Today's Local News

Local Man is Awarded Scholarship

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

A local man has been awarded a $500 Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarship.

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Nearly $15,000 Refunded To Washington County In Third And Final Refund From Assurance Pool

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors has received its third and final refund of nearly $15,000 from the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool.

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Washington City Council Poised Remove East Washington 30 Mile Per Hour Speed Limit For DOT Recommended Increase

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:28 am


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Washington’s City Council will decide this evening whether to rescind the 30 mile per hour speed limit on East Washington Street.

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Washington County Public Health Offers Tips To Avoid Illness During 500 Million Egg Recall

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Positive salmonella tests have made two Iowa companies voluntarily recall 500 million eggs that were sent to more than 20 states across the county, but medical professionals say if cooked properly, even eggs with salmonella won’t make you sick.

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Local Family Holds Fundraiser for Pirkl Family

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:25 am

A local family is hosting a fundraiser for the Leslie Pirkl family of Iowa City.

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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Fall Grant Applications Available

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Applications are now available for Fall 2010 Washington County Riverboat Foundation grants.

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Fall Art Exhibit at IMS

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:23 am

The fall exhibit in the Iowa Mennonite School Art Gallery is having their opening night coming up.

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Washington County Barn Quilt Tour Announced

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:23 am

A tour of Washington County barn quilts is scheduled for October 1st.

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The Water Coolers coming to Fairfield’s Sondheim Center

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:21 am

Fairfield’s Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts Artist Series kicks off with The Water Coolers, a comedy troupe that highlights what we talk about at work.

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Washington Engineer Reports Multiple Problems, Deficiencies In Former Mills Feed Building Report

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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A report filed by Washington’s City Engineer says an unused building in the city “needs to be secured … to not allow entry” due to unsanitary conditions and other factors that could lead to it officially being designated as unsafe.

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Iowa GOP Attorney General Candidate Visits Washington, Says “Culture Of Corruption” Exists In Des Moines

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Brenna Findley, Iowa’s GOP candidate for Attorney General, says a “culture of corruption” exists in Des Moines, and it’s the attorney general’s job “to investigate and bring people to justice.”

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Conservation Board Presentation, Union Bargaining Representative Appointment At This Week’s Washington County Board Of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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

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Railroad Repairs to Close Spruce Avenue

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:25 am


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Railroad repair work is prompting the closure of a street just north of Washington.

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Washington County Task Force On Aging To Meet Thursday, September 9th

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Heritage Agency has created a task force to represent the interests of older persons residing in Washington County.

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IMS Fine Arts Series to Begin

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:23 am

This year’s Fine Arts Series at Iowa Mennonite School has been announced, and advance tickets are available for purchase by calling the school office.

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2010 Craft Festival Is Saturday, September 11th

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington’s 2010 Craft Festival is approaching.

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Community Concert at Washington United Methodist Church

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Youth Group MY LIFE is hosting a concert for the community at Washington United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 12th at 4:30pm in the church’s sanctuary.

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—Road Closure —

Posted: Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Spruce Ave north of Highway 92 will be closed for repairs to the railroad crossing beginning on August 31, 2010. The road closure is estimated to take 2 days

Iowa To Receive $84 Million, More Than A Quarter Of All New Federal Community Development Block Grants

Posted: Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Iowa more than $84 million in Community Development Block Grants to fund long-term recovery and prevention planning.

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Can’t Pay Power Bills? Call Your Utility Company

Posted: Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Iowa Utility Board says payment plans are available if you can’t pay summer bills.

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