Archive for December, 2017

James E. Swartzendruber

Posted: Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 6:31 am

Celebration of Life Services for 74-year-old James E. Swartzendruber of Washington are 1:00 pm Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona.

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For Sale

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 7:48 am

For Sale seasoned hard wood, $60 a pickup load you haul.  Can pick up 7 days a week.
Call 319-201-0857

Lone Tree and WACO Grapplers Battle at HLV

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

It was the HLV Holiday Duels in Victor on Thursday with Lone Tree and WACO in attendance for the dual tournament.

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Demon Boys Hang On Against Marion

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

Christmas came early for the Washington boys’ basketball team on Thursday night when they closed out the first half of the season with a road win over Marion 59-58.

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Iowa Mennonite and Highland Split Conference Double Dip

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

Iowa Mennonite School hosted Highland in a doubleheader Friday night at Hillcrest Union to wrap up the first half of the high school basketball season.

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Hawks Take Two of Three at Durant

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie wrestling team had their final event of the pre-Christmas slate Thursday when they traveled to Durant for a River Valley Conference quadrangular with Bellevue, Monticello, and the home standing Wildcats.

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Kalona City Council Chooses Exterior Signage for Community Center

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:27 am


Rendering of Kalona Community Center exterior sign. Image courtesy of City of Kalona.

Exterior signage for the new community center was discussed at the recent Kalona City Council meeting.

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Saving Brinton Comes Home for the Holidays

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:27 am

A documentary rooted in Washington County history is garnering attention across the U.S. and internationally, and there will be one more local opportunity to see it.

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Listen to Christmas Music on KCII this Weekend

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Santa Claus is preparing for his trip to deliver gifts and KCII is getting into the holiday spirit with plenty of Christmas music this weekend.

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Riverside Area Community Club Improving Hall Park for Trekfest, Community Events

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am


Riverside Area Community Club receives grant of $34,312 at Washington County Riverboat Foundation ceremony December 6. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Riverside residents won’t have to travel far for free entertainment this summer as the Riverside Area Community Club (RACC) plans to have a summer concert series.

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Drought Conditions Grow More Severe

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Drought conditions increased in severity from last week to this week in Iowa.

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Cover Coughs, Clean Hands, and Contain to Prevent the Spread of Illnesses

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Influenza activity is increasing in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Performers Needed for Washington Talent Show

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

A talent show at the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center is returning next month and they’re looking for local talent.

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Mid-Prairie District Continues Interest-Based Bargaining for Staff

Posted: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 6:20 am

While changes in the state’s collective bargaining law may have caused some negativity among Iowans, others are thankful for interest based, or integrative bargaining.

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WinterFest

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Title: WinterFest
Description: Crooked Creek Christian Camp will have WinterFest January 12-14. This event is for those in 6-8th grade. There will be worship, games, food, and fellowship. Registration and details can be found at crookedcreekcamp.org or call 653-3611.
Start Date: 2018-01-12
End Date: 2018-01-14

Pancake Fundraiser

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Title: Pancake Fundraiser
Description: There will be a fireman’s pancake fundraiser at the Washington City Hall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Wednesday January 10. For more information call 653-2239.
Date: 2018-01-10

Blood Drive

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Title: Blood Drive
Description: The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host a blood drive at the Kalona Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall in Kalona Monday January 8 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. To sign up call 430-3174.
Date: 2017-12-22

Wellman Mitten Tree

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Title: Wellman Mitten Tree
Description: The Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association is accepting donations of gloves, mittens, and hats for their mitten tree. The donations will be given to students at Mid-Prairie West Elementary. Donations will be accepted through January 5.
Date: 2017-01-05

“Noon” Years Party

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Title: \”Noon\” Years Party
Description: The Wellman-Scofield Library will be having a “noon” year’s eve party Friday December 29 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Come ring in the New Year with the Wellman-Scofield Library. They’ll have crafts, games, snacks, and a special noon countdown! This event is free and open to the public.
Date: 2017-12-29

Bereavement Luncheon

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Title: Bereavement Luncheon
Description: Iowa City Hospice will be hosting a Bereavement Luncheon on Thursday December 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Farmer’s Diner in Muscatine. This luncheon is for all bereaved individuals in the community, come share a meal and find mutual support with others dealing with loss.
Date: 2017-12-28