Archive for February, 2012

Branstad Looks to Change Allowable Growth in Schools

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Governor Terry Branstad has been looking at allowable growth in schools, as the Senate approved a 4% allowable growth for the 2013-2014 school year. Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider explains that allowable growth is based on cost per student.

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Commercial Property Tax Reform Faces Tough Senate Odds

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported, lawmakers are looking at reducing the percent of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100 to 40%. On Wednesday night, a the House Ways and Means Committee approved the bill.

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Columbus Schools Holding Last of Four Meetings

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Columbus Community School Board of Education had 4 meetings this week. They purpose of these meetings was to interview potential candidates for the superintendent position.

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Book Signing Event Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An event is happening tomorrow to coincide with a book release from late last year.  

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No Admission Charge for Tonight’s Basketball Game

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks boys’ basketball game tonight is doing something different with admission.  

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February 9, 2011

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 8:04 am

Birthday winner — Roger Slemmons, North Liberty

Girls HoopSheet (1A Region 5 & 6) – updated

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Girls Class 1A Regionals got underway Thursday night.

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Washington City Council Continues Work on Budget

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and held discussion about the city budget for the next fiscal year.  

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Washington School Board Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington School Board is meeting tonight and will be hearing an update on the construction of the new high school as part of the meeting.  

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Kalona Public Works Director Resigns

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Public Works Director of Kalona, Mike Bowlin, resigned at the city council meeting on Monday. City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh says Bowlin is looking to explore other opportunities.

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Public Meeting Tonight Regarding the Future Growth of Washington

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The public is invited to a meeting tonight to talk about the future growth of Washington.  

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Tips for Staying Healthy during Heart Health Month

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The month of February is considered Heart Health Month and many of us may not know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  

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IMS FFA Grant

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Iowa Mennonite School’s FFA Program was one of six Iowa FFA chapters to receive a $1,500 grant from the Iowa Food and Family Project. These “Plant a Seed” grants are to be used to promote agricultural awareness and youth activities in their communities.

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Clover Kids Beach Party Registrations

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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A special winter party has been planned for area Clover Kids and their friends.

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WMU Board Meeting

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Winfield-Mt. Union Community School district will have a meeting next Wednesday. They will here several reports at this meeting including reports from the Athletic Director, Superintendent, and an Elementary Curriculum report.

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Benfit Auction and Baked Potato Bar

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 1:38 am

Title: Benfit Auction and Baked Potato Bar
Description: Pathway Christian School is hosting a Benefit Auction and Baked Potato Bar on Friday the 24th from 4-8pm, with the auction starting at 5. For more information contact Pathway Christian School at 319-656-5443
Date: 2012-02-24

The Art of Marriage

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 1:37 am

Title: The Art of Marriage
Description: Sunnyside Mennonite Church will be hosting the event, The Art of Marriage, on March 16th and 17th starting at 7pm. The cost is $45 dollars per couple and registration is required by March 5th. Call Grace Schumann at 319-470-8971 to register.
Start Date: 2012-02-16
End Date: 2012-02-17

Murray Family Benefit

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 1:37 am

Title: Murray Family Benefit
Description: A Benefit to the Murray Family will be held at Mid-Prairie High School on Friday. Donations will be taken in lieu of admission to the basketball games. A similar event was held during the basketball games on Tuesday night. The final deposit for that event was $9,307.75
Date: 2012-02-10

Stanley Swartzendruber

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Celebration of Life Service for 91 year old Stanley Swartzendruber will be held 1:30 PM on Sunday (2/12), at the Kalona Mennonite Church.

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Wanted-Sewing Machine

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 9:20 am

Wanted
Kenmore sewing machine with cams
319-653-6256