Today’s Local News

School Board President Evaluates District Goals

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington Community School District Board of Education regularly sets goals and tries to achieve them.

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A Number of Items on the Docket for Tomorrows Board Meeting

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Board will hear another update on the Orchard Hill project tomorrow.

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Cable Commission Meets Today

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The newest arm of Washington City government meets tonight to discuss how the city’s cable channel will be made to be open to the public.

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Discussion on Kalona’s Burning Ordinance to Continue

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

The City of Kalona will attempt to please both sides of an argument involving yard waste.

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New Outdoor Restaurant Ordinance Likely to Come Before Washington City Council

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Council is preparing to consider an ordinance that would allow for restaurant seating outdoors.

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Local Churches Taking Part in Salvation Army Fundraiser

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

A number of local churches are participating in a popular Salvation Army fundraiser.

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Candlelight Tour Continues Today

Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The annual Washington Chamber of Commerce Tour of Homes continues today.  

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Cafe Ordinance to be Proposed

Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Council will be more formally discussing a possible cafe ordinance at an upcoming meeting.

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Discussion on Kalona’s Burning Ordinance to Continue

Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The City of Kalona will attempt to please both sides of an argument involving yard waste.

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New Housing Rehab Group Forms

Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

A new group in Washington is pushing for the city to examine residential housing.

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University Releases Study on Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation

Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

A study on the economic value of outdoor recreation was recently conducted by Iowa State University.

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New Group Looking to Improve Appearance of Housing in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:26 am

The appearance of housing in the City of Washington is getting examined by city staff, the City Council, and a new group of residents.

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New Minibus Director Getting Up to Speed

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

The new director of the Washington County Mini-Bus has been transitioning into her new role.

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Intensity of Drought Lessens During November

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

Drought conditions are easing across southeast Iowa, but the same can’t be said about other parts of the state.

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Marr Park Program Has Kids Make Gifts

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Conservation Education Center is hosting a program to help kids make their own gifts.  

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WACO Board Reviews Innovative Calendar Progress

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The WACO School Board held a work session this morning to discuss the progress being made on their proposed innovative school calendar.

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Hansen Murder Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 8:29 am
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A Washington County murder trial has ended with a guilty verdict.

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Chamber Offers Preview of Candlelight Tour of Homes

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:26 am

One of the original purposes of the Washington Chamber of Commerce annual tour of homes was to highlight the historic qualities of local residences.

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Washington School Logo Contest Winding Down

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The end of this week is the end of the Washington School District’s logo contest.  

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Local Church Has Long-standing Christmas Tradition

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A local church has preparations underway for their annual Christmas play.

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