Archive for September, 2016

Mid-Prairie Students to Start Work with Kalona Community Center Project

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

Starting next week, the City of Kalona will be meeting with the design architects regarding the community center project, and they’ll be joined by four students from Mid-Prairie High School.

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Mid-Prairie Marching Band Learns New Music for Homecoming Game

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:25 am


The Mid-Prairie Pep Band; photo by Joe Cerwinske

As Mid-Prairie’s homecoming week draws to a close, all the focus is on tonight’s football game against Camanche.

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Grand Opening for Auditorium Set in Washington

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:25 am


The entrance to the new auditorium is just west of the main entrance of the Washington High School. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The grand opening of the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center is just two weeks away.

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Washington County Courthouse is Getting a New Roof

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:24 am


Crews work to remove old slate tiles and install a new roof at the Washington County Courthouse this week. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Work is underway and the Washington County Courthouse will have a new roof before winter.

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Weight Waiver for Trucks Hauling During Harvest

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Trucks on Iowa’s roads have a 60-day weight limit exemption to help in hauling this year’s harvest.

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Koch Fertilizer Holds Emergency Drill

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Koch Fertilizer held an emergency drill Thursday at their rural Washington terminal to practice response roles should an accident ever occur.

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Keep Children Safe with the Proper Car Seat

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am


Image provided by safercar.gov

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one to 13 years old and this week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, followed by National Seat Check Saturday on September 24th.

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Sigourney has a Warm Homecoming Week

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Sigourney High School has had a hot and busy week of homecoming festivities, though they haven’t let it affect their spirit.

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Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 5:41 am

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Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 5:06 am

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Driver’s License Department Closed

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Title: Driver\’s License Department Closed
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington County Treasurers Driver\’s License Department will be closed all day on Thursday, October 6th for staff to attend training. The department will re-open for regular hours on Friday, October 7th.
Date: 2016-10-06

Civil War Days

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Title: Civil War Days
Location: Wapello
Description: The Louisa County Historical Society is hosting Civil War Days on Saturday, October 1st from 1-4 pm, and Sunday, October 2nd from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature the Southeast Iowa Civil War Roundtable, who will set up a Civil War camp site and demonstrate how to fire muskets and mortars. A meal will be offered with a free will offering. For more info, contact Museum Manager Peggy Willson at 319-527-5247.
Start Date: 2016-10-01
End Date: 2016-10-02

Harvest Rally

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Title: Harvest Rally
Location: Mt. Pleasant
Description: The Henry County Democrats are hosting their 7th annual Harvest Rally on Saturday (9/24) from 4-6 pm at Museum B in the Old Threshers Grounds in Mt. Pleasant. Food and music will be provided. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for kids 4-14, and free for kids 3 and under. For more info, call Karen Osborne at 319-759-4748.
Date: 2016-09-24

Hawkeyes Homecoming Viewing Party at Marr Park

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Title: Hawkeyes Homecoming Viewing Party at Marr Park
Location: Ainsworth
Description: Washington County Conservation invites people to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes homecoming game against Northwestern on the big screen at the Conservation Education Center at Marr Park on Saturday, October 1st. The event starts at 11 am, and attendees are encouraged to bring potluck dishes. Those bringing dishes will be entered to win a free shelter use or weekend of camping. Any campers that register for Thursday-Saturday will be given a free one night camping coupon if the Hawkeyes win. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. For more info, call 657-2400.
Date: 2016-10-01

Comedy, Comradery, Community Day

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Title: Comedy, Comradery, Community Day
Location: Ainsworth
Description: The Ainsworth Community Center is hosting a Comedy, Comradery, Community Day on Saturday, October 15th starting at 10 am. Events include kids games, lunch, comedy and talent shows, costume review, hay rides, and a community campfire. For more info or to get involved, call Sherrie at 657-3782.
Date: 2016-10-15

Southeast Iowa Artists Studio Tour

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Title: Southeast Iowa Artists Studio Tour
Location: SE Iowa
Description: The 8th annual Southeast Iowa Artists Studio Tour will be held Saturday, October 15th from 9 am – 4 pm, and on Sunday, October 16th from noon-4. The free event is a self-guided driving tour in Washington, Henry, Des Moines, Lee, and Van Buren Counties. For brochures and tour maps, go to IowaStudioTour.org, or check out their Facebook page. For more info, call 653-3782.
Start Date: 2016-10-15
End Date: 2016-10-16

Diabetic Education

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Title: Diabetic Education
Location: Hedric
Description: Keokuk County Public Health is offering free diabetic education at the Hedric Community Center. The classes are every Tuesday until November 1st, from 9:30-11 am. Registration is required. Call Virginia or Marilyn at 641-622-3575 for more info or to sign up.
Date: 2016-11-01

Diabetic Education

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Title: Diabetic Education
Location: Hedric
Description: Keokuk County Public Health is offering free diabetic education at the Hedric Community Center. The classes are every Tuesday until November 1st, from 9:30-11 am. Registration is required. Call Virginia or Marilyn at 641-622-3575 for more info or to sign up.
Date: 2016-10-25

Diabetic Education

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Title: Diabetic Education
Location: Hedric
Description: Keokuk County Public Health is offering free diabetic education at the Hedric Community Center. The classes are every Tuesday until November 1st, from 9:30-11 am. Registration is required. Call Virginia or Marilyn at 641-622-3575 for more info or to sign up.
Date: 2016-10-18

Diabetic Education

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Title: Diabetic Education
Location: Hedric
Description: Keokuk County Public Health is offering free diabetic education at the Hedric Community Center. The classes are every Tuesday until November 1st, from 9:30-11 am. Registration is required. Call Virginia or Marilyn at 641-622-3575 for more info or to sign up.
Date: 2016-10-11