Today’s Local News

Sidewalk Cafe Approved

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:26 am

Dodici’s sidewalk café application was approved at the Washington City Council meeting last week.

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Surcharges May Be Equalized

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:25 am

Currently, in Iowa, cell phones are charged 65-cents each month for 911 services, such as telecommunicators and dispatch services.

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Riverside to Expand Urban Renewal Area

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Riverside Urban Renewal Area will be expanded to include the city’s downtown.

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Southeastern Iowa Hunters Show Support for DNR Program

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Last fall over 200 deer were processed at a local business and sent to Iowa’s food banks.

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Marek Awarded

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Ten high school seniors across the state pursuing degrees in an agriculture field were selected for $1,500 scholarships from the Iowa Soybean Association.

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Kalona Library To Hold Open House for Volunteers

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

During this National Volunteer Week, the Kalona Library will recognize those who donate their time and energy to the organization.

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Hydrant Flushing Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 6:27 am

Flushing of fire hydrants will begin tomorrow in Washington, announced the City of Washington Maintenance and Construction Department.

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Southeastern Iowa Hunters Show Support for DNR Program

Posted: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 6:24 am

Last fall over 200 deer were processed at a local business and sent to Iowa’s food banks.

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Flooding Continues in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:30 am

As of 11 a.m. today, the English River at Kalona has water at 18.7 feet, flood stage for the area is 14 feet.

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Washington County Included in Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:29 am

The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for five counties in Iowa, including Washington.

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National Guard to Host Event

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The Iowa National Guard is hosting a re-dedication ceremony tomorrow at 1 in the afternoon to commemorate the completed renovation of the Washington Readiness Center.

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Tree Giveaway Today

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:27 am

One-hundred-twenty trees will be handed out this morning beginning at 8 a.m. to residents of Washington. The Washington Tree Committee is having its 23rd Tree Giveaway today on the east side of the square. Small ornamentals, medium sized trees and evergreens will be available for free for those who show up. Linda Varney, with the Tree Committee, reminds residents to call 811 before digging.

National Telecommunicators Week

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:25 am

This week was National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which recognizes those who answer emergency calls to help citizens across the country.

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Spring Carnival Coming

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A week from today the Stewart Boosters will be holding their annual spring carnival which will feature a Western theme.

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Mid-Prairie Cancels School Due to Flooding Friday

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Flooding closed two of the major roads that Mid-Prairie School District uses for bus routes, prompting school officials to cancel classes yesterday.

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Mid-Prairie Presenting Spring Play

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie High School is presenting their spring musical this weekend.

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Am Vets Testimonial Dinner for Kalona Man Tonight

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Commander of the Iowa Sons of Am Vets will have his testimonial dinner tonight.

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Earth Day Workday in Louisa County

Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A branch of Americorps stationed in Louisa County has planned a volunteering event.

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Washington County Included in Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for five counties in Iowa, including Washington.

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English River at Kalona Nears Record Flood Level

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 6:31 am

Kalona water level chart

As of 5 a.m. today, the English River at Kalona is over flood stage with preliminary water levels at 22.4 to 22.6 feet, flood stage for the area is 14 feet; the record was set in 1993 at 22.55 feet.

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