Archive for January, 2015

Open House to Showcase Kalona Community Center Renovations

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

The improvements made to the Kalona Community Center will be showcased during an open house this weekend.

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Walk Around the Square for Dinner for Savor Washington

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Tomorrow night the annual Slow Down and Savor Washington event will be held in downtown Washington.

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Farm Planning Course for Women to be Held

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

A five-session course titled “Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning” begins next week in Washington.

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Online Voter Registration Coming to Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The office of the Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced this week that the Iowa Voter Registration Commission adopted a rule allowing eligible voters who have a valid driver’s license or state ID to apply for voter registration online.

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Area School Districts Participating in District Speech Contest

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Local speech teams will head to Wapello tomorrow to take part in the District Large Group Speech Contest.

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BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent Selected for Washington

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 8:52 am

The Washington Community School Board made an offer to a superintendent candidate this morning and the offer was accepted.

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Mid-Prairie Wrestling Hosting Wilton for Dual

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks’ wrestling team (6-6) will host a dual meet at home tonight against the Wilton Beavers (16-5).

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Iowa Mennonite School Boys Looking to Finish Strong

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am

Iowa Mennonite School boys’ basketball team is 13 games into their season and currently stands with a record of 8-5.

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Mid-Prairie Basketball Teams Head to Iowa City Regina Tonight

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie girls’ (9-4) and boys’ (1-12) basketball teams are heading to Iowa City tonight in a make up game as they take on the Regals.

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Lebowski’s Rock N Bowl Named Class 1A State Qualifying Site

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Washington Demon girls’ and boys’ bowling teams won’t have to travel far to participate in this year’s state qualifying meet.

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Washington Archery Teams Shine in Home Meet

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Washington Archery teams had a good showing in front of their home crowd this weekend.

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Columbus Junction Man Arrested After Child Suffers Severe Head Trauma

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:25 am

A four-month-old is in critical condition at the University of Iowa Hospital, and her father is in custody.

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Cause of Fire Southwest of Iowa City Determined

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:23 am

Officials believe a fire that destroyed a pole building near Iowa City started in a wood pile.

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Rain and Snow Expected in Washington This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Snow is in the forecast for Washington over the weekend. Starting in the overnight Saturday with snow and rain expected in the area and temperatures around 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

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City Council Sets Priorities – Downtown Revitalization, Hotel/Motel Tax Referendum

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

With a unanimous vote, the Washington City Council approved the strategic priorities work plan for 2015 and 2016 at their meeting this week.

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Libraries Asking Supervisors for Same Funds

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Public Library Association gave a presentation and asked for the same amount of funding from the Washington County Board of Supervisors at their meeting this week.

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Kalona Council Reviews Audit Results

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

It’s unlikely that the Kalona City Council will hire additional staff members to address the only blemish on the city’s audit report.

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Taylor Applauds State of the Union Address

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:20 am

Tuesday evening President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union Address.

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Despite Winter Weather, Begin to Think Spring

Posted: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo.

Despite the average temperature so far this month only being 15.4 degrees, now is the time to start planning spring gardens.

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Emma Kurtz

Posted: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Celebration of life services for 84-year-old Emma Kurtz of South English

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