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Kalona Optimist Bike Giveaway

Thank you to the Kalona Optimist Club for sponsoring the Kalona Fall Festival bike giveaway. Kinsley Boshart and Tinly Scheiger were the winners this year!  Congratulations! more

Optimists, Rotarians collect 100’s of books for Mid-Prairie students

Several hundred books were donated in the joint Kalona Optimists and Rotary clubs 1-week book drive as part of their “Celebrate Community” effort. Mid-Prairie East Elementary principal … more

Join M-P Elementaries in fighting childhood cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Each day in the US more than 900 children are diagnosed with a form of cancer. To make matters worse, less than 4% of research dollars go to help … more

Medical equipment lending closet “hidden gem”

Injuries, surgeries, and illnesses are unwelcome parts of life at any age, but we are fortunate to have aids that can help us get through them with minimal discomfort and maximum mobility.  … more

Monarch butterflies making a comeback in Riverside

Kari Ford has been raising Monarch caterpillars and butterflies from eggs for over four years. When asked how she became interested in this unusual hobby, she said a friend of the family moved to … more

Kalona Post & Frame: your local source for lumber, supplies, and building packages

Since 2004, Kalona Post & Frame has been turning customers into friends for Jason King, who co-owns the business with former employee Rodney Ropp.  The two men, along with their team of 6 … more

Functioning gutters important for home longevity

When you admire a beautiful home, you probably don’t notice the gutter system installed along the roofline, but that doesn’t mean it’s not essential.  Gutters collect water … more

Skilled handyman handles everything underneath the roof

Some home repairs can be daunting, like tearing out a shower and installing a new one.  Others, like dripping faucets, sticking doors, and burned-out lightbulbs, tend to be ignored until they … more

Make Monarch Nursery and Garden Center your destination this fall

Whether you are looking for pumpkins, straw bales, and potted mums to enhance the seasonal curb appeal of your home, or a full landscape redesign, complete with maintenance service, the new Monarch … more

Falling for Pie

When the morning air turns crisp, we turn off the air conditioner, open the windows, and daydream about pie. Apple, pumpkin, pecan and pear; the harvest flavors have their moment, whether drizzled … more

Scouts to collect food donations in Kalona, Keota, Wellman

In the spirit of the BSA promise to do a good turn daily and “to help other people at all times”, the Hawkeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding their annual … more

Kalona Fall Festival

The Kalona Fall Festival had a great turnout this weekend, September 23 and 24. See more in this weeks paper! more

Okee Dokee Brothers coming to Washington Oct. 9

Kids are free for the Okee Dokee Brothers performance at the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center, 1111 S. Ave. B, Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3:00 p.m. The Okee Dokee Brothers … more

Kalona Fall Festival celebrates Golden Anniversary

Fireworks will light up the night sky in celebration of Kalona Fall Festival’s 50th anniversary this year.  “Normally fireworks aren’t allowed within city limits, so I had … more

Homecoming prank lands students in Huskie trouble

RIVERSIDE A prank that was intended to turn the front lawn of Highland High School into a giant potato casserole on Homecoming Week resulted in a police report, a late-night call to the schools … more

Kalona City Council ok’s property purchase for next student-built housing project

With work on the city’s first student-built home project complete and the house in the hands of the realtor, the City of Kalona is looking ahead to another round of … more

Iowa Trappers Convention

Iowa Trappers Convention took place on September 9 and 10 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For more information you can go to: www.iowatrappers.com/convention. more

Kalona Bakery, Trick-or-Treat, and golf cart regulation reviewed

The Golf Cart and UTV Permit Ordinance was once again up for discussion at the Kalona City Council’s Work Session on Sept. 7.  City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh presented his … more

Pleasantview campus taking shape

Taking a drive through the Pleasantview campus these days may necessitate the use of a road map! It certainly requires careful driving, as the roads surrounding the campus are being reconstructed and … more

Washington County, property owners could split road cost 50-50

When it comes to a possible $1.5 million total road improvement project near 135th Street and 140th Street, indications are that property owners and the county could split the costs, interest free, … more
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