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Wellman seeks grant funds for building rehab, traffic paint

In a brief meeting Monday night, the Wellman City Council took care of a bit of routine business and continued making headway on its city improvement projects. The council approved a bridge … more

Meet the Mayor: Ryan Miller, Wellman

Small town governance gets a bad rap. Civic misdeeds have provided celluloid fodder for movies as varied as “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Footloose.” The reality is likely … more

Elite Casino Resorts Commits $500,000 to Support Iowa Athletics

Elite Casino Resorts announced Jan. 12 that the company will be the exclusive casino gaming partner and first corporate partner pledging a $500,000 leadership contribution to The Swarm … more

Honors for Local College Students

In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the fall … more

Girl Scouts launch season with new Raspberry Rally cookie

On January 13, 2023, local Girl Scouts kick off the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season! Girl Scouts and their troops are rallying their communities to support the world’s largest entrepreneurial … more

Pet of the Week

Five year old Maizy is sweet and loves petting and attention. She lived the first part of her life full time in a crate inside of a house. She was terrified of spray bottles when she arrived in her … more

Council hears proposal from PAWS & More

PAWS & More, an animal shelter in Washington, is seeking a 28E agreement with the City of Wellman for the capture and care of stray pets within the city.  The contract, under review by … more

Senior Dining Menu

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Breakfast egg/meat casserole, fruit salad, coffee cake Friday – Chicken broccoli casserole, cucumber salad, butterscotch pudding Monday – … more

Pet of the Week

Posh is a beautiful 2 year old gray tabby. She is independent and an easy keeper. Confident and well-mannered, Posh will make a wonderful kitty companion for the person or family that chooses to … more

WEDG $30,000 investment has $3 million return

For its approximate $30,000 annual investment in the Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG), Washington County gets a $3 million return, supervisors were told Tuesday by Executive Director Mary … more

Bad Angle Events presents Girl Named Tom

Bad Angle Events will present Girl Named Tom at Celebration Hall on March 9, 2023, featuring the winner of Season 21 of NBC’s The Voice. Girl Named Tom is an American folk trio.  They … more

Council okays skating rink promotion

An improved revenue stream coupled with significant updates to the Wellman skating rink has encouraged the Wellman City Council to approve an advertising contract with a regional television … more

Pet of the Week

Godiva came to us recently with a rear leg injury. X-rays revealed a fractured tibia and an amputation was performed by our vet. Godiva is ten years old. She came through her surgery with flying … more

Wellman Garden Club’s last meeting of the year

Wellman Garden Club enjoyed their annual Christmas luncheon in the Asbury UMC Fellowship Hall on Friday, Dec 16.  After Pam Nelson offered a prayer, we enjoyed Janet Stutzman’s delicious … more

4-H Club Serves Keota Senior Residents

The 76 Progressives 4-H Club played Bingo with the Keota Health Center residents for their December meeting.  Club members enjoyed a gift exchange and finished the day playing Bingo and eating … more

The joy and melancholy of the real Santa Claus

Our legend of Santa Claus has its roots in a monk named Nicholas who lived about 1750 years ago in what is now Turkey.  He was pious and kind; he gave away his inherited wealth and traveled the … more

Wellman's Light the Night

Kids enjoyed meeting Santa inside a shelter provided by Premier Portable Buildings, and every kid received a book from the Wellman-Scofield Public Library.  The library’s Carrie Geno … more

KCTC fiber internet speeds increase at no cost to members

Kalona Cooperative Technology Company announced that it has refined and increased internet speeds provided to residential and business cooperative members. Similar to previous years where increases … more

Meisheid case continued

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, is set for trial March 21, 2023. … more

First Baptist Church in Wellman to serve at Operation Christmas Child in Aurora, IL

Every year churches around our nation become a part of Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child”.  We take a shoebox, and we fill it with all kinds of gifts that might … more
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