Today’s Local News

Grassley Believes Immigration Reform Will Come Up Soon

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley spoke believes that immigration reform may see some movement in the near future.

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Fairfield Murder Trial to Continue Monday

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The trial of a man accused of murder has begun in Jefferson County.

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Business Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Custom Impressions & Un-Wired celebrated its 10th anniversary at Alive After 5 on Tuesday evening.

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Third Annual Wellness Expo Tomorrow in Kalona

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:22 am

An expo focused on healthy living is being held in Kalona tomorrow.

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Louisa County Youth Center Project Receives Substantial Grant

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Louisa County Fair Youth Center has received a funding boost from the Community Attraction and Tourism Committee.

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Flood Warning for English River at Kalona

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Flooding of English River at Kalona

The English River at Kalona is above flood stage.

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School Board Takes Next Step in Acquiring Boiler System

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:27 am
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Last night, the Washington Community School Board approved the drafting of plans and specs for a new boiler system in the East Wing at the High School.

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Planning and Zoning Commission and Supervisors to Convene for Work Session

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Planning and Zoning Commission has asked that members of the board of supervisors join them for their next work session to be held a week from today, April 18th, at 6 p.m. at the library.

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Entrants Sought for 5k in Two Days

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A 5k to raise money in an effort to take part in the Million Dollar Marathon to raise money for cancer research is being held in downtown Washington this Saturday.

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Mid-Prairie Sends Waiver Request to Department of Education

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A waiver request discussed at Monday’s Mid-Prairie School Board meeting is being sent to the state’s Department of Education.

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Kalona Historical Village Utilizes Assessment Program

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Historical Village was recently evaluated.

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Home Improvement Grants Available in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Residents of Kalona that meet certain requirements may be able to obtain forgivable loans to make improvements to their home.

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Flood Warnings Issued for Skunk, English

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:29 am

A flood warning was issued last night for the North Skunk River near Sigourney until Friday morning.

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Supervisors Delay Response to RUSS

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The RUSS board requested an answer by today regarding continuing or halting the work regarding the Richmond and Rubio sanitary sewer system projects.

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Audit For County Released

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Washington County had local tax revenue of $33,332,035 for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2012, which included $1,107,388 in tax credits from the state, according to a report released from the State Auditor yesterday.

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Conservation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:24 am

This year the Washington County Conservation Board is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving Washington County.

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Branch of Americorps Working in Louisa County

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A national community service organization currently has a group stationed in Louisa County.

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Project to Begin on Underwood Avenue Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Beginning Monday, April 15th, portions of Underwood Avenue will be closed for construction.

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Motorists Reminded to be Mindful of Emergency Vehicles

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:22 am

While Iowa’s Move Over, Slow Down law focuses on emergency vehicles, one state trooper says its common courtesy to follow the same procedure with any vehicle on the side of the road.

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Coverage for Replanting Takes Effect Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Farmers may be waiting until tomorrow to plant corn, when they’ll be fully covered for a replant.

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