Today's Local News

Kalona City Park Improvements Focus for 2013

Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Kalona will turn its attention to the city park this year.

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Lincoln Conferences

Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Parents of students at Lincoln Elementary school have a chance to speak one-on-one with teachers this week.

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Catholic Schools Week Begins

Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Catholic Elementary School in Washington has started their celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

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Hillsboro Man Arrested Following Accident

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 8:59 am

An evening accident led to the public intoxication arrest of a Hillsboro man yesterday.

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Sheriff Dunbar Settling Into Role as Sheriff’s Association President

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Sheriff says he is enjoying his new role as the president of the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association.

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Vilsack to Continue Serving as Secretary of Ag

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Tom Vilsack will continue to serve as Secretary of Agriculture, which is beneficial to Iowa according to one State Representative.

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Ice Fishers Warned Thickness May be Inconsistent

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With the cold streak we’ve been experiencing, ice in the county may be strong enough to support anglers.

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State Senator’s Update from Des Moines

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The State Senator whose district covers most of Washington County says that committee and sub-committee meetings are beginning.

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Promotion Encourages Farmers to Nominate Local School for Grant

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s farmers have an opportunity to provide additional funding for their local schools.

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Manure Application Workshop Planned

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County I-S-U Extension Office will host a workshop next month for confinement site manure applicator certification.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

WEDG Executive Director Ed Raber talks about how school enrollment trends affect the community.

Kalona Business Robbed at Knifepoint

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 8:42 am

The Washington County Sheriffs Office is looking into a robbery in Kalona.

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Washington County Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The murder conviction of a Washington man has been upheld in appeals court.

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Schools and the Economy

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The character of a community can do a lot to attract residents interested in moving to that community, or it can encourage residents to stay in that community.  

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Kitchen Nominated for District Judge Position

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Washington County resident has been nominated to fill the 8th Judicial District Judge’s position.

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Mid-Prairie to Integrate Tonight’s Basketball Games with Fundraiser

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie is holding their Coaches vs Cancer fundraiser during tonight’s doubleheader.

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4-H Members Plan Skating Party

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Washington County 4-H Members are getting together this weekend for a skating party.

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Local ESL Class Starts Monday

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Kirkwood Washington Center starts a free course Monday on English as a Second Language language.

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Washington County Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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The murder conviction of a Washington man has been upheld in appeals court.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Today we chat with Washington Library Director Debbie Stanton about the new LearningExpress Library feature on their website, upcoming craft opportunities, and “yarn bombing.”