Archive for September, 2016

Clear Creek Set for Battle of Undefeateds

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Clear Creek Amana Football team has tied their best start in school history by winning their first five games of 2016.

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Today is the Final Day of the Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:29 am

Today is the final day of the KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza.

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Mid-Prairie to Hire Two Title 1 Reading Associates

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The principals at Mid-Prairie’s elementary schools in Kalona and Wellman are being proactive in helping struggling students learn how to read.

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Washington King and Queen to be Crowned Tonight

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am


2016 Washington Homecoming Court – photo courtesy of Stutzman’s Studio

The king and queen for Washington’s homecoming will be crowned tonight.

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Old Washington Water Tower Taken Down

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A water tower that stood in Washington since the 1930’s has been taken down.

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Iowa River Flooding in Louisa County

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Water levels at the Iowa River at Columbus Junction. Image by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Iowa River is flooding in Louisa County.

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Marching Demon Nation Continues Competition Saturday

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Marching Demon Nation is preparing for their next competition of the marching band season.

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Marr Park to Host Hawkeye Homecoming Party

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The University of Iowa is having their homecoming game this Saturday against Northwestern, and people can watch the game in a location they may not have expected.

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Louisa Historical Society Keeps History Alive with Civil War Days

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Fourth Annual Civil War Days is returning to the Louisa County Historical Society in Wapello this weekend.

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Warren L. Otterberg

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Celebration of life services for 73-year-old Warren L. Otterberg of Washington will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (9/30) at the First Baptist Church in Washington.

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4-H Open House

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Title: 4-H Open House
Location: Washington
Description: Washington County 4-H is hosting an open house event on Tuesday, October 4th from 5-8 pm at Unc & Neph\’s in Washington. The 4-H staff and youth committee members will be there to answer questions about 4-H and volunteering. 10% of all food sales will go to Washington County 4-H. For more info, contact the Extension Office at 319-653-4811.
Date: 2016-10-04

Oktoberfest and Alive After 5

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Title: Oktoberfest and Alive After 5
Location: Washington
Description: Horak Insurance is hosting the 8th Annual Oktoberfest and Alive After 5 on Thursday, October 6th from 5-8 pm at their Washington office. The event is open to all Horak customers and Washington Chamber members.
Date: 2016-10-06

Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Title: Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs
Location: Washington
Description: Washington County Extension will reshow both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs on Friday, October 7th. These programs are free, and will be shown at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm at the Extension Office. Call 319-653-4811 for more info.
Date: 2016-10-07

College and Career Day

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Title: College and Career Day
Location: Mt. Pleasant
Description: The Mt. Pleasant Academic Booster Club is hosting a College and Career Day on Friday, October 14th from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm at Mt. Pleasant High School. They are looking to promote local career paths, from straight out of high school to trade occupations, and even to specialty and advanced degrees. For more info, contact Mrs. Dunn at 319-385-7700.
Date: 2016-10-14

Christmas Show Auditions

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Title: Christmas Show Auditions
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington Community Theater is holding auditions for a Christmas-themed radio show on Thursday, October 13th from 7-9 pm and Sunday, October 16th from 1-3 pm at the public library. The show will be performed November 26th.
Date: 2016-10-16

Christmas Show Auditions

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Title: Christmas Show Auditions
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington Community Theater is holding auditions for a Christmas-themed radio show on Thursday, October 13th from 7-9 pm and Sunday, October 16th from 1-3 pm at the public library. The show will be performed November 26th.
Date: 2016-10-13

Senior Day

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Title: Senior Day
Location: Washington
Description: The Crooked Creek Christian Camp is hosting a Senior Day event on Thursday, October 6th from 9 am – 3 pm. They are welcoming Maynard Knepp for a day of stories, laughter and fun. Register by October 5th by calling 319-641-3611.
Date: 2016-10-06

Bridge Tour Event

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Title: Bridge Tour Event
Location: Columbus Junction
Description: The City of Columbus Junction will hold a bridge tour event on Wednesday, October 5th beginning at the Civic Center at 11 am. The event is part of the Healthiest State Initiative\’s annual walk. Participants will be taken on a tour of bridges at Monkey Run Park, the Swinging Bridge, and Chautauqua Park. For more info, contact Bev at 319-530-7739.
Date: 2016-10-05

Buffer, Birds, Bees, and Beyond

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Title: Buffer, Birds, Bees, and Beyond
Location: Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge
Description: Trees Forever is hosting a free field day called \”Buffer, Birds, Bees, and Beyond\” at Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge on Friday, October 7th from 9 am – 3 pm. Attendees can learn about creating pollinator habitat, cost-share assistance, and more. Registration is required before Tuesday, October 4th. The event is free and lunch will be provided. For more info, call Hannah Howard at 563-316-0339.
Date: 2016-10-07

Hands on History

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Title: Hands on History
Location: Jefferson County
Description: Jefferson County Conservation is hosting a Hands on History event on Friday, October 28th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Keosauqua Boat Ramp. Attendees will survey a historic site associated with the Mormon trails through Van Buren County. Registration for the free program is limited to 15 participants, and pre-registration is required. For more info or to register, call 641-472-4421.
Date: 2016-10-28