Today's Local News

DNA Tests Needed to Compete at Ak-Sar-Ben

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:46 am

The Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Exposition in Omaha is coming up, and the Washington County Extension is reminding youth interested in exhibiting swine or feeder calves, that they must have DNA samples collected by June 1st. The DNA samples have to be collected by an Extension staff member. Nominating through the Iowa State Fair process is not accepted for Ak-Sar-Ben. To schedule a time for your samples to be collected, contact the Washington County Extension.

Free County To Host Candidate’s Forums

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 7:54 am

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A political action committee formed to oppose county zoning is hosting two candidate’s forums.

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Final Session with GOP House 89 Candidates Today

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 7:40 am

The two Republicans hoping to run against State Representative Larry Marek this fall talk about their professional qualifications on today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa Program.

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Loebsack Wants More Concussion Awareness

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 7:39 am


Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is pushing for new protocols and testing for student athletes who have sustained concussions.

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New Sewer Line Likely to Head West

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 7:23 am

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A likely path for a sewer line that will connect Washington’s Sunset Park collection point to the new wastewater plant has emerged.

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Bandstand Rennovation Nears Completion

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 7:21 am

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The bandstand project in downtown Washington is nearing completion.

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TNL Opens Next Week

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 6:50 am

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The opening session of the Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday Night Live is coming up.

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CJ United Fund Accepting Applications

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 6:49 am

The board of directors of the United Fund of Columbus Junction has announced that applications to receive funding this fiscal year are now available.

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M-P to Host “Around the World and Back” Camp

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 6:48 am

Mid-Prairie is hosting a camp this summer designed to expose students to different languages and culture.

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Council OK’s Wagon Wheel Liquor License

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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Washington City Councilors have approved a liquor license renewal for the Wagon Wheel. They had previously tabled the item until the public safety committee met to address concerns raised in the wake of a fatal brawl outside of another bar last year.

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Rain Returns to Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:49 am

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After a brief stint of warm, dry weather, southeast Iowa is expected see more rain.

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Getting the Centerpiece Ready

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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City workers in Washington are getting one of the staples of the town’s downtown area ready for the summer.

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WCSD To Form High-School Principal Search Committee

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:42 am

The Washington School District is looking for a new high-school principal.

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House District 89 Candidate Interviews Continue Today

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:42 am

KCII’s forum with the two Republicans hoping to be District 89’s next state representative continues today.

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Avoiding RWI’s

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am

In an effort to raise awareness about healthy swimming, the Iowa Department of Health is reminding that next week is National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week.

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Washington Co. Extension to Host Ag Safety Day

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Extension’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is on the horizon.

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Sign-Up Underway for 4-H Clothing Events

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Sign up for the Washington County 4-H Clothing Event is fast approaching.

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Ehresman To Leave WHS for Supt. Position

Posted: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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Washington High School will soon be in the market for a new principal.

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Farm Bureau Hosting GOP Hopefuls in State Senate District 45

Posted: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 6:40 am

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The three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in Iowa Senate District 45 are taking part in a forum put on by the Farm Bureau tonight.

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Forum with Klein and Canny Continues on In Touch

Posted: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 6:35 am

The two Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in Iowa House District 89 take questions on education and transportation today

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