Today’s Local News

Controlled Burn Reminder

Posted: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Residents of Washington County who wish to use controlled burns are reminded to call them in to the Safety Center.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 6:29 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and they will be approving a resolution for acknowledgement of the Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant applications.  

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Fire Hydrant Flushing Starting Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The City of Washington Maintenance and Construction Department will begin fire hydrant flushing tomorrow.  

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National Public Health Week

Posted: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Public Health is working with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Wellman Y for “Public Health Week.”  

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Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 am

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There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow.

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Second Funnel Week Not as Productive as First Funnel

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The state legislature ended their second “Funnel Week” Thursday and both Senator Sandy Greiner and Representative Jarad Klein say it was not as productive as the first funnel week.

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Hospital CEO Retirement Announced

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics is announcing the retirement of their Chief Executive Officer effective July 1st.  

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Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards Discuss Sharing Agreements

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards have approved various sharing agreements between the two districts.  

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Quilt Drive Being Held for Japan Children

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

A quilt drive is taking place in Kalona for the children of Japan affected by last month’s earthquake.  

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Last Chance for Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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There is one last chance for farmers to attend private pesticide applicator training locally.  

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Three IMS Students Accepted Into Art Competition

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Three students from Iowa Mennonite School have been accepted into an art competition showcasing young artists.  

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News Update: Victim Identified in Rollover Accident

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 11:01 am

The Washington County Safety Center has released the name of the victim of a fatal rollover accident near Kalona Wednesday evening.  

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Keokuk County Teen Killed in Accident

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:31 am

A Sigourney teenager has died from a moped accident.  

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Iowa’s New Congressional Districts Presented Yesterday

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Under proposed legislative redistricting, area state lawmakers could be seeing changes in their district makeup, with the biggest change having to do with Keokuk County.

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Officials Still Seeking Person Responsible for Keota Fire

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The investigation into the person responsible for last December’s fire in Keota continues.  

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Iowa One Call Service

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

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April is considered the beginning of construction season in the Midwest.  

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Washington Woman Wins Big Lottery Prize

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

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A woman from Washington has won a top prize playing one of the Iowa lottery’s instant‑scratch games.  

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Photos on Display at Washington Public Library

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Washington Public Library is presenting a display of photos from two Washington residents.  

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Marr Park Prairie Burn Tonight

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board is having their annual Marr Park Night Prairie Burn.  

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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Accident Reported Near Kalona

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 9:51 am


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Approximately 9:00 last night, the Washington County Safety Center received a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 1000 block of Orange Avenue near Kalona.  

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