Today's Front Page for October 21st, 2018


Weather Advisory

Boil Order for West Chester

There is a boil order in effect until further notice in West Chester due to a water main break.

(issued October 20th)

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL

The Flood Warning continues for the Iowa River at Columbus Jct.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 19.1 feet and falling
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, Rise to 21.0 feet Sunday.

River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for
the next 24 hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

The Flood Warning continues for
The Iowa River at Oakville.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 11.4 feet and falling.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast, Rise to 12.7 feet Saturday, then begin falling.

The Flood Warning continues for
The Cedar River near Conesville.
* Until Wednesday further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 13.7 feet and steady.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast, Rise to 14.7 feet Saturday

The Flood Warning continues for
The Iowa River at Wapello.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 21.6 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast, Rise to 23.2 feet Sunday, then begin falling.

Today's Local News

Posted: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 6:25 am

Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors agenda is highlighted by both reports and resolutions.

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Posted: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 6:20 am

The Wellman-Scofield Library is inviting students to a showing of Hotel Transylvania 2 Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 6:30 am

Thirteen students from the Mid-Prairie school district traveled to Cedar Rapids to compete in a bowling competition organized by the Special Olympics.

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Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 6:25 am

At around 8:30 Wednesday evening local authorities received a report of a barn fire at 2390 290th Street in Washington.

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Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Just after 5a.m.Thursday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office executed a traffic stop at Highway 1 and 140th Street near Kalona.

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Today's Local Sports

Posted: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 7:00 am

Mid-Prairie senior Justin Schwartz not only celebrated a win in his final home game at Dwight G. Sattler Field in Wellman Friday, he celebrated a milestone.

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Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 8:55 am

Steve Roth holds up the $5,000 check for his top-15 Most Valuable Coach Award placement.

 

There was an assembly held last Monday at Washington High for Steve Roth, celebrating his top-15 placement in the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach Award voting.

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Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 7:42 am

The Washington Demon football team played perhaps their best all-around effort of the season in a must-win game on the road last night, beating arch rival Mount Pleasant 28-23.

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Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 7:34 am

The WACO Warrior football team played in their senior night last night, laying the smackdown on Tri County and winning their final game of the season 55-8.

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Today's Funeral Announcements

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Posted: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 6:19 am
Posted: Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 12:05 pm
Posted: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 10:55 am