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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

Read to the Children with Kalona Rotary

Kalona Rotarian Jane Swartzentruber reads to students in Katy Ruth’s kindergarten class at Mid-Prairie East Elementary on April 5 as part of the Kalona Rotary’s Read to the Children … more

Pleasantview announces their Star of the Year

Pleasantview has announced their Star of the Year as Terry Craig. Craig started in long-term care in 1979.  His motivation was being able to take the certified nursing assistant (CNA) class … more

Pleasantview Cottages Moved

Goodwin House Moving last week moved some former Pleasantview Cottages down Highway 1. There are nine former cottages being moved as a part of the Pleasantview expansion on the north-northeast … more

A Memorial Quilt for Murdered Children

Sandy Schweitzer presents her quilt “Woman Weeping for Murdered Children, Chicago, 1993” during the Iowa Illinois Quilt Study at the Kalona Historical Village on Saturday, April 2. … more

Author James Kenyon to give reading at Kalona Public Library Saturday, April 9

The author, James Kenyon, is a veterinarian and writer from Cedar Falls. His latest work, Echoes in the Hallways is a historical account of the former high schools of the state of Iowa. He will be … more

Cities receive $292,102 in WCRF First Quarter municipal funds

A distribution of $292,102 was made to Washington County cities for the first quarter municipal funds from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF), according to WCRF Executive Director … more

Wellman skating rink to get new sound system

After nearly two decades, the Wellman skating rink sound system will receive a much-needed update. Council members approved a proposal Monday from Nate Nisly to install $4,100 worth of renovations … more

Senior Dining Menus

April 7 - 14 Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Sweet & sour pork baked rice, spinach, cookie Friday – Fish patty, French fries, Jell-O with fruit Monday – Wisconsin … more

Sharon Telephone starts fiber work in Riverside

Sharon Telephone currently has six crews working in Riverside and one crew working in the Timberland Estates housing development to install fiber optic internet. While the crews are digging and … 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

Larry Yoder Masonry can increase your home’s value

Larry Yoder Masonry recently moved their offices from Iowa City to Riverside. The company provides brick, block and stone work in and around the Riverside area. “We travel about 45 miles in … 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

Small Town, Big Hearts

Employer: Kalona Coffee House Employee: Abby Petersheim Number of years working for your business: 4 1/2 She has been such a loyal and dependable employee.  She is efficient, … more

Wellman council adjusts grass-mowing contract

The Wellman City Council on Monday, March 21 adjusted the price on an existing five-year contract for mowing grass that better reflects this season’s soaring fuel prices. The contractor who … more

M-P moves forward with Superintendent search

Trent Grundmeyer of Grundmeyer Leader Services attended the Mid-Prairie School Board meeting on Monday, March 28 to give the board an update about the ongoing superintendent search. Grundmeyer … more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Copper, a young male Labrador Retriever and Giant Schnauzer mix. Copper was surrendered due to his activity level, as well as a run-in with the … more

Supervisors OK budget, handbook update, table salary action

Agreeing it is a “pretty conservative budget, as well as a sometime balancing act,” the Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 29, approved the approximate $12.9 million … more
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