Today's Local News

Kalona Looks to Aquire B4 Building

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The City of Kalona is seeking the acquisition of the B4 building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop.

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City Park Board to Meet Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Park Board is meeting tonight and they will be discussing some projects as part of their meeting.  

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Columbus Junction City Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The city of Columbus Junction will have their council meeting tonight. They will hold a public hearing for the proposed city budget for 2012-2013.

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Deadline Approaching to Apply for Scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The deadline is approaching for high school seniors wishing to pursue a degree in agriculture to apply for scholarships.  

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Kalona Looks at B4 Building

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The City of Kalona is seeking the acquisition of the B4 building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop and Everyone’s Clothing. The businesses will be closing down, and the city is looking to rehabilitate the 7,000 square foot building into a “well defined public space”.

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Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10:33 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met this morning. They heard the annual update from the Washington County Fair Board to start off the meeting.

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Low Chance of Spring Flooding Predicted

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The National Weather Service has released its first spring flooding outlook of the year, and the chance of spring flooding is down for this year.  

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Special City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is holding a special meeting tonight to discuss the city’s upcoming budget.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors will be meeting today at the Washington County Courthouse. They will be discussing three plans for the construction on confinement feeding operations.

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Jarad Klein Weighs in on Undocumented Worker Bill

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:25 am

As previously reported by KCII, a house panel has approved a bill which would allow anyone to make a complaint about a business employing an illegal immigrant. The bill also requires that the complaint would be investigated by the attorney general, county attorney, or local police.

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Wellman City Council Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The City of Wellman will have a meeting tonight. They will be looking at a resolution to appoint a new city administrator at this meeting.

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State Transportation Plan Meeting Being Held

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is holding meetings across Iowa for the public to hear updates of the state’s transportation plan.  

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Hunter Safety Course Being Offered

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board is preparing to host a hunter safety class again this year.  

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Application Deadline Next Week for Scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The deadline is next week for high school seniors interested in studying agriculture or natural resources in college to apply for the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District and Dean Gerot family scholarship.  

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Many Concerns Shared During Legislative Briefing

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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There were many issues addressed during the second Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Briefing Saturday morning.  

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Flu Levels on the Rise in Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Iowa had seen low levels of influenza since the beginning of the flu season, but now, public health officials are seeing rising numbers in the state. Chrystal Woller from Washington County Public Health says a few cases of the flu have been reported in Washington County, but it’s not an illness that is required to be reported, so there are likely more cases than reported.

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Lawmakers Look at Legality of Police GPS Devices

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Lawmakers are looking at a bill that would allow all police forces to use GPS devices to track someone’s car. The devices are currently used by specialty police forces, and are attached to a suspect’s car, then used to track the movements of the suspect.

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Riverboat Spring Grant Applications Still Being Accepted

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Applications are being accepted for the spring 2012 Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants.  

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Statewide Program Offering Dental Services Available in Washington County

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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There is a statewide program available in Washington County that helps with the importance of dental hygiene.  

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KidzFest Event Scheduled

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics has announced the date for their annual KidzFest.  

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