Today’s Local News

Time for Spring Garden Clean-up

Posted: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Spring is upon us, and that means it’s finally time to head into the garden.

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Riverboat Foundation to Discuss Applications

Posted: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

A special work session of the Washington County Riverboat Foundation will be held tomorrow evening beginning at 5:55 p.m.

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Wellman Elementary’s Formative Assessment Group

Posted: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

Over this school year a grant has helped a group of teachers at Wellman Elementary monitor, assess, and shape instruction around the progress of their students.

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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:29 am

Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at 5-percent from the month of January to February.

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PAWS & More Works to Reduce Number of Feral Cats

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:25 am

PAWS & More, the Washington animal shelter, is hoping to spay 50 cats in 50 days now through April 30.

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Richmond and Rubio on Agenda

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:24 am

Resolutions regarding the Richmond and Rubio sanitary sewer systems will be discussed at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. at their regular scheduled meeting.

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Funding Levels for Iowa’s Schools Still Uncertain

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:23 am

While school’s try to set up their budgets for next school year, they’re still unsure how much state funding they’ll receive.

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Medicare Seminar Offered

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:23 am

“Welcome to Medicare” a two-hour seminar offered by the Washington County Hospital and Clinics SHIIP counselors will be held in two weeks on April 15th from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Kalona Survey to be Finalized this Week

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:22 am

Input is being sought this week on a community survey that will attempt to gauge the public’s interest in a shared building between Kalona and Mid-Prairie School District.

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Dog Project Available for 4-H

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:22 am

A dog project is being offered to local 4-H’ers and an informational meeting will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the extension office.

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Students at Iowa Mennonite School Invite Friends to Class

Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6:21 am

Iowa Mennonite School is offering a special opportunity to its students on April Fools Day.

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Heaton Receives Hoover Award

Posted: Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 6:28 am

State Representative Dave Heaton, a Republican from Mt. Pleasant, has been awarded the annual Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch.

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Kalona Survey to be Finalized this Week

Posted: Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 6:24 am

Input is being sought this week on a community survey that will attempt to gauge the public’s interest in a shared building between Kalona and Mid-Prairie School District.

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Riverside City Hall Struck by Truck

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:28 am

Larry Simon

At approximately 1:55 yesterday morning it was reported that a truck allegedly hit Riverside City Hall and a male subject got out of the vehicle but then left the scene.

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Man Wanted on Out of State Warrants Arrested

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Moises Garcia

A 26-year-old man of Jupiter, Florida was arrested in Washington Thursday morning.

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Demon Dash Just Around the Corner

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The fifth annual Demon Dash will be held a week from today at the Washington high school.

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Drought Conditions Lift in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Iowa is beginning to see some relief from a drought that began last summer.

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Extension and Outreach Week

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Extension and Outreach Week will be celebrated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach next week, March 24th through 30th.

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Winter Utilities Moratorium Ends Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s winter energy service protection program that began in November ends next week.

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Washington Native Leads ISU Club

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Jordan Vittetoe of Washington, a junior at Iowa State University, recently served as the master of ceremonies as president of the Agricultural Business Club at its annual banquet in Ames.

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