Today's Local News

Kalona Woman Dies Following ATV Wreck

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 10:54 am

A 22-year-old Kalona woman died following an ATV wreck over the weekend.

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Mount Union to Bring Unincorporation to Vote in November General Election

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Mount Union is continuing their journey down the road to unincorporation, and the next step is a public vote in the November 8th general election.

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Over 70 Vendors to be at Washington’s Craft Fair

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Hundreds of visitors will be in downtown Washington Saturday for the annual craft fair hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

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Labor Day Observed Today

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

In observance of today’s holiday, many offices and businesses are closed.

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Wellman Utilities Policy Successfully Reduces Amount of Delinquent Accounts

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Earlier this year, the City of Wellman adopted new standards regarding utility payments in an effort to crack down on delinquent accounts.

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Suicide Prevention Week this Week

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Last year, 414 Iowans died by suicide.

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Tractors Heading Toward Washington From Oskaloosa

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Nearly 70 tractors will be making their way to Washington Wednesday for the three-day 15th annual fall Greater Southeast Iowa Tractor Ride.

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Kalona City Council to Hold Public Hearing on General Obligation Bond

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Kalona City Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday, and it will include a public hearing regarding a general obligation bond for the Kalona community center.

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Keota City Council to Hold First September Meeting

Posted: Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Keota City Council will convene for their first meeting of September on Tuesday.

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Iowa’s Drought Conditions Sliced in Half

Posted: Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Drought conditions were cut in half from last week to this week in Iowa.

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Earthquake Felt in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 7:53 am

At approximately 7:06 this morning Washington County residents felt an earthquake. The U.S.G.S reports a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale, and that the quake originated 14 kilometers northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma at 7:02 am. Aftershocks may occur. This ties the record for the strongest earthquake in Oklahoma history. That quake occurred in November of 2011.

Washington and WACO Share Superintendent This Year

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

During his work week, Superintendent Jeff Dicks splits his time between the Washington and WACO school districts.

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The United Way Set to Unleash Powerful Weapon Against Hunger: Oatmeal

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The United Way of Johnson and Washington County is preparing for their first large-scale meal distribution, and they’re calling it “Hunger is NOT a Game.”

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Above Normal Rain for August

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

Rain totals for August are in and Washington received well above normal precipitation during the month.

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Craft Fair in Washington in One Week

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

A week from today, Washington’s Central Park will be filled with a variety of vendors for the 27th annual Washington craft fair.

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Louisa County Conservation to Host Monarch Butterfly Migration Event

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about monarch butterflies and how they migrate, Louisa County Conservation has just the event for you.

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Man Arrested Near Washington on Marshal’s Warrant

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:24 am

A man was arrested near Washington Wednesday on a U.S. Marshal’s warrant.

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Increased Traffic Enforcement this Weekend

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

In the first eight months of 2016 254 people died in crash-related incidents in Iowa.

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Brinning Awarded Agriculture Scholarship

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am


McKenna Brinning (far left) was presented an agriculture scholarship for $6,000. Contributed photo

The Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement has awarded a scholarship to a Washington student.

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Louisa County Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

On August 8th, 38-year-old Jason Magill was arrested on charges stemming from a July 7th incident.

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