Today’s Local News

Whoopee Days to Include Nature Loop Bus Tour

Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A tour of one of the four barn quilt loops in Washington County will be held tomorrow as part of the Whoopee Days festivities.

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Rescind Zoning Resolution To Be Crafted On 3-2 Vote

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:29 am

From left, Supervisors Stan Stoops, Jack Seward and Bob Yoder voted in support of the motion to begin the process to rescind zoning.


On a 3 to 2 vote yesterday morning the board of supervisors voted to have a resolution drafted to rescind zoning in Washington County.

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Relay for Life This Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:28 am

One million dollars – that is the goal for the Washington Relay for Life this year.

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Water Levels Continue to Fall at Reservoir

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Water levels at the Coralville Lake Reservoir.

Emergency Management of Johnson County reports that area water levels have continued to drop.

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DNA Samples Due Friday For 4-H

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

DNA samples, waivers and payment are due by Friday, June 14th, for all youth who plan on exhibiting swine or feeder calves at the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Exposition in Omaha Nebraska in September.

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Work on Kalona’s Sanitary Sewers Expected Next Spring

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Next week Kalona city officials will begin discussing a sanitary sewer project.

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Five Projects On Conservation’s Agenda

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Five projects will be discussed at the Washington County Conservation Board’s meeting today.

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Bridge Dedicated in Keokuk County

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A bridge in Keokuk County has been dedicated to an Iowa State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty.

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Work on Portion of US 61 to Begin This Summer

Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The reconstruction of a portion of US 61 in Louisa County, included in a multiyear road improvement plan, will begin this summer.

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‘Dig Into Reading’ This Summer in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:45 am

A summer reading program student holds up a piece of 'gold' he found while at the library.

The free summer reading program for children is underway at the Washington Public Library with this year’s theme being “Dig Into Reading.” Some of the activities include panning for gold, reading about Egypt and having special guests.

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Emergency Managment Commission to Meet

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:40 am

A flood assistance update will be given at the Washington County Emergency Management Commission meeting this week.

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Lawn Mowing Accident Reported

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:29 am

An accident in Kalona Sunday evening caused one man to be transported to the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

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Pesticide Testing Friday

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:28 am

Pesticide testing will be offered by the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship on Friday at the Washington County Extension Office.  

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4-H and FFA Horse Show Coming to Town

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:26 am

The 4-H and FFA Fun Horse Show will be hosted by the Washington County 4-H Horse and Pony Club on Sunday, June 23rd.

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Future of Proposed U.S. 61 Improvements to be Decided Today

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:26 am

Approval of the Fiscal Year 2014 to 2018 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program that includes the reconstruction of a stretch of Highway in Louisa County will be considered today.

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Horse Show Next Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:23 am

The 4-H and FFA Fun Horse Show will be hosted by the Washington County 4-H Horse and Pony Club on Sunday, June 23rd.

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Brighton School Students and Staff Invited to Reunion

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Anyone who attended Brighton schools is invited to a reunion this weekend.

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Plenty of Places to Fish in Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 6:21 am

While you may have to leave the county to find a large lake, there are plenty of smaller bodies of water for angling.

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Man With Handgun Charged With Domestic Assault, Aggravated Misdemeanor

Posted: Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 6:29 am

A New London man, 27-year-old Ryan Lloyd Peiffer, was taken into custody at about 6 a.m. yesterday morning after a report of a domestic assault.

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Relay This Saturday

Posted: Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The annual Relay for Life is being held this Saturday in Washington from noon to midnight.

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