Today's Local News

Washington, Six Other Iowa Communities To Hold SIDS “Walk For The Future” Events

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Iowa’s 11th annual Sudden Infant Death Syndrome “Walk For The Future” will take place in Washington and six other Iowa communities tomorrow.

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Orders Being Taken for Operation Re-Leaf Residential Tree Program

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Alliant Energy customers in Washington County are eligible to purchase trees at a discounted price through the “Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Program”.

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12th Annual Antique Tractor Ride, Show And Parade Today In Ainsworth

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The 12th Annual Antique Tractor Ride, Show and Parade begins tomorrow this morning in Ainsworth.

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Final Performance for Fairfield’s Live on the Square Summer Concert Series

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Fairfield Live on the Square Summer Concert series’ final performance is coming up. 

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Third Female Teen Charged With “Criminal Mischief” In Connection With 60 Cases Of Auto Graffiti In Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Public Safety Center says a 16 year old Wayland female has been charged with “Criminal Mischief” in connection with 60 cases of auto graffiti committed in Washington on August 15th.

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Late Night Car Fire Slows Traffic On Highway 1 South Of Kalona, Sends One Man To Hospital

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Tuesday night a car fire 1.5 miles south of Kalona on Highway 1 slowed traffic in the area for half an hour.

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Prairie Serenade Performing at Washington’s Last “Thursday Night Live” Of The Season

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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This afternoon, Thursday Night Live will return to Washington’s Central Park for the last time.

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Fire Near Keota Leaves Home a Total Loss

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A home outside of Keota is considered a total loss after two fires in consecutive days.

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Washington Housing Variance Requested, Public Planning And Zoning Hearing Held Tonight

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:24 am

A zoning variance has been requested by Dave and Jessica Waite to build a home south of Washington.

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Naturalist Karen Phelps to Guide Butterfly Trip to Mexico

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Benton County Conservation Naturalist Karen Phelps is guiding a trip to Mexico to follow the path to the winter home of the Monarch Butterfly.

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Washington County Fair Evaluation, Discussion To Take Place This Evening

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Extension says a county fair evaluation meeting and discussion is tomorrow evening in the Fair Board upstairs meeting room on the fairgrounds.

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Center on Sustainable Communities Presents “Iowa at Night” Workshop in Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Center on Sustainable Communities is hosting a workshop in Fairfield that focuses on green lighting alternatives.

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Washington And Keokuk Join Iowa County On Federal Disaster List

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Seven Iowa counties have been added to a presidential disaster declaration for public assistance after severe storms and flooding this summer.

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Washington, Jefferson, Johnson County Residents Urged To Apply For State Disaster Assistance

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Washington, Jefferson and Johnson County residents are eligible for state disaster assistance through Iowa’s Individual Assistance Program.

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Beer Sales In Iowa Fall During Last 12 Months, Liquor And Wine Sales On The Rise

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Division says sales of liquor and wine have jumped more than five percent in the last twelve months, while beer sales dropped two percent.

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Washington Community School To Approve High School Project Bids

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting this evening.

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Crawfordsville 4-H Student and Washington County Fair “Miss Congeniality” Receives Iowa State Fair Scholarship

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A $1,000 Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement has been awarded to Crawfordsville 4-H student Janelle Erwin.

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Washington County Board of Supervisors Discuss 911 Building Search, Computer Systems For Sheriff’s Vehicles

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Yesterday morning the Washington County Board of Supervisors acknowledged the approval of a permit for Bell South animal expansion at 2160 Birch Avenue in Keota.

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Ollie, Richmond and Rubio To Benefit From $2.5 Rural Development Grant

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development has awarded a $2.5 million dollar grant and $1.3 million dollar loan to create construction and waste water systems in Ollie, Richmond and Rubio.

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Lake Darling Saddle Club of Brighton Horse Show This Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 5:04 am

The Lake Darling Saddle Club of Brighton is having their fourth and final horse show of the season this weekend.

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