Today’s Local News

Washington County Opts Out of Confinement Master Matrix

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that 88 counties notified the DNR last month that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix.

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Snowfall to Date Well Under Historic Average

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

While snowfall is well below normal, rainfall is actually above average as we reach mid-February.

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Wellman and Mid-Prairie Reach New Lease Agreement

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Wellman has come to an agreement with a local school district who utilizes a portion of their city hall.

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Funding for Outside Entities Decided at Washington Budget Work Session

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Multiple organizations turned out to state their case for additional funding at last nights Washington budget work session.

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Washington County Courthouse Safety

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:25 am

With the shooting earlier this week at the courthouse in NewCastle County, Delaware, many local governments are examining their security procedures.

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Contracts Renewed, Amended at Washington County Board Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

During a brief Washington County board meeting, contracts were renewed and amended.

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US 2013 Corn Exports Predicted to be Down

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The USDA released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Friday, predicting that US 2013 corn exports will be down, due to increased competition largely from Brazil, but also from Mexico, India, and the Ukraine.

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4-H Fire Up Creates Excitement

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County 4-H Council and the Washington County Extension Office sponsored a 4-H fire up event over the weekend.

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Watch Iowa Senate Live

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A new resource allows Iowans to watch the state legislature live, without traveling to the Capitol.

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Religious Season of Lent Begins

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Today begins the Lenten season, an important part of the Christian calendar.

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Contracts Renewed, Amended at Washington County Board Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

During a brief Washington County board meeting, contracts were renewed and amended.

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Washington Council Holding Final Budget Work Session

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Council will meet in special session to discuss the budget this evening.

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Search Underway for Mid-Prairie’s Next High School Principle

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie School District has begun their search for new principals.

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Race Rolls Into Washington

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am
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The Flying Pigs Roller Race was held Sunday at Bodywrx Fitness Center.

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Washington County Inmate Detained for ICE

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Washington County inmate is being held for deportation, following his arrest for drunk driving.

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Hunters Safety Courses Offered

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering two hunters safety courses in Washington County.

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Readiness Certification Available at Upcoming State Tournaments

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Students attending the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines this week and the upcoming State Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments have a chance to not only enjoy the competitions, but to also further their careers at the same time.

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Washington County Recieves Above Average Precipitation in January

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Department of Natural Resources has released its most recent water summary data for the state of Iowa.

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Washington Pacing Well on Winter Road Supplies Budget

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:24 am

While the weather so far this year has been typical of an Iowa winter with cold temperatures and some snow and freezing rain, the city of Washington is pacing well ahead of budget for salt and sand supplies.

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Washington Board to Consider Union Contract

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With negotiations taken care of, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is expected to sign off on a union contract tomorrow.

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