Today's Local News

New Housing Rehab Group Forms

Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

A new group in Washington is pushing for the city to examine residential housing.

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University Releases Study on Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation

Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

A study on the economic value of outdoor recreation was recently conducted by Iowa State University.

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New Group Looking to Improve Appearance of Housing in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:26 am

The appearance of housing in the City of Washington is getting examined by city staff, the City Council, and a new group of residents.

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New Minibus Director Getting Up to Speed

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

The new director of the Washington County Mini-Bus has been transitioning into her new role.

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Intensity of Drought Lessens During November

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

Drought conditions are easing across southeast Iowa, but the same can’t be said about other parts of the state.

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Marr Park Program Has Kids Make Gifts

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Conservation Education Center is hosting a program to help kids make their own gifts.  

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WACO Board Reviews Innovative Calendar Progress

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The WACO School Board held a work session this morning to discuss the progress being made on their proposed innovative school calendar.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Today concludes Iowa Emergency Management Association Week. Today we talk to Emergency Management Coordinator for Washington and Keokuk Counties, Larry Smith, about what the they do.

Hansen Murder Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 8:29 am
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A Washington County murder trial has ended with a guilty verdict.

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Chamber Offers Preview of Candlelight Tour of Homes

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:26 am

One of the original purposes of the Washington Chamber of Commerce annual tour of homes was to highlight the historic qualities of local residences.

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Washington School Logo Contest Winding Down

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The end of this week is the end of the Washington School District’s logo contest.  

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Local Church Has Long-standing Christmas Tradition

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A local church has preparations underway for their annual Christmas play.

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Kalona Historical Village Holding Free Open House

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Kalona Historical Village will be holding a free open house this weekend.

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Iowa Emergency Management Association Week

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

To properly recognize those who’ve served their communities by preparing them for the worst-case scenario for the past 50 years, the Governor has proclaimed this week Iowa Emergency Management Association Week.

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Mid-Prairie Holding 19th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A local high school choir group will hold their annual themed dinner this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Today we talk with Pastor at 1st Assembly of God Church, Jim Cluney, about their participation in a popular Salvation Army fundraiser.

Hansen Murder Trial Continues

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 8:34 am

A murder trial continues today at the Washington County Courthouse.

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Washington County Emergency Siren Changes Left Up to Cities

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington County E-9-1-1 board will not be covering the costs associated with making changes to radio transmitters and the emergency sirens found in cities.

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City Makes its Case to School District on Extending TIF Time-frame

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington School Board has approved their part of extending the life of a TIF district in Washington to fund the development of an existing housing subdivision.

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New Garbage Stickers are Available; City Will Look at Future of Sanitation Funds

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The city of Washington has new garbage stickers to use on large garbage cans.

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