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Prison for Highland High School Teacher

Justin Rapier, 41, of Marion, Iowa, was sentenced to prison for up to two years on September 30, 2022, after he was convicted of Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. … more

Submit your holiday ideas to The News

The News will be publishing a Holiday Celebration Guide to help you prepare for the Holidays this year! Please submit any holiday celebration ideas you may have to be considered for this … more

A Rare Breed

He spent eight years in the Air Force building airplanes from sheet metal.  In his spare time overseas, he doodled and became a computer nerd.  In more recent years, he gave his garage over … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Chicken fajita bacon wrap, pasta salad, chips, fruit Friday – Beef stew, chopped salad, fruit, vanilla pudding cup Monday – Sweet & … more

Wellman poised to reawaken downtown

Over the last decade, downtown Wellman’s potential has been quashed by debt.  Storm water was infiltrating the city’s wastewater system, and a new water main system had to be … more

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Iowa Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 20 Iowa counties and neighboring counties in Missouri are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, … more

Forest, Aquatic, and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course is Oct. 19

Preregister before Oct. 12 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Washington County office will host a Forest, Aquatic, and … more

National cheese recall causes retailers to pull certain cheese boards, Brie & baskets 

Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling eight products that include cheese after being notified by Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton … more

Show off your costume and decorating at Wellman’s Trunk or Treat

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your theme, costumes, and trunk decorations for the 2nd annual Trunk or Treat event in downtown Wellman.  The event takes place on Monday, Oct. 31 … more

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
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