Today's Local News

Board of Supervisors to Hold Hearings

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors will be having two public hearings as part of their meeting tomorrow.  

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Government Officials Visiting Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Southeast Iowa will be receiving a visit from two Government officials tomorrow.  

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National Public Health Week This Week

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Public Health is celebrating National Public Health Week this week.

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Property Taxes Due Today

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The second half real estate and mobile home taxes are due today.  

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Keota Council Discussing Swimming Pool Clean Up

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The City Council of Keota will be meeting tonight to discuss pool cleaning among other things. They will continue their conversation regarding the pool after arrangements with Lagos Acres were settled in previous meetings.

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Helium Shortage, But Hospitals Okay for Now

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

There is a shortage of helium in the world, and while you may see helium as a gas used for fun in balloons, and to make your voice sound different, it’s actually used in medical applications. Denni Brown with the Radiology Department at Washington County Hospital and Clinics says they use helium to cool the magnets for MRI machines.

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Riverside Discusses Change to TrekFest Parade Route

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Riverside City Council is meeting tonight. At their meeting they will discuss a route change for the TrekFest parade. They will also be talking about a grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for equipment purchases at the fire department.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Starts Today

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week and all this week, KCII in conjunction with the National Weather Service will be looking at different topics related to severe weather.  

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House Explosion Reported near Ainsworth

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:31 am

Around 8:30 last night, the Washington County Safety Center received numerous reports of an explosion southeast of Riverside near Ainsworth.

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Government Officials Coming to Visit Washington

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Southeast Iowa will be receiving a visit from two Government officials on Tuesday.  

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Spring Field Day Discussing Cover Crops This Week

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Iowa State University Extension is hosting a workshop this week to educate area farmers about farming methods that can help them throughout the year.  

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Riverside Council Changing TrekFest Parade Route

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Riverside City Council is meeting tomorrow night. At their meeting they will discuss a route change for the TrekFest parade. They will also be talking about a grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for equipment purchases at the fire department.

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Keota School Board Holding Two Worksessions

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Keota Community School Board will hold two work sessions tomorrow. The first session will be held at 4:00pm tomorrow in the superintendent’s office.

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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged in February

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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February’s unemployment figures have been released by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate stays the same from last month.  

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Property Taxes Due Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The second half real estate and mobile home taxes are due Monday.

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Footloose Friday and Shoe Drive Event Held

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A new event took place around the square in Washington yesterday to promote exercise.

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Less Than One Week Left to Sign Up for Conservation Reserve Program

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The time to sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is about to end.

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Kalona Council to Discuss WCRF Grants

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council will meet on Monday and discuss several Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants. The grants will be fore a summer reading program, campground improvements, restrooms at the park, outfield fencing for the baseball diamonds, and a fire truck for the fire department.

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Some Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords in Interviews

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The US Department of Justice is looking in to the legality of asking for a Facebook password in a job interview. The practice has been growing in popularity among employers, who use the password to look at Facebook accounts that are set as private.

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Animal Industry Scholarship Deadline Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Scholarships applications for upcoming college freshmen or current undergraduates at Iowa State University majoring in animal science or animal industry related field are due tomorrow for current undergraduates.  

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