Today’s Local News

House Fire Near Washington

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A house fire was reported east of Washington yesterday afternoon.

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River Levels Rise

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Iowa River levels at Columbus Junction

The Iowa River is now flooding in multiple locations.

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Seven Area Counties Placed On List

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Seven area counties have been designated as part of a Presidential Major Disaster Designation, John Whitaker, Iowa State Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency, announced. The designation has been issued for Jefferson County as the primary disaster area with the contiguous counties designated to the disaster area.

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DHS Accepts Mental Health Region’s Letter

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The area proposed mental health region’s letter of intent has been approved by the Department of Human Services, announced Washington County Supervisor Ron Bennett.

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Wet Spring Impacts CJ Speedway Season

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The wet spring led to almost a quarter of this year’s races in Columbus Junction to be cancelled.

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Riverside VFW Receives Grant

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A veterans organization in Riverside will receive funds from the city’s motel/hotel tax.

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Kalona Rotary Donates Proceeds from Omelet Breakfast

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Iowa Mennonite School will use a nearly $3,000 donation to improve their auditorium.

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Sequester Impacts Washington County Head Start

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The sequester impacts will be felt in Washington County this fall.

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Upgraded Field Guides Available

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The first weather-resistant pocket guides for farmers and crop advisors scouting fields and diagnosing crop problems are available.

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Yesterday’s Rain Causes River Levels to Rise

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:26 am

English River levels at Kalona

As of 5 a.m. today, the English River at Kalona is above flood stage.

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Severe Weather Yesterday

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Yesterday the KCII Severe Weather Action Team went into action twice.

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City Council to Hear Presentations on Meth, YMCA

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Two presentations will be given at tomorrow’s special session meeting of the Washington City Council.

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Work on Columbus Junction Levee Stalled

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Columbus Junction’s levee project may not be done by July 31st, the scheduled completion date.

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Garden Tour in Riverside Planned for This Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A chance to view some of the best gardens in the Riverside area is coming up this weekend.

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Keota Visioning Committee to Meet Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:21 am

An architect team will be at the Keota Visioning Committee’s meeting tonight.

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Washington 21-Year-Old Faces Multiple Charges, Eludes Authorities

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 6:28 am

Adam James Flake

A Washington man faces multiple charges after being pursued south bound on Gingko Avenue from Highway 92 by authorities Saturday night.

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Wellman Resident Charged After Wallet Found With Substance

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A man was charged after his wallet was found on a trail with a controlled substance in it.

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Brighton Man Faces Multiple Charges

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Jared James Reed

A Brighton man was arrested over the weekend after a two vehicle accident in the 3000th block of 220th Street, Ainsworth.

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Adult Summer Programs at the Library

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington Public Library now has registration open for its adult summer programs.

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Watershed Meeting to Focus on 28E Agreement

Posted: Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The final informational meeting dealing with the proposed English River watershed management coalition is scheduled for next month.

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