Today’s Local News

Washington School District’s Tax Levy Drops Further

Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Washington School District’s tax levy has further dropped after receiving income tax numbers, according to Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen.

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Kalona Council Approves Contracts for County Services

Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Kalona’s contracts for county services for the next fiscal year have been approved.

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Five More Homes Slated for Demolition in Keota

Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Now that one of the nuisance properties has been demolished, the City of Keota is in the process of having another torn down.

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YMCA to Present Renderings of Project Options Tonight

Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The first community forum was held in mid-January.

To remodel and add on or to build a new facility is the question that the Washington YMCA board will have to decide this month.

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Iowa State Choir Group Stopping in Washington

Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6:21 am

An Iowa State choir ensemble that features two Mid-Prairie graduates will perform in Washington tonight.

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Planning and Zoning to Meet Tonight

Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The Planning and Zoning Commissin for the City of Washington is meeting tonight to discuss a site plan.

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MRAP Coming to Washington

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:43 am

The City of Washington Police Department is getting a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP – is a six-wheeled armored truck.

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Appeal Filed by Goncho Apartments Owners

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:25 am

The Goncho Apartment building in downtown Washington was deemed a dangerous building by the city after a methamphetamine lab was found in the building.

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Studies Suggest New Casino Would have Significant Impact on Local Casino

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The results of two independent studies suggest a Cedar Rapids casino would greatly impact Washington County. 

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ATV Ordinance Approved

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The third and final reading of the ordinance allowing the operation of all-terrain or off-road utility vehicles on portions of Washington County roads was approved on a 3 to 1 vote at yesterday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Emergency Mental Health Services May Be Available 24/7

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington County Community Mental Health Center is looking to contract with Hillcrest Family Services to provide mental health services support 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Washington County.

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Flu Activity Decreases Across Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s flu activity has been downgraded from regional to local activity.

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Two Studies to be Conducted in Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:21 am

As part of their graduate work at the University of Iowa, Kalona’s new Parks and Rec Director and intern will conduct two studies within the city.

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Christians Begin Season of Lent

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:19 am

An important part of the Christian calendar begins today.

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Washington Budget to be Considered Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 6:24 am

The annual budget for the City of Washington will be considered tonight at the Washington City Council meeting.

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Keota Man Charged with OWI After Wreck

Posted: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 6:24 am

A 24-year-old Keota man was charged with Operating While Intoxicated – first offense after the vehicle he was operating rolled multiple times and came to rest on its top at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Lake Darling One-Third Full

Posted: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Runoff from the past month has filled Lake Darling a third of the way.

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Record Low Temperatures Broken

Posted: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Record low temperatures set over a century ago were broken this week.

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Secretary of State Visiting WACO to Discuss Voting

Posted: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A state official is visiting a few area high schools this afternoon.

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Forms Can Now Be Filed for Candidacy

Posted: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Those interested in running for office have until March 26th to submit forms to the auditor’s office. Washington County Auditor Dan Widmer states yesterday was the first day to file papers, although no body had submited papers yet, as of yesterday afternoon. The primary for Republican and Democratic candidates will be held June 3rd.

Two seats will be up for election on the Washington County Board of Supervisors, including the District 3 seat held by Steve Davis and the District 5 seat held by Richard Young.