Today’s Local News

Backyard Candle Company Storefront to Close

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Backyard Candle Company’s owner ­Tricia Whistler has announced that the company has been sold to employee Holly Hochstedler.

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Land Purchased for Solar Energy Project

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Tax credits for solar energy initiatives are being taken advantage of locally.

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Relief Effort Continues in Philippines

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The relief effort continues in the Leyte Province, the area in the Philippines hit hardest by a typhoon earlier this month.

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Supervisors to Discuss ATVs on County Roads

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Discussion and possible action regarding use of all-terrain vehicles on county roads is again on the Washington County Board of Supervisors’ agenda for tomorrow’s meeting.

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YMCA Director Invites Community to Annual Meeting Reception

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington YMCA’s annual meeting reception will be held on December 5th.

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Pick a Better Snack Possible Due to Community Support

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Initially federally funded, a nutrition education program has been able to continue with the help of local organizations.

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Relief Effort Continues in the Philippines

Posted: Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The relief effort continues in the Leyte Province, the area in the Philippines hit hardest by a typhoon earlier this month.

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Community Memorial Service to be Held

Posted: Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 6:20 am

A week from today a community memorial service will be held.

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Second Mistrial Declared

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:28 am

A mistrial was declared yesterday after the Henry County jury in Seth Techel’s murder retrial failed to come to a verdict.

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November is National Hospice Care Month

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

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Loebsack Worries About Farm Bills in the Future

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With representation for rural America dwindling in Congress, one elected official predicts that future farm bills will have an even more difficult time passing.

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Drought Conditions Continue to Ease

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Although the drought currently impacting much of Iowa is expected to persist through February, conditions continue to improve.

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Big Red Radio at Coralville Used Car Superstore

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:22 am

KCII’s 11th annual Caring Christmas Food Drive is continuing today.

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Mitten Tree Ready for Donations

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Mitten Tree can now be found in the Washington Public Library.

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Supervisors Approve Minor Plat

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 6:20 am

A minor plat was approved for Franks First Subdivision at the Washington County Supervisors meeting this week.

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Mistrial Declared

Posted: Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

A mistrial was declared today after the Henry County jury in Seth Techel’s murder retrial failed to come to a verdict.

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Planned Parenthood Closing Two Locations in SE Iowa

Posted: Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

The Planned Parenthood in Washington is closing.

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Demons Beat Solon, Advance to Championship

Posted: Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Photo courtesy of Linda Drish

The Washington Demon football team is on its way to the championship round of the tournament.

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WHS Aims to Raise $10,000 With Dance Marathon

Posted: Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Washington High School is hosting a fundraiser for Dance Marathon tomorrow.

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Highway 1 Resurfacing Slated for Spring

Posted: Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

If the weather permits, a $4.5 million resurfacing project in Washington County will begin in April.

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