Today's Local News

Heat, Refreshments and Barn Concerts: Wednesday At The Washington County Fair

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 am
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Yesterday’s high at the fairgrounds was 88 degrees, and mixed with summer humidity, fairgoers were feeling the heat.

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Multiple Fair Events Offered In Lieu of TNL Entertainment

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

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There will be no Thursday Night Live guest performers or Municipal Band performance this week in Washington, but the weekly farmers market will take place in Central Park at 5pm.

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Parking In Downtown Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington’s Downtown Revitalization has triggered a review of parking on and near the town square.

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Mid-Prairie Wraps Up State Tournament Softball

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie wrapped up State Tournament softball tournament play yesterday.

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Washington Will Have a “Wonderful” Middle School

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

As Washington prepares to build and move students to a new high school facility, plans are also in the works to turn the current high school into a new middle school.

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Columbus Junction Day Camp for Boys

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Boy Scouts of America in Columbus Junction is hosting a Day Camp for area boys between the ages of 6 and 10. 

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Washington County Empowerment Board To Meet For The Last Time

Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Empowerment Board will meet for the last time this afternoon at 4:30 pm at the Washington Public Library.

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Update: Early Morning Scare at Washington’s Frontier Restaurant Caused By Basement Appliance

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Yesterday morning KCII reported that the Washington Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report at the Frontier Restaurant of smoke and a smell of gas coming from the building’s basement.

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Columbus Junction Semi-truck Driver Airlifted To Hospital After Accident

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

A Columbus Junction man is in the hospital after losing control of his semi-truck.

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A Day For “Kidz” At The Washington County Fair

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Today is “Kidz Day” at the Washington County Fair.

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Mid Prairie Continues State Tournament Softball Play Today

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid Prairie continues State Tournament softball play today. 

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Grassley Changes Mind, Votes Against Finance Reform Bill He Previously Co-Sponsored

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Senator Charles Grassely has voted against a Wall Street reform bill he previously co-signed with Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken.

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Louisa County’s Running Wild Event

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

Registrations are being taken for Louisa County’s Trail Race and Fun Run.

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Southeast Iowa Congressman To Hold Office Hours

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:20 am

A representative of Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack will hold office hours in Washington, Wapello, and Keokuk this month.

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News Update: Early Morning Scare at Frontier Restaurant in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 9:30 am

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A waitress at Frontier Restaurant in Washington called the fire department this morning because she smelled gas and saw smoke in the building’s basement. 

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Washington County Fair: Fun, Mud and Rain

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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More than an inch of rain fell during the first full day of the Washington County Fair, turning parking areas and walking paths into fields of mud yesterday.

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Accident in Minnesota Injures Three, Kills Child from Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am

An eight year old boy from Riverside is dead after a four car accident in southeast Minnesota.

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“Bucket of Junk” Sculpture Contest Winner Will Be The “Peoples Champion”

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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One lucky sculpture will win the “Peoples Choice Award” this week at the county fair and a lot of change.

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Congressman Loebsack Extends Flood Coverage

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Southeast Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack has delivered on his promise to extend the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Rains Allow Mosquitoes To Breed Twice

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Above average rainfall in southeast Iowa has allowed mosquitoes to increase their population, but not just because of standing water.

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