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Board names new county attorney

It was all numbers at the Washington County Supervisors special meeting Saturday that, after one failed motion, one defeated one, and one final motion that passed 3-2, Nathan Repp was selected to be … more

On the cusp of expansion, Wellman’s library changes directors

On Valentine’s Day, Erin Campbell received a special gift: an employment offer from the Cedar Rapids Public Library.  And she accepted it. For the Director of the Wellman-Scofield … more

Meisheid trial date moved again

The case of Matthew James Meisheid, 40, charged with two counts of Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations by Using or Displaying a Firearm, each a Class D Felony, previously set for trial March … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken breast, linguine with alfredo sauce, toss salad, Jell-O with fruit Friday – Homemade pizza with meat, vegetable and cheese, cucumber slices, … more

Pet of the Week

Helen loves people. She is soft and she loves to be talked to and stroked on her soft fur. She does not, however, like other cats. That’s what got her returned to us after she was adopted. We … more

City officials relate details on water project

Wellman’s aging water system needs both repair and replacement, city officials advised residents at a lightly attended public forum at the Parkside Recreation Center Monday. Mayor Ryan … more

Washington County Attorney applicants interviewed

The Washington County Supervisors conducted individual interviews on Feb. 17 with all applicants for the county attorney position vacated by John Gish, who took a leadership position with the state … more

Council approves grant to childcare program

The city of Wellman will contribute between $5,000 and $7,500 towards a YMCA-sponsored summer camp for school-aged children, planned for June and July this year. Council members approved the … more

Girl Scout Cookie Weekend March 3 - 5

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois invites consumers across the community to celebrate the annual National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, taking place March 3–5. Beginning today, … more

Washington County Board hears about solar energy use, possible savings

In a detailed presentation about using solar energy for all its facilities at Orchard Hill, including the jail and Emergency Services Center, Washington County Supervisors Tuesday learned not only … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Beef stew, toss salad, cheese salad sandwich, ice cream, strawberries Friday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, cole slaw, lime Jell-O with … more

2023 State of the City: Wellman

By Cheryl Allen The News WELLLMAN There’s a lot to be said for life in the City of Wellman, and it’s only getting better.  With new events finding their footing, a … more

Pet of the Week

  Diesel would like to say hello and how do you do? This seven year old gentleman was surrendered by his family who could no longer care for him. Diesel lived happily with other dogs. Diesel is … more

Vandals destroy North Park dugout

Vandalism has been an issue for Wellman’s North Park in recent years, and it continues to vex the city as we make headway into 2023.    On Tuesday, Jan. 24, vandals set fire to the … more

Iowa cottage food law reviewed at Kalona Chamber lunch

Being subject to licensing and inspection can be a barrier for many who contemplate starting their own home-based food businesses.  Fortunately for Iowans, some foods can be made at home and … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken fajita wrap, potato chips, rotini salad, fruit Friday – Chef salad with meat, cheese & egg, dressing, crackers, Hawaiian tropical, … more

Grad requirements may gain flexibility at Mid-Prairie

ents at Mid-Prairie high school have been in place for roughly 20 years and need revision, according to High School Principal Chuck Banks.  As it stands, students must consider their post-high … more

Wellman sweetens up with downtown coffee & bake shop

Madeline’s Coffee House opened in 2019 in Riverside. Three years later, owners Andy and Morgan Rodgers decided it was time for a change, and when the opportunity arose, they moved their … more

Lyrical Iowa 2023 Poetry Competition

Iowans-you are invited to submit your poetry to the annual Lyrical Iowa Poetry Competition! No entry fee. No membership or book purchase required. For all residents of Iowa from kindergartners to … more

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals due to presence of wheat allergen Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Beef Pot Roast Dinners due to the presence of an … more
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