Today’s Local News

Riverboat Grant Put to Use at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Some additions have been made at the Mid-Prairie High School baseball field.

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New WACO Superintendent Preparing for Innovative Schedule

Posted: Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 6:21 am

WACO’s new superintendent is getting familiar with the new schedule the district plans to debut this fall.

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UPDATE: Wellman Water Safe

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 11:07 am

The water in Wellman is safe to drink, according to City Administrator Nick Pacha and Kevin Baskins of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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OWI Arrest After Fireworks Last Night

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:53 am

Lewis Alan Jones

Last night at 10:03 p.m., shortly after the city fireworks, a car accident involving a car and motorcycle was reported in the 600 block of West Madison Street in Washington.

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Area Banks to Merge

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Three area banks will merge under a single charter on Tuesday.

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Cruise In Washington

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Corn Country Cruisers will be hosting their third cruise of the summer next weekend.

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Students Prepare Pups for Fair

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Amy Green, 4-H Youth Coordinator, reports that activity at the Washington County Fairgrounds is picking up speed and intensity as the fair quickly approaches with “everyone and their dog preparing for the fair.”

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Bridge Meeting July 18th

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing bridge replacements between Washington and Brighton.

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Horse Processing Plant to Open This Month

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A meat processing plant is expected to open in Keokuk County this month.

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High Nitrate Levels in Wellman’s Drinking Water

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:23 am

High nitrate levels in Wellman’s drinking water led to a warning from the state Department of Natural Resources yesterday. The reverse osmosis system used to reduce those levels was bypassed following a problem with its pump. According to Dennis White, Eastern Iowa Regional Manager for waste water treatment company, People Services Inc., the water is safe to drink. He does advise young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and others sensitive to nitrates and nitrites, to drink bottled water.

If you have any questions, call Wellman City Hall, or White at 319-404-0340.

Kalona Seeking SRF Loan to Fund Sewer Project

Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Kalona is taking steps to begin a large project expected to cost over $1 million.

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High Nitrate Levels in Wellman’s Drinking Water

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

High nitrate levels in Wellman’s drinking water led to a warning from the state Department of Natural Resources today.

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Supervisors Consider LPN for Public Health

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Washington County Public Health has requested from the Washington County Board of Supervisors the ability to create an LPN, Licenses Practical Nurse, position.

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Holiday Events

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:26 am

For today’s Fourth of July celebration, the City of Washington’s fireworks display will be held at dusk at the fairgrounds.

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Interest in Industrial Park

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council has approved the preliminary boundary recording and platting for the new industrial park near the waste water treatment plant.

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Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A man was arrested over the weekend after a search warrant was executed at his residence at 503 South 3rd Avenue in Washington and following a traffic stop.

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83 Iowa Counties Included in Major Disaster Designation

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Farmers in most of Iowa are now eligible for loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Government Offices Closed Due to Holiday

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Most government offices will be closed today due to the holiday

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Be Aware of Limits While Boating

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Those planning on celebrating the holiday on the water this year should be aware of the rules concerning boating and alcohol.

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Fire Marshall Requests Safe Fireworks Usage

Posted: Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The members of the State Fire Marshal Office is reminding Iowans and their guests to be careful when using legal fireworks during today’s 4th of July holiday.

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