Today's Local News

Preventing Food-borne Illness on Thanksgiving

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Health Inspector has some ideas for staying healthy during Thanksgiving.

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Local Government Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

A reminder that city offices are closed today for Thanksgiving.

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Washington to Purchase Recycling Dumpster for Downtown

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am
Bob Luke of Luke's Sanitation addresses the city council

Downtown Washington residents will soon have a large recycling dumpster available for their use.

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Thanksgiving Offers Opportunity to Assess Loved One’s Needs

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

As the family gathers for the Thanksgiving holiday, it may be a good time to assess the needs of older family members.

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Extra Traffic Control for Thanksgiving

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

With more motorists hitting the road for Thanksgiving, local law enforcement is taking part in a statewide effort to keep the roads safe before and after the holiday.

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Louisa County Habitat for Humanity’s Latest House Nearly Complete

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Louisa County Habitat for Humanity house going up in Columbus City is nearing completion.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Methamphetamine Bust

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 3:31 pm

A routine traffic stop today led to the arrest of a Fairfield man.

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Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Sexual Assault

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow inmate in Washington County Jail has been set.

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Annual Report Offers Insight into Washington School District

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 6:25 am

A range of numbers about the Washington Community School District are together in an annual report.

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Ministerial Association Holding Thanksgiving Church Service Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington Area Ministerial Association has their annual Thanksgiving service this evening.

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New Program for 4-H Targets Leadership

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 6:23 am

A few Washington County 4-H Members are taking part in a program that’s new this year.

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OC Community Church Holding Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 6:21 am

A Thanksgiving gathering is being held tomorrow for those who don’t have enough or wouldn’t have anyone to spend the afternoon with.

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KCII Food Drive Continues in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 6:20 am

KCII is holding another food drive today in Washington, in an effort to support local food shelves.

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Washington County Board Privately Discusses Lawsuit

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 10:31 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors discussed recent litigation in a closed door hearing following their meeting today.

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City Administrator Looks Ahead to Next Budget Year

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 6:25 am

According to the city administrator, the future of the city of Washington’s financial picture is looking good, but it faces challenges.  

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Washington Holiday Kickoff Included Shoppers and Carolers

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 6:24 am

An effort to get people in the holiday spirit included special events, live music, and Christmas carolers on Friday in Washington.  

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Caring Christmas Food Drive Heads to Sigourney

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

KCII will be in Sigourney today, collecting donations to fill up the Big Red Radio for local food shelves.

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Farm Bill Fate Remains Uncertain

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

One local farmer is displeased by how the federal government is handling the Farm Bill.

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Mid-Prairie Receives Honor for Advanced Placement Achievements

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie School District has been recognized for its achievements in Advance Placement classes.

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Washington Yard Waste Pickups End This Week.

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The City of Washington reminds residents that this week is the last scheduled week for yard waste pick-up and for the leaf-vac program for the season.  

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