Archive for February, 2015

February 22nd, 2015

Posted: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 8:05 am

Birthday winner – George Colthurst of Ainsworth

No Anniversary winners

Mid Prairie Wrestlers Return with Two Medals

Posted: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am

Two of Mid Praire’s three state qualifying wrestlers are returning from the 2015 State Wrestling tournament in Des Moines with medals around their necks.

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Vacancies Remain on Kalona Boards

Posted: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Those living in Kalona interested in volunteering their time on one of the city’s boards can contact city hall.

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Corn and Soybean Crops Third Largest on Record

Posted: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am


Iowa’s corn crop and soybean crop last year were the third largest on record.

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Area Wrestlers Compete in Medal Round of State Tournament

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 7:00 am

The final day of the 2015 Iowa High School Athletic Association’s State wrestling takes place today at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, and several KCII area wrestlers are vying for medals at the state tournament.

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WACO Falls Short in Sectionals

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 7:00 am

The WACO Warrior Basketball team played in the sectional tournament last night in North English as they took on English Valleys Bears.

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Results of Mid-Prairie Wrestlers Day 2 in Des Monies

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie wrestling team still had two wrestlers competing in Wells Fargo arena yesterday. Wresters that are still are competing for the Golden Hawks are Sophomore’s Duncan McCain (48-4) at 113 pounds and Levi Duwa (38-8).

Starting the day McCain lost his first match of the tournament to Brennen Dobel (47-1) of Clear Lake on a 6-0 decision. McCain went on the wrestle back side where he beat Washington’s Andrew Wake (26-10) with a 6-2 decision. McCain to finish the second day would beat Travis Pulse of Davenport Assumption (30-12) with a 10-3 decision.

McCain still has a shot at third place entering today he will first wrestle Devin Phaly of Sergeant Bluff-Loton. (50-5)

Levi Duwa started the second day in the wrestle back category where he would beat out Andrew Hill of Carlise (21-14) on a fall. Duwa would lose his second match of the day losing to Nick Jacobs of Charles City (29-10) on a 5-3 decision. Duwa will wrestle today against Bryce Esmoil (41-7) winner will take seventh place in the 195 pound weight class.

Keota Board Approves Budget Cuts

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am

There will be nine teachers at Keota Elementary School next year.

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One Fatality in Wreck on G-36

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am

A two-vehicle accident with one fatality happened on G-36 Friday morning.

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Kalona Boy Competing in Spelling Bee

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Kalona Elementary student is taking part in a spelling bee tomorrow.

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Local Business Owner to Speak at TEDx Talk

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

A local business owner will be one of the speakers at a University of Iowa event next weekend.

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Tune In Tuesday for the Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza begins Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

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February Temperatures Below Normal

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:20 am

So far this month, the average temperature in Washington has been 16.1 degrees, nearly eight degrees below normal.

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WENS Discussed by LEPC

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:20 am

The Wireless Emergency Notification System, or WENS, and the state’s decision to fund the service was discussed at yesterday’s Washington County Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting.

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Looking for a New Job? Visit the Regional Center

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:20 am


The Kirkwood Washington Regional Center is working with local manufacturers to find employees.

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UPDATE: One Fatality in Friday Morning Accident

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

A two-vehicle accident with one fatality happened on G-36 Friday morning.

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BREAKING NEWS: Two Vehicle Accident on G-36

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 8:45 am

A two-vehicle accident occurred in Washington County Friday morning.

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Three Demon Wrestlers Advance to Day Two of State Tournament

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 7:03 am

Three Washington Demon wrestlers are still competing after the first day of the 2015 Iowa High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling tournament.

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Two Mid-Prairie Wrestlers Continue on Today

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 7:03 am

The Mid-Prairie wrestling team had three wrestlers compete at the state tournament yesterday.

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Area Wrestlers Advance in State Tournament

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 7:02 am

Several KCII area wrestling athletes have advances to the second day of competition at the 2015 Iowa High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

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