Today's Local News

Washington County Emergency Siren Changes Left Up to Cities

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington County E-9-1-1 board will not be covering the costs associated with making changes to radio transmitters and the emergency sirens found in cities.

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City Makes its Case to School District on Extending TIF Time-frame

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington School Board has approved their part of extending the life of a TIF district in Washington to fund the development of an existing housing subdivision.

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New Garbage Stickers are Available; City Will Look at Future of Sanitation Funds

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The city of Washington has new garbage stickers to use on large garbage cans.

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Local Golf Club Replacing Irrigation System

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A local golf course is gathering funds for an overdue renovation.

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November Deemed National Adoption Month

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Each year, November is recognized throughout the country and right here in Iowa as National Adoption Month.

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Annual Antique Show this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:22 am

This weekend, a local business will once again bring antique dealers and collectors from across the Midwest, to Riverside.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Justin Foss with Alliant Energy joins us today, to talk about a decision made on Monday by the Iowa Utilities Board.

Opening Statements Heard in Washington County Murder Trial

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

After a day and a half of jury selection, the court heard opening statements in a Washington County murder trial yesterday.

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Iowa Utilities Board Approves Alliant Energy’s Rate Increase

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

A local utility company’s proposed rate increase has been approved.

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Alarm System Needs Upgrade or Replacement

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Communication Commission is requesting input from subscribers to an alarm system, which is becoming outdated.  

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Washington Requests T.I.F. Extension

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard from Washington City officials at yesterday’s meeting.

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High School Vocal Students Preparing for Madrigal Dinner

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington High School vocal music department is planning an evening of food, vocal performance, and entertainment for two days next week at their first madrigal dinner.

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Kalona Approves Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Kalona now has a hazard mitigation plan on file.

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Real Christmas Tree Suggestions

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The plant experts at Iowa State University have compiled some advice for people that like to use real trees for their Christmas tree.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Today, Washington Economic Development Group Executive Director Ed Raber talks about a recent Main Street meeting and the status of residential housing.

New Washington County Jobs Numbers Fit with Bigger Trend

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

New jobs numbers from the Iowa Workforce Development show a steady three-point-six percent unemployment rate for Washington County.  

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Local Organization Sees Trend Toward Less Pheasant Habitat

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A local organization is making an effort to sustain the pheasant and quail population to offset a diminishing habitat for those animals.

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New Kalona Business Renovating Future Home

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The renovation is underway at the site of Kalona’s next downtown business.

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Kalona Adopts Floodplain Management Ordinance

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

An informational meeting on floodplain insurance is being held in Kalona tomorrow.

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KCII Food Drive Today in Wellman

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am
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The Big Red Radio will head to Wellman today for another food drive.

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