Today's Local News

Absentee Ballots Available for Special Election at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Absentee ballots are available for the Mid-Prairie September 14th special election to extend the Physical Plant Equipment Levee, which covers expenditures over $600 from the general fund.

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“Responsible Gambling Week” At Riverside Casino And Resort

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Riverside Casino and Resort says it’s promoting responsible gambling and working to identify customers that gamble to much or have an addiction.

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Tommy Castro Band In Fairfield For Washington Area Resident

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Tommy Castro Band is performing a special concert in honor of a local man’s birthday.

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Washington School District’s “New Family Registration Day”

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:20 am

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Today Washington Community Schools are holding a registration day for families that are new to the district from 10 am to 6 pm.

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Monthly Caregivers Support Group Focuses On Important People: Caregivers

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Southeast Iowa caregivers are encouraged to take advantage of a local group that offers assistance for those who spend their time helping others.

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July Gas Prices In Iowa Higher Than This Time Last Year, Still Beats National Average

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Office of Energy Independence reports that gas prices last month were higher than July of 2009, but still beat the national average by a few cents.

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Muscatine’s “Mad Creek Mudcats” Performing at Washington’s “Thursday Night Live”

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Mad Creek Mudcats are the main event at this week’s Thursday Night Live in Washington’s Central Park.

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New Staff at IMS

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Iowa Mennonite School has hired three new teachers to join their staff this year.  

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Washington County Board Of Supervisors This Week

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Tomorrow at 9:30am the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session.

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City Wide Garage Sale in Riverside this Week

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The City of Riverside is having their Annual City-Wide Garage Sales this weekend.  Maps for the sales are available at Kum & Go, Casey’s, the Riverside Travel Mart and People’s Trust and Savings Bank.  The event is set for Saturday, August 14th from 8am to 2pm in Riverside.  For questions or to register, contact Amber Day at 648-5067.

Washington Community School Board Meeting Wednesday

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday.  Agenda items include approving bids for the school system’s fuel and dairy needs, further discussions of board and superintendent goals, and legislative priorities for the district.

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July Rainfall Far Less than June, Still Above Average

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:03 am

Rainfall in Washington County in July was approximately half that of June, but still more than three and a half inches above normal, with a final total of 7.82 inches.

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Ginkgo Avenue near Wellman to Close for Repairs

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:02 am

The Washington County Engineer’s Office announced they will be closing County Highway W38 or Ginkgo Avenue to thru traffic between 170th and 180th Streets, four miles south of Wellman for the replacement of a bridge with a box culvert.

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Washington Community School Board Agenda Items

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:01 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday.

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Conservation Station to Stop at Running Wild

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Iowa Learning Farm is traveling across Iowa with their new Conservation Station, a mobile learning center that encourages Iowans to help protect and improve soil and water quality.

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“Leading Ladies” This Weekend At The Washington Community Theater

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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“The Harp Players” are performing today at the Washington Community Theater.

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Iowa’s Wet, Then Hot And Humid Weather’s Effect On Gardens

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Washington County had near record breaking rainfall in June, followed by a hot and humid July.

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Southeast Iowa Landowners and Farmers Asked To Enroll To Conservation Reserve Program

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking southeast Iowa farmers and landowners to  enroll unused portions of their land to the Conservation Reserve Program that begins Monday.

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Public Forum On Accountability and Transparency To Be Held In Washington

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:22 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz will be in Washington on Tuesday, August 17th at 9 am to hold a public forum on accountability and transparency in state government.

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Senior Health Fair Committee Meeting Monday

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington Senior Health Fair Committee is meeting Monday at Noon in Washington County Hospital and Clinics’ Education Room.

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