Today's Local News

Law Enforcement Make Two Arrests Thursday

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 10:45 am

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Two arrests have been made in relation to a search warrant made yesterday.  

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Sheriff Passes Along Warning to Businesses in County

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar is passing along a message to area business owners.  

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Missing Man from Lockridge Found

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Duane Hinkle of Lockridge Iowa who had been missing since January 11th has been found dead near his home.

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Lockridge Woman Sentenced on Meth Charges

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Pamela Hesser, 50, of Lockridge Iowa is sentenced to 84 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

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Secretary of State Proposes Voter ID System

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Secretary of State Matt Schultz has released a plan that would require voters to present an ID card to be allowed to vote. Those opposed to this requirement say it would make it more difficult for those who are poor, young, or elderly to vote.

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Grain Marketing Meeting Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A meeting about grain marketing is coming to Washington next month.  

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Library Offering Poetry Set to Music and Book Discussion Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington Public Library along with Humanities Iowa is offering a concert tomorrow of poetry set to music.  

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American Cancer’s Daffodil Days Orders Being Taken

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The American Cancer Society is continuing to think spring by taking orders for daffodils.  

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Registration Deadline Today for 4-H Volunteer Retreat

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The registration deadline is today for the annual State 4-H Volunteer Retreat happening next month.  

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Missing Lockridge Man Found Dead

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Duane Hinkle of Lockridge Iowa who had been missing since January 11th has been found dead near his home.

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Coaches Corner Test

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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City Council Hears Presentations During Meeting

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and received information from the Washington Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee by Director Tim Coffey.  

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Proposed Bill Could Change County Redistricting Procedures

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Recently, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz introduced a bill that could change the way County Supervisor redistricting plans could be challenged.  

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Norovirus Outbreaks Resurface in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Norovirus Outbreaks have begun to resurface in Iowa. There were a few counties with outbreaks late last year, but the numbers have begun to climb recently.

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Main Street Washington Planning Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Main Street Washington is holding a planning meeting tonight to discuss their Celebrate Washington event.  

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Washington Community Y Annual Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Washington Community Y is holding their annual meeting tomorrow to highlight the accomplishments from last year.  

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Mid-Prairie Has a Unique Take on State School Issue

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Lawmakers and school officials are weighing in on the issue of the role of principals in schools. Both sides of the issue would like to see more interaction between teachers and administrators, but they disagree on how that time should be spent.

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Lead Shot Ban Struck Down by Senate Committee

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

As previously reported, state lawmakers have been looking at a ban on the use of lead shot in mourning dove hunting.

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