Today’s Local News

Robotics Competition Will Include Local Elementary Students

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A program that hopes to get students excited about science and technology will bring local students to Ames next month for a robotics competition.

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Local Blood Drive on Thursday

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Washington Noon Kiwanis group is hosting a blood drive this week.  The drive is at the United Presbyterian Church on Thursday.

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Three Public Hearings at this Week’s Board Meeting

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:26 am

This weeks Washington County board meeting will include multiple public hearings.

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Bad Start to Flu Season

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Flu season is in full swing in Iowa and is shaping up to be much worse than last year.

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Work on Cafe Ordinance Continues

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council continues their work this week on a possible new sidewalk cafe ordinance.

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Grant to Fund Chamber Study

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce will be working with city and county leaders to determine how to work together to market local communities to others.

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Santa’s Hours Today

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:22 am

For those people wanting to get Christmas wish lists to Santa, he is in Washington today and next weekend.

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Decision on Farm Bill Yet to be Made

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:25 am

An Iowa legislator is expressing frustration towards the circumstances surrounding the farm bill.

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Greiner Named Ranking Member for Two Committees

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:24 am
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Senate Republicans have selected their ranking committee members.

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Farm Conference Includes Instruction from Washington County Farmer

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:24 am

An upcoming farming conference will include a presentation from a local farmer.

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Two More Weekends of Santa Availability

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Christmas Day is fast approaching and that means that people wanting to tell Santa Claus what’s on their wish list have limited time to do so.  

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Could See Some Relief from Drought by March

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The drought conditions in Washington County remain unchanged, but we could see some improvement moving into the New Year.

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Chamber of Commerce Promotes Spending Local Dollars

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is encouraging  residents to use their Chamber Bucks this holiday shopping season.

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Caring Christmas Food Fill Up in Washington Today

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:21 am
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The Big Red Radio will stop in Washington today for another food fill up.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The Washington City Park Superintendent Tim Widmer outlines the parks department and one special project.


UPDATE: Inmate Found Dead in Washington County Jail

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Initial results from a DCI autopsy of a Washington County inmate are confirming what was previously suspected by local officials.

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New London Man Arrested for OWI after Car Catches Fire

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am

A car fire led to an arrest early yesterday morning.

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New Board to Make Decision on Pay Raises

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The new Washington County Board of Supervisors will make a decision on salary increase recommendations in January.

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Superintendent Reviews Facility Status

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington Community School District Superintendent calls the district in a good position regarding school facilities. 

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WACO School Board to Vote on Innovative Calendar

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The fate of the proposed innovative school calendar for WACO schools comes down to a vote.

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