Archive for February, 2012

Website Building Teams Helpful for Many People

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:27 am

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Website building teams from Google were in Washington yesterday to help small business owners. 

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Congressman Loebsack Visits Kalona Business

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A business in Kalona received a visit from an elected official yesterday. 

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Open House Tonight Showcasing Service to Community

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Hillcrest Family Services Washington Mental Health Center is inviting the public to an Open House tonight. 

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Additional Hunter Safety Course Offered

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported on KCII, the Washington County Conservation Board is preparing to host a hunter safety class next month and there is another opportunity for this course next week.  

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College Scholarships Available for High School Juniors

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

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High school juniors are encouraged to apply for a college scholarship from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association. 

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Keota Tax Abatement Hearing

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota is holding a public hearing next month to talk about a proposed tax abatement plan for the city. The plan would affect residential, commercial, and industrial properties in the city.

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Columbus Junction Hires New Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Columbus Community School District has hired a new Superintendent. Dr. Marlene Johnson was a Principal at Fort Dodge Elementary since 2008.

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Celebrity Soup Cook Off

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 am

Title: Celebrity Soup Cook Off
Description: The First annual St. James Parish Celebrity Soup Cook Off is happening Saturday at 5:30 in the Tobin Hall. Take the Chili out of winter by tasting some of the Parish celebrity’s favorite soups. All proceeds go to Mary’s Meals.
Date: 2012-02-25

Murray Family Benefit

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 3:49 am

Title: Murray Family Benefit
Description: A benefit for the Murray Family will be held at Mid Prairie High School on Friday, March 9th from 5-7pm. They will have a dinner that cost 7 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for kids under 10. There will be an auction at 6:30. Call 319-653-2480 to make a donation or for more information.
Date: 2012-03-09

Missing Man Found Dead in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 5:23 pm

A man reported missing on yesterday has been found dead in Washington County. The incident is now a suicide investigation. The 64 year old man was reported missing after he left his residence around 8 am on Tuesday, and was then unaccounted for.

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Wellman Hires New Employees

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 am

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The city of Wellman has hired two new employees.  

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Controversy over Splash Pad in Riverside

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:37 am

A large crowd was in attendance at last night’s council meeting in Riverside to address a hot topic. 

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#6 Keota Tops Rival Sigourney; Top-Ranked Danville Next

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:36 am

For the third time this season, Sigourney and Keota squared off, this time for a chance to head to the district championship, and for the third time Keota came away with the win, improving to 23-0 with a 48-40 win.

The Savages (14-9) led 25-21 at the half, but Keota (23-0) started the third quarter on an 8-1 run to take the lead 29-26.  Sigourney trailed by three mid-way through the fourth, but Luke Lyle hit two free throws with 31 second left to seal the win for the Eagles.  Lyle would finish with nine points.  Casey Sieren led Keota with 16 points, 13 in the first half but Trevor Draisey picked up the scoring, scoring 11 of his 12 points after the break.  Sigourney was led in scoring by Andrew Fritz with 12; Brandon Stuhr had 11.

Keota will face top-ranked Danville, 65-47 winners over Holy Trinity, in the district championsihp Thursday in Burlington.  The Bears ended Keota’s state hopes last year in the sub-state round.

Forbes Scores 37; Lone Tree Fights Off CVC

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:09 am

Lone Tree jumped out to a 29-15 halftime lead and staved off a furious second half comeback attempt from the Huskies en-route to a trip to the district championship game with a 76-63 win over Cedar Valley Christian.

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February 22, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:03 am

Birthday winner — Dave Bell of Washington

IMS All Over HLV

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 am

IMS continued their postseason roll Tuesday night with a 75-43 win over HLV at Hillcrest Union in Kalona.

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Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met yesterday morning and they heard the annual update from the Washington County Fair Board to start off the meeting.

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Gas Prices at a High While Lawmakers Look at Gas Tax Increase

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Gas prices are at a high for this time of the year all over the country, with increases up to 25 cents a gallon. But the price of gas could see another increase, because lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years.

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City Council Continues Budget Discussion

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and held a public hearing regarding the west side interceptor project. 

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Senator Grassley Visiting the Area Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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United States Senator Chuck Grassley has a planned two visits in southeast Iowa tomorrow.  

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