Today's Local News

Background Checks on School Bus Drivers

Posted: Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A bill has been passed that requires schools to background check school bus drivers. The bill is in response to a Des Moines Register investigation that showed some drivers in large school districts have been charged with serious crimes in the past, including drunk driving.

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Memorial Bowl-A-Thon Event Coming Up

Posted: Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County American Cancer Society Relay for Life is holding their annual fund raiser later this month.  

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Riverside Work Sessions this Week

Posted: Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Riverside City Council will hold two special work sessions this week. The first session will be to discuss a new community building with the public. The meeting will be held in the current community building at 7pm tonight.

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Egg Hunters Have Fun Despite Chilly Weather

Posted: Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The chilly weather Saturday morning didn’t stop a great number of children from taking part in the annual Washington Kiwanis AMers Easter Egg Hunt.

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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Posted: Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a week which honors those who answer emergency calls, dispatch emergency personnel and equipment and render life-saving assistance to the citizens across the nation.  

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Roundtable Discussion Tomorrow Wanting Participation

Posted: Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Local residents, business owners and community leaders are encouraged to take part in a discussion about opportunities and challenges in rural Iowa tomorrow.  

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Mid-Prairie Budget Hearing

Posted: Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will meet tomorrow to approve the budget for the 2012-2013 school year. A public hearing on the budget will be held starting at 8pm.

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Southeastern Community College Hosts Mary Fons

Posted: Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Southeastern Community College will be hosting a poetry reading this week to celebrate National Poetry Month. SCC’s Culture on Campus Committee and the Di Dante Literature and Writing Club will host Mary Fons, a nationally ranked slam poet.

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Chilly Weather Doesn’t Stop Egg Hunters

Posted: Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The chilly weather yesterday morning didn’t stop many children from taking part in the annual Washington Kiwanis AMers Easter Egg Hunt.  

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Rehabilitation Assistance Available for Two Households

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The city of Washington is looking for homes to help rehabilitate using federal funds.

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City Leaders See Progress of Waste Water Facility

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Members of the Washington City Council along with Mayor Sandra Johnson and city staff were able to see the construction of the new waste water treatment facility yesterday afternoon.  

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Event to Showcase Upstairs Living Spaces Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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An event is coming next weekend that will highlight the upper stories of the downtown area.  

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US Supreme Court Rules on Strip Searches

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am

This week, the US Supreme Court ruled that strip searches may be conducted for even the smallest of crimes. Any violation that causes a person to be released into the general population of a jail could be strip searched at the discretion of jail administrators. But County Attorney Larry Brock says that most people arrested for minor crimes don’t make it into the general population of the jail.

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Washington County Emergency Management Meeting

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Severe Weather Awareness week is coming to an end, but if you would like to hear more about how Washington County deals with emergencies, the Washington County Emergency Management Commission will be meeting on Wednesday.

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Marr Park Night Prairie Burn Happening Next Week

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board is having their annual Marr Park Night Prairie Burn next week.  

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Application Deadline for College Scholarships Approaching

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The scholarship application deadline is approaching for those wanting to pursue a degree or certificate in a horticultural related field.  

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Columbus Community Schools Approving 2013 Budget

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School Board will hold a public hearing and budget workshop on Monday. Its the third budget workshop for the district. The meeting will start with the public hearing on the fiscal year 2013 budget.

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Washington Page – April 6, 2012

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Laurie Whitmeyer-O’Neil and Terry O’Neil talk about an upcoming event with a Washington author and a new format for these books.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 6, 2012

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 10:59 am

Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider talks about what they did in those school districts during the state wide tornado drill on Wednesday as we wrap up Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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Local School District Looking for Help

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 9:43 am

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Help is needed in spreading the word about a local school district.

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