Today's Local News

College Scholarships Application Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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High school juniors are eligible to apply for a college scholarship through tomorrow. 

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Jefferson County Adds New Staff Member

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors has approved the hiring of a new staff member. 

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Wapello Schools Focus Groups Discussing Superintendent Interviews

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Wapello Community School District is meeting with focus groups tonight to discuss the replacement of outgoing Superintendent Dr. John Weidner. 

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BREAKING NEWS: Victim’s Names Released in Columbus Junction Fire

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

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The names of one of the deceased and the injured victim’s have been released in Saturday afternoon’s fatal fire in Columbus Junction.  

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Fire Department Creating New Rescue Team

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington Fire Department has received a grant from the US Government and Fire Chief Tom Wide says they are creating a new rescue team.  

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New County Youth Coordinator Hired

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Extension has hired a new County Youth Coordinator.  

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College Fair for Area Students and Parents Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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A college fair is coming to the Washington High School tomorrow for area high school students and parents to learn more about college options.  

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Congressman Dave Loebsack Holding Office Hours Again

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack is having a representative from his office in Washington tomorrow.

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Kalona Experiencing Positive Growth

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The expansion of CIVCO Medical Solutions into Coralville this coming August is on‑track, according to CIVCO Vice President of Human Resources Scott Rude.  

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Columbus Schools Discuss Student Fees

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Columbus Schools are not changing some fees for the next school year.  

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Two Dead in Fire in Columbus Junction

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:31 am

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A fire at 110 Main Street in Columbus Junction has claimed the life of two people and injured two others.

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Board of Supervisors Discussing Secondary Roads Projects

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors is meeting tomorrow morning to look at the Secondary Roads Department five-year construction plan.  

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Fire Training Exercise Conducted

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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A training exercise was conducted Saturday afternoon just outside of Washington.  

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Colder Than Normal Temps This Winter

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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With the calendar saying it’s spring it’s time to take a look back at the winter season.  

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Keeping Pets Calm During Storms

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Severe weather season is here and most people can have a fear of storms, but animals can also have the same fear.  

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Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards Meeting Together

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards are meeting in joint session tonight and will hear a presentation on the role of the school board from Margaret Buckton, Iowa School Finance Information Services.

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Turkey Hunting Season and Safety

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Iowa’s Spring turkey season is next month and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is passing along regulation and safety reminders.  

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Out of Control Grass Fire Reported Near Ainsworth

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

At 2:45pm yesterday afternoon, the Washington County Safety Center received a 911 call of an out of control grass fire at 2287 Wayne Road near Ainsworth.  

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Jefferson County Hospital Creates Positive Impact on Local Economy

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) has generated more than 188 jobs and over $13 million to the County’s economy.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting this week to pass a resolution for the assessment of public health and safety hazard abatement costs in Richmond.  

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