Today’s Local News

Richmond BBQ Picnic Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 6:21 am

The newly refurbished bandstand in Richmond’s central park will be put to good use this weekend. A group of community members have organized the first Richmond BBQ Picnic, beginning tomorrow afternoon at 4, with Richland native John Nelson performing old time country music from 6 to 8pm. According to one of the organizers, Tom Duwa, they hope to make this an annual event.

The BBQ beef and pork will be provided. Those who attend are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Bringing a lawn chair, beverage and bug spray is also recommended.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the picnic will be moved to the Am Vets Club.

Two Inflow and Infiltration Issues Pinpointed

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:30 am

Tree roots block most of the sewer line in this photo. - Photo courtesy of the City of Washington

City Administrator Brent Hinson briefed the Washington City Council at their meeting last night regarding the progress of the investigation into inflow and infiltration issues.

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Washington Utility Rates to Increase July 1st

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Utility rates for garbage, water and sewer are set to increase beginning July 1st in the City of Washington.

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Riverboat Foundation’s Municipal Grants Awarded for 2nd Quarter

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation has awarded nearly $225,000 for its 2013 second quarter municipal grants.

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Burst Your Thirst Registration Open

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The fourth annual hydration challenge, part of Live Healthy Iowa, began this week.

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Man Turns Himself In

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Richard Dean Downs

Tuesday afternoon, at 4:56 p.m. a 53-year-old Crawfordsville man turned himself in at the jail on a warrant.

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Planning and Design Underway for Hills’ Water Supply Network

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The City of Hills is currently in the planning and design stages for a big project they intend to begin next spring.

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State Requires Whooping Cough Immunization

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Previously among ten other states without requirements for pertussis vaccines, Iowa is now catching up with the rest of the nation.

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Artifact Show This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 6:21 am

North American artifacts dating back to 11,000 BC to colonization will be available for viewing this weekend.

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Washington Man Arrested on Drug Charges, Incendiary Device

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 8:08 am

John Edward Walling Jr.

A 35-year-old Washington man has been arrested on multiple charges.

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High Speed Chase Ends in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:29 am

A high speed chase that began in Johnson County ended in Washington County early Sunday morning.

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School Board Approves Boiler Bid

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:29 am

The Washington Community School Board approved a bid for the boiler replacement project.

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Man Arrested For Meth Charge

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Donald J. Boileau

A Washington man has been arrested for meth related offenses.

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Wellman Increases Natural Gas Rate

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A natural gas rate increase will take effect July 1st in Wellman.

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Separation Distance Waiver Approved

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A waiver of enforcement of separation distance was granted by the Washington County Supervisors at their meeting yesterday morning.

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Soybean Planting Behind Average

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:24 am

While still behind years past, soybean planting in southeast Iowa saw a lot of progress over the last few weeks.

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Changes to Kalona’s Burning Rules Coming

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

New rules for burning within city limits were approved at Kalona’s City Council meeting Monday.

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Relay Raises $92,000

Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 6:28 am

Washington’s Relay for Life event was held Saturday, 18 teams and 95 survivors took part in the event.

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Three Area 4-H’ers Named to State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Three area senior 4-H’ers will be representing Washington County at the Iowa State Fair this year.

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Crosset Awarded By Alzheimer’s Association

Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Alzheimer’s Association of East Central Iowa Chapter has announced its Mission Awards Recipients and one was awarded for work in the Washington area.

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