Today's Local News

“Alive After 5″ at Jeanne’s Petite Paree

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is hosting an “Alive After 5” garden party from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesday at Jeanne’s Petite Paree.

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YMCA Family Fun Night

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington YMCA is hosting a “Family Fun Night” in Sunset Park on Friday, July 16th from 6 to 7:30pm.

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Early Retirement Program Available For Southeast Iowans

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Department of Health and Human Services says it is now accepting applications from southeast Iowa employers, including state and local governments and unions, for a new program that provides employees 55 and older with access to affordable health insurance.

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Washington County Conservation Board Preschool Animal Program

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 5:02 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is hosting an animal program for area preschoolers.

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“Bug Mania” Day Camp Held

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 5:01 am

The Washington County Extension Office held a Day Camp for 39 kindergartners and first graders.

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4-H’ers Host 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 5:00 am

Johnson County 4-H members are hosting their 9th Annual 4-H Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction this weekend.

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Parking a “Hot Topic” In Washington

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:45 am

Washington Mayor Sandra Johnson says parking near the city square is a hot topic for Main Street businesses, and she wants to hold a full review of the issue.

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New Construction Designs Save Washington High School Project Hundreds of Thousands

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:43 am

The Washington Community School Board approved changes to it’s new high school project that could potentially save the district more than $300,000. 

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Iowa Has $300 Million Fiscal Surplus

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Washington County State Senator Larry Marek says Iowa has finished the fiscal year with over $300 million dollars in surplus, a sign he says proves his and other lawmakers efforts to “grow [the] economy and balance the budget without raising taxes” are having a positive impact.

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Rain Lowers Good To Excellent Corn Crop

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:39 am

Good to excellent rated corn in Iowa fell this week to 65%, a 7% loss from last week’s 72% rating.

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Hamakua Place Fundraiser Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:34 am

Washington’s only community youth center is holding an open house and barbecue fundraiser tomorrow to support its after-school programs and Fall Youth Conference.

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Keokuk County Fair

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 5:01 am

Tomorrow at the Keokuk County Fair events for the day kick off with the Iowa Telecom Run & Rosie Phillips Walk at the taco building beginning at 7:15am.

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Historical Society to Hold Handbell Concert

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Louisa County Heritage Center in Wapello is hosting a special concert.

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Update Regarding Superior Tooling Burglary in Wapello

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Earlier this week, KCII reported Superior Tooling in Wapello had been burglarized.

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Keokuk County Fair

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 9:09 am

The Keokuk County Fair starts tomorrow.

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Future Friends of Port Louisa Refuge Meeting

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 9:08 am

The “Future” Friends of the Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge is having an organizational meeting coming up.

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Former Governor, Current Gubernatorial Candidate Terry Branstad Visits Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 7:32 am

Former Governor Terry Branstad and his lieutenant governor nominee State Senator Kim Reynolds were in Washington yesterday for a town hall meeting.

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“Say Uncle” Performs Tonight For Thursday Night Live

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 7:30 am

This afternoon, Thursday Night Live will return to Washington’s Central Park.

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Congressman Loebsack Holds “Main Street Tour”

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 7:29 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack will be visiting towns in Iowa’s 2nd District to “discuss his work to help small businesses and spur economic development”, and will also be discussing flood response and recovery.

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Preventing Mosquito Bites

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 7:25 am

It’s mosquito season and June’s above average rainfall has helped increase this summer’s mosquito population.

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