Today’s Local News

Three Candidates Seeking District Four Supervisor Seat

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

Three candidates are seeking election to represent Washington County Board of Supervisors district four.

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Overview of Contested Washington Council Seat

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

One contested race for the Washington City Council is up for a  decision on Election Day next week.

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Drought Expected to Stick Around

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The area of drought covering Iowa hasn’t gotten any worse, but relief is not expected anytime soon.

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Mid-Prairies Latest Production Debuts this Weekend

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

This weekend a Mid-Prairie English teacher will make her directing debut with the first public performance of the school’s latest production.

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Iowa Mennonite School Places 7th in Nationwide Contest

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 11:57 am
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An area school learned today that they would be the recipient of a large sum of money.

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Power Outages Reported Across County

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 11:12 am

The power is back on for those Alliant Energy customers who lost it this morning.

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City of Washington Out of Industrial Space

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

Washington city staff and elected officials are looking to address what appears to be a need for more industrial space in the city.

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Washington Street Work Wrapping Up

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington is at the end of their work to repair street surfaces this construction season.

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Latino Population Growing

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

Latinos are a fast-growing group in the United States.

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Keota Begins Working Towards New Zoning Ordinance

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

If everything goes as planned, the City of Keota will have a comprehensive zoning ordinance by next summer.

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Mid-Prairie Conferences Tonight

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

Some area schools are opening their doors tonight for parents.

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Local Telephone Company Loses Appeal in District Court

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 4:19 pm

A local telephone service provider has lost its case against a government agency in appeals court.

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Senator Harkin on Ineffective Congress

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 6:25 am

The current U.S. Congress is one of the least popular in history.

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Local Energy Provider Aids East Coast

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 6:25 am

Last week an east coast utility company sent out a call for mutual assistance in preparation for the expected power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Halloween Safety Tips for Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 6:24 am

With kids heading for the streets tonight for trick or treating, a local police officer is offering some tips on keeping them safe.

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Washington Considers Goals for Coming Years

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council is attempting to identify some short-term goals to focus their energy on over the next two years.

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Cover Crop Reporting Changes

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 6:20 am

Those planting fall seeded cover crops and forage crops this year should be aware of new reporting requirements.

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Two Kalona Men Arrested for Burglary

Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Two Kalona men have been arrested in connection to a string of burglaries.

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Board Approves Zoning Changes, Amended R.U.S.S. Agreement

Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Changes to the county zoning and an amended agreement with Regional Utility Service Systems were approved at today’s Washington County Board meeting.

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City Looks to Get Yard Waste Pickup Back on Track

Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Help is on the way for residents looking to take advantage of the city of Washington’s leaf and yard waste removal.

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