Today’s Local News

Southeast Iowa Remains Dry

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am
Despite our first dose of winter weather for the season southeast Iowa still remains mired in a drought that has lasted more than 18 months.

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Old Computers can be Recycled to Benefit a Non-Profit Group

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 6:22 am

If you are given the gift of a new computer this year, or if you otherwise just want to get rid of an old computer, Goodwill is accepting donations of computers—whether they are in working condition or not.

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Stewart Elementary Plans Another Family Night

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Washington’s preschool through through second-grade elementary school will host another family fun night in January.  

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Garbage Pickup Days Different for some this Week

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 6:20 am

With the holiday this week, garbage pickup days will be a little different for some people in the City of Washington.

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Pamela Smith

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 5:06 am

Funeral arrangements are pending for 52 year old Pamela Smith of Keota. The Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Local Sandy Hook Candlelight Vigil Today

Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

A special remembrance is planned this evening in Washington for those people killed in a Connecticut elementary school last week.

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Honor Flight to Present Flag at Tomorrow’s Board Meeting

Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet today due to the Christmas holiday.

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Washington Office Closings

Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, which means most government offices are closed until Wednesday.

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New Class at Washington High School

Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

Once classes do return at Washington High School, there is a new class offered.

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Garbage Pickup Times Changed for Some in Washington

Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

With the holiday this week, garbage pickup days will be a little different for some people in the City of Washington.

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Methamphetamine Detected in Washington Apartment

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 am

An apartment near downtown Washington has tested positive for methamphetamine.

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Winter Storm Leaves Behind Road Problems

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

Our first winter storm passed through the area Thursday and continued to cause problems yesterday.

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Appointments Made to Housing Task Force

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

Initial appointments have been made to the proposed Housing Improvement Task Force. During Wednesday’s Washington City Council meeting, Mayor Sandra Johnson shared the list of 8 people she would like on the task force. It was mentioned at the meeting that suggestions are still being taken from council members. Additional appointments will be shared at their next meeting in early January.

Mayoral Appointments

Craig Davis

Richard Gilmore

Tom Wide

Trent Whisler

Connie Larson

Sandra Johnson

Ed Lins

Kathy Henry

City Ordinance Aimed at Encouraging Snow Shoveling

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

After roughly four inches of snowfall and blowing snow conditions, City of Washington administrative staff have a reminder about the city’s snow clearing rules.  

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Candle Light Vigil to be held in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

In the hopes of respectfully honoring those who died during the tragedy in Connecticut and bringing the community together, a candle light vigil has been organized.

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East Side Park Taking Shape

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

A park in Washington has been getting attention from the city.

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Poinsettia’s Remain Popular during Holidays

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

During the holiday season, seeing a poinsettia is not unlikely.

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Road Conditions Remain Poor

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 7:42 am
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Following our first round of winter weather, road conditions remain poor.

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Washington Police Purchasing Speed Monitoring Equipment

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington Police Department will soon have a speed trailer to place around town.

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Mid-Prairie, Keota Agree to Extend Sharing Agreement

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie and Keota Schools sharing agreement will continue for another year.

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