Today's Local News

Loebsack, Judge to Appear at Mt. Pleasant Rally

Posted: Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack and Lt. Governor Patty Judge will be attending the 2010 Henry County Democrats’ harvest Rally and Fall Fundraiser.

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Conesville Resident Killed In Rollover Accident

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 12:22 pm


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A Conesville man has been killed in an SUV rollover accident.

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Bank in Mount Pleasant Robbed, Suspect still at Large

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 6:29 am


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Police in Mount Pleasant are reporting a bank robbery today. 

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New Washington Bowling Alley Owner Aims To Keep Good Food And Atmosphere

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Hoodwinks Bar and Melody Lanes Bowling Alley in Washington has changed hands.

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Salt Lake City Ballet Group Performing This Weekend in Iowa City & Kalona

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 6:26 am

“Ballet West 2” of Salt Lake City, Utah, will be holding free performances this weekend in Iowa City and Kalona.

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Washington County Road Presentation At Latest “Learn At Lunch”

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington county roads will be the topic at the next “Learn at Lunch.”

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Local Film Company, Grasshorse Wins Dragon*Con Animated Short Film Award

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Winfield, Iowa based Grasshorse Technologies, Inc won first place at the 2010 Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival for Animated Short-Short.

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Hospice Of Washington County Preparing For 11th Annual 5K Memorial Walk/Run

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Hospice of Washington County will hold its 11th Annual 5k Memorial Walk/Run tomorrow morning.

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Two Kalona Residents Recognized as Top Conservationists

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Two Kalona Residents have been recognized by the Iowa Farm Bureau as a top conservationists in 2010.

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Washington County Outreach to Relocate To 911 Facility

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:30 am


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Washington County Outreach staff will soon be relocated to the Washington County Communications Center building at 221 West 2nd Street in Washington.

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Coffee Prices Increasing, Local Businesses Question How To Make Up The Difference

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Coffee prices have returned to nearly 13-year highs, with bean futures up 35% since June.

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Washington County October Flu Shot Schedule

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Public Health is giving area residents 26 opportunities to get flu shots in October.

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Unofficial Results for Mid Prairie Election

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Mid-Prairie Community School District special election votes are in.

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KC STAAR Kickoff a Success, Still Recruiting Members

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The First KC STAAR Action Team meeting was held September 14th and attendance was higher then any previous meeting. 

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Washington JH, HS And Assure Center Holding Parent Teacher Conferences Today

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Junior High, High School and Assure Center buildings are holding parent teacher conferences this afternoon from 4:30 to 8 pm.

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Fairfield Public Forum on Community Safety Today

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:23 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz of Fairfield is hosting a Public Forum on Community Safety today.

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Caregivers Support Group Discusses Symptoms, Stages Of Alzheimer’s

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The next meeting of the Caregivers Support Group will focus on the symptoms and stages of Alzheimer’s.

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Nearly 40 Discuss Zoning, Secondary Roads At “Meet The Candidates” Event

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Nearly 40 people attended a “Meet The Candidates” event in Washington to hear from State Senator Becky Schmitz and District 5 Supervisor candidates Richard Gilmore and Ron Bennett.

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Accident Causes Telephone Interruption Southeast Of Washington

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 6:28 am


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Approximately 50 homes southeast of Washington were without telephone service yesterday  morning.

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Public Forum To Discuss Washington Junior High School Renovation

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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A public forum is planned for Wednesday, September 22nd at the Washington Public Library to discuss the renovation plan for Washington’ Junior High School building.

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