Today's Local News

Washington 4-H Gears Up For Fair

Posted: Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at 6:20 am

4-H participation in Washington County ranks in the top 10 of the entire state, and those young men and women will be presenting at this week’s Washington County Fair.

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Keokuk County Expo Event’s for Today

Posted: Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at 5:01 am

The Keokuk County Expo wraps this year’s event today.

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Sunday’s Henry County Fair Events

Posted: Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Henry County Fair wraps up this year’s seven day event today.

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British Petroleum in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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British Petroleum’s ongoing accident has been declared the largest oil spill to ever occur in the Gulf of Mexico, but in southeast Iowa, the only BP logos you’ll see are convenience stores operated by community members.

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Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament Taking Place During Celebrate Washington

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:26 am

A coed sand volleyball tournament will take place Sunday, August 7th during Celebrate Washington in the city square.

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Domestic Abuse Firearm Legislation Is Retroactive

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:24 am

New laws in Iowa made it illegal for men and women convicted of domestic abuse to possess firearms on July 1st, but the legislation acts retroactively.

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Washington County Empowerment Board To Be Dissolved

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Empowerment Board will meet for the last time on Thursday at 4:30 pm at the Washington Public Library.

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Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show Entries Due August 13th

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:20 am

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Entry forms and fees for Washington County youth exhibiting at the Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show September 23rd to the 25th in Omaha, Nebraska are due by August 13th.

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Kid’s Day at the Keokuk County Expo

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:13 am

Today is Kid’s Day at the Keokuk County Expo in Sigourney.

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Saturday’s Henry County Fair Events

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:13 am

Day six of the Henry County Fair continues today in Mount Pleasant.

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Washington Farmers Better Off Than Areas South, East of County

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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There are few jobs where you can do everything right and still be slowed by factors outside of your control, a condition Washington County Regional Farm Bureau Manager Jerry Anderson says Iowa farmers now face.

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Wellman Water “Blue Baby” Scare Could Have Been Prevented

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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The City of Wellman informed residents on July 1st that infants younger than six months could die of “Blue Baby Syndrome” caused by high levels of nitrates in the city’s water, but Wellman Public Works Director Aaron Shumaker says the danger never existed in the first place.

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Dept. of Transportation Issues Tall Corn Driving Warning

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Four people were killed and 49 injured in Iowa in 2009 from crashes at rural intersections caused by obstructed view from trees and crops, accidents that cost the state nearly half a million dollars.

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The Keokuk County Expo Includes 4-H Presentations Today

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Keokuk County Expo continues today in Sigourney.

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Energy Saving Cycling Program Activated

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Alliant Energy says it activated it’s Appliance Cycling Program to save energy during Wednesday’s 100 plus degree temperatures.

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The Henry County Fair Continues Through Sunday

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Henry County Fair continues through Sunday in Mount Pleasant.

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Washington YMCA Grill Tonight

Posted: Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington YMCA is hosting a “Family Fun Night” in Sunset Park tonight from 6 to 7:30 pm.

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Flooding Washes Out Sweet Corn in Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Summer flooding has lowered the amount of sweet corn available in Washington County, and no local sweet corn is available in the City of Washington.

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Washington High School Students May Have Plenty of Options This Fall

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Students in Washington may have community college and other opportunities with neighboring school districts this fall.

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McCreedy Building To Be Repaired Without Bidding Process

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:24 am

A contract for repairs to Washington County’s McCreedy Building, which houses the county’s assessor and engineer, has been approved without bidding in order to begin work as soon as possible.

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