Archive for October, 2016

Ghosthunting Coming to Washington

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A team of paranormal investigators is coming to Washington just before Halloween to talk about their ghosthunting experiences in Iowa.

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Downtown Washington Preparing for Halloween

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am


2015 Trick-or-Treat around the square – photos by Sally Y. Hart

The KCII Big Red Radio is getting ready to celebrate Halloween next week in downtown Washington.

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Barn Quilt Group Looking for People to Help

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Contributed photo. Pictured are members of the Franklin Cubs 4-H Club in 2008 with the barn quilt they painted called “State Fair” located on the north gate at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Over 120 painted wooden quilt patches can be found across Washington County on barns, workshops, homes and corn cribs.

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Principal Smith Enjoying Challenges at Keota Elementary

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Josh Smith, photo courtesy of HLV Schools


Keota Elementary Principal Josh Smith; photo courtesy of HLV Schools

One week in August changed everything for new Keota Elementary Principal Josh Smith.

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Store Winter Squash and Sweet Potatoes for Winter

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo

Farmers are harvesting their crops in their fields and home gardeners are doing the same, often with extra that needs stored for winter.

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Vacuum Picking Up Leaves in Washington

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Leaf blowers, rakes and the leaf vacuum are out for the season in Washington.

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October 23rd, 2016

Posted: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 7:34 am

Birthday winner – Ronda Herring

no Anniversary winners

Highland Volleyball Advances in Regional Tournament

Posted: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 am

Behind a balanced scoring effort, the Highland Huskies volleyball team (22-11) advanced past the opening round of the Class 2A Region 8 tournament last week.

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Lake Darling Continues to See Big Numbers in Off Season

Posted: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The middle of October isn’t typically peak season for camping, but you wouldn’t know that when visiting Lake Darling.

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Fall Clean Up in Washington Begins Friday

Posted: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

The City of Washington’s fall clean up event is being held this coming weekend.

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October 22nd, 2016

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 8:04 am

Birthday winner – Sarah Hoback of Washington

no Anniversary winners

Give Away

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:51 am

Giving away HOSTA you can come dig your own on Tuesday Oct. 25th from 9-12pm Richmond, south of Kalona call 319-936-7700 if no answer leave a number and name will call you back bring containers too

Wanted/For Sale

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:50 am

Wanted: Workbench or sturdy worktable for woodworking

For Sale: flattop truck bed cover – tan fiberglass with lock and installation kit. $100

319-461-1315

For Sale

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:50 am

Mower

641-919-8795

Golden Hawks Close 2016 on High Note

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk football team finished 2016 with their third straight win, hammering Mediapolis 35-7 on the road Friday night.

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Demon Seniors Shine in Final Football Game

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 am

Seventeen seniors on the Washington Demon football team (6-3) played their final game at Case Field last night.

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WMU’s Bencze, Keota’s Klein Qualify For Class 1A State Meet

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 am

Two area runners qualified for next week’s Class 1A state cross country meet in Fort Dodge thanks to top 10 performances in Cedar Rapids Thursday.

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Geyer Qualifies For State

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School cross country program will be represented in Fort Dodge next week at the class 1A state meet.

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From Mammograms to Lump Checking, How to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for women, it’s also one of the most treatable if diagnosed early.

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Still Time to Submit a Decorated Pumpkin for Library’s Festival

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 6:27 am


Entries in the 2015 Festival of Pumpkins. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Charlie Brown, Curious George, Cinderella’s carriage and a football all have one thing in common at the Washington Public Library – they’re all made out of pumpkins.

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