Today’s Local News

Flu Activity Remains Below Regional Baseline

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Influenza activity across the state remains sporadic, according to the Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network.

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WACO to Address Elementary School Mold Over Break

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

WACO School District will address a mold problem at one of their buildings over Thanksgiving break.

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WHS Students Take the Stage This Weekend

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 6:22 am

“Ladies of the Jury” a courtroom comedy will be on the stage this weekend. Washington High School students will be performing the three acts.

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Kalona and Mid-Prairie Representatives to Tour Shared Facilities

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie School District and the City of Kalona are looking more seriously at a facility partnership.

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Conditions Improve for Some Southeast Iowa Counties

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A healthy dose of rain has helped ease drought conditions slightly in this corner of the state.

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Vote for Washington Community Schools to Win $25,000

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Voting is now open for people to vote for Washington Community Schools in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign.

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Areas of Concern at WACO Elementary School

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 10:49 am

Air quality testing has been completed at an area elementary school.

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Council Approves Option Agreement with YMCA

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Washington City Council approved an option agreement for purchase of real property by the YMCA at last night’s meeting.

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Voter Turnout High in Riverside,

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Nearly 600 residents of Washington voted in Tuesday’s city elections, which resulted in Kathryn Salazar winning the At Large city council seat over incumbent Merle Hagie.

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Governor’s Action in Response to Propane Demand Expires Today

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A disaster declaration prompted by high demand for propane in the upper Midwest is set to expire today.

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Grassley Shares Thoughts on Health Insurance Marketplace

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Health Insurance Marketplace website, HealthCare.gov is currently unavailable from midnight to 4 a.m. Central time while improvements are being made.

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Annual 4-H Awards Presented

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County 4-H and Youth Committee, with the Washington County 4-H County Council held an annual award family fun night to recognize 4-H’ers and volunteers for their work throughout the year.

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Farmers Across the State Wrapping-up Harvest

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The corn and soybean harvest in southeast Iowa is nearly complete.

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Water Shut Off Today

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Water will be shut off today from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the town of Packwood and possibly surrounding areas.

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Effort Underway to Improve Wellman Elementary Playground

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Wellman Elementary PTO is spearheading an effort to make an improvement to the school’s playground.

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Water Shutoff in Packwood Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 10:18 am

Water will be shut off tomorrow, Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. approximately in the town of Packwood and possibly surrounding areas.

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Salazar Wins At-Large Seat

Posted: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The City of Washington’s only contested race yesterday was for the At-Large City Council seat.

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Poch Re-elected as Mayor in Riverside

Posted: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Bill Poch will continue to serve as the mayor of Riverside.

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Iowa DOT Warns Drivers of High Deer Activity

Posted: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Deer in Iowa are currently in the “seeking and chasing” phase of the annual rut, meaning that more animals are on the move and a greater danger to motorists, particularly at dawn and dusk, according to FieldandStream.com.

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Grassley Addresses Budget Conference

Posted: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A budget conference consisting of 29 legislators from the House and Senate has been created to set government funding levels.

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