Today’s Local News

Volunteers Help Riverside VFW Prepare for Reopening

Posted: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Riverside VFW will reopen today, due to the help of volunteers.

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Pesticide Testing Offered

Posted: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A pesticide testing will be offered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at the Washington County Extension office next week, on May 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Cool Weather, Rain Delays Planting

Posted: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

At this point last year, a farmer in the county was a month into planting, this year he still hasn’t been able to start.

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Mid-Prairie Enrollment Projections Show Potential for Growth

Posted: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Enrollment at Mid-Prairie School District is expected to remain steady, or possibly increase this fall.

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Fifth Annual Spring Clean Up Held

Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The fifth annual spring clean-up of downtown Washington was held Saturday morning with nearly 70 volunteers, including youth from Faith Baptist Church.

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Theme Ideas Wanted

Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The 103rd Brighton Whoopee Days will be celebrated this June 13th through 16th and Brighton residents are asked to submit ideas for a theme.

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Permits Due Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Dust control permits for Washington County are due tomorrow.

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City Council to Discuss Special Assessment Policy

Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Presentations on Celebrate Washington, Relay for Life and the St. James Knight Flight will be heard at Washington’s City Council meeting on Wednesday night.

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Kalona Library Preserving History

Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Kalona Library is participating in a statewide effort to digitalize documents from Iowa’s past.

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Open House Tonight at Kalona Elementary

Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A unique year-long project will be showcased tonight at Kalona Elementary.

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Riverside Removing Unsafe Trees

Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Following a survey of Riverside’s trees, some have been designated for removal.

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Kalona Library Preserving History

Posted: Sunday, April 28th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Kalona Library is participating in a statewide effort to digitalize documents from Iowa’s past.

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Area High School Student Transported to UofI From School

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A 15 year old male subject who was reportedly assaulted was transported by ambulance from Mid-Prairie High School to the University of Iowa Hospital according to the Washington Communications Center report.

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Yard Waste Center Open

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The City of Washington has announced that the waste water treatment plant and yard waste center is open for residents to drop off yard waste and tree trimmings.

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Airport Zoning Grant Application Approved

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A total project cost of $16,600 is proposed for the proposed Airport Planning and Zoning project.

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Grassley Hopes to See Motion on Farm Bill in May

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The last Farm Bill passed in Washington D.C. was in 2008 and expired in 2012.

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Preliminary Hearings Set for Two Washington County Men

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Two men whose drug deal was intercepted by law enforcement will have their preliminary hearings next week.

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Kalona Survey Results to be Discussed in Coming Weeks

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Results from a survey that looked to determine public interest in a new community building that would be shared with a local school district, will be examined in the coming weeks.

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Hora Awarded at UNI

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Kristen Hora of Riverside, a business student at UNI, was selected for the school’s Purple and Old Gold Award, which is given to one student in each major who has excelled.

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Rummage Sale to Benefit Local Non-Profits

Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A rummage sale is being held this weekend, with portions of the proceeds going to local non-profits.

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