Archive for March, 2017

Kalona Solar Array No Longer Iowa’s Largest

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


Warren McKenna at the Farmer’s Electric Cooperative’s solar array; photo courtesy of FEC

In October, the Farmer’s Electric Cooperative near Kalona added 2,880 new solar panels to their existing solar array, which made it the largest solar installation in Iowa.

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First Women in Agriculture Conference in Washington Saturday

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Farmer and author Jolene Brown of West Branch and Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University Dean of Agriculture, will be speaking in Washington Saturday.

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Ag Industry Contributes nearly 3,400 Jobs Locally

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Of the nearly 12,000 jobs in Washington County about 28.4% employed in Washington County are agriculture and ag related industries.

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Mushroom Hunting Season May Arrive Sooner than Normal

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:22 am


Morel mushrooms in the forest; photo courtesy of Wikimedia

With a mild winter and early spring, the season to start hunting for morel mushrooms could be here sooner than normal.

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A Late Freeze Can Harm Fruit Tree Production

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:20 am

It is officially spring on the calendar, but freezing temperatures are still lingering as they were overnight Tuesday.

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Beginning Young Farmers

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Title: Beginning Young Farmers
Location: Washington, IA
Description: Washington County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Beginning Young Farmers meeting on March 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office.This meeting will evaluate options available for purchasing farmland as a beginning farmer. A light meal will be provided at 5:30 pm. The meeting and is open to all beginning farmers from Southeast Iowa. There is no charge for the event, but please RSVP to the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811 by noon on March 29th.
Date: 2017-03-29

Shuttle to Riverside Casino

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Title: Shuttle to Riverside Casino
Location: Washington
Description: Halcyon House sponsors a free monthly shuttle to and from the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. The shuttle will leave on Thursday, March 30th at 10:00am and will return at 3:30pm at the Applewood Bistro entrance. The trips are free and open to the public. If interested, you must make a reservation by Wednesday, March 29th. Call Halcyon House at 653-72-64.
Date: 2017-03-29

Bulltown Can Drive

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Title: Bulltown Can Drive
Location: Kalona
Description: The bull town baseball can drive fundraiser is Saturday, April 1st from 8am until 11am at the Bulltown Plaza in Kalona. For questions, or if you need can picked up, call 319-750-1942.
Date: 2017-04-01

Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Mary Patterson, Bethany Jordan and Mike Kramme about the recent assessment conducted on the gates and shelter at Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about the most recent Highland School Board meeting.

For Sale

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 8:52 am

- 2 la-z-boys – blue – $80/each
- Maytag clothes dryer – gas – $120
319-461 6234

For Sale

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 8:52 am

- brown recliner – $30
-gas stove – $60
319 325 6444

Birthday/Anniversary Winner March 22nd

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:58 am

Jill Taylor – Washington
Kelsey & Michael Vittetoe

Demon Student Athletes Named to Academic All-Conference Team

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:01 am

Several Washington Demon student-athletes garnered accolades for their work in the classroom while competing during winter sports.

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Dillon Continuing Football Career at Central College

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 am

Washington’s John Dillon (No. 86) grabs the right foot of West Burlington’s Rodrigo Ramos during their week seven matchup. Photo courtesy of Susan Harshman/Washington Demon football.

Another Washington senior has chosen to continue his football career after high school.

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Lady Lions Start Season at Central

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Lone Tree Lady Lion track team took part in indoor competition Saturday at the H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse on the campus of Central College in Pella.

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Local Company to Buy Former Library, House Offices Downtown

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:29 am


The former library building is where the Washington City Council Chambers are currently held, the building will soon house offices for Greiner Buildings, Inc. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A local company has come forward and the former Washington Public Library building is no longer on the market.

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Heisdorffer and ASA Lobbying on Behalf of Iowa Soybean Farmers

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

There’s a lot going on in Washington, D.C. regarding trade agreements, and one Keota farmer is in a unique position to fight on behalf of his fellow soybean farmers.

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Final Day of Washington’s Spring Break

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Today is the final day for spring break for students in the Washington School District.

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Highland Tables Bus Purchase as New Option Arrives

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

At the most recent Highland School Board meeting, they were expected to look at bids and approve the purchase of a new diesel school bus for the coming year.

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