Archive for May, 2016

Wayland Receives DNR Grant for Asbestos Removal

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Wayland has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources Derelict Building Grant Program.

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Funnel Cloud Spotted in Washington County

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Storm spotters in Washington County reported a funnel cloud near Wellman Friday evening.

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May 29th, 2016

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 7:34 am

Birthday winner – Nicole Bell of Washington

Anniversary winners – Jim and Joanne Eubanks of Noble

Gingerich Earns All-Conference Spot

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Former Iowa Mennonite School baseball standout Cameron Gingerich has been recognized by the Great Plains Athletic Conference for his play on the diamond at Dordt College this season.

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Breard Earns Multiple Postseason Baseball Honors

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Postseason accolades continue to accumulate for a Washington Demon alum playing collegiate baseball at Cornell College.

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Berry Hunting Season Nears

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Mushroom hunting season has drawn to a close, but foragers in Washington County can now look forward to a different hunt.

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Wish Granted for Local Girl

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 6:20 am

With the help of the Washington Middle School Builders Club, one six-year-old girl from Washington is having her wish come true.

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Ellis M. Swartzendruber

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 1:17 pm

A Memorial Service for 94-year-old Ellis M. Swartzendruber of Kalona, will be held Monday, May 30, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church in Kalona.

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Birthday/Anniversary Winner for Saturday, May 28

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 8:06 am

Birthday Winner:

Josh Fowler of Rose Hill

Anniversary Winner:

Dan and Linda Krug of Coralville

Golden Hawks Crush Comets in RVC Sweep

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks flexed their muscles Thursday night in a road trip to conference rival West Liberty, pounding the Comets in a pair of games.

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West Liberty Grounds Golden Hawks in Sweep

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The West Liberty Comets defended their home diamond Thursday night sweeping Mid-Prairie in a River Valley Conference softball doubleheader by scores of 9-4 and 14-9.

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Columbus Hosts Albia for Spot at State Tournament

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The starting line up for the Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union soccer team lines up before introductions at Wednesday’s Class 1A Substate semifinal match versus the Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders. Photo by KCII’s Sally Hart.

One game stands between the No. 4 Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union Wildcats (16-1 overall) and a spot in the Class 1A boys’ state soccer tournament.

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Demon Softball Earns Split Versus Ft. Madison

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Washington Demon softball team (2-2 overall) earned a split in their first conference doubleheader of the season.

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Myers Concludes State Tournament Today

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Washington’s Dalton Myers will wrap up his sophomore golf season today in Livermore.

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Class of 2016 to Graduate from Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Washington High School Class of 2016 will put on their caps and gowns for commencement ceremonies on Sunday.

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GIVE Foundation Receives WCRF Grant

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded a grant to an organization that aims to help veterans.

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Avenue of Flags Returns to Washington

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:25 am


The Avenue of Flags at Elm Grove Cemetery last year for Memorial Day. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Approximately 420 American flags will be seen in Washington this Memorial Day weekend.

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USDA to Release Beneficial Insects in Jefferson County

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Ash trees in Jefferson County are getting some relief from harmful emerald ash borers, or EAB.

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The Rubber Ducks Are Preparing for Ridiculous Day

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Members of the dive team throw ducks during the 68th Ridiculous Day in Washington. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Saturday, June 4th, will be the 69th edition of Ridiculous Day in downtown Washington.

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Sockum Ridge Trail Gets Needed Repairs

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Sockum Ridge Trail has been a popular destination for hikers and bicyclists alike.

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