Archive for December, 2016

Iowa Mennonite Girls Take on English Valleys in Break Scrimmage

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

The Iowa Mennonite School girls basketball team will be back on the floor over break to take English Valleys in a scrimmage Thursday.

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Washington Wrestling Ranked

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

Washington’s Karlton Skubal (195) cradles Regina’s Rowan Udell during their match on December 20 at Washington High School. Photo courtesy of the Washington Matbackers.

The Washington Demon wrestling team is ranked ahead of the new year.

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Mid-Prairie Boys Scrimmage Over Break

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

The Mid-Prairie boys basketball team continues their work over break today by scrimmaging Louisa-Muscatine and WACO.

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Barthelman Leads South Iowa Cedar League in Points, Assists

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

The floor general of the Sigourney Savages girls’ basketball team (8-0) has helped the squad to an undefeated start.

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Dunbar Prepares to Bid Fond Farewell

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


Jerry Dunbar; photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

On January 1st, a new sheriff will take over in Washington County, which allowed retiring Sheriff Jerry Dunbar the opportunity to reflect on his time in the office.

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Land Value Drops for Third Year in a Row

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


Contributed chart

The average land value in Washington County fell from 2015 to this year by $450, a decline of 5.2%.

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Hypnotism and Magic Show Coming to Keota

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

The Keota Eagles Advocates is continuing their mission of raising money for the Keota School District by hosting a hypnotist performance on Friday at 7 p.m.

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Drive Safely During Upcoming Holiday Weekend

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Welcome in the new year safely and have a designated driver if you plan on going out to celebrate 2017 this weekend.

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Dispose of Christmas Trees by January 6th

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Residents of the City of Washington have a couple of options for disposal of their Christmas trees.

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Two Days Left for End of the Year Giving

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

Charitable giving done before the end of the year can help you with tax credits for 2016.

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Riverside Holiday Lighting Contest Announces Winners

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


A Riverside home, decorated for the season; photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Riverside Area Community Club recently announced the winners of the 2016 Riverside Holiday Lighting Contest.

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Washington and Keokuk Counties to Continue Sharing Assistant County Attorney

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

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has interviewed candidates for the vacant Washington County Attorney position and this week they approved continuing a sharing agreement for an assistant county attorney.

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First Day Hike

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Title: First Day Hike
Location: Lake Darling
Description: The Friends of Lake Darling are hosting a First Day Hike on Sunday, January 1st at Lake Darling State Park starting at 10 a.m. Attendees will meet at the lodge and hike to the Ding Darling Interpretive Pathway. There are two distances to choose from: 1.5 miles and 3 miles. Refreshments will be served after the hike. For more info, call 319-644-2323.
Date: 2017-01-01

Finances of Caregiving

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Title: Finances of Caregiving
Location: Washington
Description: There will be a five-week finances of caregiving program beginning on Monday, January 9th. The program will meet every Monday for five weeks from 2-4 p.m. at the Halcyon House in Washington. Cost for the program is $15. For more info or to register, contact Becky Carter at Halcyon House at 319-653-8453.
Date: 2017-01-30

Finances of Caregiving

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Title: Finances of Caregiving
Location: Washington
Description: There will be a five-week finances of caregiving program beginning on Monday, January 9th. The program will meet every Monday for five weeks from 2-4 p.m. at the Halcyon House in Washington. Cost for the program is $15. For more info or to register, contact Becky Carter at Halcyon House at 319-653-8453.
Date: 2017-01-23

Finances of Caregiving

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Title: Finances of Caregiving
Location: Washington
Description: There will be a five-week finances of caregiving program beginning on Monday, January 9th. The program will meet every Monday for five weeks from 2-4 p.m. at the Halcyon House in Washington. Cost for the program is $15. For more info or to register, contact Becky Carter at Halcyon House at 319-653-8453.
Date: 2017-01-16

Finances of Caregiving

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Title: Finances of Caregiving
Location: Washington
Description: There will be a five-week finances of caregiving program beginning on Monday, January 9th. The program will meet every Monday for five weeks from 2-4 p.m. at the Halcyon House in Washington. Cost for the program is $15. For more info or to register, contact Becky Carter at Halcyon House at 319-653-8453.
Date: 2017-02-13

Finances of Caregiving

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Title: Finances of Caregiving
Location: Washington
Description: There will be a five-week finances of caregiving program beginning on Monday, January 9th. The program will meet every Monday for five weeks from 2-4 p.m. at the Halcyon House in Washington. Cost for the program is $15. For more info or to register, contact Becky Carter at Halcyon House at 319-653-8453.
Date: 2017-01-09

4-H Skating Party

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Title: 4-H Skating Party
Location: Wellman
Description: The Washington 4-H County Council will host a 4-H skating party on Sunday, January 15th from 1-3 p.m. at the Wellman Skating Rink. The party is open to all 4-H\’ers, families, and friends. The cost is $4 to skate. For more info, call the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.
Date: 2017-01-15

Winterfest

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Title: Winterfest
Location: Crooked Creek Christian Camp
Description: The Crooked Creek Christian Camp invites 6th-8th graders to attend Winterfest 2017 from January 13th-15th. It will be a weekend full of food, faith, and fun. Come as an individual or bring your youth group. Check out CrookedCreekCamp.org for more info.
Start Date: 2017-01-13
End Date: 2017-01-15