Today's Local News

WHS Reopens After Sewer Backup

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:56 am

The Washington High School is open today after being closed early Thursday and all day Friday last week due to a sewer line problem.

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M-P Headed to State

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:54 am

The Mid-Prairie Boys Basketball team is headed to the state tournament.

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8 from WHS Head to State Speech

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:52 am

Eight Washington High School students are competing in the state speech contest this month.

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Pesticide Re-Certification Offered

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:50 am

Washington County Extension is offering a Certified Handlers Continuing Instructional Course Wednesday, March 10.

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Lending Hands Soup Supper Tonight

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:48 am

Washington based Lending Hands Adult Day Services is having a soup supper and silent auction tonight.

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Sewer Update

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 6:01 am

Washington High School Superintendent Dave Sextro anticipates being back in class on Monday.

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Law Enforcement Costs Up Slightly for Washington Co. Communities

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 6:00 am

The communities in Washington County, aside from the city of Washington, are expected to pay a little more than $3,700 more for law enforcement in the coming fiscal year.

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The Washington SWCD Monthly Meeting

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 6:00 am

The Washington Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 4th, at 7:30 p.m. at the NRCS building. 

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WCSD Continues Negotiations with City for “90 Acres”

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:58 am

City officials in Washington have offered the school district a “very solid” offer to purchase a 90-acre parcel of land.

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Washington Mayor Watching Several Pieces of Legislation

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The Mayor of Washington has her eye on several bills in the legislature this session.

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Soil Moisture 1 Factor in Flooding Outlook

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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The National Weather Service has released two spring flooding outlooks so far this year, and the chances of flooding are up in much eastern Iowa.

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Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:53 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks boy’s basketball team is playing tonight for the right to go to the 3A Iowa State Basketball Tournament.

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Hospice to Host Medicare Meeting

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Hospice of Washington County is hoping to get more information to the public about their services.

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Washington High School closed because of sewer line backup

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 6:01 am

Washington High School is closed today because of a backed up sewer line.

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Washington Man: Calling All Conservatives

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A Washington man wants to get local conservatives organized.

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Schmitz Explains why She Deserves Another Term

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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A group of Republicans are vying to unseat Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz. Schmitz says she’ll seek reelection as an advocate for education.

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Marek Makes His Reelection Case

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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A state lawmaker from Riverside is offering a few reasons why voters should send him back to the statehouse this fall.

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Miksch: Landowners are “Temporary Custodians”

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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A Washington County Supervisor who seems to support zoning says the ordinance is important for future generations.

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Nomination Papers Available for June Primary

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Those who wish to run for elected office in Washington County can now pickup nomination papers.

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Winter Nightmare for Iowans with Disabilities

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:01 am

There is a little more than three weeks of winter left on the calendar, and this season’s waves of snow and cold have meant cities have had a tough time keeping sidewalks cleared.

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