Today's Local News

Variance Granted To Couple Who Purchased Land Before Zoning Went Into Effect

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Adjustment has granted a variance for a couple that purchased land south of Washington before zoning went into effect.

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Paws And More To Benefit From Weekend Cruise Night, Auto Show

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Paws and More, a no-kill animal shelter serving all of Washington County, is raising funds at this weekend’s Cruise Night and Auto show.

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2nd Annual Family Youth Day Shoot To Benefit “Bows And Bullets” 4-H Club

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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This morning Washington County 4-H group “Bows and Bullets” is holding its second annual Family Youth Day Shoot at Highland Hideaway Hunting in Riverside.

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Louisa County Historical Society’s annual Fall Festival Approaching

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Louisa County Historical Society’s annual Fall Festival is coming up early in September.

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Funds Available For Washington County Storm Damage And REAP Projects

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Funds are now available for Washington County conservation practices damaged by storms and also through new REAP projects.

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Keokuk County Pasture Walk Set for September 7

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Beef producers are invited to attend a pasture walk, scheduled for Tuesday, September 7, at the Larry Klein farm located 6 miles southeast of Sigourney in Lancaster.

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Iowa Hospital Association: Washington County Hospital and Clinics Provides More Than $1.5 Million In Free And Discounted Care

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics says a new study of 2009 figures shows it has provided over $1.5 million in free and discounted benefits.

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Columbus Junction Woman named National Historian at Ladies Auxiliary VFW Convention

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Kathryn Schreiber of Columbus Junction was named a National Historian this week at the 97th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Affairs in Indianapolis.

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Washington School Board Approves Multiple Bids For High School, Softball Field Construction

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board has approved more than $11,143,000 in construction bids.

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Small Business Forum Evolves Into Discussion Of Poor County Road Conditions

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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A public forum Tuesday in Washington’s public library, hosted by State Senator Becky Schmitz, was designed to inform local business owners of helpful programs offered by the state, but discussion quickly turned to the poor condition of Washington County’s secondary roads.

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Washington and Jefferson Counties Declared Disaster Areas By U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Funds Now Available

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Washington and Jefferson counties as disaster areas.

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Keota School Volunteer Program Accepting Applications

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Keota Community School District is accepting applications for their new volunteer program.

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Washington, Six Other Iowa Communities To Hold SIDS “Walk For The Future” Events

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Iowa’s 11th annual Sudden Infant Death Syndrome “Walk For The Future” will take place in Washington and six other Iowa communities tomorrow.

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Orders Being Taken for Operation Re-Leaf Residential Tree Program

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Alliant Energy customers in Washington County are eligible to purchase trees at a discounted price through the “Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Program”.

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12th Annual Antique Tractor Ride, Show And Parade Today In Ainsworth

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The 12th Annual Antique Tractor Ride, Show and Parade begins tomorrow this morning in Ainsworth.

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Final Performance for Fairfield’s Live on the Square Summer Concert Series

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Fairfield Live on the Square Summer Concert series’ final performance is coming up. 

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Third Female Teen Charged With “Criminal Mischief” In Connection With 60 Cases Of Auto Graffiti In Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Public Safety Center says a 16 year old Wayland female has been charged with “Criminal Mischief” in connection with 60 cases of auto graffiti committed in Washington on August 15th.

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Late Night Car Fire Slows Traffic On Highway 1 South Of Kalona, Sends One Man To Hospital

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Tuesday night a car fire 1.5 miles south of Kalona on Highway 1 slowed traffic in the area for half an hour.

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Prairie Serenade Performing at Washington’s Last “Thursday Night Live” Of The Season

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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This afternoon, Thursday Night Live will return to Washington’s Central Park for the last time.

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Fire Near Keota Leaves Home a Total Loss

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A home outside of Keota is considered a total loss after two fires in consecutive days.

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