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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

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

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

Night of love for Mid-Prairie music teacher Collette McClellen

WELLMAN Collette McClellen has walked the hallways at Mid-Prairie High School since the 1990s. She graduated in 1997. Her parents still live here, as do her brother and her … more

The Honey Guy

After eight years of beekeeping, he has 35 colonies stacked up in his yard and 1600 pounds of honey to sell.  His name is James Miller, but you might find yourself calling him the Honey … more

Local housing market starting to normalize, realtors say

With mortgage interest rates ticking upward and inflation at a 40-year high, it would be reasonable to expect home sales to slow and more homes to be available on the market.  However, realtors … more

Community generosity on display at Feed the Kids benefit

On Saturday, August 27 at the Wellman Parkside YMCA, Mid-Prairie held its annual Feed the Kids Dinner and Auction. Each year, young children suffer from food insecurity, and nine years ago the … more

Area Iowa State Fair Winners

FFA Floriculture Rose Champion: Sidney Davis, Mid-Prairie FFA, Wellman Rose Reserve Champion: Quinn Schmidt, Mid-Prairie FFA, Wellman Marigold Champion: Quinn Schmidt, Mid-Prairie FFA, … more

Students and teachers appreciate supplies donated to Federation Bank’s annual drive

Teachers from West Elementary School gathered inside Federation Bank in Wellman to pick up school supplies on Friday, August 19.  The school supplies were donated by local community members … more

Iowa Judicial Branch received reports of Jury Scam

The Iowa Judicial Branch received reports of a jury scam currently in operation in several locations throughout the state.  In the scam, the perpetrators of the scam call the victim and falsely … more

Wellman approves WCRF grant application for library

The Wellman City council approved a grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Monday for financial assistance with a planned $832,000 expansion of Wellman’s Scofield … more

One Iowa family to win $1000 College Savings Iowa contribution at State Fair

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is giving away a $1,000 College Savings Iowa contribution to one Iowa family at the State Fair, which runs from August 11-21. “If you’ve been waiting … more

The Game’s Afoot at the Wellman Scofield Library

The Murder Mystery Club at Wellman Scofield Public Library enjoyed an evening full of fun and suspicion Monday, August 1. A colorful cast of characters came together to play out an unscripted murder … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Bratwurst/sauerkraut, baked beans, hash brown potatoes, fruit, Rice Crispy Treat Friday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, hot vegetable, Jell-O with … more

Mentor helps others find connection and empowerment outdoors

Friends and relationships are good reasons to move to a new place.  For Stephanie Lane, the fact that Wellman had a coon hunting club was a bonus. A life-long Eastern Iowan from the DeWitt … more

Courage Ride meaningful to cancer survivor

Bowen Yoder, of Williamsburg, shares his cancer journey and how it relates to the importance of the upcoming Courage Ride. On Saturday, August 13 the 18th Annual Courage Ride will be held at Big … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Cooks choice Friday – Turkey/bacon wrap, spring salad, fresh fruit, cookie Monday – Potato soup, toss salad with eggs, fruit, Rice Krispies … more

Wellman City Council considers residential beekeeping

Wellman’s honeybee ordinance was up for discussion at the Wellman City Council’s regular meeting on August 1.  As it stands, the City’s ordinance does not allow for honeybees … more

Statler Construction’s new model home is built for a lifetime

“A lot of people come in, and it’s like, ‘You know, I could live here,’” Jeremy Statler says, standing in the kitchen of Statler Construction’s newest model home, … more
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