Today’s Local News

Tornado Near Lone Tree

Posted: Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 6:24 am

Photo courtesy of Renee Reid.

Area authorities confirmed a tornado touched down near Lone Tree yesterday around 6 p.m. according to Weather Eye meteorologists.

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Highway 1 Resurfacing Begins Today

Posted: Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A project on Highway 1 beginning today will require alternating lane closures during daylight hours.

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Deadline to File Taxes is Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Tomorrow is the Internal Revenue Service tax filing deadline.

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Farm Bill Allows for More Disaster Assistance

Posted: Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Farmers and ranchers can sign up beginning tomorrow for disaster assistance programs, which were reestablished and strengthened in the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Lunar Eclipse Begins Around Midnight

Posted: Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Those who stay up late enough tonight should be able to see the lunar eclipse.

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Local First Responders Raise Money for Gear and Training

Posted: Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Proceeds from the West Chester First Responders’ breakfast held yesterday will go towards training and gear for two new members.

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Fire Hydrants to be Flushed Next Week

Posted: Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Next week, crews will begin flushing the fire hydrants in the City of Washington.

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Highway 1 Construction Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 6:24 am

A project on Highway 1 beginning today will require alternating lane closures during daylight hours.

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Cell Phone Usage Attributes to Car Wrecks

Posted: Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Over 3,328 people died in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, and 421,000 people were injured, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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KCII SWAT Reports First Storm of Spring

Posted: Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 1:19 am

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to a severe thunderstorm warning in Washington County last night at approximately 11:30 p.m.

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Beal Convicted on Two Charges

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Following a two day trial this week a Brighton woman was convicted of two drug related charges.

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Middle School to Offer Baseball and Softball

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Washington Middle School is adding two sports beginning summer of 2015.

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Demon Dash and Egg Hunt Next Saturday

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The annual Washingotn Easter egg hunt will be held in conjunction with the 6th annual Demon Dash a week from today.

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Fire Marshal Reminds Iowans to Take Caution with Outdoor Fires

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s State Fire Marshal is reminding people that with warmer temperatures, strong winds and dry conditions lead to more brush and wild-land fires which can threaten lives and property.

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Tree Assistance Program Becomes Permanent

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Orchardists and nursery tree owners who experienced losses from natural disasters since October 1st, 2011, can sign up for assistance.

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Kalona Council Approves Applications

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The City of Kalona is looking to fund some projects at their city park using grant money.

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Week of the Young Child

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Week of the Young Child comes to a close today.

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Egg Hunts Being Held Locally This Weekend

Posted: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 6:02 am

Local residents have two chances to get into the Easter spirit this weekend.

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Gravel Road Race Returns for Fourth Year

Posted: Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Twisted Spokes Racing Team is sponsoring an event in Washington County this weekend.

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Weekend’s 3-D Shoot to Help Student Archers with Nationals

Posted: Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The first 3-D Archery shoot of the year will be held tomorrow.

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