Today's Local News

Washington County Conservation Board’s “Little Dippers: Pretty Patterns” Event

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is hosting an event for toddlers to explore the wonders of nature.

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Congressman Loebsack Extends Flood Coverage

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:48 am

Southeast Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says Iowans need an extension of the national flood insurance program.

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Washington County Jobless Rate Lower in May

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:44 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate in May was less than the previous month, and the lowest yet of 2010.

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Alliant Energy’s Energy Saving Plan

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:43 am

This week Alliant Energy initiated its Appliance Cycling program for customers south of I-80, including about 200 customers in Washington County.

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Washington County Laborshed Project

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research and Analysis Bureau is completing a Laborshed employment study of Washington County. 

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Flags at Half Staff Yesterday

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:40 am

Yesterday, Washington’s Post Office flag and others around the state flew at half staff in honor of Specialist Christopher Opat.

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Trek Fest Begins

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:27 am

What began as a town festival known as “RiverFest” in Riverside, has now turned into one of the nations largest celebrations for Star Trek fans.

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IMS Fundraisers Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two athletic fundraisers for the Iowa Mennonite School are set for this weekend.

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Wellman Riverboat Funds

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced nine fourth quarter city grant awards for towns in Washington County earlier this week.

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Iowa’s Wet Weather Has Biggest Impact on SE Iowa Farmers

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says this month’s heavy rainfall is the “most detrimental in southern and southeastern Iowa”, and he expects several counties in the Washington area will receive federal disaster relief funding once a survey of crop losses is completed.

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Catfish Keith to Play Thursday Night Live

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington-area country blues musician Catfish Keith will provide entertainment from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the city’s weekly Thursday Night Live event.

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Wet Weather Means More Millipedes

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

The Iowa State Extension Office says flooding during the last three weeks in southeast Iowa has allowed for greater than normal millipede populations in Washington and surrounding counties.

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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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