Today's Local News

Theater Play Starts Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Community Theater is presenting a live version of John Steinbeck’s book and play “Of Mice and Men.” 

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Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee is holding their monthly meeting tomorrow. 

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Louisa County Conservation Board Moonlight Hike

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Louisa County Conversation Board at the Langwood Education Center will be hosting a Moonlight Hike. 

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Record High Temperature Possible Today

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Today’s unseasonably warm weather means we could set a new record high for today. 

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City Council Set To Meet

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council is set to meet tonight and during their meeting they will be holding a public hearing regarding the Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement Project. 

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Board of Supervisors Discuss Land Acquisition

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met in regular session yesterday morning, and during the meeting they held a discussion regarding right-of-way acquisition of land on 275th Street. 

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State Theater Reconstruction Ongoing

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The State Theater restoration is progressing. 

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Checking For Moisture In Grain Bins

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am

With the large amounts of snow we have experienced the last few weeks, the ISU Extension is reminding producers to check their grain bins for blown in snow. 

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Conservation Reserve Program Signup Period Announced

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the next general signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which begins on March 14th. 

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New Reservation System Coming

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is announcing a new reservation system goes into effect tomorrow.

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Antler Measurements Being Given

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Deer hunters who are interested in having large antlers measured are invited to bring them to the Southeast District Office today and tomorrow.

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Breaking News: Ainsworth Woman Sentenced To Probation

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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An Ainsworth woman charged with involuntary manslaughter has been sentenced to 5 years probation. 

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Preschool Funding Affects Programs

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Governor Terry Branstad has proposed a scholarship of $3,000 for Iowa parents to help cover a year’s worth of preschool tuition for their 4-year-old children. 

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Theater Fundraiser Successful

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Main Street Washington held a fundraiser this past weekend for the State Theater. 

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Repealing Bottle Refund Being Proposed

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa House of Representatives is has presented a proposal on repealing The Beverage Containers Control Law.

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Local Community Chosen for Visioning Program

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 6:24 am

The city of Brighton is one of 12 communities in the state that has been chosen to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2011. 

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Keokuk County Board of Supervisors

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors met yesterday and heard from Matt Ives from the Keokuk County Health Center. 

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Board of Supervisors Meeting And Work Sessions

Posted: Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors is holding their regular meeting tomorrow and during the meeting they will be discussing the renewal of a state liquor license for the Kalona Golf Club and for the Wooden Wheel Vineyards in rural Keota. 

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Tax Credit Available

Posted: Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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There is a new tax credit available that many people may not know about. 

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New Census Numbers Have Effect on County

Posted: Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The 2010 census data was released last week and Washington County had a 5% increase in population. 

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