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Mid-Prairie student turns interest in fair into new historical walking tour

A new addition to the Washington County Fair will provide fairgoers with interesting historical information about the fairgrounds for years to come. Local 4-H member and young historian Caedyn … more

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

Free concert at Kalona Library July 31

A concert will be held on the Kalona Library lawn on Saturday, July 31 at 5 p.m. featuring a duo from the University of Iowa. Arianna Edvenson will play the clarinet and Dominique Archambeau will … more

Sales Barn to host vaccination clinic Aug. 2

Rural Health & Safety of Eastern Iowa, One to One Pharmacy, Washington County Public Health and Mercy Iowa City are partnering to provide a free COVID vaccination clinic in the parking lot west … more

Ernst meets with funeral directors

As part of her annual 99 County Tour, US Senator Joni Ernst met with a group of funeral directors, other businessmen and community members at Powell Funeral Home in Keota on Friday, July 23. Ernst … more

Kalona Public Library News

· Storytime meets on Wednesdays weekly from 10:30-11 a.m. at the library. · Board Game Wednesdays for Teens/Adults at 11 a.m. · Adult/Teen Movie nights are Thursdays … more

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Stop in and meet our new Director Erin! New adult fiction: “In a Field of Blue” by Gemma Liviero; “The Invisible Life of Addie Larue”; “Moon Lake” by Joe R. … 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

New subdivision to be built in Frytown, supervisors continue to address wages

A new housing subdivision is being planned for Frytown, a village located northwest of Kalona in Johnson County. The final plat request was approved by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at … more

Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home adds cremation facility

The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home would like to announce the addition of a full-service, state of the art, cremation care facility at our Washington location. Operated by Licensed Funeral … more

Photos: Washington County Fair - Mutton Bustin'

Kalona enjoys a weekend full of bluegrass

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

Movement Mayhem moves to August

Movement Mayhem is moving to August this year.  The annual obstacle races at Marr Park, sponsored by JET Physcial Therapy, have been held in October for each of the past eight years. But this … more

Kalona to conduct income survey with ECICOG

The Kalona City Council voted on Monday, July 19 to approve the city partnering with the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) to complete an income survey. The survey will be used to … 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
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