Archive for November, 2010

Thanksgiving Holiday History

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:28 am

[simage=1351,400,n,center]

Thanksgiving is today, a day first celebrated in 1621 originally as a three-day feast by the original colonists, and Native American allies including Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoag tribe. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington County’s Drop in Unemployment

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in October according to data from the Iowa Workforce Development.

Read the rest of this entry »

Kalona Pushing Shop Local this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Christmas shopping season starts tomorrow with Black Friday and many local communities are pushing shop local.

Read the rest of this entry »

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to ring bells at businesses throughout the area. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Local Counties part of Treasurers website that is having problems

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am

County treasurers in Iowa including several in south east Iowa are sticking with a struggling West Des Moines software company that hosts a website where residents can pay property taxes and motor vehicle fees online.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their monthly meeting next Thursday, December 2nd at 7:30 pm. Tentative agenda items include financial statements, bills for payment, cost share payments and conservation plans. The meeting will be held at the USDA office and is open to the public. For more information, contact the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District at 653-6654.

Ainsworth to Marr Park trail now Completely Funded

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Ainsworth to Marr Park trail is not completely funded but that doesn’t mean the trail can built yet. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Cindy Peiffer

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Memorial Services for 47 year old Cindy Peiffer of Tempe, Arizona will be 11am Saturday at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman.  Burial will be at a later date.  Visitation is from 10am until service time on Saturday at the Powell Funeral Home.

Give Away-Dog

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:39 am

Give Away
Pug/Terrier mix dog, male, 2 years old
319-548-1046

Wanted-Someone to tow truck

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:38 am

Wanted
Someone to tow a small truck from Cedar Rapids on Friday
319-936-5430

Wanted-Engine

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:36 am

Wanted
Chevy small block 350 or 400 or big block engine
319-936-3956

Wanted-Girl’s snowpants

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:33 am

Wanted
Girl’s snowpants, sizes 2-3 and 8
653-2387

Wanted-Infant walker

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:28 am

Wanted
Infant walker in good condition
319-653-5882

Ford Escort

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:27 am

For Sale
1997 Ford Escort, has front end damage, still runs – $500
319-548-1965

Entertainment Center

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:26 am

For Sale
Oak entertainment center, 48″x31″ – $75
319-461-0910

Round Dining table & Chairs

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:25 am

For Sale
Round oak claw foot table and 4 chairs and leaves, medium oak – $300 OBO
319-653-3663 til 11am or 319-653-2566 after 11am

Riding mower, Fridge & Buildings

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:23 am

For Sale
Refrigerator, 19 cu ft – $75
John Deere 216 riding mower with snow blower
Small buildings
319-461-5720

TV Stand

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:20 am

For Sale
Dark wood TV stand with shelving and bookcase – $30
319-350-7512

Meat Rabbits & Rabbit Manure

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:18 am

For Sale
Meat rabbits
Rabbit manure for gardens
319-759-1372

Firewood

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 11:17 am

For Sale
Firewood, red elm
319-653-4412