Today’s Local News

Ice Fishing Locally

Posted: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:23 am

While there aren’t many big lakes in the area, there are plenty of fishing holes to keep local anglers busy this winter.

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Two Workshops for Manure Applicators

Posted: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

Washington County Extension Office has two programs coming up for continuing education for manure applicators.  

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Barn Fire North of Columbus Junction

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 4:05 pm
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Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in rural Louisa County this afternoon.

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Effects of Winter Storm Still Linger

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 8:50 am

The winter weather Wednesday led to multiple mishaps on area roads the past few days.

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Water and Sewer Rates to Increase

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:25 am

City of Washington residents might have another increase to their water and sewer bill starting in the summer.  

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Washington Supervisors Accepting Public Input on Zoning

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is accepting comments on the zoning ordinance from the community.

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Allowable Growth Legislation Passes State Senate

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Senate has voted to approve a measure that sets allowable growth for schools in the state at 4%.

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New State Senator Highlights Driving

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:22 am

The State Senator whose district covers the southern part of Washington County wants to draw attention to young drivers in a new bill introduced to the state legislature.

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911 Calls Down in 2012

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:22 am

The number of calls made to 911 dropped for the second year in a row in 2012.

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Washington High School Choir Members’ Travels

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:22 am

Students in Washington High School choir have been busy traveling and performing, and they have more traveling plans.

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Road Conditions Remain Poor

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 6:25 am
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Snow received during yesterday’s winter storm continued to be an issue last night.

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City Maintenance and Construction Needs Big Equipment Replacements

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 6:24 am

As the Washington City Council puts together the budget for next year, they may take on two big equipment needs.

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DeGeest Selected as 8th Judicial District Judge

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 6:23 am

The 8th Judicial District Judge position has been filled.

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September 11 and War Memorial Photos on Display

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 6:23 am

Two Washington residents have installed their original photography from a recent trip to Washington DC.

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Daffodil Fundraiser Begins

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 6:22 am

For those looking ahead to spring, Daffodil Days may help you get through the last few months of winter.

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SEMCO Accepts Wood and Offers Free Wood-Chips

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

The landfill where Washington’s solid waste is disposed is accepting scrap wood.

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Winter Storm Passes Through Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 9:50 am
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Washington County Maintenance Superintendent JP Van Sickle says the blustery weather is making plowing ineffective.

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Zoning Discussion Continues

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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Zoning was again the focal point of this week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Winter Weather Follows Record Breaking Warm Weather

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Warm air being pulled from the south is to thank for the record breaking temperatures yesterday.

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City Council Budget Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council is working on more details of the city’s annual budget tonight.  

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