Today's Local News

David Thomas Droz

Posted: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Celebration of life for 59 year old David Thomas Droz is at 3:00 Sunday (10/4) at the Wellman Mennonite Church. Burial is in Wellman Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation is Tomorrow (10/3) from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice or the church.

No Compromise Tour

Posted: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at 6:00 am

The Snap-On Tools No Compromise Tour is this weekend in downtown Washington. Joe Carroll is a Snap-On Sales Developer based in Washington. He says the event features a custom built vehicle known as the Glo-Mad, which is a 1957 Chevy Nomad partially built out of Snap On tools. The No Compromise tour is this Saturday.

Kalona City Council

Posted: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at 5:52 am

Public improvements will be the theme at tomorrow nights Kalona city council meeting

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Community Chest Dinner

Posted: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at 5:51 am

The Washington Community Chest Annual Pork Loin Dinner is tomorrow at the United Methodist Church. They’re serving from 4:30 to 7:00. Adults are $10 and kids under five eat free. Community Chest raises funds for a variety projects. Those seeking funding can submit an application for a grant.

Telephone Town Hall

Posted: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at 5:50 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack will be putting a new spin on the town hall style meeting.

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35 Acre Rule Biggest Sticking Point in Zoning Ordinance

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:59 am

A proposed zoning ordinance for Washington County has been a divisive subject.

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78 Bridge Opens

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:57 am

Work on the Iowa 78 bridge near Coppock was recently completed.

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Schmitz Pushes for Better Emergency Communication

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:56 am

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Fairfield Senator Becky Schmitz is making a push for improved communication systems

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Ainsworth Receives Efficiency Grants

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:55 am

Ainsworth is among seven Iowa communities getting grant money

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Habitat For Humanity Unveils House Today

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:54 am

Habitat for Humanity of Washington is unveiling its recently completed project today (10/3).

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WCHC Plans Seniorfest

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:52 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics is hosting the first ever Seniorfest later this month.

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Kleese and Moeller named Homecoming King and Queen

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:51 am

Nick Kleese and Nicole Moeller are the 2009 Washington High School Homecoming King and Queen.

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Model RR Club to Hold Swap Meet

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 5:50 am

The Washington Model Railroad Club’s 26th annual swap meet

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Zoning Commission Sends Ordinance to Supervisors

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 9:01 am

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Whether Washington County implements a zoning ordinance is now up to the board of supervisors.

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Washington’s New Library Open

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 8:59 am

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Washington’s new public library is officially open for business.

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Swine Expert says Liquidation Key to Improved Prices

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 8:58 am

Many pork producers are liquidating their herds,

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CJ Looks to Move Water Plant

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 8:57 am

Columbus Junction’s water plant may be getting a change of scenery.

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Iowa DOT to Hold Environmental Study Meeting

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 8:57 am

The Iowa DOT will hold a public meeting October 15 to discuss environmental studies near Highway 61 in Louisa County.

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Homecoming King and Queen Crowned in Washington Today

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 8:56 am

Washington’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned today

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Oktoberfest in Fairfield

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 8:55 am

Fairfield is going German today

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