Today's Local News

Kalona City Council to Consider County Contracts

Posted: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

At tomorrow night’s meeting, the Kalona City Council will consider contracts for law enforcement and communication services.

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Supervisors to Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow, instead of their regularly scheduled Tuesday time.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In this special Saturday edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we talk to Jim Weider, guitarist for The Band between 1985 and 1999. His new band, The Weight, features artists that were members of or worked with The Band. The five-piece ensemble is performing at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City this evening.

Vacancies Remain on Kalona Board, Commission

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Vacancies remain on a couple of Kalona’s boards and commissions.

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Kalona Library Accepting Book Donations

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Library is currently accepting book donations for an upcoming book sale.

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Extra Law Enforcement on Roads During Holiday Weekend

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Iowans are reminded to drive sober this weekend, and extra law enforcement will be out for a special traffic enforcement program.

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Washington Schools Purchase Activity Bus

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

For $113,175, the Washington Community School District will be getting an activity bus.

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Building Speculations for Public Health Being Drawn

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The building and finance committee for the proposed new Washington County Public Health building met this week to finalize a timeline and meet with their architect.

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Drought Conditions Increase in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Drought conditions across Iowa have increased, impacting three times more area than last week.

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WACO Backpack Program to Benefit from Fundraiser

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Former WACO students will be taking part in an annual fundraiser this evening.

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Barrow Weigh-In Next Saturday

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:20 am

A production barrow division is again being offered by the Washington County Fair Swine Committee at this year’s county fair.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Anne Skaden, Kalona Library director, dealing with their digital resources.

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Wellman Property Tax to be Lowered

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Wellman’s property tax rate is being lowered.

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Learn About Local History Using Digital Resources

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:22 am

It’s the American Library Association’s Digital Learning Day.

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Now is the Time to Start Training for the Kewash Half Marathon

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Photo courtesy of Kierstan Peck.

A 13.1 mile race is returning to Washington early this summer.

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Washington Fashion Week Starts Monday

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:22 am

In three days, Washington’s Fashion Week begins.

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Be Safe this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Drunk driving kills 68 people on average each St. Patrick’s Day weekend nationwide, according to data gathered over the last four years.

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Washington Council Tables Third Reading of Zoning Changes

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington City Council tabled the third reading of an ordinance amending chapter 165 regarding residential zoning at this week’s council meeting.

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Volunteers Needed for Rain, Hail and Snow Network

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s State Climatology Office and the National Weather Service are looking for volunteers across the state for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.

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Cub Scout Troop Continuing Tradition

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am

An area cub scout pack’s tradition of holding pinewood derbies continues on Sunday.

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