Today’s Local News

Car Driven Into Side of JW’s Foods

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 11:57 am

Photo Courtesy of Curt Wyse

A vehicle owned by Pleasantview Home was driven into JW’s Foods in Kalona sometime last night or early this morning, a deputy came across the scene at approximately 1:30 a.m., reports Sheriff Jerry Dunbar.

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House Fire in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 11:04 am

A fire broke out in a home at 501 South D Avenue in Washington yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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Emergency Kit, WENS Recommended By Smith

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:26 am

This week is severe weather awareness week in Iowa. Larry Smith, Emergency Management Coordinator for Washington and Keokuk counties, states that he helps prepare agencies for severe weather and recommends that residents prepare at home by having an emergency kit.

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Senator to Visit Washington

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Senator Chuck Grassley will be visiting Washington next week on Wednesday, April 3rd.

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Inebriated Man Found in Vehicle in Area Field

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:24 am

An inebriated Crawfordsville man was found sitting in his vehicle, which was parked in an open field, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Choir Experiences Orlando

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Thirty-eight members of the Washington High School choir departed today for a trip to Orlando, Florida.

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No Test Run for WACO 4+1 School Day

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

WACO School District will not be holding a test run of their innovative schedule, which begins this fall.

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Wellman to Address Water Mains this Year

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Wellman City Council has taken the official steps to finalize their street projects from fiscal year 2012 that totaled $1.8 million.

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Hora Wins $1,000 Scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mitchell Hora of Ainsworth has been awarded the Dean Gerot Memorial Conservation Scholarship for $1,000 announced the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Columbus Schools Propose Early Start for 2013-14

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School District is considering an early start to next school year.

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Area Roads Slick

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:40 am

Roads are icy and snow covered in areas says JP VanSickle, Washington County Maintenance Superintendent.

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Relay for Life Hits $1 Million Mark

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Relay for Life is celebrating a milestone tomorrow evening.

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$2,500 Given to Show Barn Extension

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington 4-H County Council presented at $2,500 donation to the Washington County Fair Board Association.

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Prairie Fire Scheduled at Marr Park

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A prairie burn at Marr Park is scheduled for Friday, April 5th.

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Hunter Safety Class Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Anyone born after January 1st, 1972 is required by law to complete a hunter safety course before getting a hunting license.

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Iowa Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Today

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Today begins Iowa’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is meant to improve awareness of and response to severe weather hazards.

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Kalona Preparing for West Drainage Ditch Study

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:22 am

As part of their flood mitigation plan, Kalona will do a detailed study on the west drainage ditch, also known as Salvesen Creek.

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Local Pastor to Discuss the Philippines

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A local pastor will present a program this evening that will shed some light on his background and his life experiences.

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Local Students’ Artwork in Gallery

Posted: Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am

High school students from Columbus, Highland, IMS, Lone Tree, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, Pekin, WACO, Wapello and Winfield-Mt. Union have select pieces of artwork on display at the 2013 Southeast Iowa Super Conference Art Show at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.

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Kalona Preparing for West Drainage Ditch Study

Posted: Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 6:24 am

As part of their flood mitigation plan, Kalona will do a detailed study on the west drainage ditch, also known as Salvesen Creek.

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