Archive for November, 2012

Cause of Head-on Collision Disclosed

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 7:46 am

The cause of an accident last Sunday evening has been disclosed.

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Workforce Increases in October, Unemployment Steady

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate remained steady last month, while the workforce increased.

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Shop Local Saturday

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Washington is no exception to the shop local movement with today’s Small Business Saturday.

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City Department Outlines Some Future Costs

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am
Washington Maintenance and Construction Superintendent J. J. Bell talks with the city council on Tuesday

Among the needs for the Washington Maintenance and Construction department are a new pickup truck, and a new roof on two of its sheds.

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Fundraiser Helps Supply Christmas Gifts

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Safety Center is back with the ninth year of a program to get Christmas gift to families and elderly people that might not otherwise have much for the holiday.

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Washington YMCA Pool Repairs

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington YMCA has set a tentative date of Tuesday for being done with repairs to its pool.

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Kalona Couple Set Up Endowment for Mid-Prairie

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:21 am

A Kalona couple has formed an endowment to help those planning on continuing their education after high school.

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Columbus Junction Football Gets Three First Teamers and an MVP

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 am

The Columbus Junction football team landed three players on the first team all-district team.

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Jingle Bell 5K To Be Run Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 8:29 am

Tomorrow, Washington will hold the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk on the square and through Sunset park.

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Annual Holiday Events Include a Parade Today in Washington

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

Washington’s annual post-Thanksgiving traditions are lined up for today.  

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Lion’s Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s House Hours

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington Lion’s Club International is hosting Santa Claus this weekend.

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Annual Jingle Bell 5K Saturday

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

A 5k benefiting Washington athletics is being held this weekend.

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Hunting Seasons in Full Swing

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

There’s no shortage of hunting seasons in southeast Iowa as we near the end of November.

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DOT to Address Turn Lane Problem

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Department of Transportation will soon be altering a small portion of the highway striping on Highway 92 in Washington.

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Christmas Shopping Begins in Kalona

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Kalona won’t waste anytime getting into the holiday spirit.

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Marlo Matthes

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

A celebration of life for 95 year old Marlo Matthes of North English will be held Wednesday, November 28th at 11am at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.

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Donna Winfrey

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Celebration of Life Service for 66 year old Donna Winfrey of Sigourney will be held at 10:30 Tuesday  morning at the Sigourney Christian Church.

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WMU Lands Two All-District Players

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 8:30 am

Two Winfield- Mt. Union volleyball players made the All Southeast Iowa District team.

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Mid-Prairie Lands 11 on the All-District Teams

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 8:30 am

The Class 2A all-district five teams were released, and Mid-Prairie has 11 players that show up on the list.

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Preventing Food-borne Illness on Thanksgiving

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Health Inspector has some ideas for staying healthy during Thanksgiving.

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