Archive for June, 2017

Temperatures Dip Down to 50 Degrees

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Cool temperatures carried through from the weekend into Monday and the record low was met.

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Bible Reading Marathon Underway in Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 6:25 am

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is being read aloud in downtown Washington this week.

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Conger House Museum Making Cost-Saving Improvements

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 6:24 am


The Washington County Historical Society is making cost-effective improvements on the Conger House Museum.

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Washington’s Relay for Life Raises Over $66,000

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Deb Tisor (left) watches as Angela Freese and Darryl Nicholson light a candle during Saturday’s Relay for Life in downtown Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County’s Relay for Life event was held Saturday and over $66,000 has been raised.

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Southeast Iowa Soybeans on Schedule with Five-Year Average

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Soybeans in Iowa are five days behind last year, but four days ahead of the five-year in average.

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Osweiler Resigns as Keota City Clerk

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Keota City Council held a special meeting June 23.

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Russell Laverne Zieglowsky

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 5:09 am

Celebration of life services for 52-year-old Russell Laverne Zieglowsky of Washington will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday (6/30) at the First Baptist Church in Washington.

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For Sale

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 4:59 am

2007 Gravely 272Z Lawn Mower
-72″ deck
-liquid cooled
-yearly serviced
-always shaded
319-430-6108
or 319-750-3178

For Sale

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 4:58 am

(4) 20 inch tires- $200
(4) vintage mustang tires- $350
Hotel mini fridge- 30$
Serta Queen mattress && box spring- $150
(319) 201-9569

Community Blood Drive

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Title: Community Blood Drive
Location: Swedesburg, IA
Description: Swedesburg Lutheran Church will host a community blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday July 14 at Parish Hall in Swedesburg. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age or 16 with a parental permission form, and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
Date: 2017-07-14

Community Blood Drive

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Title: Community Blood Drive
Location: Winfield, IA
Description: Winfield Lions will host a community blood drive from 3 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12 at the Winfield VFW. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age or 16 with a parental permission form, and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
Date: 2017-07-12

Camp Creamery

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Title: Camp Creamery
Description: Camp Creamery presents “A Mystery at Mimsley Manor” from July 24-28 from 10 am to 2 pm. Registration for the camp is $50 per child and includes a show t-shirt. The camp is designed to give children ages 7 and up the unique opportunity to work and perform with three professional actors from The Old Creamery Theatre. Registration forms are available at the Washington Community Center. Performances take place July 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. Performance tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Start Date: 2017-07-24
End Date: 2017-07-29

Lake Darling Saddle Club Jackpot Show

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:25 pm

Title: Lake Darling Saddle Club Jackpot Show
Description: The Lake Darling Saddle Club is having their next Jackpot show Saturday July 8th at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $4 per plass plus $1 per contestant for show fee. Events include showmanship, poles, barrels, walk-trot, open pleasure. For more information contact Erin at 319-461-3666 or Jamie at 319-653-9138.
Date: 2017-06-26

Community Blood Drive

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:25 pm

Title: Community Blood Drive
Location: Mt. Pleasant, IA
Description: The Henry County Health Center will host a community blood drive from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday July 14. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age or 16 with a parental permission form, and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
Date: 2017-07-14

Iowa Ice Ages

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Title: Iowa Ice Ages
Location: Marr Park
Description: Take a break from the heat this summer and travel back to a cooler time in Iowa. The Washington County Conservation Board’s program “Iowa Ice Ages” takes place Sunday July 2nd, at 1 p.m. at the Conservation Education Center at Marr Park. During this family friendly program they will take close look at glaciers, the times when they ruled over the Northern Hemisphere, the effects they had on the land and life then, and even how the remnants of those past Ice Ages affect us and the land today. For questions about this program contact Naturalist Pam Holz at 319-657-2400.
Date: 2017-07-02

4-H Garden Project Meeting

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Title: 4-H Garden Project Meeting
Location: Washington County Extension Office
Description: All 4-H Garden project members are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, July 11 to learn how to prepare garden produce and flowers for the fair. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office. Members are encouraged to bring some produce samples to use an example, if they have them. Questions may be directed to the Extension Office at 319-653-4811.
Date: 2017-07-11

Manure Applicator Programs

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Title: Manure Applicator Programs
Location: Washington County Extension Office
Description: Washington County Extension will reshow both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator programs on Friday, July 7th, for those that were unable to attend a workshop. These programs are shown free of charge on the first friday of each month in Washington. Applicators that need to schedule a reshow at any other time will be charged a $10 fee per person. Please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811 with any questions.
Date: 2017-07-14

Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Title: Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day
Location: Columbus Junction, IA
Description: Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a field day on Oyster Mushroom Production in Columbus Junction on August 8. Practical Farmers of Iowa field days bring Farmers and the public together to learn, share knowledge, and build a vibrant community working together to strengthen farms and communities in Iowa. All Practical Farmers field days are open to everyone, rain or shine, and most are free to attend.
Date: 2017-08-08

Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Title: Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day
Location: Mt. Pleasant, IA
Description: Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a field day in Mt. Pleasant on July 15. The workshop is titled Vegetables: Growing Giants for the Fair… and “Regular” Ones, Too. Practical Farmers of Iowa field days bring Farmers and the public together to learn, share knowledge, and build a vibrant community working together to strengthen farms and communities in Iowa. All Practical Farmers field days are open to everyone, rain or shine, and most are free to attend.
Date: 2017-07-15

Washington County Fair Deadline

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Title: Washington County Fair Deadline
Location: Washington County Extension Office
Description: A reminder to Washington County 4-H and FFA members that the Washington County fair entry deadline is July 1. Items due July 1 include Communication Event registration, Pride of Iowa registration, “Surprise Design” Flower Arrangement Class Registration, pet project manuals,club hay bale contest registration. Entries can be filled out at washingtoncounty.fairentry.com.
Date: 2017-07-01