Archive for April, 2017

Forbes Ends College Basketball Career with All-American Accolade

Posted: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 am

The college basketball career of 2013 Lone Tree graduate Bryan Forbes ended with postseason honors.

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Funding for Kalona Memorial Project Nearing Finish Line

Posted: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


An illustration of what the Kalona Memorial will look like; photo courtesy of the Kalona Memorial Facebook page

The City of Kalona has collected approximately 90% of the money they need to fully fund their memorial project.

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Washington Council to Consider Water Plant and Interfund Transfer for the Library Gift Fund

Posted: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 6:23 am

The City’s water plant, an easement at the former library building, and an interfund transfer are on the agenda for the next Washington City Council meeting.

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Donald “Bud” Wieck

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 8:58 am

Graveside Services for 93-year-old Donald V. “Bud” Wieck of Kalona will be at 2:30pm Saturday (4/8) at Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Mound, IA.

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Wanted

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 8:05 am

Old Metal Gallon Oyster Cans

Looking for old gallon cans that were sold when you purchased oysters years ago instead of the plastic ones used today, Check your basements and garages, These came in gallon or pint size, Call 319-461-5598 with what you have

April 1st, 2017

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 8:03 am

Birthday winner – Creighton Guy

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Washington Announces Members of National Archery Team

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 7:00 am

The best archers in the nation will descend on the Kentucky Exposition Center next month for the 2017 National Archery in the Schools Program’s National Shoot.

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Golden Hawk Boys Grab Three Titles at Mount Pleasant

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 7:00 am

After difficult spring weather conditions stopped the Mid-Prairie boys track team’s two previous attempts at taking part in an outdoor meet, the Golden Hawks finally got to the track Friday night in Mount Pleasant for their first outdoor meet of the season.

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Iowa Mennonite Shut Out in Season Opener

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School soccer team suffered a setback in their first outing of the year, falling at No. 10 Solon by a 3-0 score.

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Cornell’s Rausch Brings Hitting Streak into Conference Season

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 7:00 am

A Washington graduate has been a bright spot during the Cornell College Rams baseball team’s (2-9) current six-game losing streak.

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Filling the Cracks in Kalona Streets

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am

A few streets in Kalona are becoming excessively cracked according the City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh, which is why the city is planning some repair work for the summer.

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Legislation Looks to Fund School Transportation Differently, Equalize Education Dollars

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Senate is working to make funding in Iowa’s public schools more equal, regardless of transportation costs.

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Keota School Board Moving Forward with Commons Project

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:25 am

The project to improve the Keota High School commons area is almost completely funded, and has officially received the backing of the Keota School Board, according to Superintendent Dennis Phelps.

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Poultry Workshop to be Held Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:25 am


A rooster at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Area 4-H and FFA members are invited to attend a poultry project workshop in Washington.

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Drought Conditions Lessen Slightly in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am


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Drought conditions in Iowa lessened slightly from last week to this week.

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Are You the One in Three Iowans with Prediabetes?

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am

More than one in three Iowa adults have prediabetes, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Highland Tax Levy Estimated to Decrease

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:22 am

At the most recent Highland School Board meeting, Business Manager Sue Rich gave a report on the estimated budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and had good news for members of the community regarding the tax levy.

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Master Gardener Registration Open

Posted: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:21 am

If you have a green thumb and are looking for a way to volunteer locally, a Master Gardener program training is open for registration.

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