Today's Local News

School District Considers Not Selecting a Valedictorian

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The student that comes in with a number-one ranking is sometimes declared the valedictorian.

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Monthly Meeting Gets Local Leaders in Tune with the Community

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Today is this month’s installment of the Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Washington program.

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State Economic Committee to Hear From Louisa Youth Center Representatives

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As work on the Louisa County Youth Center slows down for the winter, fundraising efforts continue.

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Stewart Principal: Kiss a Pig, Smooch a Llama

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 6:23 am
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The principal of Stewart Elementary School in Washington will have a special performance next week at a school assembly: kissing a pig.

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Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Louisa County Conservation is offering a chance to see tomorrow nights meteor shower without the obstruction of city lights.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Today Don Hughes, Washington High School Band Director, joins us to talk about this weekends Christmas Concert.

Slight Decline in Homelessness

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:25 am

According to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report, the number of homeless people declined in Iowa over the last year.

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4+1 Committee to Present Progress to Community

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A chance to see the plans for the 2013-2014 WACO school year is tomorrow.

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WCHC Offers Diabetes Support Group

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A support group will be meeting next week focusing on dealing with diabetes. 

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Parkview Executes Fire Drill after Electrical Short

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:23 am

An electrical heater caused a scare at Parkview of Wellman yesterday.

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Local Boy Scouts Wrap Up Fundraisers; Start a ‘Wrap-up’ Fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington Boy Scout Troop 242 has completed their fall fundraisers. 

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Spots Still Open for Business and Farm Succession Workshop

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Local farmers and business owners looking at retirement may find this weekend’s extension workshop beneficial.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Today we talk to Lynn Fisher with Washington County Public Health about this years flu season.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Today part one of a conversation with Iowa State University Extension’s Dave Baker about this weekends Succession Workshop being held in Washington.

City has Aging Water Infrastructure

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington Water Plant Superintendent Chad McCleary says that the city’s equipment that pulls water out of the ground to be purified and distributed is getting less efficient.

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Washington Chamber to Request Use of Courthouse for Legislative Briefings

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Board meeting tomorrow will touch on a number of topics.

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DNR Official Offers Hunting Safety Tips

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 6:24 am

We’re in the midst of the second shotgun deer season and as hunters are heading out into the woods they’re reminded to keep it safe.

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Swim with Santa in Newly Repaired Pool

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington YMCA’s annual Swim with Santa might have a special meaning this year.  

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Winter Weather Avoids Washington County

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 6:23 am

In theory, you might have been able to see a snowflake or two on Sunday, but most of the snow fell far to the north of Washington County.

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Natural Gas Prices Keeping Heating Bills Lower

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A few factors are keeping natural gas prices at their lowest level in 7 years.

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