Today's Local News

News Update: Washington House Fire

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 5:22 pm


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At approximately 8:00 A.M. today the Washington Fire Department received a report of a house fire at 1600 Country Club Road in Washington, the Robert and Krista Gaal residence.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are talking about the budget during their meeting this week.  

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 6:28 am

Today is National Peace Officer Memorial Day and in the Washington County area, a few officers have lost their lives in the line of duty.  

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Iowa Mennonite School Graduation Day Set

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Iowa Mennonite School is celebrating their 64th commencement ceremony this year.  

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Relay for Life Fundraiser in Kalona Today

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Relay for Life “Team Jenna” is inviting kids of all ages to the Kalona City Park today to raise funds for cancer research.

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Postal Food Drive Today

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Washington letter carriers are participating in their annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive today.  

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Plant It Pink Program

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The American Cancer Society has launched their annual campaign against breast cancer called “Plant It Pink.”  

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4-H One Mile and 5K Run Planned

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Washington County 4-H is getting ready to host their one mile & 5k run.  

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Ticks & Lyme Disease

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa Department of Public Health says now is the time of year when ticks and Lyme disease are on the rise.  

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Emergency Medical Services Week

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Governor Terry Branstad has declared next week as Emergency Medical Services Week.  

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Highland High School Annual Can Drive Today

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Each year an area high school goes “green” to raise money for their fine arts department.  

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Corn Country Cruisers Kickoff 2011 Season

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Auto enthusiasts will have the chance to view and also display their classic cars tonight.  

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United Methodist Church Garage Sale Happening Today

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The United Methodist Church in Washington is having their annual garage sale fundraiser today.

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Two Businesses “Swept” Yesterday

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Representatives from Main Street Washington broke out the brooms to recognize new additions to the downtown area.  

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Cystic Fibrosis Run Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:28 am

An event to raise funds and awareness about Cystic Fibrosis is this weekend in Washington.  

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Knight Flight Happening Tonight

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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St. James School’s annual Knight Flight Fun Run is happening tonight and organizer Jan Dallmeyer says the event has been going on for more than a decade.  

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Summer Day Camps Available

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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School will soon be out, but the Washington County Extension has a number of day camps planned to keep kids busy during the summer months.  

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Community Chest Looking to Start 2012 Campaign

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:24 am

A local organization is hopeful to gain even more members that are seeking to help the community.  

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First Fridays Art Walks Searching for Local Vendors

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Local artists have the chance to show their work at a popular summer event.  

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Golf Coach Arrested for Drunk Driving

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:22 am

An area high school golf coach has been charged with drunk driving and child endangerment after being pulled over by the Iowa State Patrol Tuesday.  

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