Today’s Local News

Planning and Zoning Commission and Supervisors to Convene for Work Session

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Planning and Zoning Commission has asked that members of the board of supervisors join them for their next work session to be held a week from today, April 18th, at 6 p.m. at the library.

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Entrants Sought for 5k in Two Days

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A 5k to raise money in an effort to take part in the Million Dollar Marathon to raise money for cancer research is being held in downtown Washington this Saturday.

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Mid-Prairie Sends Waiver Request to Department of Education

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A waiver request discussed at Monday’s Mid-Prairie School Board meeting is being sent to the state’s Department of Education.

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Kalona Historical Village Utilizes Assessment Program

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Historical Village was recently evaluated.

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Home Improvement Grants Available in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Residents of Kalona that meet certain requirements may be able to obtain forgivable loans to make improvements to their home.

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Flood Warnings Issued for Skunk, English

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:29 am

A flood warning was issued last night for the North Skunk River near Sigourney until Friday morning.

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Supervisors Delay Response to RUSS

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The RUSS board requested an answer by today regarding continuing or halting the work regarding the Richmond and Rubio sanitary sewer system projects.

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Audit For County Released

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Washington County had local tax revenue of $33,332,035 for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2012, which included $1,107,388 in tax credits from the state, according to a report released from the State Auditor yesterday.

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Conservation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:24 am

This year the Washington County Conservation Board is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving Washington County.

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Branch of Americorps Working in Louisa County

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A national community service organization currently has a group stationed in Louisa County.

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Project to Begin on Underwood Avenue Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Beginning Monday, April 15th, portions of Underwood Avenue will be closed for construction.

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Motorists Reminded to be Mindful of Emergency Vehicles

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:22 am

While Iowa’s Move Over, Slow Down law focuses on emergency vehicles, one state trooper says its common courtesy to follow the same procedure with any vehicle on the side of the road.

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Coverage for Replanting Takes Effect Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Farmers may be waiting until tomorrow to plant corn, when they’ll be fully covered for a replant.

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Kirkwood Website Hacked

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College has announced that hackers using an international IP address unlawfully accessed the school’s website on March 13.

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Grassley Believes Farm Bill Will Pass

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley believes that the farm bill will be done this month in committee and taken to the Senate floor in May or June.

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Riverboat Foundation Aims to Announce by May 1st

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is aiming to announce those selected for grants by May 1st, says Jim Logan, executive assistant to the board.

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Boiler and Concussion Policy to be Discussed Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The high school boiler and a concussion policy will be discussed at the Washington Community School Board’s meeting tomorrow night at the Brighton Community Center.

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Supervisors to Discuss Richmond and Rubio Again

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:23 am

No action was taken following yesterday’s Board of Supervisors’ special meeting which was held in closed session, citing strategy with counsel pertaining to litigation.

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Road Work Begins on Highway 78

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Road construction may affect traffic on Highway 78 until late May.

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Louisa County Youth Center Committee Continues to Seek Funds

Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Chairman of the Louisa County Youth Center Fund Raising Committee will go before the Community Attraction & Tourism Committee tomorrow.

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