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Kalona Chamber Welcomes Iowa Family Counseling

Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Iowa Family Counseling as a member by presenting an official member plaque on Saturday, May 14. On hand to greet the office at 409 B Avenue were board members … more

History as seen in rafters and barn doors

Wednesdays and Saturdays in May the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a specialty ByWays tour that features landmark barns in the Kalona countryside. The tour includes heritage barns dating … more

Consumers Cooperative moves to Kalona

Consumers Cooperative, an energy company from Coralville, has purchased Kalona Oil from Petroleum Services Co., Iowa City, and is in the process of moving its headquarters to Kalona, according to … more

The History of Knotted Thread

Doris Montag, of “The History of Ordinary Things” gave a presentation about crochet and tatting at the Kalona Historical Village on Saturday, April 30. more

Pleasantview breaks ground for new construction

On the sunny afternoon of Sunday, April 24, Pleasantview Home launched a brighter future for the Kalona facility with speeches by board members and staff before taking ceremonial photos of a variety … more

51st annual Kalona Quilt Show & Sale April 28-30

The 51st Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale will take place April 28-30, 2022 in the Kalona YMCA gym, which will be transformed to showcase over 200 unique hand-quilted pieces for sale. It’s … more

Moldovan student relishes time spent in Iowa

When Vlada Conea first got the information that she’d be leaving her home in Moldova to study abroad for a year in West Chester, attending Hillcrest Academy, she didn’t quite know what to … more

Millice of WVFD awarded Iowa Fireman of the Year

In late March, Jim Millice of the Wellman Volunteer Fire Department was honored at the Iowa Fireman’s Association meeting as Iowa Fireman of the Year. Millice, who has been a member of the WVFD … more

Thinking about Long Term Care

When was the last, or first, time you thought about Long Term Care?  I have been known to inject some humor when I have an opportunity to speak with folks about Long Term Care Support and … more

Youngsters collect candy Riverside Easter Egg Hunt

There was plenty of candy to be found at the Riverside Area Community Club (RACC) Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 9 at Hall Park. more

Pleasantview moves forward with expansion

For much of the past decade, Pleasantview, the long-term care facility in Kalona since 1958, has been planning for a major upgrade in facilities and options. Last week, those plans moved a giant … more

A record-setting Pancake Day

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department set a record during their pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 2: 3,181 people came through the line for pancakes, sausages and eggs. It was the … more

A jack of all trades: Good to Geaux handles a wide range of jobs

Twenty years ago, Ron Blackwell made a bucket list: he wanted to get married, have a dog, raise kids and own his own business. In 2020, he opened Good to GEAUX Handyman Services, LLC and realized he … more

Sharon Telephone Company to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet to Riverside, surrounding areas by end of May

The people of Riverside will soon start seeing work crews, as many as seven of them at once, working in the city to install fiber internet. Sharon Telephone Company of Hills recently received a … more

Wellman gets first-hand experience with wheelchair basketball at 3-on-3 fundraiser

Wheelchair basketball is hard — on top of simply maneuvering the wheelchair, you have to remember to dribble every two pushes, you’re getting blocked by other players, wheelchairs crash … more

Miller joins post office staff as Officer in Charge

Luann Miller started in the Kalona Post Office about a month ago as Officer in Charge, filling in for postmaster Gae Walton who is currently out of the office on leave. Miller said she’s been … more

Kalona Optimist Tenderloin Meal Serves over 325

Over 325 people enjoyed Tenderloin meal at the Kalona Optimists  Tenderloin meal fundraiser at the Kalona United Methodist Fellowship Hall  on Thursday evening, March 24. The Optimists … more

M-P sax player named to All-State Jazz Band

It’s the busiest time of year for musicians at Mid-Prairie High School, said band director David Kunz. Students are preparing for solo/ensemble contests, large group contests, the Iowa Jazz … more

M-P board reviews, upholds visitor, volunteer policies

After requests from community members at the February 28 meeting of the Mid-Prairie School Board, the board on Monday, March 21 reviewed the policies in place regarding visitors and volunteers who … more

Visitors enjoy Kalona Chamber’s maple syrup tour

Maple Syrup season has begun this March, and in Kalona Ida and John Mast are quick to begin their production. On March 17, 18, and 19 the Kalona Chamber hosted a tour with Ida and John to explain … more
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