Today’s Local News

Washington County Extension Offers Testing Help

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

The Washington County Extension Office is offering a commercial pesticide applicator test training course Monday, March 11th.

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February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse yesterday to hear from their constituents.

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Washington County Courthouse Safety

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

With the shooting earlier this week at the courthouse in NewCastle County, Delaware, many local governments are examining their security procedures.

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Washington County Board’s Request for Dismissal Denied

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A hearing on the Washington County Board of Supervisors motion to dismiss a lawsuit was held yesterday.

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Washington’s High Speed Chase Policy

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

A high speed chase through at least 3 counties in the Des Moines Metro area early Thursday morning resulted in the death of the driver fleeing authorities, and the recovery of a missing child.

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Local Animal Shelter Offering Low-Cost Microchipping

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

In an effort to make the area’s pets easier to identify, the local animal shelter is offering low-cost microchipping this weekend.

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Celestial Activity Provides Learning Opportunity

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

In an unusual news day, the world woke yesterday to two remarkable events, both involving celestial objects.

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Wellman Budget Hearing Set

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

The City of Wellman is nearly done with the next fiscal year’s budget.

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Washington County Extension to Host Seed Treatment Course

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

The Washington County Extension office will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, February 27th.

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February’s Legislative Briefing Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The area’s legislators will be in Washington tomorrow for the second briefing of this session.

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Update Given on Initiatives Across County

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The initiatives in Washington County focused on improving the health of the community and the people within were showcased Wednesday  night.

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First Fabulous Formal Sale Coming To Washington

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With prom season right around the corner your daughter’s perfect dress could be hanging in someone’s closet.

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ISAC Keeps Eye on Legislature

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

Now that the Iowa State Legislature is in session, county governments are watching closely for any legislation that might impact their county.

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Washington Choral Society Concert Tonight

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington Choral Society is holding a concert this evening that will incorporate a wide range of music genres and charity.

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Extension Office Suggests Frostseeding

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Dry conditions during much of 2012 and overgrazing late into the fall have damaged many pastures in southeast Iowa.

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Update Given on Initiatives Across County

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The initiatives in Washington County focused on improving the health of the community and the people within were showcased last night.

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Funding for Outside Entities Decided at Washington Budget Work Session

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Multiple organizations turned out to state their case for additional funding at Tuesday nights Washington budget work session.

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Local Reaction to Olympic Committee Decision

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Earlier this week the governing body of the Olympic games, the International Olympic Committee, made the decision to drop wrestling from its list of events for the 2020 games and beyond.

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Local Thoughts on Pope Resignation

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Earlier this week Pope Benedict XVI resigned his position as leader of the Catholic Church.

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Washington County Opts Out of Confinement Master Matrix

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that 88 counties notified the DNR last month that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix.

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