Today's Local News

Washington Farmers Better Off Than Areas South, East of County

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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There are few jobs where you can do everything right and still be slowed by factors outside of your control, a condition Washington County Regional Farm Bureau Manager Jerry Anderson says Iowa farmers now face.

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Wellman Water “Blue Baby” Scare Could Have Been Prevented

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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The City of Wellman informed residents on July 1st that infants younger than six months could die of “Blue Baby Syndrome” caused by high levels of nitrates in the city’s water, but Wellman Public Works Director Aaron Shumaker says the danger never existed in the first place.

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Dept. of Transportation Issues Tall Corn Driving Warning

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Four people were killed and 49 injured in Iowa in 2009 from crashes at rural intersections caused by obstructed view from trees and crops, accidents that cost the state nearly half a million dollars.

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The Keokuk County Expo Includes 4-H Presentations Today

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Keokuk County Expo continues today in Sigourney.

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Energy Saving Cycling Program Activated

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Alliant Energy says it activated it’s Appliance Cycling Program to save energy during Wednesday’s 100 plus degree temperatures.

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The Henry County Fair Continues Through Sunday

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Henry County Fair continues through Sunday in Mount Pleasant.

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Washington YMCA Grill Tonight

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington YMCA is hosting a “Family Fun Night” in Sunset Park tonight from 6 to 7:30 pm.

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Flooding Washes Out Sweet Corn in Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Summer flooding has lowered the amount of sweet corn available in Washington County, and no local sweet corn is available in the City of Washington.

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Washington High School Students May Have Plenty of Options This Fall

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Students in Washington may have community college and other opportunities with neighboring school districts this fall.

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McCreedy Building To Be Repaired Without Bidding Process

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:24 am

A contract for repairs to Washington County’s McCreedy Building, which houses the county’s assessor and engineer, has been approved without bidding in order to begin work as soon as possible.

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Henry County Fair Continues

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Henry County Fair continues today through Sunday in Mount Pleasant.

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Jazz and Blues Musician Patrick Hazell Performing at Washington’s “Thursday Night Live”

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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This afternoon, Thursday Night Live will return to Washington’s Central Park.

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Keokuk County Expo Schedule

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Keokuk County Expo continues this week in Sigourney.

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Free Gardening Advice From Keokuk County

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:20 am

A service from Keokuk County is offering area residents free advice and tips for gardening.

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Arrest Made in Superior Tooling Burglary

Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Wapello Police have made an arrest in connection with a burglary in Wapello.

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New Washington County Approves New Veterans Affairs Commissioner

Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors has appointed National Guard veteran Darren Dennler to the county’s Veterans Affairs Commission.

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Main Street Washington Event Approved For Alcohol, But Not In Park

Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Washington City Council has approved an alcohol permit for August’s Main Street Washington Celebration, but won’t allow the organization to distribute alcohol in the city’s Central Park because of a city ordinance.

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Southeast Iowa Congressman To Hold Office Hours in Washington, Wapello, and Keokuk

Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack will hold office hours in Washington, Wapello, and Keokuk this month.

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Sendoff Ceremony in Mount Pleasant

Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Approximately 50 soldiers from the 832nd Engineer Company of the Iowa Army National Guard will be in Mount Pleasant for a sendoff ceremony. 

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2nd Annual Alumni Steer Show at Washington County Fair

Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:18 am

The 2nd annual Alumni Steer Show is Thursday, July 22nd at 4pm at the Washington County Fair.

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