Today's Local News

Primary Election Candidate Filing Papers Submission Begins Monday

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Nomination papers can begin being submitted for various county positions for the June 5th Primary Election on Monday.  

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Accident in Northern Iowa Injures Southeast Iowa Driver

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:29 am

An accident in northwestern Cerro Gordo County has injured a driver from Crawfordsville.  

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Property Taxes Are Due by the First of Next Month

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The second half real estate and mobile home taxes are due by the first of next month.  

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TIF Causes Problems for Property Tax Reform

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

As previously reported, lawmakers are looking at reducing the percent of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100 to 40%. A bill for tax reform has passed the House and is on to the Senate. Our local representatives, Senator Greiner and Representative Klein, both wanted to see this reform passed although they shared concerns, saying it needs to be done very carefully.

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Invention Camp for Kids Returning This Year

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

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A nationally acclaimed program is returning to Washington this summer.  

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FSA Conservation Reserve Program Meeting Announced

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency, or FSA, has announced informational meetings for their Conservation Reserve Program. The Conservation Reserve Program allows landowners to sign up environmentally desirable land for continuous conservation practices.

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Chamber Dinner Reservations Due Today

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is reminding everyone of reservations for their annual awards dinner.  

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Date Set for Keota Budget Hearing

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota, after discussing the budget for 2012-2013 in closed meetings, has announced a public hearing for the proposed budget. The hearing will be held on March 13th at noon in Keota City Hall.

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4-H Garden Project Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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A meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow for 4-H members wanting to learn about garden projects.  

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Three Southeast Iowa Communities on Top Ten Donation Lists

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Salvation Army has put out two top ten lists for donations from last year’s giving campaign and three communities in southeast Iowa appear.  

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Iowa Prisons Will Soon Offer Mp3 Players

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am

Inmates in Iowa’s prisons, including those at the Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility, will soon have access to Mp3 players. Sheryl Dahm, a spokeswoman for the Iowa Prisons System, says inmates have access to cassettes and tape players now, but the prisons are trying to keep up with technology.

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Iowa Plates Up for a Switch

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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License Plates in Iowa have stayed largely the same for 13 years. But later this year, the IDOT expects to run out of the “number then letter” series of plates, and will switch to plates with letters first.

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Pack the Library Day Event Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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An event is happening at the Washington Public Library tomorrow in celebration of Read Across America day.  

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Manure Applicator Programs Being Shown Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Washington County Extension is showing both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs for those that were not able to attend the original workshops.  

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Scholarship Application Deadline Today

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

High school seniors that want to study agriculture or natural resources in college have until the end of the day today to apply for the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District and Dean Gerot family Scholarship.  

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Letts Fire Department Will Get Large Grant

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:22 am

Senator Tom Harkin is announcing grants for two Iowa Fire Departments. The Letts Fire Department in Louisa County will be getting most of the grant funding, with the Anamosa Fire Department near Cedar Rapids getting a smaller portion.

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Last Day for Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Today is the last day for KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza.  

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Missing Juvenile Found This Morning

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 11:59 am

Around 8:30 this morning, the Washington County Safety Center received a report of a missing 16 year old juvenile from rural Wayland.  

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Board of Supervisors Hear Two Briefings

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard briefings from two groups as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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All Iowa Reads Books Available

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Books are available for pick up from the Washington Public Library for those wishing to take part in a book discussion next month as part of the All Iowa Reads program.  

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