Today's Local News

2nd Annual Sons of American Legion Veterans Golf Tournament

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 5:00 am

In an effort to help build an All Veterans Memorial Park of Washington County and other veteran’s projects, the Sons of American Legion “Squadron 29” is hosting a golf tournament.

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Washington County Added To Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Governor Chet Culver has added Washington County to a list of disaster areas that have been affected by severe weather.

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Wellman Sewer Notice Lifted, Cleanup Next Step

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The City of Wellman has lifted their sewer usage notice.

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Celebrate Washington This Weekend

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Celebrate Washington is tomorrow in the city square from 10 am to midnight.

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Sales Tax Holiday: Washington Area Businesses Hoping For Large Turnout

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Clothing and footwear considered appropriate for everyday wear such as shirts, pants, hats, socks, shoes, sandal and underclothing items under $100 each are exempt from state and local option sales tax this weekend.

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Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days kicks off this evening.

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Washington County Authorizes $1,500 Gift To “Friends Of Lake Darling” For Bridge Construction, More Money Still Needed

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has given its answer to an appeal by the “Friends of Lake Darling” for funds – a $1,500 gift.

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Edna Jones Lecture Series #4; The War of 1812

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Historical Society and the Washington County Genealogical Society is presenting the 4th segment of the Edna Jones Series titled ‘The War of 1812.”

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Church Group “Traveling” To Washington For Mission Trip

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Members of Washington’s Faith Baptist Church are on a mission trip this week to perform home construction.  Their destination – Washington.

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Washington County Athletes Win Gold In Iowa Games

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Two dozen athletes represented Washington County at the Iowa Games this year.

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Ginkgo Avenue Near Wellman Closing For Repairs

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The Washington County Engineer’s Office announced they will be closing County Highway W38 or Ginkgo Avenue to thru traffic between 170th and 180th Streets, 4 miles south of Wellman for the replacement of a bridge with a box culvert. Assistant

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Plans For Washington County Bridge Replacement Completed In-House, Saving County $46,000

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:26 am


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The Washington County Board of Supervisors has awarded a $461,000 contract to replace a bridge on Hickory Avenue, northeast of Wellman.

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Private Mortgage Insurance “Key To America’s Housing And Economic Recovery”

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The President of First Citizens National Savings Bank in Mason City, Iowa, has testified to the House Financial Services Capital Markets Subcommittee that private mortgage insurance is “key to America’s housing and economic recovery.”

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Stories from the Sky Program At Conservation Education Center

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Conservation Board if offering family entertainment at Marr Park with their “Stories from the Sky” program.

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No Thursday Night Parking In Downtown Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington is reminding residents that there is a no parking ordinance in effect Thursday nights from 10 pm to 5 am Friday morning.

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International Folk Dance Ensemble To Perform In Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield is having The International Folk Dance Ensemble of Brigham Young University present a program of traditional music and dance showcasing costumes and choreography from around the world.

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“Second Hand Toes” Performing at Washington’s “Thursday Night Live”

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 6:20 am

This week’s Thursday Night Live in Washington’s Central Park brings something new to the summer program: tap dancing.

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Wellman Hit Hard By Heavy Rainfall

Posted: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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High water levels from heavy rainfall have left the south side of Wellman underwater. 

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Summer Heat Could Cause Pavement To “Blow Up”

Posted: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department of Transportations is warning motorists that summer heat could cause the state’s pavement to “buckle and shatter”.

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Free Flood Clean-Up Kits Available

Posted: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The American Red Cross Grant Wood Area Chapter is offering free clean up kits for residents affected by Tuesday’s flash flooding in Wellman.

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