Today's Local News

Methamphetamine Detected in Washington Apartment

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 am

An apartment near downtown Washington has tested positive for methamphetamine.

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Winter Storm Leaves Behind Road Problems

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

Our first winter storm passed through the area Thursday and continued to cause problems yesterday.

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Appointments Made to Housing Task Force

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

Initial appointments have been made to the proposed Housing Improvement Task Force. During Wednesday’s Washington City Council meeting, Mayor Sandra Johnson shared the list of 8 people she would like on the task force. It was mentioned at the meeting that suggestions are still being taken from council members. Additional appointments will be shared at their next meeting in early January.

Mayoral Appointments

Craig Davis

Richard Gilmore

Tom Wide

Trent Whisler

Connie Larson

Sandra Johnson

Ed Lins

Kathy Henry

City Ordinance Aimed at Encouraging Snow Shoveling

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

After roughly four inches of snowfall and blowing snow conditions, City of Washington administrative staff have a reminder about the city’s snow clearing rules.  

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Candle Light Vigil to be held in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

In the hopes of respectfully honoring those who died during the tragedy in Connecticut and bringing the community together, a candle light vigil has been organized.

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East Side Park Taking Shape

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

A park in Washington has been getting attention from the city.

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Poinsettia’s Remain Popular during Holidays

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

During the holiday season, seeing a poinsettia is not unlikely.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 1:01 pm

For today’s Washington Page Washington County Conservation Board Executive Director Steve Anderson talks about several projects.

Road Conditions Remain Poor

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 7:42 am
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Following our first round of winter weather, road conditions remain poor.

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Washington Police Purchasing Speed Monitoring Equipment

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington Police Department will soon have a speed trailer to place around town.

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Mid-Prairie, Keota Agree to Extend Sharing Agreement

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie and Keota Schools sharing agreement will continue for another year.

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Possible White Christmas in Washington County

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:24 am

Now that a sizeable dose of snow has fallen in Washington County, you may be looking ahead to whether it will stick around for Christmas Day.

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A Christmas Day Meal for People Without One

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:22 am

A Washington church has a tradition of serving meals on Christmas Day to people that might not otherwise have such a meal—they are doing it again this year.  

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County Will Not be Clearing Ainsworth/Marr Park Trail

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is not doing snow clearing and ice removal from the new trail that extends from Marr Park to Ainsworth.

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Iowans Asked to Observe Moment of Silence

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:20 am

Governor Terry Branstad is asking Iowans to take a moment to honor those who fell during the tragedy in Connecticut.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Today Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar joins us to offer some tips on staying safe while driving in wintry conditions.

Severe Winter Weather Predicted

Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 7:01 am

Meteorologists are forecasting heavy snowfall and blizzard like conditions today.

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Sheriff Talks Winter Driving Safety

Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 6:26 am

With southeast Iowa experiencing it’s first winter weather event of the year Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar has information for those who may be out traveling on area roadways.

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Project Note Approved for Rubio Project

Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 6:25 am

After a lengthy public hearing, a project note for the halted Rubio project was approved.

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Superintendent Gets Lay of the Land Before Cancelling Classes

Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 6:24 am

When there’s winter weather overnight in Washington, making the decision on whether or not to cancel or delay school isn’t as simple as looking out the window.

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