Today's Local News

Columbus Junction Day Camp for Boys

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Boy Scouts of America in Columbus Junction is hosting a Day Camp for area boys between the ages of 6 and 10. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington County Empowerment Board To Meet For The Last Time

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Empowerment Board will meet for the last time this afternoon at 4:30 pm at the Washington Public Library.

Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Early Morning Scare at Washington’s Frontier Restaurant Caused By Basement Appliance

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

[simage=1121,400,y,center]
Yesterday morning KCII reported that the Washington Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report at the Frontier Restaurant of smoke and a smell of gas coming from the building’s basement.

Read the rest of this entry »

Columbus Junction Semi-truck Driver Airlifted To Hospital After Accident

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

A Columbus Junction man is in the hospital after losing control of his semi-truck.

Read the rest of this entry »

A Day For “Kidz” At The Washington County Fair

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am

[simage=1122,400,y,center]
Today is “Kidz Day” at the Washington County Fair.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mid Prairie Continues State Tournament Softball Play Today

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid Prairie continues State Tournament softball play today. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Grassley Changes Mind, Votes Against Finance Reform Bill He Previously Co-Sponsored

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Senator Charles Grassely has voted against a Wall Street reform bill he previously co-signed with Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken.

Read the rest of this entry »

Louisa County’s Running Wild Event

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

Registrations are being taken for Louisa County’s Trail Race and Fun Run.

Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast Iowa Congressman To Hold Office Hours

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:20 am

A representative of Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack will hold office hours in Washington, Wapello, and Keokuk this month.

Read the rest of this entry »

News Update: Early Morning Scare at Frontier Restaurant in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 9:30 am

[simage=1120,400,y,center]
A waitress at Frontier Restaurant in Washington called the fire department this morning because she smelled gas and saw smoke in the building’s basement. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington County Fair: Fun, Mud and Rain

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am

[simage=1118,400,y,center]

More than an inch of rain fell during the first full day of the Washington County Fair, turning parking areas and walking paths into fields of mud yesterday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Accident in Minnesota Injures Three, Kills Child from Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am

An eight year old boy from Riverside is dead after a four car accident in southeast Minnesota.

Read the rest of this entry »

“Bucket of Junk” Sculpture Contest Winner Will Be The “Peoples Champion”

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:26 am

[simage=1119,400,y,center]

One lucky sculpture will win the “Peoples Choice Award” this week at the county fair and a lot of change.

Read the rest of this entry »

Congressman Loebsack Extends Flood Coverage

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Southeast Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack has delivered on his promise to extend the National Flood Insurance Program.

Read the rest of this entry »

Rains Allow Mosquitoes To Breed Twice

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Above average rainfall in southeast Iowa has allowed mosquitoes to increase their population, but not just because of standing water.

Read the rest of this entry »

Kalona United Methodist Church Clothes Giveaway

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Kalona United Methodist Church is having their annual ‘Clothes Giveaway” this week. 

Read the rest of this entry »

More Wind Energy Likely In Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Iowa produces enough wind energy to power 75% of residents’ homes, but a southeast Iowa state legislator says the state’s potential for wind energy has “hardly been tapped”.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington County Has a New Fair Queen

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:28 am

[simage=1117,400,y,center]
Hayley Sieren is Washington County’s new fair queen.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington 4-H Gears Up For Fair

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:26 am

4-H participation in Washington County ranks in the top 10 of the entire state, and those young men and women will be presenting at this week’s Washington County Fair.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Board of Supervisors, School Board Agenda Items

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:24 am

[simage=1115,400,y,center]
Tuesday at 9:30am the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session at the county courthouse in Washington.

Read the rest of this entry »