Today's Local News

Flags at Half Staff Yesterday

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:40 am

Yesterday, Washington’s Post Office flag and others around the state flew at half staff in honor of Specialist Christopher Opat.

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Trek Fest Begins

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:27 am

What began as a town festival known as “RiverFest” in Riverside, has now turned into one of the nations largest celebrations for Star Trek fans.

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IMS Fundraisers Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two athletic fundraisers for the Iowa Mennonite School are set for this weekend.

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Wellman Riverboat Funds

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced nine fourth quarter city grant awards for towns in Washington County earlier this week.

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Iowa’s Wet Weather Has Biggest Impact on SE Iowa Farmers

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says this month’s heavy rainfall is the “most detrimental in southern and southeastern Iowa”, and he expects several counties in the Washington area will receive federal disaster relief funding once a survey of crop losses is completed.

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Catfish Keith to Play Thursday Night Live

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington-area country blues musician Catfish Keith will provide entertainment from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the city’s weekly Thursday Night Live event.

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Wet Weather Means More Millipedes

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Iowa State Extension Office says flooding during the last three weeks in southeast Iowa has allowed for greater than normal millipede populations in Washington and surrounding counties.

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Back to the 50’s and 60’s Cruise Night

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Saturday from 5-9pm a “Back to the 50’s and 60’s Cruise Night” will take place on the Washington Square.

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Golf Event Raised $34,000 for Children’s Healthcare

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:51 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics says its June 4th “Care for our Kids” golf event raised over $34,000.

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Mid-Prairie Community Schools Recieve Riverboat Foundation Grants

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:25 am

Mid-Prairie Community Schools has received funds from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for two projects from their Competitive Grant Program.

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Severe Weather Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:23 am

Severe weather rolled through Washington County and the KCII listening area yesterday afternoon.

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Former WHS Grad Completes Basic Training

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:21 am

A former graduate of Washington High School has completed basic combat training.

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Rain Affects Local Farmers

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:28 am

Washington has received about 11 inches of rain this month, and needs less than 2 ½ inches to break the June precipitation record set in 1930.

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Road Embargo To Halt Semi-Truck Traffic

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington County Engineer David Patterson says the overuse of Ginkgo Avenue outside of West Chester is a sign that less funding has made the current system of maintaining similar roads “not sustainable”.

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4H Photo Mounting Day

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

4H’ers interested in exhibiting their photography at the State Fair have the opportunity to attend a 4H Photo Mounting Day session.

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“Annie” Leaves No Seat Unturned

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Community Theater’s production of “Annie” sold over 2,000 tickets to Washington community members this weekend.

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USDA Crop Report

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Again last week, weather conditions gave farmers in southeast Iowa little opportunity to continue with field work.

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Severe Weather Action Team Follow Up

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

Yesterday at 6:15am the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for western Washington, southwest Johnson, North Jefferson, and Keokuk counties.

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Basic Business Accounting Classes Offered

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

In an effort to increase ones business profitability and encourage new entrepreneurs, the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College is partnering with Louisa County Extension and LIFE Micro-lending to offer a Basic Business Accounting course. 

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Shakespeare In The Park

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:20 am

Friday the first theatrical production to use Washington’s new band stand will debut in Central Park.

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