Today's Front Page for January 18th, 2017


Weather Advisory

From the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities…

Flood Warning for The Iowa River near Lone Tree until Thursday. At 4:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 14.9 feet…and steady. Flood stage is 15.0 feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast…Rise above flood stage this morning…and continue rising to 15.1 feet this evening. Fall below flood stage Thursday.

If  you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route… turn around, don’t drown!

Today's Local News

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Contributed image

Flood warnings are in effect for the English River at Kalona and the Iowa River near Lone Tree until Thursday morning. .

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am


New Washington County Attorney John Gish stands outside of the Washington County Courthouse. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With a vote of 3-2 the Washington County Board of Supervisors have selected a new county attorney.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Map of radon levels in the United States; image courtesy of the EPA

January is National Radon Action Month, and Iowans need to take notice, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Dr. Chris Grier (left) and Washington County Public Health administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski present the preferred option for moving the public health department to the former McCleery Calendar Factory at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Concerns regarding turning the former McCleery Calendar Factory into space for the Washington County Department of Public Health were voiced at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of the Wellman Public Library

In late October, the Wellman Public Library got a computer virus called ransomware, which essentially attacked all of their servers and hid their electronic files.

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Today's Local Sports

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:01 am

The Southeast Conference bowling season continued Tuesday for the Washington Demons.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Another slow start hindered the Washington Demon girls’ basketball team (3-8) Tuesday.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The No. 15 ranked Golden Hawk girls basketball team lost its first game in 2017, falling at No. 1 Iowa City Regina 77-63 Tuesday.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie boys basketball team met Iowa City Regina Tuesday on the road with the Regals taking a 67-60 win.

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Today's Funeral Announcements

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