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Easter Egg Hunt a Hit with Area Kids

Photos of kids finding eggs at the Kalona Historical Village Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3.  more

Kalona battles second hefty snowfall

After a storm on Tuesday, Dec. 29 buried Kalona in about 7-9 inches of snow, residents had to break out their shovels and snowblowers again on New Year’s Day, when another 3-4 inches … more

A Running Faith

Race day always begins with a huddle. And a prayer. Less than 10 minutes before the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team was to successfully chase down a fourth consecutive state team title on … more

1-2-3 Sweep

Danielle Hostetler ran 5 kilometers Monday. Then, she did it again. Battling a nagging hip injury, Hostetler, a freshman at Mid-Prairie, led a one-two-three Golden Hawks sweep in the girls … more

Another heartbreaker for Hawks

Mid-Prairie senior quarterback Vinnie Bowlin had already worked some touchdown magic on the final play of the first half. So, with the Golden Hawks down by seven points Friday night and just 2.6 … more

Defense shines for Golden Hawks

Mid-Prairie’s defense drove home a message early in its game last Friday night against second-ranked and District 2A-7 rival Williamsburg. Facing a second-and-1 play at the Mid-Prairie … more

Mid-Prairie Powerball

In many ways, the dress rehearsal was last Friday night at Mid-Prairie High School. Right after the Golden Hawks finished off a dominating 55-0 victory over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, the … more

Mid-Prairie Senior Night

Mid-Praire High School held Senior Night for its 12 senior football players this past Friday night prior to the Golden Hawks’ game against Central Lee. more

Mid-Prairie JV Volleyball

The Mid-Prairie JV volleyball team traveled down to Washington on August 27 and scored a win in their match against the Demons. more

2020 Community Award winners named

The city of Kalona has announced this year’s Kalona Community Award winners. This year’s winners are Ken and Brenda Herington, Larry Christiansen, Margaret Miller, Anne Skaden, Jeremy … more

Soooo Close

Mid-Prairie’s football team kicked into gear at about 8:30 this past Friday night. Senior running back Kayden Reinier plowed through Sigourney Keota for a game-high 134 yards and two … more

Storm rips through the area Monday

Winds exceeding 100 miles per hour tore through Iowa early Monday afternoon, in a so-called derecho, a severe weather phenomenon involving hurricane-strength winds moving in a straight line. The … more

Home-schoolers fare well as Future Problem Solvers

The 2020 version of the Future Problem Solving International Competition was a virtual one for the first time in the program’s 46-year history. Instead of taking place in Amherst, Mass., … more

Pathway Christian School honors its class of five seniors

Five members of the Pathway Christian School Class of 2020 received their diplomas during a ceremony held at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church Saturday. Administrator Lawrence Schlabach urged the … more

Planting for the Future

The emerald ash borer has devastated the ash tree population across the country. Wellman is no exception. At last count, 110 trees will need to be removed around the city as the disease destroys … more

A subdued Memorial Day celebration

The crowds were smaller  at Memorial Day events, but area residents still honored those who have died in wars. The only formal ceremony was at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona, where the … more

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The cities of Kalona, Riverside and Wellman teamed up for a third pop-up food pantry, distributing 186 boxes of food – more than 5,000 pounds – to area residents. The cities are planning a fourth pop-up food pantry on May 30. more

Soldiers monument returns to Kalona

The final phases of the restoration of the unknown soldiers monument at Sharon Hill Cemetery are underway. On Monday morning, crews from Berg Lawn Care and Strabala Grounds Management began laying … more

Three-City Food Pantry

The three cities joined forces to host pop-up food pantries in each community on Saturday morning. In all, nearly 200 boxes of food were handed out in the three cities Saturday, representing more … more

Taking Christ to the Streets

The Rev. Melissa Warren had an idea for “taking Christ to the streets,” going to where the people are. The pastor had been looking at the empty pews in her two churches – Wellman’s Asbury … more
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