Today's Local News

Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Increases in January

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:29 am

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

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Board of Supervisors Approve County Budget

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met yesterday morning and talked about the county budget as part of their meeting.  

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Washington School Board Discussing Budget and Boundaries

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington School Board is meeting tonight and will be holding a hearing regarding the school budget.  

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Home Sales Up in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Home sales in January are up almost 10% across the state when compared to last January.

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Time Change and Heart Health

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The recent change to Daylight Saving Time could have an effect on our health according to health experts.  

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Keota Approves 2013 Budget

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The City of Keota held its public hearing for the fiscal year 2013 budget yesterday, but there was no one from the public present at the hearing.

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Columbus Schools Set to Discuss Calendar

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Columbus Community School District will be meeting on Monday to discuss the new school calendar among other things.

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St. James Royal Ball this Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6:21 am

St. James School is getting ready for a large fundraiser this weekend.  

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Board of Supervisors Approve County Budget

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 11:20 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met this morning and talked about the county budget as part of their meeting.  

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Washington Page: Greg Woller Lists Upcoming Events at the Washington and Wellman Y

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 11:15 am

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Possible Record High Temp Today

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The unseasonably warm weather in our area means we could be setting new record high for today.  

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Two Southeast Iowa Mussels Endangered

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the Sheepnose and Spectaclecase mussels as endangered. These mussels can be found in Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and in Southeast Iowa in creeks, streams and rivers. But lowering numbers and a lack of breeding has led them to the endangered species list.

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Yard Waste Pickup Resuming

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington Maintenance and Construction Department is getting ready to resume regular yard waste pick up for the year.  

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Marr Park Trail to be Discussed at Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be meeting tomorrow to talk about the Ainsworth to Marr Park Trail. They will be discussing and making changes to the construction plans, budget, and opening ceremony plans for the project.

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Still Time to Submit Applications for Riverboat Spring Grants

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Applications are still being accepted for the spring 2012 Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants.  

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Master Gardener Presentation Today at Library

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington Public Library is hosting a discussion today about gardening techniques.  

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Hunter Safety Course Coming Up

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board is getting ready to host a hunter safety class later this month.  

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Budget Hearing for Keota Today

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The City of Keota, after discussing the budget for 2012-2013 in closed meetings, will hold a public hearing for the budget today at noon in Keota City Hall. Copies of the proposed budget can be found at the offices of the Mayor, City Clerk, and at the Library.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa: Representative Jarad Klein and Washington County Attorney Larry Brock Discuss the “Stand Your Ground” Bill

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am

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Washington Page: Tim Coffey talks about Saturday’s Third Legislative Briefing

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 11:23 am

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