Today's Local News

BREAKING NEWS: Sharon Hopf Located

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 11:28 am

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The Washington county Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Sharon Hopf of Crawfordsville has been located in Texas and is safe with her family.  

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Board of Supervisors Appoint New Auditor

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have appointed the new auditor.  

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Washington City Council Discussing Audit

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is meeting tonight and will be discussing the fiscal year 2011 audit as part of their meeting.  

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Radon Levels in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Iowa has one of the highest concentrations of Radon gas in the country, and even for Iowa, Washington County has a high concentration.

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Commercial Property Tax Sub-Committee Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The sub-committee of the state legislature that is dealing with commercial property tax reform met for the first time yesterday morning.

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School Cancellation and Delay Decision Making

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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When winter weather falls overnight in Washington, making the decision on when to cancel or delay school is not easy says Washington Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen.  

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Washington Resident Spotlighted on National Television Program

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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A Washington resident is being featured on a national television program tonight.  

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Lead Shot Ban to be Discussed by Lawmakers

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Lawmakers will be looking at the issue of lead shot use again this legislative session. The shot was banned last August because of concerns that the shot poisoned eagles and other wildlife.

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More Deliveries to Local Food Pantries Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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As some area food pantries are having their shelves restocked today, others in the area will be adding to their supply tomorrow thanks to area residents.  

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Tax Filings Being Accepted Today

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Electronic filings for last year’s taxes are beginning to be accepted.  

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Governor Supports Gas Tax Increase

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Governor Terry Branstad says he would be open to an increase on Iowa’s gas tax to help fund road and bridge repair. Iowa is currently ranked in the bottom third for road and bridge conditions.

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How to Detect and Prevent Gas Leaks

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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As the temperatures return to normal, Alliant Energy wants to pass along tips to area residents of the dangers of a gas leak and how they can be prevented.  

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National Guard Education Funding

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Late last month, the National guard announced that they would have to cut the financial aid given to its members from 90% to 50%.

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Loebsack Representative Holding Office Hours Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack is having a representative from his office in southeast Iowa starting tomorrow.

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Winter Reading Program at Library in Full Swing

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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A winter reading program is up and running at the Washington Public Library.  

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Local Food Pantries Getting Ready for Deliveries

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Southeast Iowa food pantries are getting ready to have their shelves restocked tomorrow, thanks to the generosity of area residents.  

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Louisa-Muscatine School Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Louisa-Muscatine Community School District met last night.

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Fire in Rural Kalona Destroys Building and Vehicle

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Around 7:15 yesterday morning, the Washington County Safety Center received a report of a fire at 2196 140th Street, the Simon Nisly residence.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 6:29 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and will be discussing a resolution for the release of permanent County highway easements.  

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Washington County Hospital Announces New Chief of Nursing

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Hospital and Clinics is welcoming a new Chief of Nursing to their staff.  

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