Today’s Local News

Washington Begins Winter Break Today

Posted: Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Washington Community Schools will begin their winter break today at the end of class with a 2:20 p.m. dismissal.

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Wellman Natural Gas Contract Amended

Posted: Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The company Wellman buys its natural gas from has increased its rates.

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Celebrate Christmas in Ainsworth Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 6:21 am

There will be caroling and carriage rides in Ainsworth tomorrow.

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Truck Catches Fire, Kalona Man Dies

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A Kalona man is dead after an accident near the 1800 block of Highway 22.

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Kalona Pedestrian Struck by Car

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A Kalona woman was air cared to the University of Iowa Hospitals yesterday after being hit by a car at approximately 5:20 p.m.

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City Supports Auditorium Project

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Council voted 5 to 1 in favor of supporting the new auditorium project’s Vision Iowa grant application by pledging $5,000 each year for three years.

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Farm Bill Won’t Move Until 2014

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Farm Bill which includes regulations and funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, will not be passed until January.

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Changes Made at Harvest Hill Subdivision

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council decided to split a piece of commercial property this week.

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Keota Plans to Demolish Six Dilapitated Homes

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota will wait until they can get in touch with the owner of a uninhabitable home before demolishing it.

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Large Food Production Company Rolling Out Animal Welfare Program

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:21 am

An animal welfare program announced last year by Tyson Foods is on track to begin next month.

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KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive at Archer’s

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:20 am

KCII’s 11th annual Caring Christmas Food Drive is continuing today.

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Two-Vehicle Wreck Sends Three to U of I Hospitals

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A two-vehicle accident with multiple injuries occurred just north of Kalona on Highway 1 yesterday at approximately 2:10 p.m.

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Supervisors Table Auditorium Support

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Supporting the new auditorium project in Washington by committing $15,000 for a grant application that may net $1.2 million was tabled yesterday by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Grassley Opposes Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed lowering the renewable fuel volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014.

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Mid-Prairie Board Narrows Down Projects for Bond Issue

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board has narrowed down the projects they want included in a spring bond issue.

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Work on Brighton Stage Slated for Spring

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am
If work on the city park stage in Brighton begins in the spring, it could be done in time for Whoopee Days in June.

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Tour of Homes Logs Over 220 Volunteer Hours, Hundreds of Attendees

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Over 220 volunteer hours and approximately 300 attended Washington’s annual Candle Light Tour of Homes this year, according to Dani Kane, Assistant Director of the Chamber.

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Ice Should Be Ready for Fishermen

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The ice on most bodies of water in Washington County should be ready to support ice fishers.

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City Council to Consider Endorsing Auditorium Grant Application

Posted: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington City Council will have a special presentation at tonight’s meeting.

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Supervisors Table Auditorium Support

Posted: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 11:29 am

Supporting the new auditorium project in Washington by committing $15,000 for a grant application that may net $1.2 million was tabled this morning by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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