Today’s Local News

Registration Open for Kalona Summer Reading Program

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Registration is now open for Kalona Public Library’s summer reading program.

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Power Outages Reported

Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Alliant Energy customers experiencing power outages can call the company’s hotline at 1-800-862-626.

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UPDATE: KCII Goes SWAT Sunday Night

Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

UPDATE: The KCII Severe Weather Action Team went back into action for a severe weather warning at 9:50 p.m.

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Tornado Watch Until 10 P.M.

Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

A Tornado Watch Watch has been issued until 10 p.m. for Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, and Washington Counties in the KCII listening area.

Action on Burning Ordinance Possible

Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council will consider changing their burning ordinance at tomorrow night’s meeting.

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Washington High School Collects Computers, Looks Back at 1:1

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Seniors return laptops at Washington High School as part of the 1:1 program.

The Washington High School seniors returned their laptops yesterday as part of the 1:1 initiative program.

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City Council Considers Garbage Contract Extension

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Washington City Council elected to table the proposed garbage contract extension to its May 22nd meeting.

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Kidzfest To Add New Booths

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Kidzfest is next week, Friday, May 24th, hosted by Washington County Hospital and Clinics.

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Two 5Ks Today

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Supporters take off at the 5k fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this morning in downtown Washington.

There are two 5Ks in Washington County today.

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Bulltown Bash Begins Today

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Youth baseball teams from around the area will be in Kalona today for a tournament.

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3-D Shoot Held Next Week for Benefit

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A 3-D target shoot will be held next weekend as a benefit for Payton Schultz.

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Mountain Lion Wanders into Iowa

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A mountain lion was spotted in the southern Iowa town of Oskaloosa this week.

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Free Concert in Wayland

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A country music singer with local roots will perform a free concert Monday.

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Cystic Fibrosis Research Fundraiser Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Gunner Brock was recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.(Photo courtesy of Brianne Banger.)

A 5k to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis research is being held tomorrow in downtown Washington.

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Two Kalona Women Selected For Board

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Brenda Herington and Stephanie Schlabaugh, both of Kalona, were elected to the board of directors of the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Wednesday night.

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Mapping Discrepancies Delay Council Action

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Due to mapping discrepancies, the Washington City Council was unable to move forward on the West Tyler project at their meeting Wednesday night.

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Morel Hunting Tips

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Morels

The April weather of rain and cool temperatures did not aid in Morel hunting, but warm weather recently has led to the mushrooms being found throughout the county.

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All Principal Positions at Mid-Prairie Filled

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board unanimously approved the hiring of two principals at their meeting Monday.

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Area Student Wins Regional Scholarship

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mitchell Hora of Ainsworth was selected as the recipient of the regional Conservation District of Iowa Scholarship for $500.

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Riverboat Blues Fest Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Riverside’s first Riverboat Blues Fest is tomorrow.

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