Today’s Local News

Washington Economic Development Group Encourages Local Citizens to Get Involved

Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) is reminding local citizens of the possibility to serve on appointed state commissions.

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Kalona Prepares for Phase 2 of Baseball Field Renovation

Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Thanks to the help of some grants the City of Kalona will be making improvements around town.

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Washington County to Host Master Gardener Training

Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Washington County has been chosen by the Iowa State University extension as one of 16 host sites for master gardener winter training in 2013.

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Washington School Board Approves Calendar

Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Washington School Board approved the SIAC Calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Poor Road Conditions Continue to Cause Problems

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 9:20 am

Poor road conditions continue to cause problems a week after a blizzard passed through the area.

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Investigation Uncovers Cause of Crash on US 34

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 9:19 am

Information has been released on a two vehicle accident that occurred after last weeks winter weather.

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Sheriff Dunbar Goes Over Jail Protocol

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

With an inmate death in recent weeks, a local official shares what staff at Washington County Jail does to attempt to keep the incarcerated safe.

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Technology Helps Area Student Athletes with Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

From new contact rules in the NFL to enhanced protective equipment, concussions have resulted in a lot of changes to sports, and those changes have come to Washington County.

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Former Wapello City Clerk Recieves $25,000 in Damages

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The City of Wapello will have to pay $25,000 in damages to a former City Clerk.

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Christmas Tree Disposal

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

With the 2012 Christmas Holiday behind us, some are left wondering how to dispose of their live Christmas tree.

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Grassley Hopeful for Wind Energy Tax Credit Extension

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The window for extending the Wind Energy Tax Credit seems to be closing, but supporters are still hopeful.

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HyVee Hosts Blood Drive

Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Washington HyVee is hosting a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center this afternoon.

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Washington School Board Preparing for Evaluations

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington Community School District Board is preparing for its annual evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgenson.

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Kalona Chamber Receives Funds for New Tour Bus

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

One of the biggest tourist draws in the area will soon be welcoming a new addition.

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Reasons Behind Lower Gas Prices

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A local gas station owner is providing some reasons for why gas prices have dropped.

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Temple Graduates Military Training

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Army Private Nicholas A. Temple has graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Brighton Receives Requested Audit

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Auditor of State has released the audit of a Washington County city.

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Kirkwood to Offer free Classes to Learn English

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Kirkwood Washington Center has an upcoming free course to teach basics of the English language for non-native speakers.  Kirkwood-Washington Director Tera Pickens writes that the class will be taught by a local resident: Isabella Santoro.

The class is meant for adults from all language backgrounds and abilities.  It begins in about a month at the start of Kirkwood’s Spring Semester.  There is a level-one English literacy class, and a level two English class.  They will be meeting Mondays and Wednesday evenings. Registration is required.

Candlelight Vigil Brings Community Together

Posted: Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Community members braved the cold last night for a candlelight vigil at a local elementary school.

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County and City Offices Holiday Closures

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Many government offices are either closed today or will be closing early due to tomorrow’s holiday.

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