Archive for May, 2013

Breaking News: Accident in Western Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Air care arrives at the scene of an accident where a vehicle struck a bridge.

At approximately 12:45 Wednesday afternoon local authorities responded to an accident involving one vehicle on 250th west of Elm in western Washington County.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 1:01 pm

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Kelly Galiher, Student and Parent Advocate for Mid-Prairie School District, talks about last night’s Community Awareness Event and its subject matter.

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:58 am

Queen size waterbed mattress, liner, heater, used 2-3 months – $65 obo
Used ceiling fan, no light but is light adaptable – $15
319-653-4622

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 am

Right hand stair lift with two 8′ lengths for adjustability at time of installation, new condition
641-660-1145

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 am

John Deere farm toys and Tonka trucks, various sizes
319-931-2670

FOR RENT

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 am

3 bedroom house with attached garage in Washington – $700/Month
319-321-4316 or 319-461-5003

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 am

Kirby vacuum with accessories – $150
319-657-2762

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 am

Oak roll top desk – $125
319-653-4831

GIVE AWAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 am

Rabbit
319-863-3694

May 22, 2013

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 am

Birthday Winner – Cooper Reed, 10 Years, Washington

Anniversary Winners – Marlene & Forest Eubanks, 65 Years, Crawfordsville

Demon Boy’s Soccer Win First Round Game

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon boy’s soccer team beat Ft. Madison in round one of the sub-state tournament last night.

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Demon Golf Sends Two to State

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

Congratulations to Washington’s Megan Buitendorp and Sarah Waite for qualifying as individuals to the state golf meet.

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Demon Baseball Wins Opener

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demon baseball team won their home and season opener last night 4-2 over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont.

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IMS and Mid-Prairie Boy’s Soccer Play Round Two

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 am

It’s the battle for the Kalona/Wellman area tonight as Mid-Prairie and IMS soccer play in the second round of the playoffs tonight.

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Wild Finish Gives Mid-Prairie Win

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Mid-Prairie softball team opened its season with a win Tuesday night, topping Clear Creek Amana 4-3 in Kalona. The Golden Hawks got on the board first, in the first, when Mallory McArtor opened the game with a ringing double and came home on an Emma Troyer sac fly. Clear Creek would tie the game with a single tally in the third only to see the Golden Hawks push two across in their half of the frame. Michelle Erwin walked and came in on a Mallory McArtor triple. Mariah Swartzentruber then drove in McArtor with an RBI single. Following the game Head Coach Justin Lutjen spoke about his team’s performance and their ability to face down adversity in the first game of the year.

“A lot of up and a lot of downs, we walk away with a lot of things that we can work on, but we can walk away with a lot of things that are positives in the game. We had some at bats that we were swinging at balls that we shouldn’t be, and we’re missing some good sticks in the lineup, but we’re deep enough where that shouldn’t bother us any night, so I’m just proud of the girls, they fought and they scratched and it was just one of those games that could have gone either way, but like I was telling the girls after the game, luck favors the prepared,” Lutjen said.

The Clippers would tie things again in the fifth with two runs. Clear Creek started the inning with three consecutive hits chasing Golden Hawk starter Olivia Lugar. Taylor Kurtz came on in relief for the Golden Hawks holding Clear Creek where they were for the final inning and two thirds. The Golden Hawks would walk off in bizarre fashion in the seventh off the bat of Erwin. Erwin dropped down a bunt for a base hit that was fielded by the Clipper third baseman who airmailed the throw to first. The ball bounded all the way to the fence while Erwin continued speeding around the bases, scoring easily to win the game. After the game Erwin talked about her last at bat and how the game ended.

“I’ve been working on the drag bunting for quite a while now, it is something that I did a couple of years ago, and I’m kind of trying to bring it back, we’ve just been trying to lay one down and move the runners around and use it to our advantage,” Erwin said. “We do base running everyday, it probably takes a good 20 minutes of our practice, and that is just a routine thing we do every day, and I saw Kelsey telling me to go and I looked at [Lutjen] on third as I was going to second and he kept swinging his arm, so I ran to three and after that I went home.”

Kurtz recorded the win in relief for Mid-Prairie throwing an inning and two thirds of shut out ball, allowing two hits and striking out two. Offensively the Golden Hawks were led by McArtor, who doubled, tripled, drove in one and scored twice. Swartzentruber and Troyer each added an RBI. Mid-Prairie is 1-0 on the season, the Hawks will next be in action next Tuesday against Durant

Public Health Faces OSHA Complaint

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:29 am

An anonymous complaint concerning possible safety or health hazards at the Washington WIC Clinic was received by OSHA, the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Act, Division of Labor Services.

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Unemployment Rates Drop in Southeast Iowa in April

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:29 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.2-percent in March to 4.5-percent in April.

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Members Appointed to New Mental Health Regional Board

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington Board of Supervisors appointed chair Ron Bennett as member of the new regional mental health board.

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Scholarships Awarded

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:25 am

KCII awards scholarships.

Lauren Baker of Winfield-Mt. Union High School and Emily Adam of Pekin High School have been awarded the KCII Business and Broadcasting Scholarships for $250.

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