Today's Local News

Unemployment Edges Up for Iowa, Huge Drop in Washington Co.

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate edged up a o.1% last month, while Washington County’s saw a nearly 1% decrease.

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IUB Issues New Rules for Home Energy Generation

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:43 am

The Iowa Utilities Board is hoping to make things easier for people who want to own their own energy generation devices such as wind turbines and solar panels.

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Final Forum with District 5 Supervisor Candidates Today

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Does the state have too much control over what local government bodies can do? That’s the question answered by the two Republicans running for Washington County Supervisor in District 5 on today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa Program.

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Barn Quilt Commitee Drawing Map

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Calling all barn quilt owners…Barn Quilts of Washington County is designing a map.

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Busy Summer at YMCA

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Many area schools let out next week and that poses the question: what will the kids do all summer.

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Toolesboro Indian Mounds: A Free Summer Activity

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Toolesboro Indian Mounds in Louisa County are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture from around 100 B.C. to 200 A.D.

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Keokuk Co. Extension Offering Nature Explorer Family Club

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Keokuk County Extension is offering a program aimed at connecting kids and their parents by enjoying the outdoors this summer. It’s called the Nature Explore Families’ Club.  According to the Extension, research shows that children benefit greatly from connecting with nature.  Those benefits include increased math and science skills, and enhanced motor skills.  The Club meets the second Sunday of each month beginning Sunday afternoon, June 13th at 1:00 at Lake Belva Deer near the pond.  All family members, of all ages, are invited to participate.  To find out how to register, contact the Keokuk County Extension Office.

Reed, Gettemy Visiting Washington Today

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Rob Gettemy (left) and Christopher Reed are hoping to get the GOP nomination to run against Congressman Dave Loebsack this fall

Two Republicans hoping to be eastern Iowa’s next congressman are visiting Washington today.

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Bennett, Rosien Forum Continues on In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The two Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for Washington County Supervisor in district 5 discuss veteran’s affairs and the proposed wind farm on today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa Program.

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Kidzfest 2010 Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Carie Garman discusses the booth WCHC will have at Kidzfest

This year’s Kidzfest is Friday. The annual event is a health and wellness fair for area youth. It’s hosted by Washington County Hospital and Clinics.

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Traditional Food, Music and Culture at Taste of Louisana Festival

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Musician Dennis Stroughmatt discusses Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music

Traditional music, food and culture is on the docket for this weekend’s Taste of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival

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Melissa’s Stairway to the Stars to Perform at First TNL of 2010

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s first Thursday Night Live festivities of the season are tonight.

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Grilling Safety Tips

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:45 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health says summer is often marked with an increase in food borne diseases.

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Highland Student Recieves Hixson Scholarship

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:43 am

A Highland High School Senior has been awarded a half tuition scholarship to further his education.

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Iowa Youth Council Seeking Members

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:41 am

The Iowa Youth Advisory Council is taking applications for next year.

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Supervisors Appoint Zoning Commissioners

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 7:35 am

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supervisors Steve Davis (Left) and Jim Rosien Cast the two no votes on appointing members of the zoning commission

Nine people have been appointed to Washington County’s newly formed planning and zoning commission.

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Development Possible Near Washington’s Wal-Mart

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 7:24 am


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A local land owner is looking at a six lot development near Washington’s Super Wal-Mart.

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Hot Weather Into Next Week, Cool Wet Summer Predicted

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 7:23 am

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It appears that hot sticky weather is here to stay.

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Delay at State Level Prompts Special Council Meeting in Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 6:55 am

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A lag at the state level has prompted a special city council meeting in Kalona tonight.

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KCII Awards Business to Business Scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 6:50 am

Two local seniors are getting $250 scholarships from KCII.

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