Today's Local News

Columbus Junction Woman named National Historian at Ladies Auxiliary VFW Convention

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Kathryn Schreiber of Columbus Junction was named a National Historian this week at the 97th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Affairs in Indianapolis.

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Washington School Board Approves Multiple Bids For High School, Softball Field Construction

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board has approved more than $11,143,000 in construction bids.

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Small Business Forum Evolves Into Discussion Of Poor County Road Conditions

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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A public forum Tuesday in Washington’s public library, hosted by State Senator Becky Schmitz, was designed to inform local business owners of helpful programs offered by the state, but discussion quickly turned to the poor condition of Washington County’s secondary roads.

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Washington and Jefferson Counties Declared Disaster Areas By U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Funds Now Available

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Washington and Jefferson counties as disaster areas.

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Keota School Volunteer Program Accepting Applications

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

The Keota Community School District is accepting applications for their new volunteer program.

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Washington, Six Other Iowa Communities To Hold SIDS “Walk For The Future” Events

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Iowa’s 11th annual Sudden Infant Death Syndrome “Walk For The Future” will take place in Washington and six other Iowa communities tomorrow.

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Orders Being Taken for Operation Re-Leaf Residential Tree Program

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Alliant Energy customers in Washington County are eligible to purchase trees at a discounted price through the “Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Program”.

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12th Annual Antique Tractor Ride, Show And Parade Today In Ainsworth

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The 12th Annual Antique Tractor Ride, Show and Parade begins tomorrow this morning in Ainsworth.

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Final Performance for Fairfield’s Live on the Square Summer Concert Series

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Fairfield Live on the Square Summer Concert series’ final performance is coming up. 

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Third Female Teen Charged With “Criminal Mischief” In Connection With 60 Cases Of Auto Graffiti In Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Public Safety Center says a 16 year old Wayland female has been charged with “Criminal Mischief” in connection with 60 cases of auto graffiti committed in Washington on August 15th.

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Late Night Car Fire Slows Traffic On Highway 1 South Of Kalona, Sends One Man To Hospital

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Tuesday night a car fire 1.5 miles south of Kalona on Highway 1 slowed traffic in the area for half an hour.

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Prairie Serenade Performing at Washington’s Last “Thursday Night Live” Of The Season

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

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This afternoon, Thursday Night Live will return to Washington’s Central Park for the last time.

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Fire Near Keota Leaves Home a Total Loss

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A home outside of Keota is considered a total loss after two fires in consecutive days.

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Washington Housing Variance Requested, Public Planning And Zoning Hearing Held Tonight

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

A zoning variance has been requested by Dave and Jessica Waite to build a home south of Washington.

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Naturalist Karen Phelps to Guide Butterfly Trip to Mexico

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Benton County Conservation Naturalist Karen Phelps is guiding a trip to Mexico to follow the path to the winter home of the Monarch Butterfly.

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Washington County Fair Evaluation, Discussion To Take Place This Evening

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Extension says a county fair evaluation meeting and discussion is tomorrow evening in the Fair Board upstairs meeting room on the fairgrounds.

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Center on Sustainable Communities Presents “Iowa at Night” Workshop in Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Center on Sustainable Communities is hosting a workshop in Fairfield that focuses on green lighting alternatives.

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Washington And Keokuk Join Iowa County On Federal Disaster List

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Seven Iowa counties have been added to a presidential disaster declaration for public assistance after severe storms and flooding this summer.

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Washington, Jefferson, Johnson County Residents Urged To Apply For State Disaster Assistance

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Washington, Jefferson and Johnson County residents are eligible for state disaster assistance through Iowa’s Individual Assistance Program.

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Beer Sales In Iowa Fall During Last 12 Months, Liquor And Wine Sales On The Rise

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Division says sales of liquor and wine have jumped more than five percent in the last twelve months, while beer sales dropped two percent.

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