Today’s Local News

Upcoming Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Posted: Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The deadlines for shipping packages overseas for the holidays are getting close.

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Cherry Picker Strikes Washington Overpass

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 9:56 am

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Last night a vehicle driving northbound on North 2nd Avenue struck the railroad overpass.

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Multiple Reports Linked to Suspicious Male in Van

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 6:58 am

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on a subject or his vehicle.

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Several Agencies Involved in Catching Suspected Mobile Meth Lab

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Multiple agencies cooperated in the investigation and pursuit that led to the arrest of three people in Washington this week for manufacturing methamphetamine.

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County Debt Stands at $15.3 Million

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A Washington County official is shedding some light on the debt figures released by the Iowa Treasury.

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52 Groups Receive Grants through Riverboat Foundation

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation has named the winners of their fall 2012 competitive grants.

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Washington High School Prepares for Dance Marathon

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington High School’s annual Dance Marathon is Saturday night.

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Christmas in Kalona

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Kalona will hold their annual Christmas celebration tomorrow, but it may look a little different than years past.

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Brighton Holiday Event to Benefit City

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

An event in Brighton this weekend has a goal of getting the community in the holiday spirit.

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Names and Charges Released in Downtown Washington Mobile Meth Bust

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am
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The names of three people arrested and the charges against them are now released after a drug task force interrupted the manufacture of methamphetamine in downtown Washington.

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Two Fairfield Schools Go Into Lock-down

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Two Fairfield schools went through level 1 lock-down procedures yesterday.

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Three Washington County Residents Jailed Following Fight

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Three men were arrested yesterday after an early morning brawl.

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Washington City Council Introduces Cafe Ordinance

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council has begun the process of creating a new ordinance to allow outdoor seating areas for restaurants.  

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Grassley Weighs in on Threat of Fiscal Cliff

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Senator Chuck Grassley says letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire and letting the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effect, as is, will lead to a number of negative consequences.

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Kalona Gets Extension on Preferred Risk Policy Rates

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Those outside the 100-year floodplain in Kalona will have more time to secure flood insurance.

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Washington’s Alternative High School Conferences and a Special Project

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Most Washington Community School District schools had already completed parent-teacher conferences by last month—except the Assure Center, which is the alternative high school.

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Kalona Man Places 1st in Iowa Cyclocross Championships

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:21 am

A Kalona native won gold at last weekends 2012 Iowa Cyclocross Championships.

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Rolling Meth Lab Seized in Downtown Washington

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 1:24 pm
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A drug task force and other agencies seized a rolling methamphetamine lab and arrested two people in downtown Washington this afternoon.

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County Reevaluates Estimated Payoff Date for TIF District

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard the status of their TIF district at today’s meeting.

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Police Continue Investigation; Seek Information from Public

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington Police Department is continuing an investigation into an armed robbery, but they are not ready to release more information.

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