Today’s Local News

Courts Deny Blum’s Appeal

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 11:31 am

James Dean Blum

James Dean Blum’s request for an appeal has been denied by the Iowa Supreme Court.

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Fatal Collision Near Riverside

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 11:01 am

A fatal car accident occurred near Riverside yesterday afternoon just before 4 p.m. when an excavator operated by Robert Zimmerman of Iowa City and a Toyota Corolla driven by  James H. Horsey of Farmington collided on Highway 22 at Vine Avenue.

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Childhood Board Seeking RFPs

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Currently, the Henry/Washington Early Childhood Area Board is seeking requests for proposals from agencies that provide services and activities that improve the health, education and care of young children in the area.

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Garbage Agreement to be Reviewed

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Council hopes to review the 28E agreement in which the city and the county share in part in a garbage contract.

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Puppy Mill Program Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A program about puppy mills in the state of Iowa is being presented in Washington tomorrow by Iowa Friends of Companion Animals.

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Grassley Visits Washington

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Approximately 50 people gathered at the Washington Public Library Wednesday night for a town hall meeting with Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.

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Wellman Awarded Community Development Block Grant

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Wellman has been awarded half a million dollars to improve their wastewater treatment plant.

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Donations From Rotary District 6000 Bring Mexican Ballet to Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A group of children from Mexico will perform ballet in southeast Iowa, thanks to donations made by local rotary clubs.

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Williams Appointed to Magistrate Nominating Commission

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Ann Williams of Washington was appointed by the board of supervisors this week to the magistrate nominating commission.

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Mid-Prairie Athletic Boosters Sponsoring Family Fun Night

Posted: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Mid-Prairie Athletic Boosters is holding a first of its kind fundraiser this evening.

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Wellman Awarded Community Development Block Grant

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Wellman has been awarded half a million dollars to improve their wastewater treatment plant.

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Urban Chicken Ordinance Failed

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A proposed ordinance that would allow chickens in city limits failed last night at the Washington City Council meeting.

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Art Awards Listed, Lone Tree Student Takes Top Honors

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Area high school students displayed their artwork at the 2013 Southeast Iowa Super Conference Art Show at Iowa Wesleyan College last month.

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Call 811 Before You Dig

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:24 am

April is National Safe Digging Month. Iowans are encouraged to call 811 two business days before digging so that pipes, wires and other underground potential hazards can be marked by professionals.

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Planning and Zoning Commission Discuss Legalities

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission has asked the Board of Supervisors to meet for a work session to hear the board’s concerns about the ordinance, states Steve Lafaurie, Washington County Planning and Zoning Administrator.

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City of Keota to Survey Residents

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Keota city council, mayor and city employees will go door to door to ask residents to complete a survey this month.

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Old White Way, Underwood Avenue To See Improvements

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Six resolutions pertaining to two road construction projects were passed at Tuesday’s supervisors meeting.

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Lake Darling Dredging Dependent on Weather

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Work at Lake Darling State Park could begin later this month.

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Washington County Competing for Community Cup

Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:20 am

In its first year participating, Washington County is doing well in a state health challenge.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Adviser of the Future Farmers of America Chapter at Iowa Mennonite School, Karen Van De Walle, joins us to talk about tonight’s community meeting dealing with the Wellman Community Garden.