf Club is hosting a Junior Golf Camp sponsored by the Kalona Optimist this year that goes from July 11 until July 14. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. until noon every day, and it will … more

Kalona P & Z recommends rezone of next phase of Southtown development

The Kalona Planning & Zoning Commission, in a meeting June 15, voted 5-0 to recommend Phase 2 of the of Southtown develop from A-1 Agriculture to R-3  residential. The motion recommended … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken baked rice, broccoli, Watergate salad Friday – Pulled pork/bun, potato salad, pork & beans, lemon lush dessert Monday – Beef … more

Chef of the Year in Iowa uses Kalona Supernatural dairy products

When Chef Sam Charles left Iowa to open restaurants in Chicago and Denver, he missed something that reminded him of home: good, pure whole milk. As co-chef at The Way Back in Denver, Charles learned … more

“Adopt a Calf’ program at Hilltop Dairy

Hilltop Dairy, located in Mount Pleasant Iowa, has been running and operating since 1939, producing milk that gets shipped off to a local creamery where it then becomes cottage cheese. Hilltop … more

Purchase and invest in local foods through 4-H Auction

Iowa 4-H’ers have been “learning by doing” since 1902. One of the long-standing traditions of 4-H has been to teach young people skills of animal husbandry, livestock nutrition and … more

M-P alumni awards: Janet Kos Ferry wins service award

As a young girl growing up on a farm near Richmond, Janet Kos Ferry ‘67 dreamed of becoming a teacher when she grew up. This dream shaped her path as she went on to spend many years working … more

Riverside to celebrate 150 years

The City of Riverside is turning 150 years old this year, which will be celebrated this weekend during Trek Fest. The 150th Committee, an off shoot of volunteers from the Voyage Home Museum and … more

Try something new with Kalona summer reading

On Tuesday, June 14, the Kalona Public Library hosted a kick-off party for their summer reading program, inviting readers of all ages to “Read off the beaten path” this … more

Bulltown, Nitro, Optimists, City work together for new concessions stand in Kalona City Park

The City Park in Kalona needed a new concessions stand built for a while. The old stand didn’t offer enough space and struggled to keep up with business when the park would host baseball or … more

City of Wellman plans annual 4th of July

The city of Wellman once again has huge plans for their 4th of July celebration with tons of fun activities planned. In the morning, the Kiddie Parade will start off at 9:30 a.m. immediately being … more

Kalona Public Library News

The library will be closing early at 2:00pm on Friday, June 24th for staff development. Story Time meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30am. Toddler Time continues to be held weekly … more

Wellman Garden Club

On a very hot June afternoon, Wellman Garden Club traveled to Lou Miller’s farm, 15 miles northeast of Wellman.  When we were unable to make our planned visit to a Riverside garden, … more

Kalona loves Kalona Days

The Kalona Days events and parade took place on Saturday, June 18. more

Richmond Firework display to be “bigger and better” on Sunday, July 3

A great community will be treating Richmond and the Kalona community to another display of fireworks on July 3, thanks to efforts of Sons of AmVets Post 107, Richmond Shooters and their sponsors and … more

Thank you America!

Thank you America!Those were the words of a group of 1o Germans driving Model T’s across of the United States when they made an overnight stop in Kalona Friday evening, June 17.The group … more

Kalona Public Library News

We are looking forward to launching the Summer Reading Program this week! A new Family Story Time will begin on June 16th through the end of July on Thursdays weekly at 6:30pm - bring your family and … more

Quilts of Valor Ceremony

VFW and Auxiliary to Post No. 6414 Riverside hosted a Quilts of Valor ceremony Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the VFW Post, Riverside, IA.  Recipients receiving their quilt were from left to right, … more

Celebrity judges named for Kalona Days pie contest

Kalona Chamber of Commerce director Tonia Poole announced this week that the following  celebrities will be judging the pie contest in conjunction with Kalona Days Saturday, June 18: Glenda … more
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