Today's Local News

City to Hold Budget Workshop Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The first Fiscal year 2015-2016 budget workshop for the City of Washington is being held tomorrow evening.

Read the rest of this entry »

Non-Profit Offering Healthcare Enrollment Help Wednesday

Posted: Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 6:19 am

A non-profit organization will be in Washington this week to provide assistance to individuals looking to signup for healthcare.

Read the rest of this entry »

Flu Deaths Confirmed

Posted: Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Two influenza-related deaths in children have been confirmed in Iowa and a third is under investigation, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Read the rest of this entry »

Non-Profit Offering Healthcare Enrollment Help Wednesday

Posted: Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 6:19 am

A non-profit organization will be in Washington this week to provide assistance to individuals looking to signup for healthcare.

Read the rest of this entry »

19,000 Licenses Issued for Late Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently shared how many hunting and fishing licenses were purchased by Iowans in 2014.

Read the rest of this entry »

Blood Donors Needed Across Iowa

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Due to recent winter weather blood supplies in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have fallen to critically low levels according to LifeServe Blood Center.

Read the rest of this entry »

Food Hub Presentation at Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:22 am

From fields to tables, Jan Swinton with the Southeast Iowa Food Hub gave a presentation at the recent Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Read the rest of this entry »

Almost, Maine to Take the Stage in Washington

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A story set in Maine with its residents falling in and out of love in unexpected and “often hilarious ways” is set to take the stage in Washington soon.

Read the rest of this entry »

Ribbon Cutting Held for Realty Business

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Elliott Realty Group had a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday in downtown Washington.

Read the rest of this entry »

Marr Park to Host STEM Science Classes

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A series of science related programs geared towards preschoolers begins next weekend at Marr Park’s Conservation Education Center.

Read the rest of this entry »

Give Extra Care to Houseplants in Winter

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo.

While there isn’t much greenery outside at this time, winter is a good time to focus on indoor plants.

Read the rest of this entry »

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Columbus Community School District Superintendent, Marlene Johnson, to discuss plans for addressing the district’s negative spending, a possible sharing agreement with Harmony School District, and her resignation.

Record Low Temperature Tied

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:25 am

The record low temperature was tied yesterday at -14 degrees.

Read the rest of this entry »

Iowa’s Legislative Session Begins Next Week

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s 2015 Legislative Session begins Monday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Size of Mid-Prairie Practice Facility to Depend on Fundraising Outcome

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie officials are working on the design and layout of a multipurpose practice facility.

Read the rest of this entry »

Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Bill

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Temperatures are expected to rise this weekend but will remain below freezing, according to forecasts for southeast Iowa.

Read the rest of this entry »

Sewer Projects Discussed at Washington Council Meeting

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Seven sewer projects have been identified in the City of Washington and an update on the sewer system was presented to the city council this week.

Read the rest of this entry »

Omaha Trip Set for 4-H Students

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Area students have the chance to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, as well as the Strategic Air and Space Museum and the Durham Museum.

Read the rest of this entry »

Cost Allocation Plan Approved

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:20 am

A certificate of cost allocation plan was approved by the Washington County Supervisors at their board meeting this week.

Read the rest of this entry »

Kalona Deals with First Major Snowstorm

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:19 am

Kalona dealt with its first major snowstorm of the winter this week.

Read the rest of this entry »