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Maxed out water supply threatens splash pad plans

During a work session following the regular meeting of the Wellman City Council Monday night, an unexpected situation regarding the city’s water supply turned into heated debate over whether to … more

Spring Deans List

Iowa State University announces spring semester 2023 Dean’s List.   From Kalona:  Benjamin Samuel Gardner, Electrical Engineering; Grace Catherine Mattes, Industrial Engineering; … more

Wellman Garden Club enjoys spring luncheon, garden in Riverside

  Ten Wellman Garden Club women drove to Riverside for their annual Spring luncheon, held this year at La Chiva Loka.  We enjoyed our Mexican food and visiting with each other.  While … more

Memorial Day Services

Pet of the Week

Midnight a busy cat. And she’s available for adoption at PAWS & More! First, Midnight might first check on what’s happening outside the window. Then she’ll explore to see if … more

Mid-Prairie loses second administrator

The Mid-Prairie community is set to lose another valued administrator as the need to be forward-thinking weighs on the district.   With the decision to eliminate assistant principal … more

Wellman selects contractor for renovations

City Council members approved a bid Monday from Todd Hackett Construction to complete a renovation of the Wellman-Schofield Public Library. The Muscatine firm, the lone bidder, submitted a bid … more

Donors needed at Wellman Blood Drive

Donors are needed for the Wellman Community Blood Drive Monday, May 15,  from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Parkside Activities Center. Contact Andrew Lundstrom at 651-295-5932, to schedule a time … more

Veterans: still time to sign up for local video project

On May 19th and 20th, the cities of Kalona and Wellman will be collaborating with locally based Storyline Multimedia to offer area Veterans an opportunity to share their military experience.   … more

On the move

If you’re strolling through downtown Wellman and find that what was once Driscoll Studio is now the Wellman-Scofield Public Library, don’t be shocked.   It’s temporary. … more

Significant Bills Signed into Law in 2023 Legislative Session

Thursday, May 4 marked the end of Iowa’s 2023 legislative session.   Though many sighed in relief that some bills did not end up on the governor’s desk, other bills survived scrutiny … more

Pet of the Week

Salinger came to PAWS & More after living alone in a wooden cage stacked with many other cages of cats in a house. In the past few months, Salinger has become more comfortable meeting new people … more

Wellman considers downtown improvements

The city council discussed the possibilities of a downtown improvement plan for the City of Wellman at its Monday, April 17 meeting. City Manager Kelly Litwiller reviewed a street-scape proposal … more

USDA offers disaster assistance to farmers in Iowa impacted by recent tornadoes 

Agricultural operations in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin have been significantly impacted by recent tornadoes and severe storms that caused widespread and extensive destruction across those … more

Area fire departments raised over $100,000

Locals attending fundraisers by area fire departments gave an average of $20 to $21 in freewill donations.  Over $100,000 were raised between the Kalona, Wellman and Riverside pancake and … more

Reha Greenhouses offers summer garden inspiration

“We are in danger of frost until about May 10,” Marianne Reha-VanRoekel says as we survey the plants for sale inside Reha Greenhouses in Wellman, but something about being inside that … more

Post-Tornado News and Resources

Mid-Prairie Students and Staff Help Following Tornado On Thursday, April 6, 211 Mid-Prairie High School students and 52 staff members helped with recovery efforts following the EF-4 tornado that … more

Introducing Stephanie Stimmel: Area’s newest realtor is a familiar face

ce asked you to “open” is now hosting open houses.  Say hello to Stephanie Stimmel, our area’s newest realtor. “It was kind of a scary move, but it was just one of … more

Real estate assessed valuations get hikes

Washington County Property owners received notice from County Assessor Christy Tinnes that the assessed valuations of their properties have been increased by 7.9% industrial to 45% for ag … more

Local shelter locations for severe weather

Not everyone has a secure place in their homes to take shelter during severe weather.  If you do not have access to a basement or other secure interior location, consider these public … more
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