Today's Local News

September Means Property Taxes Are Due

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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With today being the first of September, it means the first half real estate and mobile home taxes are due.  

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Washington County Youth Receive Leadership Grants

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Three Washington County youth were recently honored with scholarships for their college educations.  

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Senator Grassley Pushing for Livestock Drought Assistance

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The fate of drought assistance for Iowa livestock producers is still unknown.

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Mid-Prairie and Keota Offering Healthier Lunches

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 6:22 am

The meals at Mid-Prairie and Keota schools may be looking greener this year.

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Marr Park Popular Place During Holiday Weekends

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

Marr Park is seeing a lot of traffic this holiday weekend.

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Good Amount of Rainfall Helps to Relieve Drought Conditions

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The one to three inches of rainfall received last weekend was beneficial in relieving the drought conditions in southeast Iowa.  

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County Working on Last Steps toward New Federal Bandwidth Compliance

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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County compliance of a federal agency’s requirement of bandwidths to be changed is nearly complete.  

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Archer Plans to Push for Fewer Regulations on Small Businesses

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District plans to push Southeast Iowan principles if he’s elected.

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Holiday Weekend and Road Construction

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Drivers need to use extra caution and should plan extra time to get to their destination this holiday weekend because of road construction in the area.  

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Government Agency Requiring Testing for Toxin in Milk

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:24 am

A mold that can develop on corn has a government agency requiring testing on milk.

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County Roads Department Shares Status of Projects

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:23 am

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A presentation was given recently to elected County officials on the status of road projects in the county.  

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IMS Blood Drive Exceeds Expectations

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:22 am

A blood drive held at Iowa Mennonite School yesterday exceeded expectations.

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Annual Doggie Paddle Event Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:21 am

An annual event for man’s best friend is taking place tomorrow.  

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Detour Near Sigourney

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Those heading to the football game in Pella tomorrow night may experience a detour.

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City Council Discusses Variety of Issues in Work Session

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A work session was held last night to discuss issues happening in the city of Washington.  

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Grant Program Returns for Farmers to Help Grow Their Communities

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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An opportunity for area farmers to help their local communities grow has returned for another year.  

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Mid-Prairie Board Gets Recommendation on Central Office

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education was given a recommendation on a new central office at this week’s meeting.

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Local Farmer Receives Farm Environmental Leader Award

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

A local farmer was recently recognized for his environmentally friendly farming methods.

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Some Hunting Seasons Open This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A few hunting seasons are opening this weekend.  

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Farmers Market Seeing Good Turnout and Holding Annual Event

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Washington’s Farmers Market is still going strong with not much time left in the market’s season. 

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