Today’s Local News

November Tornadoes Uncommon in Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Tornadoes this late in the year are uncommon, but not unheard of.

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Council to Discuss Property, TIF and Engineering Agreements

Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Further action on a property where a methamphetamine lab was found earlier this year is on tomorrow’s agenda for the Washington City Council.

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Wellman Elementary in Running for $25,000

Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

There’s less than a week left to cast your vote for Wellman Elementary in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign.

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Tax Workshops for Farmers

Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A free workshop dealing with new tax measures and tax credits that can be taken advantage of by farmers is being offered today and tomorrow.

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Library Seeks Rural Trustee

Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A new rural trustee is being sought to serve on the Washington Free Public Library’s seven-member board.

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All American Restorative Care of Washington Facing Fines

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 11:57 am

All American Restorative Care of Washington is facing over $48,000 in fines stemming from an incident where staff did not administer CPR.

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Washington Relay for Life in August 2014, Seeking Volunteers

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Plans are already underway for next year’s Washington Relay for Life event.

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Fire in Washington Home Saturday

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Saturday afternoon a house in Washington caught fire.

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Backyard Candle Company Storefront to Close

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Backyard Candle Company’s owner ­Tricia Whistler has announced that the company has been sold to employee Holly Hochstedler.

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Land Purchased for Solar Energy Project

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Tax credits for solar energy initiatives are being taken advantage of locally.

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Relief Effort Continues in Philippines

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The relief effort continues in the Leyte Province, the area in the Philippines hit hardest by a typhoon earlier this month.

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Supervisors to Discuss ATVs on County Roads

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Discussion and possible action regarding use of all-terrain vehicles on county roads is again on the Washington County Board of Supervisors’ agenda for tomorrow’s meeting.

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YMCA Director Invites Community to Annual Meeting Reception

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington YMCA’s annual meeting reception will be held on December 5th.

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Pick a Better Snack Possible Due to Community Support

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Initially federally funded, a nutrition education program has been able to continue with the help of local organizations.

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Relief Effort Continues in the Philippines

Posted: Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The relief effort continues in the Leyte Province, the area in the Philippines hit hardest by a typhoon earlier this month.

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Community Memorial Service to be Held

Posted: Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 6:20 am

A week from today a community memorial service will be held.

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Second Mistrial Declared

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:28 am

A mistrial was declared yesterday after the Henry County jury in Seth Techel’s murder retrial failed to come to a verdict.

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November is National Hospice Care Month

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

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Loebsack Worries About Farm Bills in the Future

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With representation for rural America dwindling in Congress, one elected official predicts that future farm bills will have an even more difficult time passing.

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Drought Conditions Continue to Ease

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Although the drought currently impacting much of Iowa is expected to persist through February, conditions continue to improve.

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