Today's Local News

BREAKING NEWS: Lind in Custody

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 9:27 am

Tyler Craig Lind, a suspect who shot at deputies early yesterday morning in Jefferson County, has been taken into custody.

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YMCA Board to Consider Partnership with Kalona

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The YMCA of Washington County board will consider a partnership with the City of Kalona at today’s meeting.

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Buckle Up this Holiday Week

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Be safe this Thanksgiving holiday week and remember to buckle up, slow down and drive defensively.

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Jingle All the Way Through Washington

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Registration for jingle bells and t-shirts for Saturday’s annual Jingle Bell 5k Fun Run in Washington is due by tomorrow.

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Supervisors to Discuss RUSS Withdrawal and Jail Wages

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Last week, Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward reported discussions began regarding three counties leaving RUSS, Regional Utility Service Systems, and the potential cost and process.

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Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards to Evaluate Superintendent

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards will meet this evening to evaluate the performance of the superintendent they share.

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Leaf Vacuum Finishes Season Wednesday

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The City of Washington’s leaf vacuum is wrapping up its fall season this week.

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PGA Recognizes Washington County Non-profit Director

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Professional Golfers Association has recognized a veteran involved with a Washington County non-profit.

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Man Considered Dangerous, At Large

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:20 am


Tyler Craig Lind

A man who shot at deputies in Jefferson County remains at large and is considered dangerous.

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Sound of Washington to Perform ‘Radio Show’

Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 6:22 am

With a record setting number of participants the Sound of Washington choir will perform on the Washington Community Center stage Tuesday evening.

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PGA Recognizes Washington County Non-profit Director

Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Professional Golfers Association has recognized a veteran involved with a Washington County non-profit.

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Manure Spill Reported Near Fairfield

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 8:34 am

Crews are cleaning up a manure spill that occurred in Jefferson County Thursday.

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Phone Scam Reported in KCII Area

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

A phone scam has been reported in the KCII listening area.

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Area School Board Members Attend Conference

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

The 69th Annual Iowa Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly and Convention wrapped up yesterday.

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Counties May Be Able to Leave RUSS

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

Three counties want out of RUSS, Regional Utility Service Systems, and this week Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward reported the group has started discussions to permit the exit.

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Take Care of Outdoor Animals in Wintry Weather

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am


Butterscotch and Toffee are a bonded pair and are looking for their forever home. For information on how to adopt this pair click here. Photo courtesy of PAWS & More Animal Shelter.

Temperatures are warming up today and tomorrow but rain, snow and freezing temperatures are in the forecast for the next couple of days.

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Kalona Craft Show Scheduled for Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday shopping season next weekend.

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Jingle Bell Run in Washington Next Week

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

A week from today jingle bells will be heard in downtown Washington as area runners take part in the annual Jingle Bell 5k Fun Run.

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Two Business Held Ribbon Cuttings

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:21 am


Two ribbon cuttings were held in Washington this week by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

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Auction Benefiting Local Support Group

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:20 am

Proceeds from an online auction are going towards programs that help victims of domestic violence.

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