Archive for June, 2013

New Way to Study for Driving Exam

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Department of Transportation has released a new version if its Driver’s License Practice Test.

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Loebsack Representative Stopping in Area Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:20 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a staff member in Sigourney tomorrow morning.

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Mabel F. Miller

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 11:33 am

Funeral services for 94-year-old Mabel F. Miller of Kalona will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday (7/1) at the East Union Mennonite Church in rural Kalona.

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J. Arlene Peiffer

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 11:06 am

Arlene Peiffer

Mass of the Resurrection for 86-year-old J. Arlene Peiffer of Fairfield, formerly of Washington, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday (6/29) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fairfield.

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FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:59 am

Sunbeam mixer with accessories – $40
Dining room chairs on wheels – $5 each
Wooden TV trays, set of 4 – $40
319-461-1775

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:58 am

1994 GMC Sonoma extended cab 4wd – $1,200 obo
319-461-2107

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:58 am

1990 Chevy extended cab 4wd truck – $1,500
319-217-0788

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:58 am

Two rolls of green bailer twine – $25
Store display electric cooler – $75
319-653-4363

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:57 am

14′ V bottom boat and trailer – $400 obo
2001 Yamaha 350 Warrior – $1,200 obo
10′ Kayak – $200
319-461-4225

FOR SALE

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:55 am

Two roof mounted attic fans with thermostats, excellent condition – $100 for both obo
319-461-4347

June 26, 2013

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:55 am

Birthday Winner – Norma Beauchamp, Kalona

Anniversary Winners – Mary and Dan Reid, Washington

Rough Starts for Demon Softball Causes Split with Keokuk

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The Demon softball team split with Keokuk last night after being down early in both games of the double header.

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IMS Stays Hot; Batters Winfield-Mt. Union

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:29 am

Early in the season the IMS baseball team had a hard time getting hits with runners in scoring position. In the last week regardless of the situation IMS has been pounding the ball and that continued in a 16-1 win Tuesday night over visiting Winfield-Mt. Union. It was actually the Wolves who got on the board first in the top of inning one when Lucas Rappenecker came in on a Matthew Neibuhr RBI single to make it 1-0. Following the game WMU Head Coach Kenton Klopfenstein talked about the importance of a good start for his team.

“Well we wanted to get on the board first and we were able to do that, but I wish that we could have got another one, or possibly two, we kind of let them off the hook on that one,” Klopfenstein said.

In the bottom half of the inning the IMS response was swift and powerful. IMS sent 11 total batters to the plate, the first eight reaching consecutively on hits, chasing Winfield-Mt. Union starter Travis Jones before he could record a single out. The top seven men in the IMS order would all score in the first inning. IMS erupted again in the third inning. After the first two men were retired by WMU reliever Thayne McElhinney a double and an error opened the flood gates for six more IMS runs putting the game out of reach at 13-1. The game would end with three more IMS runs in the fourth taking the score the 15 run rule level. After the game IMS Head Coach Danny Hershberger talked about his team’s performance at the plate.

“It was big for us to pick up where we left off, the guys came ready to play tonight we had a good mind set of coming in and wanting to play hard,” Hershberger said. “Cameron started off with a triple and that get everyone else going, and we kind of fed off each other there and just about everyone had a hit there in the first inning so it was good to see us start off like that.”

Every player in the IMS line up scored at least one run and had at least one hit. Cameron Gingerich, Reggie Hostedler, Dallas Nye and Tanner Leyden each drove in a pair. Leyden recorded the win for IMS going the full four innings allowing two hits, one run, walking three and striking out three more. IMS is now 8-12 overall 6-7 in conference. Winfield-Mt. Union falls to 4-11 overall and 4-10 in the SEISC.

Highland Softball Stays Perfect in Conference Play

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:29 am

The Highland Husky softball team improved to 24-2 overall last night and stayed undefeated in conference play with their 9-1 win over Columbus Junction.

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Zoning Ordinance Tabled

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The supervisors agreed to place on next week’s agenda to further consider amendments to the proposed draft ordinance for rescinding the zoning ordinance in Washington County that was created by County Attorney Larry Brock which mentions reasons to maintain zoning and not reasons to repeal zoning.

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House Fire Near Washington

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A house fire was reported east of Washington yesterday afternoon.

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River Levels Rise

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Iowa River levels at Columbus Junction

The Iowa River is now flooding in multiple locations.

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Seven Area Counties Placed On List

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Seven area counties have been designated as part of a Presidential Major Disaster Designation, John Whitaker, Iowa State Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency, announced. The designation has been issued for Jefferson County as the primary disaster area with the contiguous counties designated to the disaster area.

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DHS Accepts Mental Health Region’s Letter

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The area proposed mental health region’s letter of intent has been approved by the Department of Human Services, announced Washington County Supervisor Ron Bennett.

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Wet Spring Impacts CJ Speedway Season

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The wet spring led to almost a quarter of this year’s races in Columbus Junction to be cancelled.

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