Monona County Veteran Unveils Tough As Nails Handmade Business

By admin on August 18, 2020 0 Comments

Iraq War Veteran, Matt Kelm, and his wife, Sam, recently announced to their Facebook and Instagram followers that they have founded a business creating handmade leather products from scratch! Their new company is called Iron Hide Trading Company. The business was founded in Mapleton, Iowa on a passion to create a product that was so … Continue Reading

Business, Tourism

Western Iowa’s Most Beautiful County

By admin on March 23, 2020 0 Comments

According to the US Census Bureau, Monona County has a total area of 699 square miles, of which 694 is land and 4.9 is water. We lie on the western border of Iowa along the Missouri River. Monona County is home to the beautiful Loess Hills which add year-round beauty to our area and provide … Continue Reading

Events, Health & Wellness

Learning For Life Program – Family Paint Night

By admin on November 25, 2019 0 Comments

Burgess Health Center Public Health, Learning for Life Program, was very pleased to be able to host a Family Paint Night on November 18th at the Solider Community Center. The Public Health Department applied for and received special funding from the Neighborhood Network Grant, which made it possible to provide this event for free to … Continue Reading


RAGBRAI Journey Through Monona County

By admin on July 15, 2018 3 Comments

Our entire county is very excited to be the beginning of your 2018 RAGBRAI adventure. Named for the term “Beautiful Valley” Monona County is home to very well kept National, State, and County Parks. While visiting here you will quickly find that you feel as though you are among friends whether you have been here … Continue Reading


RAGBRAI Coming To Monona County 2018

By admin on January 29, 2018 0 Comments

Saturday, January 28th, RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) announced the overnight towns for the 2018 state-wide event. The ride returns to Central Iowa, being one of the quickest, easiest routes for riders. The start of the RAGBRAI event kicks off this year in our county seat: Onawa! The event starts Saturday, July … Continue Reading

Health & Wellness

Dance Into Shape

By admin on November 2, 2017 1 Comment

The MOG at Burgess is now offering Zumba Classes! These classes will take place at the West Monona Elementary Gymnasium. Call Onawa: 712-423-9287 Watch for cancellations on the MOG Facebook Page:  

Health & Wellness

Explore Inner Peace

By admin on October 9, 2017 1 Comment

The MOG at Burgess is now offering Yoga Classes on Thursdays and Saturdays. What is Yoga? Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Follow the Burgess MOG Facebook page for class … Continue Reading

Health & Wellness

Join The Fight

By admin on October 1, 2017 0 Comments

Wear Pink October 30th For Breast Cancer Awareness Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, using self-breast exams and mammograms to screen for … Continue Reading

Health & Wellness

Get Your Walk On!

By admin on September 29, 2017 0 Comments

Together, let’s make Iowa the Healthiest state in the Nation! Get Your 30-minute Walk On October 4th! As you are out walking for, take a selfie and send it to Monona County Public Health ( or Onawa Chamber of Commerce ( These photos will be posted on the Healthiest State Walk Website to represent Monona … Continue Reading