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Music festival to raise funds for post-tornado tree replacement

“It’s just stuff, it’s all replaceable,” folks said after the March 31 tornado destroyed their homes and properties earlier this year, a sentiment that expressed gratefulness … more

Mid-Prairie updates policies, makes superintendent wage decision

In a lightly attended meeting on Monday, June 26, in which four of seven board members were present for action items, the Mid-Prairie school board approved updates to a dozen board policies and … more

More food, more T-Rex in store at Wellman’s July 4 celebration

Wellman has always excelled at providing a full day of family fun on Independence Day, and expectations are this year will not disappoint.   Among the improvements for 2023 are more food vendors … more

Dairy Days

Kids from Sunrise Child Care in Wellman enjoyed ice cream sundaes at Federation Bank on Friday, June 23 as part of the bank’s Dairy Days customer appreciation event.   The bank typically … more

Wellman moves forward on splashpad

Wellman council members agreed Monday to continue the planning and construction of a splashpad in the community’s North Park.   Earlier this month, questions arose concerning the … more

Pet of the Week

It’s been a rough road for Diesel. He spent the first years of his life forgotten in a dirty outdoor pen. Left behind when his owner moved away, he was discovered by the property’s new … more

Mini library, huge summer reading program

Try this riddle: what begins with burgers and ends with foam?   If you guessed the Wellman-Scofield Public Library’s summer reading program, you must have read the headline. You … more

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

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
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