Today's Local News

Emergency Planning Committee, Community Organizations Active In Disaster Team Up

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee, LEPC, and newly formed Community Organizations Active In Disaster, COAD, met Friday to discuss the county’s emergency response plan.

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Candidates For Four Contested County And State Races To Appear In Washington Tonight

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:30 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a moderated candidate forum tonight for four contested county and state races.

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Three Washington County Sites Begin Construction Today

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:27 am

Three Washington County Sites begin construction today.

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Iowa Supreme Court Justice Marsha Ternus to Speak in Fairfield

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Iowa Supreme Court Justice Marsha Ternus will be speaking in Fairfield next week at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.

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New Gun Laws The Topic At Today’s Learn At Lunch

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:24 am

New gun legislation will be the topic of today’s “Learn at Lunch.”

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Kalona Receives over $15,000 in WCRF Mini Grants

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Riverboat foundation recently announced its Mini Grant Awards and the City of Kalona received over $15,000.

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Preview: Tomorrow’s Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Tomorrow at 9:30 am the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session.

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Wellman City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Wellman City Council will be meeting tonight in regular session.

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Culvert Repairs Begin Tomorrow On Old Military Road West Of Ainsworth

Posted: Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Tomorrow the Washington County Engineer’s Office will begin replacing the culvert under Old Military Road in Ainsworth with a new reinforced concrete box culvert.

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Kenya Safari Acrobats coming to Fairfield Sunday

Posted: Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center will be hosting the Kenya Safari Acrobats Today. 

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Washington County Democrats Hosting Pork Dinner, Candidate Forum Today At Fairgrounds

Posted: Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington County Democrats is holding a candidate forum and pork dinner at the Washington County Fairgrounds today.

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Kalona City Council Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council will be meeting tomorrow.

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Washington School Board Delays School Resource Officer Decision “For At Least One Year”

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board has tabled a vote to hire a school police officer “for at least a year” despite at least five students already being charged this year for crimes that took place on school property.

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Washington County Supervisors Debate, Vote 4 To 1 To Approve Riverside VFW Liquor License Renewal

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Supervisor Jim Rosien was the only supervisor this week to vote against the renewal of a liquor license for the Riverside VFW.

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Washington Veteran’s Benefits Fair Today

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:26 am

A Veteran’s Benefits Fair is this evening in Washington.

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South East Iowa Studio Tour Today and Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The 2nd Annual Southeast Studio Tour kicks off this weekend starting today and continuing tomorrow. The Tour will cover Lee, Henry, Jefferson, and Washington County. Studio 909 in Washington will be one of the locations open. Craig Swift with Studio 909 says last year they had over 200 people mostly from out of town, he says they expect more people this year. The tour will feature artists with art from painting, pottery, photos, hats, monotypes and more. The Tour runs today from 9am till 4pm and Sunday from noon till 4pm. For a full listing of locations go to www.iowastudiotour.org.

University Of Iowa Professor To “Break In” Washington Public Library Piano

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Free Public Library Foundation is dedicating its new 1888 Steinway Model “A” Grand Piano with a free concert tonight with pianist and University of Iowa Professor of Music, René Lecuona.

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Keota Community School District Decides against Block Scheduling

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Keota Community School District held their board meeting on Thursday and made a decision about whether or not to go to Block Scheduling to better share resources with Mid-Prairie Schools.

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Sitler Drive In Washington To Close On Monday

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:22 am


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Sitler Drive from Avenue B to Avenue E in southern Washington will be closed next week.

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Iowa archaeology will be topic at Historical Society program Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Iowa Archeology will be the topic of interest for the new Historical Society Free Program, “What’s Old is New Again: Recent Discoveries.

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