Today’s Local News

Labor Day Closures

Posted: Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 6:21 am

Tomorrow is Labor Day and with the holiday many area offices will be closed.

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Minks Released Near Keota Yesterday

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:27 am

Approximately 100 minks were released from a farm near Keota yesterday morning around 5:30 a.m.

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Work on Tennis Courts to Start Soon

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:25 am

The City of Washington’s tennis courts will be getting a facelift soon.

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Washington Sends FFA Team to Nationals

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:22 am

Washington FFA won the Iowa Champion FFA Milk Quality and Products Team distinction and is sending a team to nationals in October.

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Non-Profits to Benefit from Rummage Sale

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

The proceeds from the United Church of Crawfordville’s rummage sale this weekend will be going toward a good cause.

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4-H Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

A long time Keokuk County Extension employee has been recognized for their years of service.

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Alliant Energy Cycling Air Conditioners

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

Appliance cycling by Alliant Energey began this week.

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Farm Field Day Near Crawfordsville

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

A fall field day will be held at the Iowa State University Southeast Research Farm near Crawfordsville, with cover crops a featured topic.

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Dove Hunting Opens Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s 60 day dove season begins Sunday.

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Minks Released From Farm

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 10:05 am

It was reported this morning about 5:30 a.m. that an estimated 100 minks were released from a farm near Keota.

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Emergency Haying Available, Deadline 2:30 p.m. Today

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Washington County has been approved for Emergency Haying of CRP due to drought conditions.

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Kalona Facility Faces Fines

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A Kalona nursing home is facing $3,000 in fines.

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Washington FFA Team Claims First, Headed to Nationals

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A Washington FFA Chapter was named the Champion Team at the annual Iowa FFA Livestock Career Development Event and is headed to nationals.

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Keep Hydrated, Wear Sunblock

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The area’s heat advisory is now in its sixth day.

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Area of Severe Drought Spreading

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

This summer’s drought is growing worse according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Riverside Attorney Plans to Resign

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Temporary representation has been chosen, as Riverside’s current City Attorney is expected to resign.

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Parks Superintendent Pleased With Pool Season

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Despite the summer’s cool start, Washington Parks Superintendent Tim Widmer, says it was a good year for the Washington Steele Aquatic Center.

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Cover Crop Demonstration in the Area

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am
Cover crops can improve soil quality and reduce soil erosion according to Jim Fawcett, Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist.

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Master Gardeners Take Trip to Fen Preserve

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:21 am

After getting rained out a few times this spring, the Washington County Master Gardeners were able to make it to the Ciha Fen Preserve this week.

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Kalona Facility Faces Fines

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

A Kalona nursing home is facing $3,000 in fines.

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