Today’s Local News

Hog Barn Blaze Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 6:27 am

A report of a hog finishing barn belonging to John Gent at 2010 180th Street, Wellman, was received at approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday night by the Washington County Communications Center.

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County Drill to be Held by Emergency Committee

Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 6:26 am

A county wide drill is tentatively scheduled for October 12th, as discussed at Friday’s Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting.

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National Administrative Professionals Day Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 6:26 am

Tomorrow is National Administrative Professionals Day, the third day of National Administrative Professionals Week.

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Louisa County World Record Authenticated

Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The world record broken at the 2012 Louisa County Fair is now official.

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Supervisors to Discuss RUSS Today

Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will discuss RUSS regarding possible actions and alternatives concerning the Richmond and Rubio projects.

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Iowa Mennonite School’s Culinary Arts Class Exhibitions

Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Local residents have had opportunities to sample dishes from other cultures, thanks to a group of students at Iowa Mennonite School.

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Cole Crops Hardy Enough to Survive Frost

Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 6:21 am

Fear of a late frost may have some in the area waiting to start their garden, but those who are eager to begin have some options.

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Fire at Hog Finishing Barn

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 11:47 am

A report of a fire at a hog finishing barn belonging to John Gent at 2010 180th Street, Wellman, was received at approximately 9:45 p.m. last night by the Washington County Communications Center.

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Rededication at the Readiness Center

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:30 am
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A rededication ceremony was held yesterday at the Washington Readiness Center by the Iowa National Guard.

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River Levels Update

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:28 am

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English River, south of Riverside. Aerial photo courtesy of Ed Raber.


River levels at Kalona.

The English River at Kalona has fallen below flood stage over the weekend.

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Sidewalk Cafe Approved

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:26 am

Dodici’s sidewalk café application was approved at the Washington City Council meeting last week.

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Surcharges May Be Equalized

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:25 am

Currently, in Iowa, cell phones are charged 65-cents each month for 911 services, such as telecommunicators and dispatch services.

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Riverside to Expand Urban Renewal Area

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Riverside Urban Renewal Area will be expanded to include the city’s downtown.

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Southeastern Iowa Hunters Show Support for DNR Program

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Last fall over 200 deer were processed at a local business and sent to Iowa’s food banks.

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Marek Awarded

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Ten high school seniors across the state pursuing degrees in an agriculture field were selected for $1,500 scholarships from the Iowa Soybean Association.

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Kalona Library To Hold Open House for Volunteers

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

During this National Volunteer Week, the Kalona Library will recognize those who donate their time and energy to the organization.

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Hydrant Flushing Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 6:27 am

Flushing of fire hydrants will begin tomorrow in Washington, announced the City of Washington Maintenance and Construction Department.

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Southeastern Iowa Hunters Show Support for DNR Program

Posted: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 6:24 am

Last fall over 200 deer were processed at a local business and sent to Iowa’s food banks.

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Flooding Continues in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:30 am

As of 11 a.m. today, the English River at Kalona has water at 18.7 feet, flood stage for the area is 14 feet.

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Washington County Included in Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:29 am

The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for five counties in Iowa, including Washington.

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