Today’s Local News

Opening Statements Heard in Washington County Murder Trial

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

After a day and a half of jury selection, the court heard opening statements in a Washington County murder trial yesterday.

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Iowa Utilities Board Approves Alliant Energy’s Rate Increase

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

A local utility company’s proposed rate increase has been approved.

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Alarm System Needs Upgrade or Replacement

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Communication Commission is requesting input from subscribers to an alarm system, which is becoming outdated.  

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Washington Requests T.I.F. Extension

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard from Washington City officials at yesterday’s meeting.

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High School Vocal Students Preparing for Madrigal Dinner

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington High School vocal music department is planning an evening of food, vocal performance, and entertainment for two days next week at their first madrigal dinner.

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Kalona Approves Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Kalona now has a hazard mitigation plan on file.

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Real Christmas Tree Suggestions

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The plant experts at Iowa State University have compiled some advice for people that like to use real trees for their Christmas tree.

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New Washington County Jobs Numbers Fit with Bigger Trend

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

New jobs numbers from the Iowa Workforce Development show a steady three-point-six percent unemployment rate for Washington County.  

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Local Organization Sees Trend Toward Less Pheasant Habitat

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A local organization is making an effort to sustain the pheasant and quail population to offset a diminishing habitat for those animals.

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New Kalona Business Renovating Future Home

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The renovation is underway at the site of Kalona’s next downtown business.

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Kalona Adopts Floodplain Management Ordinance

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

An informational meeting on floodplain insurance is being held in Kalona tomorrow.

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KCII Food Drive Today in Wellman

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am
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The Big Red Radio will head to Wellman today for another food drive.

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Washington County 4-H Needs Help

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Washington County 4-H program needs assistance from a couple more adult volunteers to help make their youth-centered events and projects happen. 

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Possible Medicaid Scam Reported

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 8:27 am

The public is being warned about a possible Medicaid scam.

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Delayed Murder Trial to Begin Today

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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After a number of delays, the trial of a Riverside man accused of murder begins this week.

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Three of Iowa’s Best Workplaces in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

An annual list of the Top 100 Iowa Workplaces includes the Washington Community School District. The list is based on surveys by the employees in those workplaces.

A total of 266 people are employed by the school district. They were listed as number twelve in the mid-sized employers.

Two statewide companies were also named that have local connections: Fareway Grocery Stores and Optimae Life Services.

City of Washington Updates TIF Agreements

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Two businesses in the City of Washington have updated agreements with the city relating to their tax-incentive plans for development.

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City Adjusts Contribution to Animal Shelter

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington has adjusted its financial contribution to the local animal shelter.

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New Columbus School Buildings Taking Shape

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The buildings near Columbus High School are beginning to take form.

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Local School Raises Nearly $1,000 for Cancer Research

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Mid-Prairie Middle Schoolers came together the past month to raise nearly $1,000 in change.

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