Today's Local News

Columbus School District Looking for New Superintendent

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Columbus School District is searching for a new superintendent. They will discuss this issue at their meeting on Monday.

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Snowmobile and ATV Renewal Period Reminder

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Owners of snowmobiles and ATVs are being reminded that the renewal of registrations is still happening.  

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Learn at Lunch Focusing on Career Exploration

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at 6:21 am

This month’s Learn at Lunch meeting is looking at career exploration.  

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Rick Santorum at Café Dodici

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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Presidential Candidate and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum visited Washington today at Café Dodici. He spoke on a variety of issues from natural resources to education.

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Business Celebrating 100 Years at Current Location

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A Washington business is getting ready to celebrate 100 years in their current location. 

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Homecoming Celebration This Weekend

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:28 am

A Welcome Home/Freedom Salute is being held tomorrow for Soldiers returning from a tour of duty.  

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Street Closure Starting Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am

A portion of a street in downtown Washington will be closed starting tomorrow.  

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Shop and Stroll Event Tonight

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Main Street Washington is hosting new event tonight to help stimulate sales for local businesses.  

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Richmond Group Suing County

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Residents for a Better Richmond group is suing Washington County over the refusal of easement fees charged by RUSS in regards to their sewer system.

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IDOT to Discuss Making US 61 a 4-Lane

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:23 am

There will be a public hearing on December 8th to discuss the option of making US 61 a 4-lane road from two miles south of Iowa 92 all the way to the Muscatine County line in Louisa County.

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Internship Opportunity

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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High School students in Washington have one last chance to learn about a future career through an internship opportunity.  

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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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