Today's Local News

Detour Near Sigourney

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Those heading to the football game in Pella tomorrow night may experience a detour.

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City Council Discusses Variety of Issues in Work Session

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:30 am

A work session was held last night to discuss issues happening in the city of Washington.  

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Grant Program Returns for Farmers to Help Grow Their Communities

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:28 am

An opportunity for area farmers to help their local communities grow has returned for another year.  

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Mid-Prairie Board Gets Recommendation on Central Office

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education was given a recommendation on a new central office at this week’s meeting.

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Local Farmer Receives Farm Environmental Leader Award

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

A local farmer was recently recognized for his environmentally friendly farming methods.

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Some Hunting Seasons Open This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A few hunting seasons are opening this weekend.  

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Farmers Market Seeing Good Turnout and Holding Annual Event

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Washington’s Farmers Market is still going strong with not much time left in the market’s season. 

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Master Gardener Training Available This Fall

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Those interested in gardening or volunteering in their community have a chance to take part in a special training next month.

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Midwest Old Threshers Reunion This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 6:21 am

A popular event in southeast Iowa that draws large crowds is this weekend.

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Southeast Iowa Could See Rainfall from Hurricane Isaac

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

Now that Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in Louisiana, local weather experts say southeast Iowa could see some benefit from the storm.  

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Non-Sewered Communities Discussion Part of Weekly Meeting

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

Discussion of Washington County’s non-sewered communities was a part of this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  

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City Council Holding Work Session Tonight

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

A work session is being held tonight to discuss issues happening in the city of Washington.  

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Matt Stutzman Representing Iowa at Paralympics

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

Iowa will be well represented at this year’s Paralympics in London.

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Rainfall May Benefit Soybean Farmers

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

Crop conditions across southeast Iowa remain bad, but rainfall late last week may be giving soybean farmers some hope.

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Second Phase of Sewer Cleaning Started

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

The City of Washington has started the second phase of their sewer cleaning project.  

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Washington County Resident Inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 6:22 am
Photo Courtesy:  Washington County Extension

The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame welcomed a new member from Washington County at this year’s Iowa State Fair.  

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Columbus Schools Keeping it “Green” While They Clean

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

After the passing of legislation, schools in the area are attempting to be “green” while they clean.

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John Archer Delivering Speech at GOP National Convention Today

Posted: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am
Photo courtesy:  Archer for CongressPhoto courtesy: Archer for Congress

A candidate for Iowa’s second congressional district is at the Republican National Convention.

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Poll Shows People in Favor of Voter ID Law

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

A poll conducted during the Iowa State Fair overwhelmingly showed people are in favor of a Voter ID law in Iowa and in their county of residence.  

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Alive After Five Event To Welcome New Business

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

An Alive After Five event is being held tonight to celebrate a new business.  

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