Today's Local News

Meeting on Mental Health Redesign Tomorrow at Library

Posted: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With big changes caused by the 2012 Mental Health & Disability Services Redesign, a meeting is being held to start a dialogue on what those changes mean.

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Firemen Prepare for Wednesday’s Pancake Day

Posted: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:24 am
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The Washington Fire Department has been preparing for tomorrow’s Annual Pancake Day.

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Downtown Businesses See Benefits of Local Shopping

Posted: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Judging by responses, Downtown Washington businesses benefited from a shop local mentality this holiday season.

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Additions Being Made to Mid-Prairie’s Wall of Fame

Posted: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Members of the community that have made big impacts on the district will be added to Mid-Prairie’s Wall of Fame tonight.

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Ainsworth 4-H’er Awarded Heifers from Cattlemen

Posted: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am
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A Washington County 4-H member is the recipient of three bred heifers through the Iowa Foundation Heifer Program.  

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Lynn Fisher with the Washington County Obesity Prevention Task Force talks about the Community Garden program they’re starting this spring.

Edwards Trial Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow inmate in Washington County Jail is set to begin tomorrow.

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More Discussion on Richmond Lagoon Project Expected

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Continued discussion on the situation in Richmond is expected at tomorrow’s Washington County board meeting.

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‘Alive After Fives’ Include Service Group and Service Day

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Among the upcoming Washington Chamber of Commerce ‘Alive After Five’ events are a service club this week and a highlight of a day of service next week.  

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City’s Special Assessment Taxes to be Reviewed

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Council plans to examine the city’s special assessments.  

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Community Gardens Program to Begin this Spring

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Obesity Prevention Task Force will start incorporating nutrition and gardening education into elementary curriculum’s this spring.

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Drought Persists Through Winter

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The National Weather Service says drought conditions have changed very little over the last month.  

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More Discussion on Richmond Lagoon Project Expected

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Continued discussion on the situation in Richmond is expected at Tuesday’s Washington County board meeting.

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Change to Washington’s Construction Fees

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Fees for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical construction in Washington would change under a new fee schedule drafted for the city council to consider.

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Soybean Association Ambassador Team Includes Local Farmer

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Among the 21 Iowa Soybean Association Farm and Food Ambassador Team members is a farmer from Keota.

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IMS Holding Halftime Activities for Area Youth

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Iowa Mennonite School is offering area youth a unique chance to play basketball in front of a big crowd.

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Caregivers Support Group Meets

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A monthly caregiver’s support group will meet Thursday in Washington.

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Shed Fire in Rural Washington County

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Local fire departments were called to a shed fire this evening.

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Legislators Prepare for Session

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Iowa state legislature starts the 2013 session on Monday.

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City Could Strengthen Bill Late-Payment Rules

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington might decide to get tougher about timely payments for water bills.

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