Archive for May, 2016

Brinton Extravaganza Celebrated at State Theater – Oldest Continuously Operating Cinema

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 am


Local historian Michael Zahs prepares ahead of the showing of some of the oldest moving pictures and magic lantern slides Sunday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart


Cale Rausch, an employee of the theater in period clothing, (right) directs attendees where to be seated Sunday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Sunday local historian Michael Zahs presented early moving pictures and magic lantern slides to a sold out crowd at the State Theater in downtown Washington, which is now, officially, the world’s oldest continuously operating cinema.

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Local Man Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:24 am


Bill Evans – contributed photo

A local man is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.  

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Washington’s Drug Take-Back Program Gathers 29 Pounds of Pills

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County residents cleaned out their medicine cabinets and safely got rid of expired and unwanted medication Saturday.

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WACO High School’s Hosting Ultimate Warrior Competition

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Nine high school boys from WACO Community Schools will take part in a Miss America type pageant next weekend.

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Port Louisa Spring Bird Festival This Weekend

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Area residents of all ages are invited to the Spring Bird Festival this weekend at the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Iowa Mennonite Students Attend State Conference

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Photo Courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School

Five members of the Iowa Mennonite School Chapter of FFA attended the 88th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference.

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Washington Starts May with Rain

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington received over an inch of rain over the weekend. Saturday precipitation totals measured up to 82-hundredths of an inch, with another 18-hundredths of an inch on Sunday.

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Phyllis Baker

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Memorial services for 92-year-old Phyllis Baker of Lone Tree will be held Thursday (5/5) at 3 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Lone Tree where a visitation will precede the service from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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Mini Grant Applications Now Available from WCRF

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Each summer the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awards $100,000 in grants and applications are now available. The mini grants have a one page application and it is catered to small non-profits who would like to do a special project. The maximum grant request is $2,000 and no matching funds are required to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. June 22nd and for a copy of the application form click here.

The large Riverboat Foundation grants will be presented May 18th.

Frances McGlothlen

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 8:42 am

Funeral Services for 93-year-old Frances McGlothlen of Muscatine, are Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, at 11:00am at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services.

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May 1st, 2016

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 7:37 am

Birthday winner – Rhonda Sobaski of Washington

Anniversary winners – Carry and Sharon Bump

Sexton Aims to End High School Track Career as a State Champion

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 7:00 am

Highland senior Keiffer Sexton leads the pack during the 1600 meter run at the Demon Relays April 7 in Washington. Photo by KCII Sports Nate Gonner.

Before he takes his running talents to college this fall, Highland senior Keiffer Sexton has one major high school athletic goal he wants to accomplish.

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Gingerich and Dordt Drop Doubleheader

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 7:00 am

Former Iowa Mennonite School baseball standout Cameron Gingerich and the Dordt College Defenders were recently in action, playing a doubleheader April 25th against Northwestern College in Orange City.

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HazMat, CAFO on Supervisors’ Agenda

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 6:21 am

HazMat services and a confinement feeding operation are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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