Archive for October, 2015

Lone Tree Looking to Turn Tables Versus Lisbon

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 7:00 am

A recognizable foe awaits in the postseason opener for the Lone Tree Lions (6-3 overall; 5-2 Class A District 6) tonight.

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Columbus Football Playoff Drought Ends Tonight in West Branch

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 7:00 am

Many members of this year’s Columbus Wildcat football team weren’t even born the last time (3-6 overall; 2-5 Class 1A District 6) the program made the postseason.

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Keota Schools Look at Solar Energy

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:25 am

The Keota School Board decided at their recent meeting to look at the possibility of using solar energy to power the district.

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More Rain Expected

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:23 am

More rain is expected today and into the Halloween weekend.

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Mid-Prairie Begins Construction on Multi-Purpose Building

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Following a public hearing last night concerning construction on the new multi-purpose building by the Mid-Prairie schools, things are beginning to move forward.

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Washington’s Leaf Pick Up Underway

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Red, orange and yellow leaves are falling from area trees as colder temperatures set in.

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Harvest Wraps Up

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Area farmers have been busy at work and are harvesting the last of their crops.

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Grassley Looks at Budget Deal

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Politicians in Washington, D.C. are considering a budget deal this week, a deal needed to keep the government from closing down.

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Supervisors Approve Change of Benefits for Employees

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Unanimously the Washington County Board approved changes in benefits for Washington County employees.

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IMS Students Busy With Fall Musical

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:20 am

It’s a busy time for 24 students at Iowa Mennonite School.

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Washington Swept Out of Volleyball Regionals

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 7:01 am

It was a short lived postseason run for the Washington Demon Volleyball team (6-25 overall).

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Hawks Push MEPO to the Brink

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk volleyball team wrapped up their season Monday night in the first round of regionals, falling to perennial power Mediapolis.

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Highland Volleyball Continues Regional Tournament Versus Louisa-Muscatine

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 7:00 am

A 20-win season is on the line tonight for the Highland Huskies (19-12 overall) volleyball team in rural Riverside.

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Sigourney-Keota Primed for Playoff Run

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 7:00 am

A team who isn’t lacking confidence entering the high school football playoffs this week is the Sigourney-Keota Cobras (6-3 overall; 5-1 Class 1A District 5).

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IMS Meets Springville in Quarterfinals

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School volleyball team is back in action tonight, taking on the No. 5 ranked Springville Orioles in the quarterfinals of class 1A regional volleyball play.

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Washington High School Selling Early Playoff Tickets

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 7:00 am

Washington Demon football fans interested in buying advance tickets for this week’s Class 3A playoff game can now purchase them at the Washington High School office.

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Keota Students Meet Clinton

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 6:25 am


(Left to right: Amy Schulte, Kylea Tinnes, Schuyler Snakenberg, Abby Schulte, Megan Adam) Contributed photo

It was quite a weekend for the students in Schuyler Snakenberg’s Sociology class at Keota High School.

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Washington Prepares for Halloween Festivities

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 6:24 am


Children trick-or-treat around the square in Washington last year. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

In just a few days super heroes, witches, and goblins will trick-or-treat around the area.

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El Nino’s Impact on Iowa’s Winter

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Downtown Washington in February 2015. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

El Nino is defined as a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the Tropical Pacific having consequences for weather and climate around the globe according to the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Pheasant Season Looks Promising For Hunters

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The upcoming pheasant season, which opens on Saturday, looks promising for area hunters according to Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist at Lake Darling State Park.

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