Today’s Local News

Truck Found In Ditch

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A truck was reportedly found lying on its side on 290th between Kiwi and Larch at approximately 7:40 yesterday morning.

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Kids’ Day Offering Hands-On Activities

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Kids’ Day with a variety of hands-on activities at the Washington County Fair will be Wednesday, July 17th, beginning at 9 a.m.

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HOPE Invites Public

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Women of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Washington have formed a group called HOPE – Helping Other People Everywhere.

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Wellman Receives CDBG

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Initially stalled by the sequester, a federal grant is now available to Wellman.

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Next Watershed Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The next meeting on a proposed watershed group is being held tomorrow night.

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Stricter Enforcement of Two Riverside Ordinances Coming Later This Month

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Towards the end of the month, Riverside will begin to strictly enforce two ordinances.

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DNA Samples May Be Collected Next Year

Posted: Sunday, July 7th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Department of Public Safety is reminding citizens and authorities that House File 527 will go into effect next year.

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House Fire in Washington This Morning

Posted: Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 6:52 am

A firefighter attacks a blaze this morning at approximately 5:50 a.m. in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

At approximately 5:45 this morning it was reported that there was a house fully engulfed by fire at the corner of West 3rd Street and North Avenue D in Washington.

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Historical Society’s 50th Celebration Highlighted With Restored Stained Glass

Posted: Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A restored window in the St. Paul's United Church of Christ building in Sigourney - home of the Keokuk County Historical Society. Photo courtesy of KCHS.

The Keokuk County Historical Society is celebrating its 50th year with an open house and presentation tomorrow.

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Alliant Energy Warns Customers of Scams

Posted: Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Alliant Energy is reminding customers to be wary of scam phone calls, as complaints similar to those received earlier in the year are continuing.

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Inspections in Hills Due by August

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

Homeowners in Hills will need a water line inspection done by the end of the month.

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Register Today, Last Day For Some Programs

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

Today is the last day to register for some of the adult summer reading programs at the Washington Public Library.

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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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