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Louisa County’s Running Wild Event

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 6:17 am

Registrations are being taken for Louisa County’s Trail Race and Fun Run.

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Second Car Enters Closed Brighton Roadway, Second Boat Rescue Required

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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A second water rescue was necessary at McKain’s Access last week.

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Update: Weekend Fire One Block East Of Washington Town Square

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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New details are available for a weekend fire at a Washington residence.

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Senator Schmitz to hold public forums in SE Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:25 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz is coming to Southeast Iowa communities to hold public forums about “Accountability & Transparency” in the State Senate Southeast Iowa tomorrow.

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South Avenue B Near Washington’s Junior High School Closed For Construction

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:24 am


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South Avenue B from the south entrance of Washington’s Junior High School to Sitler Drive is closed this week for construction.

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ICA to hold meeting in Mt. Pleasant

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Southeast Regional Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 27 at the Brazelton Hotel in Mt. Pleasant.

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Washington, Six Other Iowa Communities To Hold SIDS “Walk For The Future” Events

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s 11th annual Sudden Infant Death Syndrome “Walk For The Future” will take place in Washington and six other Iowa communities on Saturday, August 28th.

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Kalona City Council to Meet Tonight

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Kalona City Council will hold their bi-weekly City Council meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Mercy Family Medicine of Washington Hosting Next “Alive After 5” Event

Posted: Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Mercy Family Medicine of Washington is hosting the next “Alive After 5”.

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Kalona City Council to Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Kalona City Council will hold their bi-weekly City Council meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

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Washington County Fair Evaluation, Discussion To Take Place At Upcoming Meeting

Posted: Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 6:20 am

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The Washington County Extension has scheduled a county fair evaluation meeting and discussion to take place August 26th in the fair board upstairs meeting room at the fairgrounds.

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Brighton Outdoor Adventures

Posted: Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 6:19 am

The City of Brighton ended their two week summer recreation program with three final sessions on the week of August 2nd.

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News Update: Trailer Fire in Kalona

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Today, at approximately noon, the Washington County Public Safety Center received a 911 call of a trailer on fire at 107 S. 6th Street, Lot 14, in Kalona, the home of Stephanie Corkery.  

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Washington Home Hit By Lightning During Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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A Washington home suffered fire and water damage to its roof after being struck by lightning last night.

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Early Morning Water Rescue Involving 17 Year Old Brighton Resident

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Yesterday morning at approximately 3:55 am, the Washington County Communications Center received a 911 report of a vehicle that had driven into water over the roadway at  McKain’s Access on Dogwood Avenue near 295th Street in Brighton.

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Congressman Dave Loebsack: I Will Always Stand Up For Social Security

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Today is the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Social Security into law on August 14th, 1935.

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Local Student Completes Six-Week Internship with Senator Grassley

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:27 am

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and Colin Tadlock of Kalona.

Colin Tadlock of Kalona completed a six-week internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley. 

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Washington County Fair’s “Miss Congeniality” And Other Area Students Doing Well At Iowa State Fair

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Washington County’s Miss Congeniality, Janelle Erwin showed cattle at the state fair this week along with several other Washington area residents.

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Rounds of Strong Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rainfall

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two rounds of strong thunderstorms hit Southeast Iowa yesterday and early this morning and they brought more heavy rainfall to the area.

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Actresses Wanted For The Latest Production From Of The Washington Community Theater

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Auditions for Quilters, the next production from the Washington Community Theater, are Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and again Monday from 7 to 9 at the Community Center.

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