Archive for February, 2017

Mid-Prairie Teachers and Staff Receive Raises

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board and the Mid-Prairie Education Association recently held negotiations regarding teacher and support staff salaries and benefits for the coming school year, and they have announced the approval of a 4% increase.

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Local Rotary Clubs Selling Daffodils to Benefit Relay for Life

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Daffodils that help support the American Cancer Society will be arriving in Washington around March 13th.

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Marilyn Yoder

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Celebration of life services for 77-year-old Marilyn Yoder of Kalona, formerly of Wellman, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3rd, at the West Union Mennonite Church.

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February 25th, 2017

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7:59 am

Birthday winner – Brian Cave of Keota

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Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7:58 am

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Buchholz Starting for Florida Tech Softball Team

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Photo courtesy of Florida Institute of Technology athletics.

A Washington graduate is continuing her collegiate softball career in the Sunshine State.

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Savages Lead State in Steals

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Sigourney Lady Savage girls basketball team spent the season making life miserable for opposing offenses.

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Highland Basketball Battles Pella Christian for State Berth

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7:00 am

It’s been 32 years since the Highland Huskies (19-4) made the boys state basketball tournament.

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Hawks Interior Defense Led by Hostetler

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk girls basketball team posted 17 wins this year, improving their victory total for the third straight season.

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Kalona Preparing Grant Application for Community Center Project

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The City of Kalona recently met in a work session with the Washington County Board of Supervisors regarding funding for the new Kalona community center project.

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Keota Annexation Tabled Once More

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The City of Keota’s plan to annex properties at 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road has again been tabled.

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Abnormally Dry Conditions Locally

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:25 am


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Drought conditions have worsened in Iowa since last week, with nearly 14% of the state now considered abnormally dry.

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Ohio Man Wins $24,500 with Washington Lottery Tickets

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A man won nearly $25,000 this week from winning lottery tickets he bought in Washington.

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Highland School Board to Discuss Superintendent Search

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Highland School Board will convene for the third time in as many weeks, this time to focus on their search for a new superintendent.

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Pick Up KCII Homeshopping Items Today

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

If you purchased items on this week’s KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza, you can pick up your items and certificates today.

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Iowa Schools See Illness Impact Attendance

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Six more influenza-related deaths have been reported in Iowa since the last reporting week, raising the total deaths this flu season to 34.

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You Can Get Certified to Sell Morels in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:20 am


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Anyone can legally sell morel mushrooms in the state of Iowa if they become certified.

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Jeannie Roop

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:09 am

Funeral service for 61-year-old Jeannie Roop of Ollie will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney.

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Marie Brenneman

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:08 am

Memorial Service for 91-year-old Marie Brenneman of Wellman, will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wellman.

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UPDATE: Lone Tree 12-Year-Old Injured in ATV Crash Identified

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Twelve-year-old Ronan Moffit from Lone Tree has been identified as the victim that was airlifted from an ATV wreck Thursday afternoon.

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