Today's Local News

Board of Supervisors Hearing Quarterly Reports

Posted: Sunday, July 17th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are planning on hearing quarterly reports as part of their meeting this week.  

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Washington County Fair Preview

Posted: Sunday, July 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Fair kicks off this afternoon.  

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Wapello Residents See Hike in Water Rates

Posted: Sunday, July 17th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Wapello residents will see a higher water bill next month as the town’s city council declined to waive the automatic annual increases.  

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Dangerously Hot and Humid

Posted: Sunday, July 17th, 2011 at 6:18 am


It will be dangerously hot and humid through this week with max temperatures in the low to mid 90s and lows in the 70s.

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Henry County Accident Injures One

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:31 am


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A two vehicle accident in Henry County has resulted in one person going to the hospital.  

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Local Students Receive Honor

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Area college students have received recognition for their course work.  

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Local Pastor Conducting Last Service Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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A Washington Pastor is preparing to hold his last service tomorrow.  

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Final Livestock Judging Event Coming Up

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Several opportunities have been given for area 4-H and FFA members to participate in livestock judging events prior to this year’s Washington County Fair.  

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Style Revue Part of County Fair This Weekend

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am

A style revue is being held as part of the Washington County Fair this year.  

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Senator Harkin Aide Hears Concerns

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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An aide to Senator Harkin visited the area yesterday and heard concerns from different business owners.  

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No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Fairfield Man

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Police say they don’t suspect foul play in the death of a Fairfield man.  

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Red Cross Encourages More Washington County Donors

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The American Red Cross says there is an extreme need for blood donations in the region.  

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Iowa River Trail Dedication Date Set

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Registrations are being accepted for the first official float trip on the Iowa River Water Trail.  

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Record Temperature Set Years Ago Not Going Away

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The hottest temperature ever recorded in Washington that was set today in 1936 will not be broken any time soon.  

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Harkin Staff to Visit Washington Today

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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An aide to a lawmaker is focusing on southeast Iowa today as a top aide to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will be visiting Washington.

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Two Arrested in Kalona Meth Case

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Authorities have arrested two Kalona residents for their involvement in methamphetamine manufacturing.  

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Communications Night Successful

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County 4-H held their annual Communications Night recently where many gave educational and extemporaneous speeches.  

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Accident Damages Farm Equipment in Henry County

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:24 am

A two vehicle accident in Henry County shuts down U.S. Highway 218.  

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Columbus Junction Seeks New Plan to Improve Sidewalks

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Columbus Junction officials want to improve the sidewalks in their town, but one says a new plan is necessary to do so.  

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Alumni Steer Show at the Washington County Fair

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The third annual Alumni Steer Show will be part of the Washington County Fair next week.  

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