Today’s Local News

Charges After Report of Shooting Road Signs

Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am

An 18-year-old resident of Oakville was charged with reckless use of a firearm, an aggravated misdemeanor and tampering with road signs, a scheduled violation.

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Two Mid-Prairie Students Nominated to All State Festival

Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie’s Speech Team continues to find success, most recently at the state competition for individuals.

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City Council to Convene Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m.

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Open House for Nebel

Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

An open house for Edie Nebel will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. on the third floor at Federation Bank Building in Washington.

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Additional Vaccines Available for Children

Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

When getting mandated vaccines and boosters for your child, you may want to consider some that are just recommended.

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Fairfield’s Automated Wastewater System Back Online

Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The automated wastewater system in Fairfield is up and running, following a glitch that resulted in the bypass of untreated water.

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Road Closing Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:43 am

Tomorrow 140th Street will be closed to thru traffic between W-38 and Highway 1 for regrading and surfacing. The project is part of Washington County’s Comprehensive Road Improvement Project.

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Supervisors’ Meeting to Have Two Presentations

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Two presentations will be given at the board of supervisor’s meeting tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

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Yard Waste Routes to Resume

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Regular yard waste routes will resume on Tuesday, March 26th and will continue until Wednesday, November 27th, announced the City of Washington Maintenance and Construction Superintendent J.J. Bell.

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Car Fire

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A car fire in the 1300 grid of Ash Avenue was reported to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday.

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PQA Program Offered

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus program will be able to attend a session in Washington on March 28th from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Snow Days Lead to a Shorter Spring Break at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie is making changes to this school year’s calendar to make up for their 4 snow days.

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Update on Progress Towards Kalona Building Committee Tonight

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

An update on the progress being made to form a Community Building Committee is expected at tonight’s Kalona City Council meeting.

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2013 RAGBRAI to Pass Through Keokuk, Jefferson Counties

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

An annual bicycle race now in its 41st year will pass through Keokuk and Jefferson counties this summer.

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Legislative Briefing Held

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Four area legislators gathered at the Washington County Courthouse Saturday morning to hear concerns and answer questions from constituents.

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Local Animal Shelter 50 Days Program

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The animal shelter in Washington, PAWS & More, is aiming to spay 50 cats in 50 days now through April 30.

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Snow Days Lead to a Shorter Spring Break at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie is making changes to this school year’s calendar to make up for their 4 snow days.

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Flooding Warnings in the Area

Posted: Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 6:29 am

There has been flooding in the area over the past week due to recent rainfall and melting snow.

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Open Enrollment Reaches Record High

Posted: Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The numbers for open enrollment have risen in the Washington School District, in fact Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgenson believes they are at an all time high.

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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Drunk Drivers Have Killed 700 People

Posted: Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A person is killed every 51 minutes in a drunk-driving crash in the United States, on average.

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