Today's Local News

Public Hearing for B4 Building Purchase

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council is holding their regular meeting tonight. They will be discussing with the public the proposed purchase of the B4 Building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop. The city wants to turn the building into a “well defined public space”.

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Keota School Board Talks Bus Specifications

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Keota School Board will be meeting on Thursday evening. They will have two focuses at the meeting; a focus on finance, and a focus on short and long range planning.

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IMS Basketball Team Preparing for Tournament Again This Year

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Iowa Mennonite School boy’s basketball team is in Des Moines today getting ready for the state tournament again this year.

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Ag Week Programs Start Today

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:21 am

This week KCII is airing special edition news magazines saluting agriculture.  

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Teen Book Discussion Starts Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington Public Library is holding a series of discussions starting tomorrow for the book The Hunger Games.  

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Keota Council will Review Grants

Posted: Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 6:28 am

The Keota City Council will be meeting on Monday. They will be hearing the regular reports from the mayor, police, and public works.

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Louisa-Muscatine Board Looking at Two Student Expulsions

Posted: Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Louisa-Muscatine Community School Districts Board of Education will be meeting on Monday. They will be discussing and taking action on two student expulsions in the district.

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Radio Auction Pickup Times This Week

Posted: Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Another KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza is in the books and items will be available for pick up starting Friday.  

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Leap Year Baby Born in Washington

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:30 am

Washington County had a special arrival earlier this week.  

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Washington Teen Part of Angus Association

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

A Washington County teen has become a member of The American Angus Association.

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“Farm Video” Bill Passed and Signed

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

It is now illegal for a person to use false information to get a job at a farm with the intent of doing unauthorized activities. The House and Senate approved the bill early this week, and Governor Branstad signed the bill into law yesterday. The issue comes about after animal rights groups have used false information during job interviews in order to get video of animal treatment at farms.

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100 Great Iowa Nurses List Released

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The List of 100 great nurses in Iowa for 2012 has been released and two nurses from our area made the list this year.

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Soup Supper and Raffle Happening Next Week

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Lending Hands Adult Day Services in Washington is hosting a soup supper Monday evening.  

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Kalona Council Holds Public Hearing on B4 Building Purchase

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council is holding their regular meeting on Monday. They will be discussing with the public the proposed purchase of the B4 Building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop.

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Scholarships Available from Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:22 am

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High school seniors interested a scholarship may be eligible for awards from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation.  

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Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Course Next Week

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Washington County Extension is offering an Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators course for commercial pesticide applicators next week.  

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Primary Election Candidate Filing Papers Submission Begins Monday

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Nomination papers can begin being submitted for various county positions for the June 5th Primary Election on Monday.  

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Accident in Northern Iowa Injures Southeast Iowa Driver

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:29 am

An accident in northwestern Cerro Gordo County has injured a driver from Crawfordsville.  

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Property Taxes Are Due by the First of Next Month

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The second half real estate and mobile home taxes are due by the first of next month.  

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TIF Causes Problems for Property Tax Reform

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

As previously reported, lawmakers are looking at reducing the percent of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100 to 40%. A bill for tax reform has passed the House and is on to the Senate. Our local representatives, Senator Greiner and Representative Klein, both wanted to see this reform passed although they shared concerns, saying it needs to be done very carefully.

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