Today's Local News

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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IDNR Releases Underground Water Planning Map

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released a map of predicted future water levels for Iowa. Some areas may be in trouble in 20 to 30 years, but Bob Libra with the IDNR says Southeast Iowa has a good outlook for the future.

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Kindergarten Round-Ups Coming Soon

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Kindergarten round-ups will be coming to the area soon. Round-ups are used to prepare kids for going to school, but Mid-Prairie doesn’t have them.

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Leap Year Celebrations

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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While today may just be another ordinary day to most people, some do get a chance to have a celebration when it comes around every four years.  

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Keota Council Comes to Agreement on Pool Expenses

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Keota City Council met on Monday with representatives from Lagos Acres, a golf course in town, and came to an agreement over some pool expenses.

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Open House Retirement Event Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An event is happening tonight to honor a Washington Y staff member’s retirement.  

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Continues

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza continues today.  

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New Board Members Announced for Washington County Community Foundation

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Two new board members have been announced to The Community Foundation of Washington County.  

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Getting Ready For Two Wheeled Vehicles

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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While we may have been experiencing warmer weather over the winter, it will soon be here to stay and that means more two-wheeled vehicles will be on the roads.

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Dept. of Education Looks at No Child Left Behind Waiver

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department will release information on its waiver request for the No Child Left Behind Program today. Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider says they hope to change how they report competency levels to the federal government. Currently, Iowa’s competency level for reading and math is the 41st percentile.

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