Archive for February, 2012

Book Signing Event Held

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:22 am

An event happened Saturday to coincide with a book release from late last year.  

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Mid-Prairie School Board Meeting

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will be meeting tonight. At the meeting they’ll be talking about a district overview in preparation for a visit from the Department of Education.

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February 12, 2012

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 7:55 am

Birthday Winner – Nicole Brudy of Washington

Details into Fatal Accident Released

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The details into last weekend’s fatal accident have been released by the Iowa State Patrol.  

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Columbus Junction Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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On Friday, 48 year old Kevin Lee Harrison was sentenced to 121 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to knowingly manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

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Winter Heating Costs

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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With the warm weather the past two weeks, your energy bills have likely been lower than normal. But with cold temperatures in the forecast, we wanted to bring you some energy tips. Justin Foss with Alliant Energy gave us some tips for how to keep your energy costs down this winter.

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Keota Tax Abatement Hearing

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The City of Keota is holding a public hearing next month to talk about a proposed tax abatement plan for the city.

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College Scholarships Available

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Those wanting to pursue a degree or certificate in a horticultural related field can apply for scholarships that are available.  

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Seven Area Wrestlers Qualify For State

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

In class 2A, the Washington Demons will send three team members to represent the Demons at the state tournament starting this Thursday. Sophomore Fletcher Green won his 40th match to clinch the championship at 106 pounds, beating out Columbus Community senior Ray Quiroz, the lone state qualifier for the Wildcats with his runner-up finish. Washington’s Mitchell Hora improved his record to 27-7 as he clinched the championship at 132 pounds. Demon senior Parker Turner finished runner-up at 145 pounds, qualifying for the state tournament as well.

In class 1A at Eddyville-Blakesburg, Sigourney-Keota senior Steven Clubb took home the championship at 220 pounds to move on to the state tournament while in Tipton, Highland had two wrestlers qualify as sophomore Travis Cole finished runner-up finish at 113 pounds, joined by senior Jess Hahn, the runner-up at 132.

Golden Hawks Advance; Top West Branch For Third Time

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

It’s always said that beating the same team three times in a single season is a tough feat, and Mid-Prairie found that out Saturday night in Wellman.  After trailing for most of the game, the Golden Hawks took the lead for good with 1:12 left and hung on for a 33-31 win to advance to the regional quarter-finals Tuesday.

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Title: Pancake Breakfast
Description: The Lone Tree American Legion is having a Pancake Breakfast on March 4th from 7:30am to 12:30 pm. Their going to have pancakes, sausage, ham, and eggs. It’s 6 dollars for adults, 3 dollars for children 6-12, and free for kids under 5.
Date: 2012-03-04

Caregiver Support Group

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Title: Caregiver Support Group
Description: There will be a caregiver support group at Halcyon House on Thursday the 16th at 2pm in the game room. The topic for this group will be family legal issues.
Date: 2012-02-16

Lake Darling Soup Supper

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Title: Lake Darling Soup Supper
Description: Everyone is invited to the Friends of Lake Darling soup supper at the Lake Darling Lodge on Saturday the 25th from 4:30 to 7 pm. Free will donations at the door will go towards new four seasons cabins. There will be silent auctions of homemade pies and a 6pm photo story of lake restoration progress. If you’re unable to attend but want to help out, or for more information call 319-694-2815.
Date: 2012-02-25

Tip Night for Murray Family Fund

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Title: Tip Night for Murray Family Fund
Description: Pizza Ranch in Washington will be holding a \”tip night\” on the 21st from 5-8pm. Tip night is where the servers give all of the tips earned for the night and the restaurant gives 10% of their earnings to a specific cause. The cause on Feb. 21 will be the Murray Family Fund.
Date: 2012-02-21

Saturday HoopSheet – updated

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 10:39 am

No area boys’ action tonight.  Sigourney and Keota girls renew their rivalry tonight in postseason play; class 2A tips off Regional play.

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Friday HoopSheet – updated

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 10:09 am

The girls got the postseason underway last night and 3A Washington is the sole area girls team on the docket this Friday.  This night belongs to the boys’ teams, especially in the SIESC conference as they hit the court for their annual shootout.  The regular season ends tonight before class 1A and 2A start their championship runs on Monday.

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WANTED

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 8:03 am

-1050 Truck Tires

-22 Rifle

-319-471-6990

February 11, 2011

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 8:02 am

Birthday winner — Jacob Green

Anniversary winner — Robert and Bertha Gretter of Williamsburg, 65 years

Case Dismissed Against Keokuk County Sheriff

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The case against the Keokuk County Sheriff charged for operating while intoxicated has been dismissed.  

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Mental Health Reform

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Lawmakers are looking at changing the way Iowa’s Mental Health System is set up. Currently it is a county based system, with services decided by each individual county. Lawmakers are looking at a regional system, with the same core services being provided across the whole region. They are also looking at funding.

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