Archive for April, 2018

Ainsworth Residents Conserve Water as City Plans to Drill New Well

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:27 am

The Ainsworth Water Department will be drilling a new well in the next month following a collapse.

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Safely Dispose of Unused Prescription Medications

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Area residents will have a chance to safely dispose of prescription drugs this weekend.

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Mid-Prairie FFA Competes at State FFA Convention

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:24 am


Photo courtesy of Mid-Prairie FFA.

Nineteen Golden Hawks are attending the 90th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames.

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High School Musical to be Performed by Washington Students this Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The curtain will be raised Friday for opening night of the Washington High School spring musical.

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Wayland Man Arrested After Car Wreck Along Riverside Road

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:23 am


Jerome E. Farrier

A Wayland man was arrested following a car wreck in Washington County.

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Four Area Departments Extinguish Four Fires Across Washington County Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:22 am

Area fire departments were busy Sunday extinguishing field fires.

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Healthy Asparagus Patches Can Produce for 15-20 Years

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

A perennial patch of asparagus that is hardy will produce good crops for 15-20 years according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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IMS Banquet Travels to Ancient Greece

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:20 am


IMS students Emma Beachy and Caleb Gingerich attend the junior-senior banquet. Photo courtesy of Roman Slabach.

Iowa Mennonite School students traveled back in time to ancient Greece for their annual junior-senior banquet.

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Mother Daughter Salad Supper

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:52 am

Title: Mother Daughter Salad Supper
Description: The Women of the United Presbyterian Church in Columbus Junction will hold their annual Mother-Daughter Salad Supper at the church on Wednesday May 2 at 6:30 p.m. This is a “potluck” salad supper so please bring along a salad or dessert to share. Drinks and table service will be provided. Following the supper, historian Michael Zahs will give a program about the Brinton film collection.
Date: 2018-05-02

Genealogical Society

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:52 am

Title: Genealogical Society
Description: The Washington County Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Washington Public Library. There will be a program presented by Jeri Klein, Registrar of the Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Date: 2018-05-01

Drug Takeback Day

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:52 am

Title: Drug Takeback Day
Description: Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting a drug takeback day on Saturday April 28 from 10 a.m.-noon at the United Presbyterian Church in Washington. Bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Date: 2018-04-28

Downtown Cleanup

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:51 am

Title: Downtown Cleanup
Description: The City of Washington will be having their 10th annual downtown cleanup on Saturday April 28 from 8-10 a.m. They will be meeting at the central park bandstand, please bring gloves and utensils. Refreshments will be provided, call 319-653-5431 for more information.

Date: 2018-04-28

Cemetery Walk

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:51 am

Title: Cemetery Walk
Description: Columbus Junction Public Library invites you to the Columbus City Cemetery on Thursday April 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. for a walk through our history. Local individuals will portray seven different people from the Columbus area’s past, sharing anecdotes, stories, and historical events of the time. The walk lasts approximately one hour and tours will leave at 7, 7:10, 7:20 and 7:30 p.m. from the front of the cemetery. Please RSVP by calling 319-728-7972.

Date: 2018-04-26

WMS Conferences

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:51 am

Title: WMS Conferences
Description: Washington Middle School parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday April 26 from 3:45-7:15 p.m. Parents are asked to enter through the south gym doors as teachers will be conferencing with parents in the gym. Midterm grades will be available and parents are encouraged to take the time to visit with their student’s teachers.
Date: 2018-04-26

Library TAB Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:51 am

Title: Library TAB Meeting
Description: Washington Public Library will be having an open Teen Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday April 25 at 5:30 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone curious about the Teen Advisory Board.
Date: 2018-04-25

Movie Madness

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:50 am

Title: Movie Madness
Description: Washington Public Library will be showing the movie Ferdinand for Movie Madness Wednesday April 25 from 1:30-3:15 p.m. This event is free for grades K-12.
Date: 2018-04-25

WHS Conferences

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:50 am

Title: WHS Conferences
Description: Washington Community High School teachers and administration welcome all parents and guardians to parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday April 25 from 3:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. in the high school commons. Student schedules and midterm grades may be picked up when entering through the front office.
Date: 2018-04-25

David Woods

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 5:12 pm

A visitation for 56-year-old David Allen “Dave” Woods of Muscatine, formerly of Washington, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday (4/26) at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington.

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Norman Shalla

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 4:54 pm

A celebration of life for 91-year-old Norman D. Shalla of Kalona will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (4/30) at Trinity United Methodist Church in Riverside.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Debbie Farrow of the LET’s Center about the Totally Tubular Transformation community art project.

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