Today's Local News

National Guard Education Funding on to Branstad

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:27 am

As previously reported, the National guard announced that they would have to cut the financial aid given to its members from 90% to 50%. The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously agreed that they would re-appropriate $1.3 million in funding to help fund financial aid to the guardsmen who need it.

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Easier Shopping for Grocery Shoppers

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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For grocery story customers wishing for easier and faster shopping, there is an app for that.  

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How the Iowa Department of Transportation Updates Road Conditions

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa Department of Transportation wants to pass along information on how they update their road information.  

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New Cell Phone Rule at MP Middle School

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Cell phones have changed society drastically, and especially with kids, cell phones are becoming an increasingly bigger part of day to day life. The Pew Research Center did a study that found 75% of kids 12-17 have a cell phone. Mid-Prairie Middle School has found an interesting way of dealing with cell phones in schools.

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Safety Center Calls Down From Last Year

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County Safety Center has released their total calls received for 2011.  

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National Weather Service Announces Storm Spotter Training Classes

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has announced storm spotter training classes in the area for this year.  

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Washington Community Y Holds Annual Meeting

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Community Y held their annual meeting yesterday to highlight the accomplishments from last year.  

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Multiple Reports of Vandalism Thursday in Washington

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 11:10 am

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During the day Thursday, the Washington County Safety center received twelve reports of vandalism within the city of Washington.  

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Law Enforcement Make Two Arrests Thursday

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 10:45 am

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Two arrests have been made in relation to a search warrant made yesterday.  

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Sheriff Passes Along Warning to Businesses in County

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar is passing along a message to area business owners.  

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Missing Man from Lockridge Found

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Duane Hinkle of Lockridge Iowa who had been missing since January 11th has been found dead near his home.

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Lockridge Woman Sentenced on Meth Charges

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Pamela Hesser, 50, of Lockridge Iowa is sentenced to 84 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

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Secretary of State Proposes Voter ID System

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Secretary of State Matt Schultz has released a plan that would require voters to present an ID card to be allowed to vote. Those opposed to this requirement say it would make it more difficult for those who are poor, young, or elderly to vote.

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Grain Marketing Meeting Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A meeting about grain marketing is coming to Washington next month.  

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Library Offering Poetry Set to Music and Book Discussion Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington Public Library along with Humanities Iowa is offering a concert tomorrow of poetry set to music.  

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American Cancer’s Daffodil Days Orders Being Taken

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The American Cancer Society is continuing to think spring by taking orders for daffodils.  

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Registration Deadline Today for 4-H Volunteer Retreat

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The registration deadline is today for the annual State 4-H Volunteer Retreat happening next month.  

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Missing Lockridge Man Found Dead

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Duane Hinkle of Lockridge Iowa who had been missing since January 11th has been found dead near his home.

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