Today's Local News

Former Sigourney Grad Completes Basic

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:38 am

A former Sigourney Graduate has completed basic training.  Army National Guard Private Steven J. Piere spent nine weeks at Fort Jackson, Columbia South Carolina.  Piere studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, basic combat, military weapons, and rifle marksmanship as well as other military skills.  He is the son of Debbie Wilcut from Des Moines, and graduated from Sigourney High School in 2007.

Former Sigourney Graduate Completes Basic Training

Posted: Sunday, June 27th, 2010 at 5:02 am

A former Sigourney Graduate has completed basic training.

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Blood Drive in Kalona

Posted: Sunday, June 27th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Optimists Club along with the Kalona Mennonite Church is having a blood drive.

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Shakespeare in the Park, City Miscommunication

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

Washington High School Drama Director Lynn Loula says a miscommunication between city groups has caused today’s “Shakespeare in the Park” performance to move from 5:30 to 2pm.

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Ainsworth Woman Falsely Identified in Obama Case

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:26 am

On May 15th, KCII reported that an Ainsworth woman was accused of accessing President Barack Obama’s student loan records while he was a presidential candidate.

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Wayland Road South of Washington to Benefit From Grants

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington County Engineer David Patterson says $750,000 of the $900,000 needed to make Wayland Road south of Washington safe for drivers, and make room for bikes, will come from grants.

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New Washington Rain Record Possible

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington is about an inch and a half away from breaking the all-time precipitation record for June.

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34th Army Band Has Washington Roots

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:20 am

1st Sergeant Greg Hanshaw of Fairfield’s 34th Army Band says the unit has several former members in the Washington city area, including one that has donated thousands to the city.

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IUB Tips for Lowering Energy Bills for Summer

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 5:08 am

Another hot and humid Iowa summer is here, and many find themselves cranking up the air conditioner to escape the sweltering heat.

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Last Week of Summer Reading Program in Kalona

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 5:02 am

The summer reading program at the Kalona Library is coming to a close.

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Washington County Conservation Board’s “Little Dippers: Pretty Patterns” Event

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is hosting an event for toddlers to explore the wonders of nature.

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Congressman Loebsack Extends Flood Coverage

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:48 am

Southeast Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says Iowans need an extension of the national flood insurance program.

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Washington County Jobless Rate Lower in May

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:44 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate in May was less than the previous month, and the lowest yet of 2010.

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Alliant Energy’s Energy Saving Plan

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:43 am

This week Alliant Energy initiated its Appliance Cycling program for customers south of I-80, including about 200 customers in Washington County.

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Washington County Laborshed Project

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research and Analysis Bureau is completing a Laborshed employment study of Washington County. 

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Flags at Half Staff Yesterday

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:40 am

Yesterday, Washington’s Post Office flag and others around the state flew at half staff in honor of Specialist Christopher Opat.

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Trek Fest Begins

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

What began as a town festival known as “RiverFest” in Riverside, has now turned into one of the nations largest celebrations for Star Trek fans.

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IMS Fundraisers Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two athletic fundraisers for the Iowa Mennonite School are set for this weekend.

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Wellman Riverboat Funds

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced nine fourth quarter city grant awards for towns in Washington County earlier this week.

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Iowa’s Wet Weather Has Biggest Impact on SE Iowa Farmers

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says this month’s heavy rainfall is the “most detrimental in southern and southeastern Iowa”, and he expects several counties in the Washington area will receive federal disaster relief funding once a survey of crop losses is completed.

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