Today's Local News

BOS

Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 6:04 am

Washington County Supervisors are expected to set a public hearing date for a proposed zoning ordinance this week.

Read the rest of this entry »

Circles of Support

Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 6:03 am

The Next Circles of Support meeting is tomorrow night.

Read the rest of this entry »

Quitline Iowa is Doubling the Amount of Nicotine Patches and Gum Available

Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 6:00 am

With the typical pack-a-day Iowa smoker now spending nearly $1,900 per year on cigarettes, Quitline Iowa is doubling the amount of nicotine patches and gum available to callers during the month of January.

Read the rest of this entry »

House Fire in Washington

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:37 am

An electric blanket is being labeled the cause of a house fire at 1023 East Washington St. Washington, the Robert and Karen Crossett residence, at around 6:55 P.M. Friday night.

Read the rest of this entry »

Marek on Parks

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:37 am

State Representative Larry Marek wants to evaluate how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources uses land that it owns.

Read the rest of this entry »

Census Jobs

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:34 am

The 2010 census will provide some temporary job opportunities.

Read the rest of this entry »

Ice Damaged Trees

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:34 am

Ice storms like the one that rolled through Iowa this week can be damaging to trees.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mobile Home Taxes

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:33 am

Collecting taxes on mobile homes can sometimes be a headache.

Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Thunder

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:31 am

It’s January, but southeast Iowa is expected to see some weather that’s more typical in the spring.

Read the rest of this entry »

Master Gardeners Offer Horticulture Scholarship

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:31 am

The Washington County Master Gardeners are offering a $500 scholarship to a Washington County resident pursuing a horticultural related degree or certificate from a college or university in the state of Iowa.

Read the rest of this entry »

Kalona Family Awaits Word on Adopted Daughter in Florida

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

A Kalona family headed to Florida this week in hopes that their adopted daughter would soon be arriving from Haiti.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Wal-Mart did not Carry Recalled Cribs

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

[simage=791,400,y,center]
The Washington Wal-Mart says it did not carry any of the Dorel Asia Cribs that were recalled this week.

Read the rest of this entry »

Patterson Asks for More Upfront Committement from Washington Councilors

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 am

[simage=718,400,y,center]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

press play to hear from Jeremy Patters

A local house moving company wants more up front financial support from the city of Washington on a joint building relocation project.

Read the rest of this entry »

Schmitz Supporting Beefed up “Sunshine” Measure

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:54 am

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

press play to hear from Becky Schmitz

Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz is throwing her support behind a measure

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington County Conservation Unveils New Computerized Exhibit

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 am

[simage=792,400,y,center]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

press play to hear from Washington County Naturalist Pam Holz

There’s a new permanent exhibit at Marr Park.

Read the rest of this entry »

January is Radon Action Month

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:44 am

Governor Chet Culver has declared January “Radon Action Month” in Iowa.

Read the rest of this entry »

Obesity Countering Bennefits of Less Smoking

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:42 am

Iowans are smoking less over the last 15 years resulting in longer life expectancy. However, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, those benefits could be wiped out by the growing obesity rate.

Read the rest of this entry »

WCSD To Hold Kindergarten Roundup

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:40 am

The Washington School District’s kindergarten roundup will start next month.

Read the rest of this entry »

Three Washington Men Handed Federal Prison Terms

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 6:00 am

Three Washington men have been handed federal prison terms.

Read the rest of this entry »

Power Outage Safety

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:58 am

As an ice storm blankets a large portion of Iowa this week, the Iowa Department of Public Health is urging residents to be prepared should power outages occur.

Read the rest of this entry »