Hannah Van Roekel, daughter of Marty and Marianne Van Roekel, and McKenna Brinning, daughter of Shane and Kathleen Brinning, were awarded the I Dare You Leadership Award at the 4-H Awards Family Fun Night. (Contributed photo)
The Mid-Prairie music and drama departments have been presenting their fall musical this weekend. This year’s performance is “Bye Bye Birdie.”
The final performance is a matinee set for 2 p.m. The performance is a satire set in 1958 and centers around an Elvis Presley type rock and roll superstar named Conrad Birdie who will be drafted into the army.
Ben Chapman leads the cast as Conrad Birdie. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.
Even though there was a slight bump in crude oil prices, gas prices across Iowa remained steady. There are still six states, mostly in the south, with a statewide average price below $2 per gallon. In Iowa, the average price is at $2.29, that is down nearly 20 cents from a month ago. Prices remain well below where they stood last year at this time, nearly 68 cents lower. However, that Iowa average is above the national average of $2.18.
Currently the price in Washington has been staying steady at $2.28 per gallon. Gas in Olds continues to hold the low spot at $2.04, while in Wayland you can buy gasoline for $2.07.
Statewide, the highest we could find is in Essex and Shenandoah, where gas is selling for $2.70, lowest in the state is in Clear Lake at $1.95.
The Washington County Conservation Board decided to ask for bids on some timber harvesting in two wildlife areas. There will be between 30 and 50 acres of mostly silver maple trees in the English River Wildlife Area. The board is currently accepting bids from Iowa Department of Natural Resources bonded loggers only for only bottom land timber. The other area, involved a smaller amount, less than 10 acres of mostly walnut and ash trees, at the Clemons Creek Wildlife and Recreation Area.
Board members hope to open bids at their regular December meeting on December 10th.
The food bank operated by the Ainsworth Community Church continues to grow and has been honored for that growth. The food bank earned the award from the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, or HACAP, for serving more people than any other single food bank in Washington County.
Pastor Jason Collier says the food bank has been serving an average of 50 households each month. The Ainsworth Community Church food bank is one of those helped by your donations during the annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive. You can find donation locations for our food drive by visiting KCIIRadio.com.
On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Robyn Harvey-Kuntz of Washington County Hospice for National Hospice and Palliative Care month. This is part one of a two-part interview.
Today we talk with Rosemary Harris about a special event Saturday at the Columbus Junction Public Library.