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For Sale

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 9:01 am

-Schwinn Sierra Men’s Bike – 26in
-comfort bike, 21 speed, excellent shape
-$50 obo cost 300 new
319-930 9292

Phyllis Johnson

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 11:28 am

Celebration of life services for 86-year-old Phyllis Johnson of Washington will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington.

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Keota QRS Breakfast

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Title: Keota QRS Breakfast
Location: Keota
Description: Keota QRS is hosting a free breakfast on Sunday, February 26th from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Mary\’s Hall in Keota. A free will offering will be accepted.
Date: 2017-02-26

WHS Class of 64 Luncheon

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:53 pm

Title: WHS Class of 64 Luncheon
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington High School class of 1964 will hold its monthly lunch get-together on Monday, February 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Unc & Neph\’s.
Date: 2017-02-13

After Prom Fundraiser

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:53 pm

Title: After Prom Fundraiser
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington After Prom Committee is having a fundraiser at Unc & Neph\’s on Tuesday, February 14th from 5-9 p.m. Proceeds go to the Washington High School after prom party.
Date: 2017-02-14

WACO Community Choral Performance

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Title: WACO Community Choral Performance
Location: Wayland
Description: The WACO music department invites the community to perform during this year\’s Community Choral performance on Tuesday, February 28th in the High School gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. The community will perform a song with the high school choir members. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the high school choir room. Anyone interested should contact Jane at 319-256-6200.
Date: 2017-02-28

Cowboy Church

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Title: Cowboy Church
Location: Richland
Description: The Richland United Methodist Church is hosting \”Cowboy Church\” on Sunday, February 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring your saddles as Dusty, Slim, Rowdy, and Buck talk about \”Saddlin\’ Up for the Lord.\” Refreshments will be served.
Date: 2017-02-12

4-H Fire Up!

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Title: 4-H Fire Up!
Location: Washington
Description: Washington 4-H is sponsoring 4-H Fire Up!, a meeting for 4-H members and parents or guardians on Sunday, February 19th from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office. RSVP\’s are requested by February 15th by calling Amy Green at 319-653-4811.
Date: 2017-02-19

ACORN Meeting

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Title: ACORN Meeting
Location: Mt. Pleasant
Description: Henry County Conservation is kicking off their 2017 ACORN activities with the annual Valentine\’s Day Party on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10 a.m. in the Oakland Mills Nature Center. They will be showing \”Ioway: Lost Nation.\” There is no cost for the program, and people can bring finger snacks to share. The deadline to preregister is February 17th. Call Cari Nicely at 319-986-5067 to register or for more info.
Date: 2017-02-22

Iowa Pork Regional Conference

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Title: Iowa Pork Regional Conference
Location: Washington
Description: Washington County Extension is hosting a session of the 2017 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences on Wednesday, February 22nd from 1-4:30 p.m. The conference is free for those who preregister, or $5 at the door.To preregister for the conference, contact Barb Nelson at 800-372-7675.
Date: 2017-02-22

Science Saturdays Book Club

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Title: Science Saturdays Book Club
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington Public Library and Washington County Conservation are partnering to offer a Science Saturdays bookclub on the last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the library. Participants are invited to join an open, respectful discussion about a variety of science topic. February\’s discussion will by on Saturday, February 25th and will focus on pushing the limits of nature. The first 10 participants who sign up will receive a free copy of the book for that month.
Date: 2017-02-25

Fireman Dance Fundraiser

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Title: Fireman Dance Fundraiser
Location: Washington
Description: There will be a fireman dance fundraiser on Saturday, February 11th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington from 7-11 p.m. There will be a silent auction, live auction, 50/50 raffle, and a dance. Cost is $7 for singles or $10 for couples. For more info and tickets, call 319-653-2239. All proceeds benefit the Washington Fire Department.
Date: 2017-02-11

Bald Eagle Event

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Title: Bald Eagle Event
Location: Port Louisa Refuge
Description: The Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge is hosting an event centered around bald eagles on Saturday, February 25th from 1-2 p.m. Biologists will be discussing bald eagle population trends and presenting their research on bald eagle movements. There is no cost for the event.
Date: 2017-02-25

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:48 pm

Title: Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington Performing Arts Center is hosting the magic of puppet theater, as the Euelenspiegel Puppet Theater will present \”Freedom Star: Gertie\’s Journey on the Underground Railroad\” on Tuesday, February 28th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased online at WashingtonAuditorium.org, at the Washington Chamber of Commerce Office, or at the door the night of the performance.
Date: 2017-02-28

90th Birthday Party

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Title: 90th Birthday Party
Location: Kalona
Description: A 90th birthday party for Virginia Allensworth will be held Saturday, February 11th from 2-4 p.m. in the chapel at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.
Date: 2017-02-11

ew Officer Sworn in for Washington Police Department

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington Police Department has a new officer in its ranks.

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Brennemans Named Iowa’s 2016 Pork All-Americans

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:23 am


Contributed photo

Iowa’s 2016 Pork All-Americans are from Washington County.

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Naked Tree Hike

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Title: Naked Tree Hike
Location: Washington
Description: Washington County Conservation is hosting a Naked Tree Hike on Saturday, February 11th at 9 a.m. at Hayes Timber in Washington. The trees are naked, not you, as you stroll through the woods, observing how different trees look without their leaves. Participants should meet in the parking lot east of the timber and next to the city prairie. For more info, contact Pam Holz at 319-657-2400.
Date: 2017-02-11

Kalona Creamery Grand Opening

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Title: Kalona Creamery Grand Opening
Location: Kalona
Description: The Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli is holding a grand opening celebration on Saturday, February 4th from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 pm. There will be a ribbon cutting, local vendor samples, prize giveaways, and more. Guests can also get their picture taken with \”Lona,\” the Kalona Creamery cow mascot.
Date: 2017-02-04

Fiber Arts February Kick Off

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Title: Fiber Arts February Kick Off
Location: Washington
Description: The Washington Public Library is hosting the kick off of Fiber Arts February on Friday, February 3rd at noon. There will be a special loom demonstration and a short presentation on Norway. Bring your own knitting, crochet or other projects to work on and share.
Date: 2017-02-03