Archive for February, 2016

Keota School Board Continues Search for Superintendent

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Keota School Board met in special session this week to examine their search for a new superintendent. They’re looking to share a superintendent with another district as well as their teacher sharing agreements with Mid-Prairie. Billie Kindred, President of the Keota School Board say the search is narrowing with the leading contenders being Tri-County and Belle Plain. Keota plans on meeting with both administrators in the coming weeks.

The board is also negotiating to continue sharing some staff with Mid-Prairie. The current agreement calls for Keota to share one teacher and for Mid-Prairie to share six teachers. Kindred says the staff sharing makes sense with the rural districts declining enrollment. Keota currently has 345 students enrolled in the school district.

Start Thinking About Garden Plans

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am


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With sunny skies and warm temperatures it feels as though spring is just around the corner and horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach advise now is the time to think about gardens.

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Louisa County in Search of Clean Up Volunteers

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Louisa County Rural Hometown Pride committee is looking to clean up the county.

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Supervisors Approve Completion of Road Project

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The completion of work on W38, or Wellman Road, was approved by the Washington County Board of Supervisors this week.

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Daffodil Days Aims to Help in Fights Against Cancer and Polio

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am

There is just one week left to purchase daffodils to help fight cancer and polio. The annual Daffodil Days campaign is underway and this year it is a combined effort of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Rotary Clubs in Washington County. The goal is to raise $5,000 by selling bunches of daffodils at $10 a piece.

Washington Rotarian Kierstan Peck says the tradition of sending daffodils is a nice way to mark the start of spring and are often given to people fighting cancer or those who have lost a loved one to cancer. Orders for the flowers can be placed with any local Rotarian or Relay for Life volunteer before February 29th and the daffodils arrive in March.

Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with KCII’s general manager Joe Nichols about the KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Kathy Ewald, President of the Keota Women’s Auxiliary.

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UPDATE: Area Wrestlers Still in State Individual Tournament, Wests Remain Undefeated

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 11:57 am

Highland has two wrestlers who remain undefeated on the season and have advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament.

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For Sale

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 9:02 am

Grass and clover mix big round bales. 24 total.-$25/bale. You load and haul it away.

(319) 217-1725

For Sale

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 8:59 am

Western Rivers Electronic Game call-Apache Pro with 200 calls and deceptor rabbit decoy. Like new. Asking $200.

641-660-1115

For Sale

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 8:58 am

Rooster Chickens-$3

319-696-1037

For Sale

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 8:57 am

small maple drop leaf table $ 25
electric dryer $40
single bed frame and support $20

319-461-3079

For Sale

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 8:56 am

-Complete Axle for a 1999 S-10
-1994 Buick LeSabre-182,000-runs good, needs new headlights-$650 or trade it for a 4 wheeler
-three 1020 mudding snow tires 3/4 tread-$35

660-216-3715

Demons End Season in Regional Opener

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The postseason run for the Washington Demon girls’ basketball (10-11 overall) team was short-lived.

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Lone Tree Eliminates Iowa Mennonite

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Lone Tree hosted Iowa Mennonite School in the first round of boys district action on Thursday at Lone Tree High School.

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McCain and Duwa Enter Day Two in Des Moines

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Mid-Prairie wrestlers Duncan McCain and Levi Duwa advanced through day one of the individual state wrestling tournament on Wednesday in Des Moines.

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Several Area Wrestlers Advance in State Tournament

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Ten area wrestlers have advanced to day two of the 2016 Iowa High School Individual State Wrestling Tournament.

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Area Wrestlers Still in State Individual Tournament

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 6:29 am

Ten area wrestlers are still in the individual state tournament in Des Moines.

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Area Speech Teams Prepare for All-State Festival

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

After months of practice the large group speech season will come to an end Saturday.

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KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza Begins in Four Days

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Items available on the KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza next week. Contributed photos

KCII’s biannual Home Shopping Extravganza is returning in just four days.

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