Today’s Local News

Riverboat Foundation Aims to Announce by May 1st

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is aiming to announce those selected for grants by May 1st, says Jim Logan, executive assistant to the board.

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Boiler and Concussion Policy to be Discussed Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The high school boiler and a concussion policy will be discussed at the Washington Community School Board’s meeting tomorrow night at the Brighton Community Center.

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Supervisors to Discuss Richmond and Rubio Again

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:23 am

No action was taken following yesterday’s Board of Supervisors’ special meeting which was held in closed session, citing strategy with counsel pertaining to litigation.

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Road Work Begins on Highway 78

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Road construction may affect traffic on Highway 78 until late May.

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Louisa County Youth Center Committee Continues to Seek Funds

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Chairman of the Louisa County Youth Center Fund Raising Committee will go before the Community Attraction & Tourism Committee tomorrow.

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New Addition at Wellman’s North Park

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A large play structure has been set up at the park located near the Parkside Activity Center in Wellman.

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5k to Raise Money for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 6:26 am

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

A 5k run and walk in Washington is planned for May 18th to raise money for cystic fibrosis research.

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Southeast Iowa Not Listed In Drought

Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released its water summary for March 8th through April 3rd.

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Fight Near Wayland, Charges Pending

Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 6:25 am

An alleged fight in progress was reported at the Countryside Mobile Home Court on Dakota Avenue just south of Wayland on Thursday night resulting in an a man being transported to the hospital by ambulance.

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Lime Creek Limelights Receive Grant

Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Lime Creek Limelights 4-H Club has received an $8,075 grant to support their efforts with the Wellman area’s new community garden project.

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Local Banks to Merge

Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A merger involving local banks will take place at the end of June.

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Loebsack Representative to Visit Sigourney

Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am

United States Representative Dave Loebsack will have a district representative in the area tomorrow.

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HIV and Hepatitis C Screening Offered in Washington

Posted: Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 6:31 am

New health testing services are being offered in Washington.

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English River Watershed Management Authority to Hold First Meeting

Posted: Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A group that includes representatives from the eighteen cities and six counties in the English River watershed will hold its first meeting later this month.

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Convicted Murderer Files Appeal

Posted: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 6:28 am

James Dean Blum

James Dean Blum’s request for an appeal has been denied by the Iowa Supreme Court.

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Fatal Wreck Near Riverside Thursday

Posted: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 6:26 am

An excavator and a Toyota Corolla collided Thursday afternoon near Riverside, resulting in one death.

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Supervisors to Hold Special Meeting

Posted: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Monday morning at the courthouse.

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Earth Day Event for Students Today

Posted: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Earth Day is two weeks away, often celebrated on April 20th; however the Washington Public Library Teen Advisory Board is hosting an event today.

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Squish and Tuck Move to Marr Park

Posted: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Two new residents have moved into the Conservation Education Center at Marr Park recently and they’re names are Squish and Tuck. Squish is a spiny soft-shell turtle and Tuck is a painted turtle.

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Tyson to Pay Almost $4 Million After Clean Air Act Violations

Posted: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Following several violations of the Clean Air Act, Tyson Foods and the Environmental Protection Agency have come to an agreement.

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