Today’s Local News

Cystic Fibrosis Research Fundraiser Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Gunner Brock was recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.(Photo courtesy of Brianne Banger.)

A 5k to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis research is being held tomorrow in downtown Washington.

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Two Kalona Women Selected For Board

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Brenda Herington and Stephanie Schlabaugh, both of Kalona, were elected to the board of directors of the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Wednesday night.

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Mapping Discrepancies Delay Council Action

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Due to mapping discrepancies, the Washington City Council was unable to move forward on the West Tyler project at their meeting Wednesday night.

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Morel Hunting Tips

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Morels

The April weather of rain and cool temperatures did not aid in Morel hunting, but warm weather recently has led to the mushrooms being found throughout the county.

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All Principal Positions at Mid-Prairie Filled

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board unanimously approved the hiring of two principals at their meeting Monday.

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Area Student Wins Regional Scholarship

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mitchell Hora of Ainsworth was selected as the recipient of the regional Conservation District of Iowa Scholarship for $500.

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Riverboat Blues Fest Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Riverside’s first Riverboat Blues Fest is tomorrow.

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Graduation for Keota Seniors This Weekend

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Keota seniors will receive their diplomas this weekend.

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State Track and Field Results Updated 3:20 PM

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 10:54 am

Karlie Wade of WMU finished 17th in the long jump with a jump of 15’4″.

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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Selects New Board Members

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 10:08 am

Brenda Herington and Stephanie Schlabaugh, both of Kalona, were elected to the board of directors of the Washington County Riverboat Foundation last night.

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Council Discusses Sewer Issues

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Sewer back ups and issues with inflow and infiltration in the City of Washington were discussed at length at the city council’s meeting last night.

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Agriculture Safety Day to Be Held at Fairgrounds

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is being hosted by the Washington County Extension Office to highlight a variety of safety topics.

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New Program to Make a Splash at Pool

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Washington Park Superintendent Tim Widmer has announced that a new program will be making a splash at the pool this summer.

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Grassley Calls Paul ‘Man of Principal’

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was recently in Iowa.

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Supervisors Approve Two Confinement Applications

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Two confinement feed operation construction applications were approved by the Washington Board of Supervisors at their meeting this week.

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Cost of Inputs Increase with Price of Outputs

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

One farmer says he’s dealing with a lot more capital than he was just a few years ago.

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Conservation Reserve Program Meetings to be Held Across State

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Landowners with expiring CRP land or those with land not enrolled in CRP are encouraged to attend one of the many upcoming informational meetings.

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Iowa Mennonite School Graduation Sunday

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Iowa Mennonite School will hold its commencement ceremony for their graduating seniors Sunday evening.

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Farm Bill Passed By Committee

Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The United States Senate Committee on Agriculture passed the Farm Bill yesterday.

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Farmland Rental Rates Rise

Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Rental rates for Iowa farmland have risen over the last five years, according to a study from Iowa State University.

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