Today's Local News

South East Iowa Studio Tour Today and Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The 2nd Annual Southeast Studio Tour kicks off this weekend starting today and continuing tomorrow. The Tour will cover Lee, Henry, Jefferson, and Washington County. Studio 909 in Washington will be one of the locations open. Craig Swift with Studio 909 says last year they had over 200 people mostly from out of town, he says they expect more people this year. The tour will feature artists with art from painting, pottery, photos, hats, monotypes and more. The Tour runs today from 9am till 4pm and Sunday from noon till 4pm. For a full listing of locations go to www.iowastudiotour.org.

University Of Iowa Professor To “Break In” Washington Public Library Piano

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Free Public Library Foundation is dedicating its new 1888 Steinway Model “A” Grand Piano with a free concert tonight with pianist and University of Iowa Professor of Music, René Lecuona.

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Keota Community School District Decides against Block Scheduling

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Keota Community School District held their board meeting on Thursday and made a decision about whether or not to go to Block Scheduling to better share resources with Mid-Prairie Schools.

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Sitler Drive In Washington To Close On Monday

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:22 am


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Sitler Drive from Avenue B to Avenue E in southern Washington will be closed next week.

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Iowa archaeology will be topic at Historical Society program Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Iowa Archeology will be the topic of interest for the new Historical Society Free Program, “What’s Old is New Again: Recent Discoveries.

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Area Scores

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Sigourney-Keota 56 Mid-Prairie 20
WACO 45 Winfield-Mount Union 7
Wilton 49 Columbus 7
Lone Tree 40 English Valleys 22
Colo-Nesco 41 Highland 29

Stewart Elementary Gas Leak Forces Evacuation, Change Of Venue For School Board Meeting

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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A gas leak on the west side of Stewart Elementary forced the entire building to be evacuated Wednesday evening.

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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Awards $196,000 In Mini Grants, $11,258 To Washington Schools

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Riverboat Foundation has announced its Mini Grant Award recipients, totaling more then $196,000.

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Beginning Monday, Wayland Road Closed To Thru Traffic For Shoulder Paving

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:26 am


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Beginning Monday, Wayland Road south of Washington will be closed to thru traffic for the construction of paved shoulders.

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One Car Accident sends Driver to Hospital

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A one car accident in Wellman sent one to the hospital.

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Washington County Democrats To Host Pork Dinner, Candidate Forum

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Democrats has scheduled a candidate forum and pork dinner at the Washington County Fairgrounds this Sunday.

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Winfield Mt. Union School Board considering Banning Teacher Cell Phone Use

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Winfield Mt. Union School Board met Wednesday night, and one if the issues they looked at was a policy that would ban teacher use of cell phones says Winfield Mt. Union School Principal Dave Edwards.

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Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee is meeting today from Noon to 1 pm at the Washington County Hospital and Clinics.

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Saturdays Extreme Midget Wrestling Cancelled

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Extreme Midget Wrestling scheduled at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center for Tomorrow, has been cancelled despite strong advanced ticket sales says Rustin Lippincott, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center executive director.

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Two Washington Business Men Named Top Business Leaders Under 40

Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Corridor Business Journal has named two Washington businessmen to its list of the “Forty Under 40” Business Leaders for Eastern Iowa.

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Washington Farmer’s Market Winding Down

Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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There are just three more scheduled Washington Farmer’s Markets left this fall.

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Washington County 4-H Students Promoting Rural Roadway Safety

Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Washington County 4-H members are promoting safety on rural roadways.

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Fairfield Haunted House Opens Tonight

Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The City of Fairfield has never had a Haunted House until now.

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Annual Planned Parenthood Book Sale Continues Today And Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington County Planned Parenthood is having its annual book sale this week.

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Oct 23 Three Sisters Halloween Hike At Marr Park on Oct. 23

Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be hosting some not so scary fun for Halloween this year with their Halloween Hike.

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