Today’s Local News

Local ESL Class Starts Monday

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Kirkwood Washington Center starts a free course Monday on English as a Second Language language.

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Washington County Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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The murder conviction of a Washington man has been upheld in appeals court.

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Next Budget Begins to Take Shape; Current Budget Includes ‘Hiccup’

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Council is preparing to prioritize financial spending for next year.  

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Preliminary Hearing Set in Washington County Sexual Abuse Case

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:24 am
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A preliminary hearing for a rural Washington County man has been set.

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Legislature to Deal with Surplus this Session

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With nearly $1 Billion in surplus funds, the Iowa legislature is tasked with finding a way to spend it.

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Columbus School Board Approves Staff Reduction Package

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Columbus Community School District Board of Education has approved a reduction package to address a budget shortfall.

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Stewart Elementary Plans Kindergarten Round-up

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Stewart Elementary School in Washington has scheduled times for Kindergarten round-up.

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Local Master Gardeners Regularly Meet

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Master Gardeners stay busy during the summer with landscaping and special projects, but they also continue to meet even in the wintertime.

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Preliminary Hearing Set in Washington County Sexual Abuse Case

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 2:48 pm
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A preliminary hearing for a rural Washington County man has been set.

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Fire Destroys Building Near Ainsworth

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 8:29 am

Multiple fire departments responded to a barn fire early this morning.

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Work Session Begins Discussion on Lagoon System Alternatives

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:26 am
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A public meeting was held in Richmond last night in an attempt to create of constructive discussion on their situation.

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City Council Begins Budget Work Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:24 am

Today, the Washington City Council begins working on the months-long process of developing a city budget for next fiscal year, which starts in July.

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Public Meeting on Zoning Ordinance Tentatively Set

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:24 am

A public work session on the county’s zoning ordinance was tentatively set at Tuesday morning’s Washington County Board of Supervisors board meeting.

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Public Health Department Outlines New Vaccination Requirements

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

Students that will be entering the seventh grade later this year will need to have an additional vaccination.  

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Workplace Assessments Taking Place Across County

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

With the help of a grant, Washington County Public Health has been conducting workplace assessments at businesses across the county.

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Emergency Planning Committee Examines Local Preparedness

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee prepares local agencies for disasters.

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Work Session Tonight in Richmond

Posted: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 6:24 am

The residents of Richmond have an opportunity to state their case for or against the lagoon sewer system tonight.

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Klein Hopeful for Property Tax Reform

Posted: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 6:24 am

One legislator is hoping that this session will produce property tax reform.

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Licenses Indicating Veteran Status Now Available

Posted: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 6:23 am
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Those who have served in the military will be able to get a veteran distinction the next time they renew their license.

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Congressman and Senators React to Presidential Inauguration

Posted: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The United States Congressman whose district covers Washington County says economic issues and sustainability should be the priorities in President Barack Obama’s second term.

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