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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Council agrees on projects in city

By Bill Gatchel The Wellman city council has agreed to move forward with various projects happening throughout the city. Work on the water line “pigging” off well number three for the city will begin next week. The recovery site and the launch site have both been dug to start the process of cleaning the water line into the city. Morrell Water Service out of Des Moines will charge the city $1500 for labor and materials for this project. The council also agreed to have LL Pelling perform the chip and seal road work in the northern part of town. Instead…

City releases annual examination report

Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPAs (the examiners) have released examination report on the city of Wellman for the period July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. The examination was...

Historic mill razed

Last week, Wellman’s original feed mill, constructed of  native lumber, was torn down to make room for a new warehouse.  Herman Swartzendruber first started his business in January 1927...

Pole fire causes city wide power outage

The power outage that occurred throughout the town of Wellman about 7:40 p.m. Saturday, April 5, was caused by a power pole catching fire near 1724 Ginkgo Avenue. Officials...

New Drug Task Force set

by Mary Zielinski One Task Force ends July 30 and another starts July 1, a move that will join Washington County with Johnson County. The more than decade old...

Road construction to start Monday

A hot-mix asphalt resurfacing and bridge repair project on highway 1 between from the DM&E Railroad overpass in Washington to Iowa 22 in Kalona will require alternating lane closures...

Looks are deceiving

This might not look like what you think. What appears to be something burning on the horizon is not a wildfire, but the sunset. This was taken before a...