Today's Local News

Summer Reading Events at the Kalona Public Library

Posted: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 4:46 am

The Kalona Public Library has a free summer reading program for kids and teens to help motivate them to keep reading while school is out.

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Preschool Support in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 6:07 am

Gubernatorial candidate Terry Branstad reaffirmed his stance against publicly-funded preschool programs last week by criticizing their expansion under Governor Culver while other education funds were cut. 

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Board of Supervisors Defers Ambulance Contract

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 6:00 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors met in regular session yesterday morning and voted to defer the approval of a renewed contract with “Washington County Ambulance” until a later meeting.

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Rain Records

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 5:55 am

Washington has experienced a very wet month of June thus far, but it’s not quite enough to set a record just yet.

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Tom Courtney Touring Kirkwood’s Washington Campus

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 5:50 am

State Senate Majority Whip Tom Courtney will be in Washington this morning to see the economic development and job training efforts taking place at Kirkwood Community College’s Washington Campus. 

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IMS Grad to Perform for Fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 5:40 am

A former graduate of Iowa Mennonite School is putting on a performance for a fund-raiser for the IMS Annual Fund.

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UP Home Celebration

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 5:35 am

The first of many 4th of July celebrations in Washington County is coming up.  The United Presbyterian Home in Washington is gearing up for their Independence Day celebration on June 30th.

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Youth Learn About Farm Safety through Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 5:30 am

52 area youth had the opportunity to learn about farm safety the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day held last Friday at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

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Medical Marijuana Film in Muscatine

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 4:45 am

The award-winning medical marijuana documentary “Waiting to Inhale” will be screened at the Muscatine Public Library on Saturday, June 19th followed by a panel discussion featuring sufferers of chronic pain and medical marijuana advocates.

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Car Accident North of Swedesburg

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 11:23 am

Yesterday (Monday), the Iowa State Patrol responded to a two car accident on Highway 218 north of Swedesburg in Henry County.

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Washington School District High Speed Internet

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 9:38 am

The Washington Community School District has received only one qualifying bid for a project that would refit all district buildings with high speed wireless internet but a school official says the bid is a good deal for the district.

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Paws and More Fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 9:36 am

Friday at 8pm Washington County’s only adoption guarantee shelter is holding a benefit concert with door prizes and a raffle at the 207 Night Club in Washington.

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Crop Report

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 8:49 am

Southeast Iowa Farmers cannot help feeling discouraged as Mother Nature supplied Iowa with heavy rains for most of last week.

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“Iowa Master Conservationist Program” Begins In July

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 8:46 am

The Jefferson, Keokuk and Mahaska County Conservation Boards are teaming up with ISU Extension to offer a “Iowa Master Conservationist Program” beginning July 20th.

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“Pork Quality Assurance Plus” Training Session

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 8:43 am

Pork producers and anyone interested in being certified in the “Pork Quality Assurance Plus” program can now register for a two-hour course on June twenty-third at the Washington County Extension Office in Washington. 

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Open Class Exhibits Needed For Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 8:39 am

The Washington County Fair is looking for entries for this year’s Open Class Division.

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“National Night Out” Planning Meeting in Sigourney

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 8:33 am

A planning meeting is scheduled for the first National Night Out, ‘America’s Night out Against Crime’ event in Keokuk County. 

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Workforce Development Office in Washington Reducing Hours

Posted: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 8:32 am

The Washington branch of the Iowa Workforce Development Office says it will reduce its hours later this month due to the retirement of several area employees. 

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Washington County To Become Iowa’s “Barn Quilt Capitol”

Posted: Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 8:43 am

Tomorrow, the Washington County Board of Supervisors will vote to approve a proclamation that would make Washington County the official “Barn Quilt Capitol” of Iowa.

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Kalona Area “Future Problem Solving” Team” Has #2 World Ranking

Posted: Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 8:40 am

Four Kalona area home-school students and their coach traveled to the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse last week to compete with teams from the U.S., Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Great Britain in the Future Problem Solving International Competition.

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