Today’s Local News

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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Washington County Riverboat Foundation to Award Grants

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is set to give out another round of grants this evening.  

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New Support Group for Parents of Special Needs Children

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A new support group has formed in Washington and has begun meeting for parents of children with special needs.

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Mid-Prairie Dance Team Receives Division 1 Ranking

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie’s Dance Team recently made their school proud at a state competition.

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Paws & More Preventing Dog Bites Through Education

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 6:22 am

In addition to being the only animal shelter in the county, Paws and More also does community outreach.

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Record High Broken in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Unseasonably warm weather helped Washington break a 40 year old record yesterday.

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New City Commission Looking to Construct Small Facility

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Cable Commission is examining the construction needs for a new city facility that would house a production studio and equipment to run a public-access cable channel.

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Chamber of Commerce Exceeds Goal for Tour of Homes Numbers

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The annual Tour of Homes in Washington had more than double last year’s turnout.

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ISU Beef Program in Washington Today

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The recent drought has been hard on livestock producers.

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WACO Begins Search for New Superintendent

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 6:23 am

WACO School District has begun their search for a temporary superintendent.

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Caring Christmas Food Drive Continues Today in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 6:23 am
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The 10th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive continues today in Washington.

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