Today's Local News

Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Increases for Second Month

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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December’s unemployment figures have been released by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate went up for a second month in a row.  

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Board of Supervisors Hear Funding Request

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard the annual update from Paws & More Animal Shelter as part of their meeting yesterday morning.  

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Special City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington City Council is holding a special meeting tonight.  

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Changes Coming for Some Commercial Driver’s License Holders

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Starting next week, new regulations in Iowa will require drivers who have a Commercial Driver’s License to have additional paperwork when renewing their license.  

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Branstad Releases Road Use Tax Fund Savings

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported, Governor Terry Branstad had requested that the IDOT find $50 million dollars in savings from the Road Use Tax Fund to help repair and maintain Iowa’s roadways. Yesterday, Branstad released a report that outlined the areas where the IDOT found the $50 million in savings.

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New Program Coming This Week to Washington Chamber

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A new event is coming to the Washington Chamber of Commerce this Friday.  

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Ice Fishing Safety

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:22 am

We are well into what should be the Ice Fishing season, but with wildly fluctuating temperatures, many lakes and ponds in the area are unsafe to fish. Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist at Lake Darling State Park, gave us some tips on how to stay safe when you’re out on the ice.

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New Appointments to Iowa Councils Released

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Governor Branstad has announced new appointees to Iowa’s Boards and Commissions. Two residents from the area have been appointed out of the 58 total new appointees.

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Animal Shelter Grateful for Funding

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Recently the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors considered a proposal to stop paying for cats brought into the humane society.  

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Funding Available for Natural Resource Protection

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Those wishing to protect Iowa’s natural resources now have access to funds available.  

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Two High School Walkthroughs Scheduled Next Month

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington School District is having two walkthroughs of the new high school next month.  

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Christina Hixson Award Registrations Due

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Registrations are due from area high school seniors for an opportunity to go to college with a scholarship.  

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Mid-Prairie Board Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board met last night. They had two focuses at this meeting.

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Coaches versus Cancer Event at Mid-Prairie Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Coming up this evening the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks will be having a special fundraising event to coincide with their basketball teams hosting Durant.  

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Master Gardener Program in Sigourney

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Keokuk County Master Gardeners will be hosting a program featuring Vickie Gonterman, the manager of the Outdoor Floral Department at the Washington Hyvee, and a Master Gardener of Washington County.

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Columbus Junction Council Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Junction City Council will have a meeting tomorrow night. They will be hearing updates on the water plants and levee projects from French Reneker.

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Board of Supervisors Set to Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and will hear the annual update from Paws & More Animal Shelter as part of their meeting.  

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Legislative Briefing Saturday Draws Many

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce hosted a big event this weekend with its first Legislative Briefing Saturday morning.

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Live Healthy Iowa 100 Day Challenge Starts Today

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Live Healthy Iowa’s 100 day challenge starts today and Washington County Public Health is encouraging everyone to take part in it this year.  

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Performers Showcase at Library Highlights Various Acts

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Public Library was busy on Saturday highlighting entertainment for children.  

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