Today's Local News

Winter Returns

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Washington County residents have a return to winter weather starting this weekend after a brief break from the cold.  

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Slow Down and Savor Washington Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Main Street Washington is hoping to bring the community together next weekend, while at the same time exhibiting what the downtown area has to offer.

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Kalona Receives Audit Report

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Kalona’s finances are in good shape according to a recent audit.

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Washington County Man Arrested for OWI

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 8:28 am

A drunken driver was found in the ditch yesterday evening.

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Christmas Cash Call Winner Named

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 8:10 am

After two months and plenty of qualifiers, we have the winner of our most recent contest.

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Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy has pled guilty to reckless driving.

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Last Chance to Have City Remove Christmas Trees

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The City of Washington’s Maintenance and Construction Department is winding down their annual collection of Christmas trees.  

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Riverboat Foundation Makes Grant Applications Available

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation has posted the application for spring competitive grants.

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School District Discusses Other Capital Needs

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington Community School District’s school buildings will need regular facility maintenance to keep them in useable condition.

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Kalona Chamber Offers Remedy for Cabin Fever

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:21 am

In an effort to give the community something to do during January, the Kalona Chamber of Commerce is holding a garage sale.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Washington County Treasurer Jeff Garrett gives some background on the REAL ID Act and what it means for those looking to apply for or renew their drivers license.

Rural Ottumwa Man Found with Henry County Runaway

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 7:56 am

A Henry County runaway has been located in Missouri and returned home.

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School Boiler System Will be Inspected; Board Wants Bond Vote for Replacement

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The Washington Community School District Board of Education has voted to replace an aging boiler at the high school with a new one.

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Washington County to Begin Issuing REAL ID Drivers Licenses and Identification Cards

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Beginning next week Washington County Treasury will begin issuing REAL ID drivers licenses.

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Washington Police Deal with Temporarily Fewer Staff

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington Police Department normally has ten full-time officers that rotate shifts, but they are short two officers.

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Kalona Looks to Form English River Watershed Group

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The City of Kalona will continue their partnership with the Iowa Flood Center as they work toward an English River watershed group.

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Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Day is Next Week

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington Fire Department is preparing for their annual event that in past years has brought out about 15-hundred residents.

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Keota Schools Celebrating Homecoming Week

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:22 am

This week, an area school continues their longstanding tradition of holding homecoming in the winter.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Today we talk with Washington High School Band Director Don Hughes about the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band auditions held recently in Fairfield.