Today's Local News

Dispose of old Medication in Keokuk County Today

Posted: Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Keokuk County organizations are teaming up to help dispose of old, unwanted and expired medications this weekend.

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Lincoln School’s Hosting First Family Night of the Year

Posted: Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Lincoln’s first Family Night is fast approaching.

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Keota School District Looking at Finances

Posted: Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Keota Community School District Board of education met on Thursday and one of their main focuses was on finances. Superintendent Mark Schneider says business manager Cindy Stagee reviewed with the board the current state of the district saying that Keota along with other school districts was hit hard last year in the state budget cut. He says she also told the board about some of the things that the district has been trying to do to become more efficient. Schneider says the board also discussed the education jobs fund, taking a wait and see approach if they needed the money later in the year.

Washington County Extension Hosting Fumigation Continuing Instructional Course

Posted: Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Extension is hosting a Fumigation Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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Columbus Junction City Council Meeting focuses on Police

Posted: Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The City of Columbus Junction hired a new police officer during their regular session on Wednesday.

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Highway 218 Crash Update

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:32 am


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The Iowa State Patrol has released the name of a passenger killed in vehicle crash Tuesday night.

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Heat Your Home Safely this Winter

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Iowa Utilities Board is reminding consumers to stay safe when heating your home this season.

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Four 1 Act Plays Put on by WHS this Weekend

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington High School is putting on a set of four 1 act plays this weekend for their fall production.

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Disney Theme Highlights Sound of Washington Concert Next Week

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Sound of Washington is putting on a freewill donation concert next week.

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Mid – Prairie FFA Receives National Award

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Mid Prairie FFA Chapter in Wellman was recently selected as a 3 Star chapter for the National Chapter Award Program.

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Environmental Poetry and Art Contest Deadline December 1st

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Iowa DNR and IOWATER are encouraging Iowa students to submit their artwork and poetry to the annual River of Words contest by Dec. 1st.

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Way Off Broadway Presenting the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Way off Broadway is bringing their fall musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee starting tonight.

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Kalona Playground Fundraiser on Tuesday

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Kalona Elementary playground committee is holding a meal to raise funds for the final phase of the playground improvement project Tuesday Nov. 16.

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Highway 218 Crash Update

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 10:39 am

The Iowa State Patrol has released the name of a passenger killed in vehicle crash Tuesday night.

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Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Sent to Hospital

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 6:31 am


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The Iowa State Patrol reports a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy was sent to the hospital after a deer and squad car accident.

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Veteran’s Day Activities Today in Washington

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Veteran’s Day activities kick off this morning with a free breakfast buffet for Veterans and their caretakers at the Washington Hy-Vee beginning at 5:00.

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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Child Injury Waivers are Not Enforceable

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a family who sued the University of Northern Iowa after their child was injured on a field trip saying the waiver they signed was against public policy.

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Sacred Symbols in Christian Art Program at Washington Public Library

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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The Washington Public Library is presenting a Sacred Symbols in Christian Art program.

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Ainsworth Veterans Day Dinner Tonight

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Ainsworth American Legion Post 351 is sponsoring their annual Veterans Day dinner tonight.

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics Offering a Lactation Clinic

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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A Lactation Clinic is now being offered in the Obstetrics Department at Washington County Hospital and Clinics every Wednesday from 8am to 4pm for anyone who has delivered at WCHC or has questions about breastfeeding. The clinic will provide weight and hearing checks, biliscans and support for the mothers, as well as instructions and techniques to help master breastfeeding. Registered Nurse in the Obstetrics Department Arnel Baughman is running the clinic. Appointments can be made by calling 653-6343.