Today's Local News

Senior Health Care Scam Warning

Posted: Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol and the Southeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging are warning seniors about potential Medicare scams that have occurred in Iowa.

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Sigourney Blood Drive

Posted: Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

The UI Health Care Clinic in Sigourney is having a blood drive. 

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1st Day of Summer

Posted: Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 6:20 am

It’s the official start of summer, making today the year’s longest with approximately 14 ½ hours of sunlight.

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Greening Your District Event

Posted: Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Main Street Washington is holding a “Greening Your District” event on Thursday from 4 to 7pm at the Bryson Block Board Room in Washington.

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Wellman YMCA 4th of July Events

Posted: Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Wellman YMCA has scheduled several activities during Wellman’s Fourth of July celebration.

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Senior Health Care Reform Warning

Posted: Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol and the Southeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging are warning seniors about potential Medicare scams that have occurred in Iowa. 

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Sigourney Blood Drive

Posted: Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The UI Health Care Clinic in Sigourney is having a blood drive.

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Barn Quilt Festival In September

Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The co-chair of Barn Quilts of Washington County says the group will hold a Barn Quilts Festival in Washington this fall in celebration of the County’s “Barn Quilt Capitol of Iowa” proclamation.

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Lending Hands Employee Honored

Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Heritage Agency on Aging has named a Lending Hands Adult Day Services Employee the 2010 Senior Volunteer for Washington County.

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“Lightning Safety Week” Begins on Sunday

Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The National Weather Service has designated next week as “Lightning Safety Week” to remind you that lightning causes more deaths than tornadoes or hurricanes, and typically July has the most lightning fatalities.

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Washington High School Hires New Principal

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

In regular session Wednesday, the Washington School Board voted unanimously to promote former student and current Washington High School Dean of Students Erik Buchholz to principal.

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Multiple Phone Outages in Washington

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Washington Community Hospital and Clinics, as well as the Washington Community Theater, experienced phone outages yesterday.

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Relay For Life Tomorrow in Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” is tomorrow in Washington’s Central Park.

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Speed Change Decision on East Washington Delayed

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Yesterday the Washington City Council tabled and delayed a vote that would lead to an increased speed limit on East Washington on the way to Wal-Mart.

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Becky Schmitz Supports Local Community College

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:21 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz says “community colleges are helping build the skilled workforce needed to attract good paying jobs and grow Iowa’s economy.”

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Highland Receives Riverboat Foundation Grant

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is doling out more than $750,000 through their competitive Grant program.

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IMS Fundraisers on June 26th

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:19 am

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

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High Ropes Course at Langwood Education Center

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:18 am

Father’s Day is this weekend, and the high ropes course at Langwood Education Center is opening just in time to celebrate.

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“Annie” Debuts

Posted: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 5:56 am

The Broadway musical “Annie” debuts later today at the Washington Community Theater. 

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Heavy Rain Helps Washington Counties Unpaved Roads

Posted: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 5:54 am

Washington County Engineer David Patterson says this week’s precipitation has actually improved the county’s unpaved roads.

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