Archive for March, 2012

Iowa Prisons Will Soon Offer Mp3 Players

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am

Inmates in Iowa’s prisons, including those at the Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility, will soon have access to Mp3 players. Sheryl Dahm, a spokeswoman for the Iowa Prisons System, says inmates have access to cassettes and tape players now, but the prisons are trying to keep up with technology.

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Iowa Plates Up for a Switch

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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License Plates in Iowa have stayed largely the same for 13 years. But later this year, the IDOT expects to run out of the “number then letter” series of plates, and will switch to plates with letters first.

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Pack the Library Day Event Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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An event is happening at the Washington Public Library tomorrow in celebration of Read Across America day.  

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Manure Applicator Programs Being Shown Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Washington County Extension is showing both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs for those that were not able to attend the original workshops.  

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Scholarship Application Deadline Today

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

High school seniors that want to study agriculture or natural resources in college have until the end of the day today to apply for the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District and Dean Gerot family Scholarship.  

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Letts Fire Department Will Get Large Grant

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:22 am

Senator Tom Harkin is announcing grants for two Iowa Fire Departments. The Letts Fire Department in Louisa County will be getting most of the grant funding, with the Anamosa Fire Department near Cedar Rapids getting a smaller portion.

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Last Day for Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Today is the last day for KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza.  

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