Today's Local News

Back to the 50’s and 60’s Cruise Night

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Saturday from 5-9pm a “Back to the 50’s and 60’s Cruise Night” will take place on the Washington Square.

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Golf Event Raised $34,000 for Children’s Healthcare

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:51 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics says its June 4th “Care for our Kids” golf event raised over $34,000.

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Mid-Prairie Community Schools Recieve Riverboat Foundation Grants

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:25 am

Mid-Prairie Community Schools has received funds from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for two projects from their Competitive Grant Program.

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Severe Weather Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:23 am

Severe weather rolled through Washington County and the KCII listening area yesterday afternoon.

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Former WHS Grad Completes Basic Training

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:21 am

A former graduate of Washington High School has completed basic combat training.

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Rain Affects Local Farmers

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:28 am

Washington has received about 11 inches of rain this month, and needs less than 2 ½ inches to break the June precipitation record set in 1930.

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Road Embargo To Halt Semi-Truck Traffic

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington County Engineer David Patterson says the overuse of Ginkgo Avenue outside of West Chester is a sign that less funding has made the current system of maintaining similar roads “not sustainable”.

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4H Photo Mounting Day

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

4H’ers interested in exhibiting their photography at the State Fair have the opportunity to attend a 4H Photo Mounting Day session.

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“Annie” Leaves No Seat Unturned

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Community Theater’s production of “Annie” sold over 2,000 tickets to Washington community members this weekend.

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USDA Crop Report

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Again last week, weather conditions gave farmers in southeast Iowa little opportunity to continue with field work.

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Severe Weather Action Team Follow Up

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

Yesterday at 6:15am the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for western Washington, southwest Johnson, North Jefferson, and Keokuk counties.

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Basic Business Accounting Classes Offered

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

In an effort to increase ones business profitability and encourage new entrepreneurs, the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College is partnering with Louisa County Extension and LIFE Micro-lending to offer a Basic Business Accounting course. 

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Shakespeare In The Park

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:20 am

Friday the first theatrical production to use Washington’s new band stand will debut in Central Park.

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Rebuild Iowa’s Flood Tips For Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 am

The Rebuild Iowa Office was created to after storms and flooding caused millions of dollars worth of damage in 2008, and that office now has advice for residents of Washington County as they approach record rainfall for June.

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Brighton to Improve Municipal Building with Riverboat Grant

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 am

The City of Brighton is planning to use funds from a Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grant to make improvements on a municipal building.

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Washington Day with the Cedar Rapids Kernels

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball is hosting “Washington Day” on July 14th at 6:35pm.

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Lending Hands “Birdies For Charity”

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

The John Deere “Birdies For Charity” Golf Classic is July 5th through the 11th, and a local non-profit organization is offering a chance to win a 2010 Chevy Camaro with each donation they receive.

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4-H Communications Night

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Washington County 4-H Communications Night is on Wednesday, July 14, at 4:00 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office and exhibit building at the fairgrounds.

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Free Preschool In Washington

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

Children in Washington that will be 4 years old on or before September 15th can attend free preschool for the third year in a row.

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Nature Explore Families’ Club

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Keokuk County Extension Office is offering a new program for families to learn about and explore nature together.

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