Today's Local News

Washington School Board May Look for Other Ways to Pay for Boiler

Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am

After a month of reflection and feedback from the community, the Washington School Board may decide not to go forward with a bond issue.

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Alive After 5 Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Chamber’s next Alive After 5 will be held this today at the Chamber office from 5 to 7 p.m.

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WACO Officially Selects New Superintendent

Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:23 am

WACO School District formally announced the hiring of a new superintendent at last night’s school board meeting.

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Students in Washington County Participating in Wellness Program

Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

While adults in the county are busy with the Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge, the county’s students are as well.

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Washington High School Students Explore GMO’s

Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

What do you know about biotechnology and genetically modified food? Science students at Washington High School want to find out.  

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Main Street Washington Launces New Website

Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Main Street Washington has launched its new website at www.mainstreetwashington.org.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Lynn Fisher, co-chair of the Washington County Obesity Prevention Task Force, talks about the Healthy Community Coalition Showcase held last week in Washington.

February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse Saturday to hear from their constituents.

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Discussion on Mental Health Redesign Expected for Tomorrows Washington County Board Meeting

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

At tomorrow’s meeting the Washington County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution that establishes the intent to join a Mental Health and Disability Services Division, or MHDS, region.

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Mid-Prairie Committee to Update Long Range Facility Plan, Consider Bond Issue

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie’s citizen committee will meet later this month to re prioritize the long range facility plan.

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Fire Risks Change With the Season

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Winter brings special challenges to area firefighters.

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Recycling Bin Replacements Available in Washington

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The City of Washington is offering free recycling bins.

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Washington County Extension Offers Testing Help

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Extension Office is offering a commercial pesticide applicator test training course Monday, March 11th.

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February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse yesterday to hear from their constituents.

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Washington County Courthouse Safety

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With the shooting earlier this week at the courthouse in NewCastle County, Delaware, many local governments are examining their security procedures.

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Washington County Board’s Request for Dismissal Denied

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A hearing on the Washington County Board of Supervisors motion to dismiss a lawsuit was held yesterday.

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Washington’s High Speed Chase Policy

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A high speed chase through at least 3 counties in the Des Moines Metro area early Thursday morning resulted in the death of the driver fleeing authorities, and the recovery of a missing child.

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Local Animal Shelter Offering Low-Cost Microchipping

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

In an effort to make the area’s pets easier to identify, the local animal shelter is offering low-cost microchipping this weekend.

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Celestial Activity Provides Learning Opportunity

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

In an unusual news day, the world woke yesterday to two remarkable events, both involving celestial objects.

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Wellman Budget Hearing Set

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Wellman is nearly done with the next fiscal year’s budget.

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