Today's Local News

House Panel Approves Undocumented Worker Bill

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A house panel has approved a bill which would allow anyone to make a complaint about a business employing an illegal immigrant. The bill also requires that the complaint would be investigated by the attorney general, county attorney, or local police.

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Registered Republican Numbers See a Jump in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The number of registered Republicans jumped in Iowa around the caucuses. Across the state, the number of registered Republicans grew by 14,000. Sue Meeks, the Elections Clerk in Washington County, says our county has seen a jump too.

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City Park Board Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Washington City Park Board is meeting tonight and they will be discussing several projects as part of their meeting. 

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Keota Tax Abatement Hearing

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The City of Keota is holding a public hearing next month to talk about a proposed tax abatement plan for the city. The plan would affect residential, commercial, and industrial properties in the city.

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Road Closure in Effect through Friday

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 10:38 am

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The city of Washington is letting drivers know that access to the existing Waste Water Treatment Plant is closed through the remainder of this week.  

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Changes to Street in Washington Takes Effect Today

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:30 am

The Washington Public Works and Maintenance Department wants to pass along to residents that changes to some streets in Washington have taken effect this morning.  

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City Budget Process Moving Forward

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is in the midst of their budget process and City Administrator Brent Hinson says there are many challenges ahead.  

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Library Receives Environmental Certification

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The Washington Public Library received a special certification during a special ceremony last night.  

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Main Street Washington Project

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:26 am

As previously reported, Main Street Washington revived a large grant from the Main Street Iowa program on January 28th. The $50,000 grant is going to be used to renovate the properties from 210-212 on South Marion Avenue.

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Statewide Fatal Accidents Down Last Year Same Holds True for Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The number of road-related fatality accidents in Iowa dropped last year according to the Iowa Department of Transportation and the same is true in Washington County.  

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Keota School Board Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Keota Community School Board will meet on Thursday night with a focus on finances.

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Washington County Will Have a Presence at State Event

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Two Washington County 4-H alumni are staying involved with the program through the use of donations.

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Open House Coming Up to Showcase Service to Community

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Hillcrest Family Services Washington Mental Health Center is inviting the public to an Open House later this month.  

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Columbus Junction Council Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The City of Columbus Junction is having their Council meeting tomorrow night. They have plans to approve a proposal from Wapsi Valley Archeology.

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Changes to Streets in Washington Takes Effect Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 11:49 am

The Washington Public Works and Maintenance Department wants to pass along to residents that changes to some streets in Washington are taking effect tomorrow morning.

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Weekend Accident Kills Two Injures One

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Iowa State Patrol reports that 47 year old Mickey Murray and 46 year old Julie Murray of Wellman were killed Saturday in a rollover accident on Ivy Ave SW and 340th St. SW in Johnson County.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and will be considering an approval of a Quad-City Foreign Trade Zone service area.  

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Library to Receive Environmental Certification Tonight

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The Washington Public Library is inviting the public to a special ceremony tonight.  

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Washington Chamber Day at the Capitol Returning

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Day at the Capitol is returning this year.  

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Livestock Master Matrix

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

88 counties in Iowa chose to join the Livestock Master Matrix in January. Both Washington and Keokuk County will not be using this system.

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