Today's Local News

Letts Fire Department Will Get Large Grant

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:22 am

Senator Tom Harkin is announcing grants for two Iowa Fire Departments. The Letts Fire Department in Louisa County will be getting most of the grant funding, with the Anamosa Fire Department near Cedar Rapids getting a smaller portion.

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Last Day for Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Today is the last day for KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza.  

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Missing Juvenile Found This Morning

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 11:59 am

Around 8:30 this morning, the Washington County Safety Center received a report of a missing 16 year old juvenile from rural Wayland.  

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Board of Supervisors Hear Two Briefings

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard briefings from two groups as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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All Iowa Reads Books Available

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Books are available for pick up from the Washington Public Library for those wishing to take part in a book discussion next month as part of the All Iowa Reads program.  

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IDNR Releases Underground Water Planning Map

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released a map of predicted future water levels for Iowa. Some areas may be in trouble in 20 to 30 years, but Bob Libra with the IDNR says Southeast Iowa has a good outlook for the future.

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Kindergarten Round-Ups Coming Soon

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Kindergarten round-ups will be coming to the area soon. Round-ups are used to prepare kids for going to school, but Mid-Prairie doesn’t have them.

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Leap Year Celebrations

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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While today may just be another ordinary day to most people, some do get a chance to have a celebration when it comes around every four years.  

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Keota Council Comes to Agreement on Pool Expenses

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Keota City Council met on Monday with representatives from Lagos Acres, a golf course in town, and came to an agreement over some pool expenses.

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Open House Retirement Event Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An event is happening tonight to honor a Washington Y staff member’s retirement.  

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Continues

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza continues today.  

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New Board Members Announced for Washington County Community Foundation

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Two new board members have been announced to The Community Foundation of Washington County.  

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Getting Ready For Two Wheeled Vehicles

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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While we may have been experiencing warmer weather over the winter, it will soon be here to stay and that means more two-wheeled vehicles will be on the roads.

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Dept. of Education Looks at No Child Left Behind Waiver

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department will release information on its waiver request for the No Child Left Behind Program today. Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider says they hope to change how they report competency levels to the federal government. Currently, Iowa’s competency level for reading and math is the 41st percentile.

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Last Day to Sign Up Live Healthy Iowa 100 Day Challenge

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up to take part in the Live Healthy Iowa’s 100 day challenge and Washington County Public Health is encouraging everyone to take part.  

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Alive After Five Event Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

An Alive After Five event is being held tonight to celebrate a business’ milestone anniversary.  

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Don’t Feed the Turkeys, Says DNR

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The DNR is asking people to not feed wild turkeys. The statement comes after a flock of turkeys took up residence in Clear Lake due to being fed by the towns residents. Bill Ohde with the DNR Office in Brighton says turkeys aren’t dangerous; they just shouldn’t be fed because they will get used to humans and lose their natural instincts.

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IMS Senoir to Present Piano Recital

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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IMS Senior Sam Swartzendruber will present a piano recital at the school on Saturday. He will be performing piano pieces from various composers, but he will also be presenting some guitar and vocal pieces with the help of his friends and family.

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Starts Today

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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KCII”s Home Shopping Extravaganza starts today.  General Manager Joe Nichols says the radio auction is a great way to get your favorite items or items that you haven’t tried before and gives you a chance to save some money in the process.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and the biggest part of the meeting will be two different briefings.  

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