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Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • State’s largest solar farm opens near Kalona
    With 2,900 solar panels capable of generating more than a million kilowatt hours each year, Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) cut the ribbon on a new 22-row solar array Thursday, July 31, to become a national leader in renewable energy.
  • A little bonding time
    Maddie Edgington, member of the Lime Creek Limelights 4-H club takes a moment to spend some time with her Mini Rex rabbit during the Washington County Fair Wednesday, July 16. (Photo by Bill Gatchel)
  • M-P advances to state
    Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks pulled out all the stops to defeat #1 Benton Community 6-5 Monday in the regional final.
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Events Calendar

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  • Effie M. Miller
    Sunday, August 03, 2014 10:36 PM
    Effie M. Miller, 97, of Kalona, died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 7, at 10 a.m. at the Fairview Mennonite Church with Pastors Don Swartzentruber, Perry Miller and Leon Stutzman officiating.
  • Paul E. Hershberger
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:13 PM
    Paul E. Hershberger, 95, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Kalona, died at Sunnyside Village in Sarasota Tuesday, July 22, 2014, following a brief illness. 
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:12 PM
    Robert (Bob) D. Conklin, 79, of Keokuk and formerly of Kalona died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Dave’s Place Care Center in Keokuk. 
  • Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:32 PM
    In a meeting that lasted more than two hours, the dominant topic of the Wellman city council meeting Monday night, August 4, was how to handle various water issues throughout the town.
  • Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:30 PM
    By a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a beginning step program for the Washington County Jail personnel that starts at $14 per hour, going to $17.52 by the sixth year. In favor were Bob Yoder, Richard Young and Chairman Steve Davis; opposed were Jack Seward, Jr. and Stan Stoops. 
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    It took the Washington County Board of Supervisors 20 minutes Tuesday, July 29,  to issue fireworks permits, approve personnel changes, okay seeking federal funds for an $800,000 bridge, accept $1,450 in donations to the K-9 unit and accept a quarterly report.  
  • IMS baseball falls in district semi-final
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:54 PM
    Both IMS and Pekin split wins in the regular season, however in the district semi-final game at Pekin July 17, IMS fell short with a loss 1-2. 
    IMS finishes the season with a record of 11-16. 
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:50 PM
    The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks faced West Burling-Notre Dame Tuesday, July 22, in the first consolation round at state softball tournament.  M-P won the game 5-2 in six innings as state games are limited to 90-minutes.  M-P would vy for fifth place July 23, as noon on Yankee Field against Center Point-Urbana. 
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:47 PM
    Mid-Prairie's Taylor Kurtz, Amber Kral, Lexi Duwa and Emma Troyer have been named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Class 3A River Valley South Division All-Conference first team.
    Sophomore Alex Rath was named to the second team while Senior Whitney Christiansen and junior Ashley Sojka were given honorable mention.
    First year Mid-Prairie head coach Kara Beatty was named All-Conderence Coach of the Year. 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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