Today’s Local News

Crypto Outbreak Continues

Posted: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Washington County Public Health states that there is a Crypto outbreak in Iowa and warns residents to not consume unpasteurized products.

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Gardeners Preparing for Winter

Posted: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 6:20 am

Now’s the time to inspect your gardens, and clean it up, before winter arrives.

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City of Washington Reduces Energy Use by 5.2 Million kWh

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Angela Lobberecht, Key Account Manager with Alliant Energy, presented the company’s annual report at this week’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Workers Clean Building Where Meth Lab Was Found

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Crews from Triage Bio Clean Services worked to clean a building in Washington at 322 North Avenue D where a methamphetamine lab was found in March.

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Leaf Vac Starts Monday

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Beginning Monday, the City of Washington’s Maintenance and Construction Department will start picking up leaves.

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Stabbing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The trial of a woman accused of using a pocket knife to stab someone in Wellman has been set.

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Drought Expected to Persist Through January

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

There’s no end in sight for the drought currently impacting southeast Iowa.

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Seniorfest Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics is hosting the annual Seniorfest tomorrow.

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Louisa County Museum to Focus on Civil War

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Sunday, the Louisa County Historical Museum will host a day dedicated to the Civil War.

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Winter Storage Advice for Perennial Flowers

Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:20 am

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach advise that perennials, such as gladioli and dahlias, must be stored indoors during winter to survive.

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Fire Departments Called to Hog Barn in Rural Washington County

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Three local fire departments responded to a property near West Chester yesterday afternoon, although a fire never broke out.

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Washington Enrollment Rises Slightly

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington Community School District has increased enrollment slightly.

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Halloween Festivities Just Around the Corner

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington Chamber’s annual Halloween event, Trick-or-Treat Around the Square, is two weeks from today and the Chamber is seeking volunteers for the family friendly event.

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YMCA Proposed Purchase Option to be Discussed Next Week

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A proposed land purchase option between the City of Washington and the YMCA was discussed at last night’s city council meeting.

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Halloween Arriving Early in Wellman

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Halloween will be celebrated early in Wellman.

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Districts Submit Enrollment Numbers

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

School Districts sent their enrollment numbers to the Department of Education on Tuesday.

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Crime Stoppers, Utilities Combat Copper Theft

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Crime Stoppers and Iowa’s electric utilities have come together to combat the theft of copper from electric utilities.

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Alfalfa Advice Following Frosts

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:21 am

According to the National Climatic Data Center, the average date for the first frost in the area is October 13th.

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Infant Death in Libertyville Under Investigation

Posted: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Authorities are investigating the death of an infant in Jefferson County.

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Man Charged with Arson

Posted: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A 53-year-old man who was renting a home in Washington has been charged with 2nd degree arson.

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