Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kalona Theft

On Thursday, at approximately 3:56 PM, the Washington County 911 Dispatch received a report of theft in the Kalona area. A black male subject entered CJs Gas Station in Kalona and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. No weapon was displayed. The subject fled in a white vehicle westbound from Kalona. This case is under investigation by the Washington County Sheriffs Office.

Washington Spring Preview Show

The first ever Washington County Spring Preview Cattle Show will be a week from today (4/18) at the fairgrounds. It's expected to bring about 400 people from all over Iowa to compete. Tim Messenger is a 4-Her who was on the committee that helped bring the show to Washington. He says it's a good way to get ready for other events. In conjunction with the show, 4-H groups are having a pancake and more breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:30 in the basement of the fairgrounds building. Adults are $6-dollars and kids under 12 are $4-dollars. Proceeds will go towards Washington County Fair improvements. The cattle show will begin at 11:30 am April 18.

Demon Dash for Cash

The first ever Demon Dash for Cash will be a week from today (4/18) in Washington. Event organizer Teri Hartzler says the 5-K walk or run was created as a community building event, and as a way to raise money for Washington Schools. Hartzler says proceeds from the run will help purchase reading materials for Stewart, Lincoln, the junior high and high school. She says they will also have drawings and giveaways. She says they hope to make this an annual event. To find out more contact the Washington School District.

WHS Spring Art Show

The Washington High School Art Department's Spring Show is now on display at the Helen Wilson Gallery in the Public Library. Art Teacher Bonnie Moothart says the display includes photography, paintings, drawings and pottery completed by students at the school. The works will be on display through April 30th.

Brighton Easter Egg Hunt

The Brighton Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt today at 1pm at the Brighton Ball Park. Brian Arnold with the Brighton Chamber says it will be a day of fun and hunting. He says the age groups are for preschool through 6th grade. Arnold says there will be prizes and gifts and if you have any question give him a call at 319-694-5020.

Relay for Life

There will be a Relay for Life meeting on Monday at 6:30PM at the Columbus City, City Hall. Kierstan Peck, Community Relations with the American Cancer Society says anyone who is interested in helping with the Relay for life is invited to attend the meeting. For questions call Kiersten Peck at 319-752-0240.

Twilight Jazz

The YMCA of Washington will be all jazzed up later this month. Roger Adams, with the -Y- says the Twilight Dinner and Jazz Festival will be April 23 at the YMCA. He says there will be a five course meal, and of course music from the Washington Junior High and High School Jazz Bands. Adams says the gym at the -Y- will be transformed with stage lighting. Tickets are $20. They include dinner and the show. Proceeds will benefit YMCA programming.

WHS senior to carry Special Olympics Torch

A Senior at Washington High-School will carry the torch at the East Central Area Special Olympics Games next weekend at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Rebbecca Enfield is the Daughter of Doug and Carol Enfield. "Becca" as she's known to her friends, participates in Soccer Skills, Bowling, Basketball Skills, Snow Shoeing, Nordic Skiing, and Track & Field. She also volunteers at Up With Kids Day Care. Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities