Today's Local News

Bell Ringing Campaign Surpasses Goal

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Salvation Army bell ringing campaign for this year was successful during the holiday season.  

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Norovirus Outbreaks in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

Five counties in Iowa have confirmed outbreaks of Norovirus. Norovirus causes flu like symptoms including nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

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Feeding Birds in Winter

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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When snow covers the ground across southeast Iowa, some birds will still be in the area looking for food.  

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Hunting and Fishing Licenses from the DNR are now on sale for 2012. Only resident licenses are available now, non-resident licenses will be available January first.

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Grief Share Support Group

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

There will be a 13 week grief support group in Washington starting in January. The Group is called Grief Share.

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Removing Ice and Snow From Utility Meters

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Snow will soon fall over the area and Alliant Energy wants to remind everyone to clear any snow or ice from your utility meters.  

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Johnson County Fatality Accident

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A head-on accident in rural Johnson County has claimed the life of a Wellman resident.  

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Board of Supervisors Approve Employment Contract

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have approved the employment contract and agreement for Jacob Thorius as the new County Engineer.  

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Political Campaign Coming to Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:27 am

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A presidential candidate who has been trying to jumpstart his campaign to overcome low poll rankings is continuing to conduct his barnstorming tour of the state tomorrow.  

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School Enrollment Numbers Released

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

The enrollment numbers for Iowa’s school districts have been released. While many districts around the state have seen significant losses, local schools have remained steady.

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Summer Photography Project Book Completed

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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A project highlighting Washington that was the focus of 20 different photographers over the summer has been completed.  

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Mountain Lions in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Officials shot a mountain lion in Western Iowa last week. Mountain Lions are no longer common in Iowa, although they were before Iowa was heavily settled.

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City Park Board Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Park Board is meeting tonight and they will be discussing several projects as part of their meeting.  

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Time to Renew 4-H Alumni Memberships

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The end of the year is fast approaching and it’s time to look at renewing many memberships for next year.  

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Columbus Junction Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Junction City Council will hold its last meeting of the year tonight.

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Caucus Locations in Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Iowa Caucuses are one week away and many may be wondering where their location will be.  

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Preparedness and Response Training Summit Scheduled

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 6:28 am

Those who are members of Washington County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee, hospital employees, and public health personnel are invited a training session focusing on emergency preparedness and response for public health emergencies.  

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Keeping Poinsettias after Christmas

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Now that Christmas has passed, many people consider keeping their poinsettias.  

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Kalona Ditch Name Rejected

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The West Drainage Ditch in Kalona, which had its naming rights put up for auction on Ebay, will be put up for auction again on Thursday.

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Preventing Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Winter weather will soon be here and there are things you can do to prevent damage to trees and shrubs.  

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