Archive for May, 2014

State Department Considering Brighton Chamber Proposal

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A stretch of highway in southeast Iowa is just one step away from being named the Jay N. Ding Darling Memorial Highway.

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Car vs. School Bus Wreck

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A school bus and car were in an accident in Washington yesterday morning.

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Woman Trapped After Vehicle Rolls

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A woman was trapped after a single vehicle rollover car accident North of Wellman.

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Friday is Assistant County Attorney’s Last Day

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A personnel change request in the Washington County Attorney’s office was approved at yesterday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Washington City Council Approves Raises

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Clerk and City Administrator received wage increases at yesterday’s city council meeting.

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Decision on Roundy Pond Expected

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Columbus Junction City Council will decide how to transfer ownership of a pond to the golf course tonight.

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Semi Strikes Cow in Roadway

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A semi-truck struck a cow early yesterday morning on Highway 218.

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Planting in Iowa Nearly Done

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Corn and soybean planting is nearly complete in southeast Iowa.

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Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:43 am

Title: Deadline
Description:
The registration deadline for Washington Public Library\’s summer reading club is Saturday, May 31st. Programs are available for all ages. The program is free, but registration is required. The program kicks off on Thursday, June 5th.

Date: 2014-05-31

Cook This!

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:37 am

Title: Cook This!
Description: Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to compete in the fifth annual 4-H “Cook This!” culinary challenge. Participants will compete in a preliminary competition on Wednesday, June 18 in the College of Human Sciences on the Iowa State University campus. Top teams will advance to the Cook This finale to be held on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Iowa State Fair.

Online applications to participate in the 2014 Cook This event will be accepted until May 31. Youth may apply in teams, pairs or individually; individual applicants will be matched with other youth. At least one person from each team is required to be a member of 4-H. More information regarding the culinary and nutritional challenges can be found in the 2014 4-H Cook This Challenge Packet on the 4-H Cook This website,www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statefair/cookthis.

Date: 2014-06-18

Extension

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:36 am

Title: Extension
Description: A field day to demonstrate roller crimper and strip tillage use in fruit and vegetable production will be Thursday, June 5 from 5–7:30 p.m. at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, 55519 170th Street, Ames, Iowa. The field day also will discuss various cover crop establishment and termination techniques.

There is a steady increase in the number of growers adopting cover crops in their production systems. Since sustainable and organic growers use very few or no chemicals to terminate their cover crops, roller crimping is a sought after termination method – especially when rye is used as a cover crop.

Field day demonstrations will include operation of the Rhodale Institute designed roller crimper and the strip tillage equipment (Hiniker 6000). Other equipment at the research station also will be available to view.

The workshop is free for all to attend and is supported by the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center and the USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. For more details regarding the field day, contact Ajay Nair at 515-294-7080 or by email atnairajay@iastate.edu.

Date: 2014-06-05

Manure

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:36 am

Title: Manure
Description: Washington County Extension will reshow both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs on Friday, June 6, 2014 for those that were unable to attend a workshop. These programs are shown free of charge on the first Friday of each month. Applicators that need to schedule a reshow at any other time will be charged a $10 fee per person.
The Commercial Manure Program (3 hours in length) will be shown at 8:30 am and the Confinement Manure Program (2 hours in length) will be shown at 1:30 pm at the Washington County Extension Office, 2223 250th St., Washington, IA 52353.
Anyone not able to attend training or those who prefer to retest should schedule an appointment with their DNR field office to take the certification exam. Please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811with any questions.

Date: 2014-06-06

Program

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:35 am

Title: Program
Description: A program on the ancient mounds of Louisa County is being held on Tuesday, June 17th from 7 to 8:30pm at the Louisa County Heritage Center.
Date: 2014-06-17

Canoe Trip

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:35 am

Title: Canoe Trip
Description: Training day for the River Raiders Canoe Trek will be held from 1 to 4pm Tuesday, June 10th. The trip on the Upper Iowa River is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24th through June 26th. Visit naturally louisa county . com for more information.
Date: 2014-06-10

60th Annivesary

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:35 am

Title: 60th Annivesary
Description: The Fern Cliff Evangelical Free Church of rural Wayland is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the church\’s ministry on Sunday, June 8th beginning at 9:15am. A service begins at 10:15, with a meal at noon.
Date: 2014-06-08

Fish Day

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:34 am

Title: Fish Day
Description: Handicapped Fish Day will be held on Wednesday, June 11th at Marr Park. The event for all ages of handicapped citizens begins at 9am. Those that would like to contribute to the meal should call Pat Hartsock at 653-7248.
Date: 2014-06-11

History Discussion

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 2:34 am

Title: History Discussion
Description: The public is invited to the Grayson Archives in the Washington Library on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7pm to take part in a group discussion about Washington\’s history.
Date: 2014-06-03

Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Republican Abe Miller who is seeking the nomination for District 3’s supervisor seat.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we go over a few upcoming projects in Kalona with City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh.

FOR SALE

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 9:53 am

1955 Ford 8N tractor, runs great good tires. 319-653-4363

Old 4 kickstart gas motors on cart.