Today's Local News

Adoption Event in Wapello County

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Every November adoption groups raise awareness about the need for adoptive parents. In Wapello County, they have a special event on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

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Third Quarter Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants Awarded

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 10:10 am

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The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced its Competitive Grant Awards last night for the fall of 2011.  

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Fire in Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 9:09 am

Wednesday Night at 7 pm there was a large fire at an apartment building in Fairfield.

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New Police Officer Installed and Resolutions Passed

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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A new police officer has been installed in the city of Washington.  

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The Great American Smoke Out is Today

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am

The American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association are encouraging people all over the state to quit smoking, if only for one day, today as part of the Great American Smoke Out.

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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting Set

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Washington’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is holding a meeting this afternoon.  

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Presidential Candidate Making a Return Visit to Southeast Iowa Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Southeast Iowa residents will have a chance to meet a presidential hopeful tomorrow.  

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Kalona Posting No U-Turn Signs

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Kalona has been having problems with cars making U-Turns within the city, so many problems that they are posting No U-Turn signs in the most problematic areas.

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Iowa Has Its First Cases of Influenza

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Flu season has officially started. The first cases of influenza have started to pop up in Iowa. The Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network says the level of influenza infections in Iowa is still very low, but there have been a few cases.

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Stewart Fun Night Tonight

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Students and families at Stewart Elementary have a chance at a night of fun tonight.  

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New Event Coming to Wellman Y Tomorrow Night

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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A new event is coming to the Wellman Y tomorrow night.  

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Highway Bridge is Open to Traffic Again

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 10:09 am

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Construction work on Highway 92 has been completed.  

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Next Step Taken Toward General Obligation Bond Refunds

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have started the process of refunding the County’s General Obligation Bonds.  

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Washington City Council Holding Public Hearings

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is holding some public hearings as part of their meeting tonight.  

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Rollover Accident in Henry County

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:27 am

Around 5:34 yesterday afternoon, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was sent to the scene of a one vehicle and property damage accident in the 1200 block of Dakota Avenue.  

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Arsenic in Iowa’s Water Supplies

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:26 am

There are reports of dangerous arsenic levels in some towns across Iowa. Aaron Shumaker, Public Works Director in Wellman, says he hasn’t heard of any arsenic contaminating city water supplies in the area.

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Rural Health Day is Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am

Tomorrow, Public Health Officials in rural communities will be trying to educate people on the concerns for rural health care.

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Pink Week Donation Made

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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A donation has been made to the Washington County Relay for Life by Washington County 4-H’ers.  

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Ice Fishing Safety

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Winter is approaching soon and that means lakes and ponds around the area will be frozen over and ready for ice fishing.  

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Medicine Chest Challenge

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:22 am

KC STAAR, the Keota and Sigourney Police Departments, and the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office held the second annual Medicine Chest Challenge on Saturday.

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