Today’s Local News

Richmond, Rubio, Reverse Setbacks on Supervisor’s Agenda

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 am

A resolution of intent regarding the Richmond and Rubio sanitary sewer systems will be discussed at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

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Mid-Prairie School Board to Address Vacancy

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

Following a resignation, the Mid-Prairie School Board will discuss the vacant seat at their meeting Monday.

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E911 Meeting Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The E-911 Services and Communications Board joint Meeting will be held Monday at 7 p.m.

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Holy Week Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Christian Holy Week and the last week of lent begins tomorrow, leading up to Easter Sunday.

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Over 350 Washington County Residents Participate in State Initiative

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:21 am

Over a week remains in the Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge.

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Radioactive Bingo Winner Announced

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:20 am

The winner of KCII’s Radioactive Bingo contest has been announced.

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Radioactive Bingo Winner

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 8:01 am

The winner of KCII’s Radioactive Bingo contest has been announced. Nita Lovick (loe-vick) of Washington has won and will “live free for a month.” The prize includes $1,500 to pay bills, $250 to the Washington Hy-Vee and $250 to the Washington Fareway.

Riverboat Foundation Seeks Two Directors

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is seeking two directors and applications are available on the group’s website.

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Chickens May Be Allowed in City

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 6:26 am

Residents of Washington have addressed members of the Washington City Council stating that they wish to have chickens in the city.

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Home Improvement Grants Available

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 6:24 am

Tracy Achenbach of the East Central Iowa Housing Trust Fund gave a short presentation at the supervisor’s meeting Tuesday morning.

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U.S. Meat Inspector Furlough Avoided

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The potential furlough, that threatened to stall the food production chain in the country, has been avoided through action in Congress.

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Iowa Mennonite School Students Participate in Interterm Week

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Students at Iowa Mennonite School left the classroom, and in some cases left the state, this week.

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Workshop for the Blind Offered

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Department for the Blind is hosting a vision loss resource fair in Muscatine on April 10th from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the New Hope United Methodist Church.

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Louisa County Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking Ceremony Tonight

Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

With twelve completed houses under their belt, Louisa County Habitat for Humanity is ready to start on number thirteen.

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Building Closed Due to Meth

Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 6:29 am

415 W. Madison St., Washington

415 W. Madison St., Washington

The building at 415 West Madison Street in Washington has been shut down due to unsafe levels of methamphetamine residues, following an executed search warrant on Monday.

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Zoning and Special Committee Discussed by Supervisors

Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 6:28 am

A discussion of zoning in Washington County dominated new business during the supervisor’s meeting Tuesday morning with Supervisor Stan Stoops stating that he intends to make a motion to rescind zoning.

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Special Assessment Policy Goes to Council Work Session

Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 6:27 am

Four residents of Washington, specifically South 12th Avenue, voiced their opinions against a special assessment to pay for work to redo the street.

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Washington County Towns Billed for Dispatch Services

Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 6:23 am

Towns that utilize Washington County’s dispatch services have received their bill for the coming year.

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Barn Quilt Donated to 4-H

Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 6:23 am

Kathy Ebert of Washington recently donated a barn quilt for the silent benefit auction at the state 4-H Gala.

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Mid-Prairie to Hire Behavior Specialist

Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 6:22 am

In addition to finding principals for some of the schools in the district, Mid-Prairie will look for someone to fill a newly created position.

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