Today's Local News

DNR To Update Community on Lake Darling Progress

Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Tomorrow, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Engineering Staff will give an update on the progress that’s being made at Lake Darling State Park.

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City Council Allocates Funds for Kalona City Park Renovation

Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With funds now available, the City of Kalona can begin their park renovation.

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City Working with Owner to Fix Goncho Apartments

Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Washington City Administrator, Brent Hinson, said that through a criminal investigation it became evident that methamphetamine had been manufactured in one of the apartments at the Goncho Apartment building.

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Library Encourages Walk in the Park

Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Sunset Park has a new feature thanks to the Washington Public Library.

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Four Washington Men Charged

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 11:59 am

Nathan Mueller

Michael Mueller

Travis Peterson

Alexander Fields

Four Washington men were arrested and are being charged with multiple accounts.

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Washington County Laborshed Analysis Presentation Postponed

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:35 am

In 2012, the Iowa Workforce Development was commissioned by WEDG, Washington Economic Development Group, and other area economic development groups to conduct a laborshed study of the 7-county Kirkwood Community College area, including communities in Washington County.

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Violence Against Women Act Passed

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:34 am

The Violence Against Women Reauthorizaction Act cosponsored by Congressman Dave Loebsack passed the House last week.

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Washington Budget Hearing Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:33 am

A public hearing on the annual budget for Washington for fiscal year ending on June 30, 2014, will be held tomorrow night during the Washington City Council’s regular session meeting at 6 p.m.

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Workshop Offered for Post-harvest Food Handling

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:32 am

A workshop for post-harvest handling and food safety for fruit and vegetable growers is planned for next Friday, March 8th by the Extension office.

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Kalona Man Running in Johnson County Special Election

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Kalona man is a candidate in today’s special election in Johnson County.

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Free Tdap Booster Clinics to be Held at Washington County Schools

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Due to new state requirements, your student may need proof of a booster shot that protects against three dangerous diseases for next school year.

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Pekin Robotics’ Wraps-up First Year

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:21 am

In a push to get more science, technology, engineering and mathematics into high school curriculums, districts across Iowa received start-up funds for robotics programs last fall, including Pekin.

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AAUW Scholarship Offered

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:16 am

An annual $750 scholarship is being offered by the Washington Branch of the American Association of University Women to a female high school graduate.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Today’s Washington Page interview with Bill Northey, State of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, can be found here.

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Lone Tree Boys Competing in State Quarterfinals

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Lone Tree basketball fans will head to Des Moines today, to watch their team compete in the state quarterfinals.

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Activities Planned for Kalona Elementary’s Literacy Week

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A week of special events is scheduled at Kalona Elementary this week.

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County and City Roads Slick

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:12 am

Washington County Maintenance Superintendent, JP VanSickle, stated that county roads are slick today but crews have been at work clearing the roadways and putting out salt since 5:30 this morning.

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Bucket Bottle Projects Commence

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:11 am

Area 4-H’ers have either started or are preparing to begin their bucket bottle projects for the season.

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Scholarship Offered

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:10 am

The KCII Radio Business and Broadcasting Scholarship application is now open.

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Congressman Visits Washington Businesses

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:10 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack toured Main Street in Washington Saturday morning.

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