Today’s Local News

CDL Regulations Require Self Certification

Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A compliance date for commercial driver’s license holders is approaching to meet medical self certification requirements and the Iowa Department of Transportation is reminding CDL holders of an online service to help them comply with regulations.

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One Hunter Safety Course Offered This Fall

Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Hunter Safety Class is being offered next month at the Conservation Education Center in Marr Park.

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WACO Foundation Now in Its Tenth Year

Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A group that provides additional funds for WACO Schools is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

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City Council to Discuss Service Agreements

Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Housing Task Force will present an update to the Washington City Council tomorrow night at their regular meeting, which will be held at the Washington Public Library at 6 p.m.

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Preperations to Begin This Year for US 61 Work

Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The first steps toward roadwork on US 61 in Louisa County will begin soon.

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Hearing for Letts Man Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A Louisa County man accused of fraud will have his disciplinary hearing tomorrow.

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Floral Contest At Fair

Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A Washington business has sponsored a contest at the Washington County fair.

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2013 Washington Fair Queen Crowned

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:28 am

Eleven Washington County girls competed last night for the title of 2013 Washington County Fair Queen and one was crowned.

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Sunscreen Advice

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Those outside should be applying and reapplying sunscreen says Danielle Pettit-Majewski, Director of Washington County Public Health.

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Washington County 4-H County Council Goes Green

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

This year the Washington County 4-H County Council has a theme: Go Green.

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Rate Increases in Kalona Could be Finalized Tonight

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Increases to water and sewer rates in Kalona are expected to be finalized tonight.

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Master Gardeners Work On Fairgrounds

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Area Master Gardeners planted more than 100 plants at the fairgrounds last week.

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Movie, Walk and Tech Highlighted At Library This Week

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington Public Library is hosting multiple activities this week.

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Mid-Prairie Board Considering Options for Bond Issue

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

With the potential for a bond issue next year, the Mid-Prairie School Board is evaluating their facility needs.

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2013 Washington County Fair Communications Results

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:19 am

Communications results:

The Washington County 4-H Communications Night was held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Fifty 4-H’ers gave educational presentations and seven participated in the extemporaneous speaking division.

Junior Winners
Lucas Kitchen of the Go-Getters 4-H Club received the Judge’s Choice Junior Presentation trophy from the Noon Kiwanis. Shae Lynn Becker of the 76 Progressives and Nate Lamansky of the Good Luck 4-H Club will represent Washington County at the State Fair for junior presentations.

Intermediate Winners

Washington County 4-H will send three intermediate 4-Hers to the State Fair. Katie Palmer and Hannah Van Roekel are from the Limecreek Limelights and Amanda Pfeifer of the Riverside Enterprisers. Van Roekel also received the Judge’s Choice trophy from Noon Kiwanis and VISA bank card from Federation Bank.

Senior Educational Presentation
Senior 4-Hers who competed with Educational Presentations include Megan Miller, Kaitlin Hora, Macy Marek, Lauren Carter, Spencer Becker, Maddie Hora, Logan Moeller, Jayse Horning, Mitchell Hora, John Burns, and Jonah Van Roekel. Megan Miller of the Riverside Ramblers earned the Judge’s Choice trophy and will represent Washington County at the State Fair with her presentation on Growing Giant Pumpkins.

Senior Extemporaneous Speaking
Lexi Marek and Maddie Hora of the Jackson Jets were selected to represent Washington in the Extemporaneous Speaking. Other senior participants included Lauren Carter, Mitchell Hora, Jonah Van Roekel, Kaitlin Hora and Macy Marek. Kaitlin Hora was selected as alternate

Washington County Fair Queen Results

Posted: Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

The results are in for the 2013 Washington Country Fair Queen contest.

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Keep Cool Without Raising Energy Bills

Posted: Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The Iowa Utilities Board is reminding customers of ways to lower summer energy costs while keeping cool.

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Rate Increases in Kalona Could be Finalized Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Increases to water and sewer rates in Kalona are expected to be finalized tomorrow night.

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Washington Accident Leads to Arrest

Posted: Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 8:46 am

An accident led to an arrest last night.

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RUSS, Richmond and Rubio Updates

Posted: Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A letter to update residents of Richmond and Rubio will be mailed next week said Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward at this week’s supervisors meeting.

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