Archive for July, 2010

Mount Pleasant falls to Knoxville at sub-state

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 8:02 am

Last night in Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant met Knoxville for the right to go to the state baseball tournament in Des Moines.

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Washington Knights of Columbus softball team wins tournament

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 8:01 am

The local Knights of Columbus chapter has taken the state men’s softball crown and will head to Texas for a tournament Labor Day weekend.

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Heat, Refreshments and Barn Concerts: Wednesday At The Washington County Fair

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 am
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Yesterday’s high at the fairgrounds was 88 degrees, and mixed with summer humidity, fairgoers were feeling the heat.

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Multiple Fair Events Offered In Lieu of TNL Entertainment

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

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There will be no Thursday Night Live guest performers or Municipal Band performance this week in Washington, but the weekly farmers market will take place in Central Park at 5pm.

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Parking In Downtown Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington’s Downtown Revitalization has triggered a review of parking on and near the town square.

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Mid-Prairie Wraps Up State Tournament Softball

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie wrapped up State Tournament softball tournament play yesterday.

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Washington Will Have a “Wonderful” Middle School

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

As Washington prepares to build and move students to a new high school facility, plans are also in the works to turn the current high school into a new middle school.

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Columbus Junction Day Camp for Boys

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Boy Scouts of America in Columbus Junction is hosting a Day Camp for area boys between the ages of 6 and 10. 

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Washington County Empowerment Board To Meet For The Last Time

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Empowerment Board will meet for the last time this afternoon at 4:30 pm at the Washington Public Library.

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LaVon Zear

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Funeral services for 83 year old LaVon Zear of Washington are Friday (7/23) at 10:30am at the Faith Baptist Church in Washington.  Burial will be in the Cottonwood Cemetery near Wayland.  Visitation will begin noon Thursday (7/22) at the Beatty Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5-7pm.  A memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County and the Faith Baptist Church.

July 21, 2010

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 10:25 am

Birthday Winner – Cody Smith of Washington

Panthers use sacrifice and key hit to beat Demons

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 8:13 am

The Washington Demon baseball was right there with Mount Pleasant in last night’s district final game, but it came down to a couple of key Panther at bats that was the difference.

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Golden Hawks play two today, Keokuk advances at state softball tourney

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 8:09 am

At the state softball tournament today, the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks will close out their season with two games today.

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Update: Early Morning Scare at Washington’s Frontier Restaurant Caused By Basement Appliance

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Yesterday morning KCII reported that the Washington Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report at the Frontier Restaurant of smoke and a smell of gas coming from the building’s basement.

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Columbus Junction Semi-truck Driver Airlifted To Hospital After Accident

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

A Columbus Junction man is in the hospital after losing control of his semi-truck.

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A Day For “Kidz” At The Washington County Fair

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Today is “Kidz Day” at the Washington County Fair.

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Mid Prairie Continues State Tournament Softball Play Today

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid Prairie continues State Tournament softball play today. 

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Grassley Changes Mind, Votes Against Finance Reform Bill He Previously Co-Sponsored

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Senator Charles Grassely has voted against a Wall Street reform bill he previously co-signed with Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken.

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Louisa County’s Running Wild Event

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

Registrations are being taken for Louisa County’s Trail Race and Fun Run.

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Southeast Iowa Congressman To Hold Office Hours

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:20 am

A representative of Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack will hold office hours in Washington, Wapello, and Keokuk this month.

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