Today’s Local News

Radar Tower Sold

Posted: Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The radar tower owned by the Washington Community School District has been sold.

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Keota Attorneys Suspended

Posted: Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 10:55 am

Two area attorneys have had their licenses suspended by the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board.

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Flag Day Fundraiser

Posted: Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Today is Flag Day and Our Iowa magazine is selling Iowa flags as a fundraising promotion this summer to benefit Trees Forever and Keep Iowa Beautiful.

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CRP Applications Due Today

Posted: Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Today is the last day to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program with the Farm Service Agency.

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Relay for Life Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The 13th annual Relay for Life in Washington is being held tomorrow.

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Brighton Whoopee Days Continues

Posted: Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The 103rd Annual Brighton Whoopee Days continues today.

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Kalona Hosting Youth Baseball Tournament

Posted: Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 6:22 am

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Kalona.

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Roadwork Begins in Wellman

Posted: Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Roadwork is underway in Wellman.

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Middle School Program Nationally Recognized

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 11:54 am

Erik M. shows an automated robot he and his team created in the middle school's Automation Robotics Class taught by Dave McLaughlin. - Photo courtesy of Washington Schools

The Washington Middle School has a new banner to hang – it has received national recognition for its Project Lead the Way and Gateway to Technology program from Project Lead the Way.

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Student Proficiency Data Presented for Washington Schools

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:29 am

A data report for students’ proficiency in reading and math was presented at last night’s Washington School Board meeting by board member Stephanie Ellingson.

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Law Enforcement Contracts Approved

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The annual law enforcement contracts for Washington County cities was approved at the Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday.

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Teen Summer Reading

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Students in grades six through 12 are welcome to join the teen summer reading program at the Washington Public Library, says LeAnn Kunz, young adult programming director.

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Washington Alum Graduates From Basic Training

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A 2012 graduate of Washington High School has graduated from basic combat training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Riverside City Administrator to Recommend Storm Water Study

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Following the recent storm drainage failures in Riverside, the city is working to address the problem.

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Kalona Days Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Kalona’s annual town festival gets started tomorrow evening.

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Whoopee Days to Include Nature Loop Bus Tour

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A tour of one of the four barn quilt loops in Washington County will be held tomorrow as part of the Whoopee Days festivities.

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Rescind Zoning Resolution To Be Crafted On 3-2 Vote

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:29 am

From left, Supervisors Stan Stoops, Jack Seward and Bob Yoder voted in support of the motion to begin the process to rescind zoning.


On a 3 to 2 vote yesterday morning the board of supervisors voted to have a resolution drafted to rescind zoning in Washington County.

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Relay for Life This Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:28 am

One million dollars – that is the goal for the Washington Relay for Life this year.

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Water Levels Continue to Fall at Reservoir

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Water levels at the Coralville Lake Reservoir.

Emergency Management of Johnson County reports that area water levels have continued to drop.

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DNA Samples Due Friday For 4-H

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

DNA samples, waivers and payment are due by Friday, June 14th, for all youth who plan on exhibiting swine or feeder calves at the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Exposition in Omaha Nebraska in September.

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