Archive for July, 2016

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with 2003 Mid-Prairie graduate and Iowa Ambassadors of Music Choir director Luke Johnson about the choir’s viral video.

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Birthday / Anniversary Winner Friday, July 29th

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 9:23 am

Birthday:
Ed Jones – Washington
Anniversary:
Jared & Christina Waters – Ainsworth

Wood Joins Iowa Baseball Team After Health Scare

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 7:01 am

A medical scare eight months ago has turned into the opportunity of a lifetime for one Washington Demon alum.

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Multiple Sigourney Softball Players Named to All-SICL Team

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Finishing one game short of the state tournament for a second straight year, the Sigourney Savage softball team (16-12) collected several postseason awards from the South Iowa Cedar League.

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Iowa Mennonite Hosts Alumni Soccer Game

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School boys soccer program is hosting their alumni soccer game Friday at 7p.m. on the campus of IMS.

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RAGBRAI Makes Its Way to Washington

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 6:29 am

Thousands of bicyclists are making their way to Washington today from Ottumwa.

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Polls Open Tuesday for Washington YMCA Special Election

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for the special election bond decision for the YMCA project in Washington.

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Local Law Enforcement Aiding with RAGBRAI

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

With RAGBRAI coming through Washington County, local law enforcement is preparing to log some overtime to make sure things stay safe.

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Corn in Southeast Iowa Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Due to frequent rains only four days were suitable for field work for farmers in Iowa last week, but the heat and humidity has sped up crop development according to the most recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Grassley Visits Washington County as Part of 99 County Tour

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Sen. Charles Grassley meets with constituents at the Washington County Courthouse Thursday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Republican Senator Charles Grassley visited Washington County as part of his 99 county tour Thursday afternoon.

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Columbus Junction Begins Final Preparations For RAGBRAI

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

RAGBRAI will be entering Columbus Junction tomorrow, and organizer Brooklyn Milder said things are coming together.

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Eugene C. Kallaus

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 5:03 am

Visitation services for 64-year old Eugene C. Kallaus, of Riverside, will be held on Wednesday, (8/3), from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Riverside.  

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CCHS Class of 82 Golf Tournament

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Title: CCHS Class of 82 Golf Tournament
Location: Columbus Junction
Description: The Columbus Community High School Class of 82 is hosting a 2-person best ball golf tournament and silent auction on Saturday, August 6th at 11 AM at Cedarcrest Country Club in Columbus Junction. Cost is $45, with proceeds benefiting Lezlie Lemar. Pre-register by calling the Cedarcrest pro shop at 319-728-8461.
Date: 2016-08-06

PAWS & More Central Park Car Show

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Title: PAWS & More Central Park Car Show
Location: Washington
Description: Corn Country Cruisers is hosting the 18th Annual PAWS & More Central Park Car Show on Sunday, August 21st starting with registration at 8 AM on the Washington town square. Car entry is $15, awards will be given at 3 PM. Lunch will be served from 11:30-2:30. For more info, call Ken Lindmeier at 653-6274.
Date: 2016-08-21

Goodwin Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Title: Goodwin Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
Location: Washington
Description: A fundraiser for the Goodwin Senior Center will be hosted on Monday, August 8th from 5-8 PM at the Washington Pizza Ranch. A percentage of the proceeds for the night will be given to the center, along with a tip jar available for the table attendants, who will be members of the commission.
Date: 2016-08-08

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Title: Iowa Sales Tax Holiday
Location: Iowa
Description: Friday (8/5) through Saturday (8/6) has been announced as the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday. Beginning at 12:01 AM on Friday, and going through midnight Saturday, no sales tax will be collected on select clothing or footwear under $100.
Start Date: 2016-08-05
End Date: 2016-08-06

Soil Health Demonstration Field Day

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Title: Soil Health Demonstration Field Day
Location: Washington
Description: There will be a Soil Health Demonstration Field Day on Tuesday (8/2) from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Jim and Evelyn Eash Banquet Hall in Washington. Dinner will be provided, and the event will go on in rain or shine. Doug Peterson will be the guest speaker. For more info, contact Steve Berger at 461-4109.
Date: 2016-08-02

Pork Quality Assurance Plus

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Title: Pork Quality Assurance Plus
Location: Washington
Description: The Iowa Pork Industry is hosting the Pork Quality Assurance Plus program on Monday (8/1) from 2-5 PM at the Washington County Extension office. The program will provide training for pork producers and others who need certification. Cost is $25 per person and is payable at the door. To preregister, or for more info, contact the extension office at 653-4811.
Date: 2016-08-01

Washington First Assembly Tent Crusade

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 5:56 pm

Title: Washington First Assembly Tent Crusade
Location: Washington
Description: Washington First Assembly Church is hosting Tent Crusade Monday (8/1) through Friday (8/5) at 7 PM. For more info, call Pastor Dean Elmore at 461-5148.
Start Date: 2016-08-01
End Date: 2016-08-05

Lake Darling Cabins Ribbon-Cutting

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Title: Lake Darling Cabins Ribbon-Cutting
Location: Brighton
Description: The Friends of Lake Darling, the Iowa DNR, and the Lake Darling staff are hosting a ribbon-cutting for the new four-season cabins on Tuesday, August 16th at 6 PM. The event is open to the public, and will include a tour of the cabins. They will also answer any questions the public might have.
Date: 2016-08-16