Today's Local News

Riverside Power Outage

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

A power outage in Riverside has left some residents in the dark tonight. Alliant Energy reports 467 customers are without power. Alliant Energy crews are currently working on the situation and outage is expected to be fixed by 2 AM Thursday morning (1/14).

Bond set at $100K for Murder Suspect

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:30 am

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A 70 year old Washington man is accused of killing his wife

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Planner Gives Crash Course on Zoning

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:26 am

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Many Washington County residents got a crash course on zoning

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County Approves Contract with Roads Union

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:23 am

Washington County has reached an agreement with the union that represents its secondary roads workers.

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School Board to Discuss 90 Acre Sale

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:21 am

Washington School Board members are considering selling 90 acres of land on the north side of town to the city.

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Rural Think-Tank: Healthcare Reform Needed for Rural Iowans

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:20 am

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A think tank focused on rural America says healthcare reform will be a major asset.

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Heart Health in the New Year

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:14 am

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American Heart Association research shows about two-thirds of people will make good on health promises this year.

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Washington Chamber Celebrating 75 Years

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:02 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Zoning Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 7:21 am

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Hundreds of people packed the Washington County Extension Building last night for a town hall meeting on zoning.

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Grassley Visiting Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 7:13 am

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is visiting Kalona this week.

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WEDG: Tax Credits Have Had a Local Impact

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:57 am

Iowa lawmakers are examining the state’s tax credit programs during this year’s legislative session.

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Salt Supplies Still Adequate

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:57 am

It’s been a snowy winter so far, but most road maintenance entities in Washington County say they’re doing okay on their salt supplies.

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Will Flooding Be a Concern?

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:56 am

2009 was one of the wettest years on record for Iowa, and January of this year started with another massive winter storm.

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St. James Hosting Childhood Safety Seminar

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:55 am

The St. James Catholic School is promoting families and providing early childhood information.

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Live Health Iowa Challenge

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:54 am

Washington County Public Health is encouraging Iowans to take part in this year’s Live Healthy Iowa 100 day Challenge.

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Washington Soil and Water Cons. to Offer Scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:54 am

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District and the Dean Gerot Family are co-sponsoring the district’s annual scholarship.

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Legislative Session Begins With Budget Gap Looming

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 7:24 am

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Iowa’s 2010 legislative session starts today.

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Washington Chamber to Host Legislative Briefing

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 7:18 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Government Relations Committee is hosing the first of three legislative briefings this week.

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To “Race to the Top” or Not?

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 7:14 am

Washington School Board members will decide this week whether the district should take part in Race to the Top.

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Busy Week for Washington Co. Supervisors

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 7:13 am

Washington County Supervisors have a busy schedule this week.

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