Archive for November, 2014

Phone Scam Reported in KCII Area

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

A phone scam has been reported in the KCII listening area.

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Area School Board Members Attend Conference

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

The 69th Annual Iowa Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly and Convention wrapped up yesterday.

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Take Care of Outdoor Animals in Wintry Weather

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am


Butterscotch and Toffee are a bonded pair and are looking for their forever home. For information on how to adopt this pair click here. Photo courtesy of PAWS & More Animal Shelter.

Temperatures are warming up today and tomorrow but rain, snow and freezing temperatures are in the forecast for the next couple of days.

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Counties May Be Able to Leave RUSS

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

Three counties want out of RUSS, Regional Utility Service Systems, and this week Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward reported the group has started discussions to permit the exit.

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Kalona Craft Show Scheduled for Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday shopping season next weekend.

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Jingle Bell Run in Washington Next Week

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

A week from today jingle bells will be heard in downtown Washington as area runners take part in the annual Jingle Bell 5k Fun Run.

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Two Business Held Ribbon Cuttings

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:21 am


Two ribbon cuttings were held in Washington this week by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

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Auction Benefiting Local Support Group

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:20 am

Proceeds from an online auction are going towards programs that help victims of domestic violence.

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Dorothy Winfrey

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 10:54 pm
Funeral service for 81 year old Dorothy Winfrey of Sigourney will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Sigourney Christian Church with Rev. Jim Stout officiating.  Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
A memorial fund has been established for the Sigourney Christian Church.  Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Dorothy and her family.  Tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.

November 21, 2014

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 8:32 am

BIRTHDAY WINNER – Lucas Kroll, Washington

Washington Girls’ Basketball Starts Slow In Jamboree Loss

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 7:01 am

The Washington Demon girls’ basketball team played two different games Thursday evening in Wellman.

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IMS Boys Basketball Look To Continue Winning Tradition

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 7:00 am

When a team goes 18-5 on the season, for most programs that is a very successful season.

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Sigourney Girls Basketball Begin Season Against Conference Foe B.M.G.

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 7:00 am

The Sigourney Savage girls’ basketball team opens up their 2014-15 season against a conference opponent.

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Columbus Girls Basketball Opens Season in West Liberty

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 7:00 am

The Columbus Wildcats girls’ basketball team plays their first regular season basketball game of the season.

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Name Released in Fatal Wreck Found Tuesday

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:48 am

A woman from Fairfax, Iowa, died in a wreck off of Highway 218 just north of Ainsworth which was found Tuesday morning at 8:48 a.m. and the time of the accident remains unknown.

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Public Health Recommends Building New for Facility

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:24 am

After reviewing available properties in the City of Washington and estimated costs, the Washington County Board of Health has decided to pursue building a new facility.

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Average Temperature for November Hits Record Low

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:24 am

Temperatures so far this month have been below the normal average of 41 degrees.

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Shop and Stroll with the Big Red Radio Tonight

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:23 am

Join the Big Red Radio on the square in downtown Washington tonight for Main Street Washington’s Twilight Shop and Stroll.

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Riverside Fire Ordering New Truck

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Riverside Fire Department is planning to order a new truck.

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Halcyon House Receives $750,000

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:22 am

A $10.5 million project in Washington received a six-figure financial boost Wednesday night from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation at their 2014 fall grant presentation.

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