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Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 8:27 PM
    When it comes to the new Kalona Community Center, "We are moving right along," City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh told the City Council Monday.  So much so, "we are ahead of schedule."
  • Next step for Kalona Community Center now underway
    Thursday, July 02, 2015 2:16 AM
    Supporters for an expanded Kalona Community Center Monday will recommend the city council hire Martin Gardner Associates of Marion to do design and schematics leading to a bond issue in January, 2016.

  • Juggler comes to Kalona Library
    Thursday, June 25, 2015 1:30 AM
    Juggler Jason Kollum dazzled a room full of children from Wellman, Kalona, Riverside and Washington Friday, June 19, at the Kalona Public Library by juggling a variety of items ranging from bean bag chairs, shoes, rings and pins as well as offering everyone an opportunity of learning the skill of balancing a feather on their hands. Kollum first taught himself to juggle about 20 years ago, and started giving performances about ten years ago.
  • Annual tea party
    Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:10 PM
    The annual Tea Party sponsored by the Kalona Historical society in the Visitors Center of the Kalona Historical Village featured performances by Just Us Girls from Washington Saturday, June 13. The event also served tea and exquisite pastries and more. (Photo by Mary Zielinski)
  • Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:08 PM
    Remodeling, repurposing and renovating the existing Kalona Community Center could get the city the center it wants more efficiently and cheaper than building new. Council members Monday received a professional services proposal from Martin Gardner Architecture of Marion to plan and design space for wellness and meeting rooms, as well as an addition to the Center that also houses city offices.

  • Friday, December 05, 2014 1:22 PM
    The voluntary boil advisory issued for a portion of Kalona Tuesday was lifted Friday. Two sets of water samples collected 24 hours apart have tested negative for bacteria.
  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014 3:15 PM
    A main break discovered at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, in Kalona has resulted in a boil advisory issued for a three to four block area on the west side of the city.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:35 PM
    The Kalona City Council Monday approved raises for five city employees ranging from 3 to 4 percent, an increase in total wage costs of slightly less than $70,000 for 2014-15. The five are City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh, $69,494, a four percent raise from $66,821; City Clerk Karen Christner, $46,259, three percent up from $44,912; Streets Superintendent Ken Kempf, $43,447, three percent from $42,182; Water/Wastewater Superintendent Bob Christner, $39,050, three percent from $37,913 and Facilities Superintendent Matt Jacoby, $40,452, four percent from $38,896.

    There were no increases for new hires Ryan Farnsworth, Parks and Recreation Superintendent and Keaton Redlinger, general laborer.
  • Tuesday, July 08, 2014 4:17 PM
    An estimated $192,000 walking trail is gaining ground, pallets of sandbags wait as first-line defense against flooding and four more chickens will roost in town, the Kalona Council learned Monday.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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