Today's Local News

Children’s Music Program Starting

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Music classes are set to begin for children. 

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Keota School Board Meeting

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Keota School Board met Thursday evening and heard from representatives from Shive-Hattery regarding the new addition of the Keota High and Elementary schools. 

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Storm Spotter Training Coming Up

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The National Weather Service’s Quad Cities office has announced they are holding two storm spotter training classes in the area. 

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Fairfield Resident To Perform On Stage

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 6:22 am

A Fairfield resident is coming to the Sondheim Center tonight.

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Census Data Shows Gains And Losses For Our Area

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 7:41 am


The 2010 Census results are in, and Washington County is among those counties in the state of Iowa who have grown their populations. 

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Washington School Board Agrees to Sharing Agreement

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School District has agreed to enter a sharing agreement with the WACO school district to share some services one day a week. 

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State Theater Fundraiser

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 6:28 am

A fundraiser is being held tomorrow to raise funds to renovate the exterior of the State Theater in Washington.

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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grant applications for spring 2011 are now available. 

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Little Flood Risk Despite Warm Weather

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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With temperatures rising into the 40’s over the weekend and possibly into the 50’s by the end of next week, much of the snow that is blanketing southeastern Iowa will likely disappear into our creeks and rivers.  

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No Action Taken Regarding Flood Insurance Program

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Kalona City Council met in the Kalona Community Center this week and during their meeting, an update was heard on the downtown revitalization project. 

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Area Blood Need Urgent

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The need for blood is urgent in southeast Iowa. 

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Free Income Tax Services In The Area

Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 6:22 am

Washington County residents have an opportunity for free tax preparation. 

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Washington School Board Hears Construction Update

Posted: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board held their monthly meeting last night and heard an update on the construction of the new high school. 

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State Supreme Court Nominees Have Second Interviews

Posted: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Governor Terry Brandstad has started his interview process with nine nominees for the state supreme court. 

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Pork Quality Assurance Training Registration

Posted: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Iowa Pork Industry in conjunction with the ISU Extension is providing training for pork producers. 

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Rural Keota House Fire Reported

Posted: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Safety Center has received information from the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office of a house fire in rural Keota Monday night. 

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Keota School Board Meeting

Posted: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Keota Community School District is holding their board meeting tonight. 

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Regional Pork Conference Being Held

Posted: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The Iowa Pork Producers Association, along with the Iowa Pork Center and ISU Extension are holding regional pork conferences around the state.  

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Dinner And Auction Happening This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington United Methodist Church is holding a dinner and auction this weekend. 

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News Update: Mobile Home Fire

Posted: Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 9:45 am

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A fire has consumed a mobile home in Ainsworth. 

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