Today's Local News

Volunteers Still Needed for Habitat for Humanity Home

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Volunteering opportunities are still available in Columbus City.

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Washington County Communities Receive Third Quarter Municipal Grants

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The latest round of Municipal Grants have been given to the cities of Washington County.  

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Charges Filed in Vandalism Incidents

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 11:39 am

Charges have been filed related to reports of vandalism earlier this month.

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DNR Shares Preliminary Results of Testing Done Near Unsewered Communities at Board Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:30 am

Representatives for the DNR were present at yesterdays Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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City Council Discussing Urban Renewal and Tornado Sirens Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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An urban renewal plan is just a part of what is being talked about at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.  

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Veterans Enjoy Honor Flight despite Rain

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Heavy rainfall and severe weather in our nation’s capital didn’t dampen the spirits of the 87 Veterans and more than 60 guardians during yesterday’s Honor Flight.  

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Adult Day Services Week

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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A week recognizing service to older Iowans is happening in Washington.  

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Vice Presidents Son Beau Biden Talks to KCII

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The vice presidents son was in Iowa recently campaigning for President Obama.

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Flu Season Almost Here and Shots Are Available

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Flu season is approaching and Washington County Public Health is starting to offer seasonal flu shots.

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Still Plenty of Time Left to Plant Bulbs

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:22 am

With the temperatures dipping into the 40’s, some gardeners may be looking ahead to next spring.

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Harvest and Fire Safety

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Harvest season is here and farmers need to use extra caution to avoid fires this time of year.  

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Mt Pleasant Man Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 8:14 am

A Mt Pleasant man will possibly spend more time in jail than he was planning for.

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:51 am

The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight took off for Washington D.C. early this morning.

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Area Veterans Receive Big Sendoff Yesterday

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Washington County and surrounding area veterans took part in a special ceremony yesterday before their trip to Washington, DC today.  

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City Reminding Residents of Bulky Item Trash Pick Up

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:28 am

The city of Washington is reminding residents that there will not be a fall trash pick up again this year.  

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Local Group Stresses Importance of Historic American Document

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A local non-profit group that works to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism is announcing a special week highlighting the importance of an important document.  

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New Aquatics Director at Washington Y

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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A new aquatics director has started at the Washington Y.  

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Non Irrigated Crop Land Values Increase Over Last Year

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The cost of renting non-irrigated farmland in southeast Iowa is on an upward trend from last year – this according to the annual Cash Rental Rate report from the USDA.  

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Fall Festival Right Around the Corner

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Final preparations for this year’s Fall Festival in Kalona are underway.

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Operation Backpack Program Feeding the Areas Hungry Kids

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Area schools are participating in a program that helps feed underprivileged children in the area.

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