Today's Local News

Good Production Practices Learned

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Washington County 4-H members had a course in food safety and quality recently focusing on items from medicine labels to practicing ethics.  

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Fair Association Looks at Derby Changes

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The County Fair Association met Wednesday night, and at their meeting they heard a proposal from the Fire Department regarding the Demolition Derby. With low turnouts for the truck class in previous years, the proposal would eliminate the trucks and possibly replace it with an iron class, or “cheaters class”.

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Keokuk County Sheriff Race Has Two Contenders

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Two familiar faces have entered the election for Keokuk County Sheriff. Ron George, a Democrat and former Sheriff of Keokuk County who lost to Sheriff Shipley in the 2008 race, filed candidacy papers on March 12th.

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Washington County Communities Receive First Quarter Municipal Grants

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The cities of Washington County have received the first quarter Municipal Grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF).  

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Theater Play Opens Tonight

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The newest play is opening tonight at the Washington Community Theater.  

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Learn at Lunch Reservations Due Today

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Another opportunity to take part in a Learn at Lunch is happening on Monday.  

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Record Warmth Continues

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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A record high temp has been broken for the third day in a row.  

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Record Warmth Continues

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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A record high temp has been broken for the third day in a row.  

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Washington Page for March 15, 2012

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 11:35 am

Listen to Pastor Jim Stiles from the Washington United Methodist Church talk about some upcoming events.

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Hog Confinement Building and Animals Lost in Fire

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 9:23 am

A hog confinement building has been counted as a total loss because of a fire yesterday afternoon.  

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Washington School Board Approves Budget and Boundaries

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board met last night and held a hearing regarding the fiscal year 2013 school budget.  

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Seat Belt Safety Program Starting Today

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:29 am

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office want to make sure you always arrive safely to your destination this weekend.  

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Washington High School Receives Visitor from Montana

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Students at the Washington High School were greeted by a visitor during a special assembly yesterday afternoon.  

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Education Reforms Get a Late Night Debate in the House

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Lawmakers have been looking at an Education Reform Package introduced by Governor Terry Branstad late last year. On Tuesday night, House Representatives had a debate on these reforms that stretched until almost midnight. A bulk of that time was spent discussing the part of the reforms dealing with early grade level literacy.

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Washington Farmer Wins $2,500 for County Fair

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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A Washington County Farmer has won a prize that he will be donating to the Washington County Fair. Steve and Sue Norman of Washington won $2,500 through a Monsanto sponsored program, America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

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Bridge Closed in Washington County Until Further Notice

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A bridge has been closed in Washington County.  

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Chamber Director Announces Future Plans

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce Director has announced his future plans after leaving his position the end of the month.  

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Scholarships Application Deadline Today for High School Seniors

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Today is the last day for area high school seniors wishing to pursue a degree in agriculture to apply for scholarships.  

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Louisa-Muscatine Board Hears Bargaining Proposal

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Louisa-Muscatine School Board met yesterday to receive the initial bargaining proposal from the L&M Education Associations. The proposal included extending sick days so that employees could use them when grandchildren are sick and not just children.

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Washington Page: St. James Royal Ball

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 11:11 am

Listen to Suzanne Horak and Diana Flannery talk about the St. James Royal Ball happening this weekend.

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