Today's Local News

Tuberculosis Remains a Threat despite Medical Advances

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Tomorrow is World TB Day, a day to highlight the importance of a disease that is still prevalent even though there have been great strides in detection and treatment of it.

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Early Spring Means Early Road Work

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The early end of winter is leading to an early start on road construction and repair projects. County Engineer Jacob Thorius says one of their contractors  already started to work on Monday.

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Relay For Life Kick off Meeting This Weekend

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Washington County Relay for Life is holding a team captain kick off meeting this weekend.  

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Riverside Council Hires Deputy Clerk

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Riverside City Council held a special meeting last night. The council decided who to offer the Deputy Clerk postilion to at this meeting. Mayor Bill Poch says they have been looking at hiring someone for this position for about a month.

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Financial Literacy Fair Coming for School Students

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Students in Washington Junior High and Mid-Prairie Middle School Students will have the opportunity to take part in an event that caps off a year’s worth of financial study and career exploration.  

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Area High School Art Available for Viewing

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am

Iowa Wesleyan College is showcasing the artwork of area high school students today. It’s called the Iowa Superconference Art Show and it gives students an opportunity to have their art shown at the Iowa Wesleyan Art Gallery.

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Production Barrow Weigh In Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Washington County Fair Swine Committee is offering a production barrow division again for this year’s county fair tomorrow.  

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 11:01 am

Pastor Harald Gruber from Faith Baptist Church in Washington talks about some upcoming events in the community.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 am

Listen to the second part of the conversation with Bobbi Wulf, Washington County’s Central Point of Coordination, about Mental Health reforms.

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Washington City Council Passes Resolutions

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and held discussion regarding assessments to the Washington County Treasurer.  

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SMART Board Donation to Home School Association

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Mid-Prairie Home School Association has received a SMART Board from the Washington Hy-Vee.  A SMART Board is an interactive white board that uses touch detection for user input.

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Volunteers Needed for Grant Initiative Next Week

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Lincoln Elementary School in Washington is hoping to become part of the Safe Routes to School Project and is looking for help with that grant initiative.  

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Keota City Council Hears Junk Complaints

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Keota City Council met on Monday for their meeting and a public hearing on a tax abatement plan. At the meeting some citizens expressed their concerns with the state of some of the towns properties, specifically about junk in yards.

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Four Contenders in Keokuk Sheriff Elections After OWI Charge

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The race for Keokuk County Sheriff is heating up after current Sheriff Jeff Shipley was charged with OWI, although the charges were later dropped. Previously Ron George, a former Sheriff of Keokuk County, and Tom Hadley, and candidate in the 2008 Sheriff election had filed for candidacy.

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Jumping Asian Carp in Southern Waterways

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

Officials in the Iowa Great Lakes Area are considering installing an electric fence to keep out Asian Carp, which made their way up the Missouri River during last year’s flooding. Asian Carp are a fish that are famous for jumping out of the water, and can injure boaters and skiers. But it’s not just a problem for the Iowa Great Lakes. Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist at Lake Darling State Park, says there is carp our in our area waterways too, especially in the southern portion of Southeast Iowa.

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Preparedness and Response Training Summit Next Month

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

An upcoming training session that will focus on emergency preparedness and response for public health emergencies is planned for next month.

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Not Too Late to Sign Up for Open Cattle Show

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Washington County 4-H is sponsoring an IJBBA Sanctioned Cattle Show next month.  

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Washington Page for March 21, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 11:01 am

Listen to our conversation with Hospice of Washington County’s new Director of Nursing Deb McCreedy.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am

Bobbi Wulf, Washington County’s Central Point of Coordination explains Mental Health Reforms passed in the Iowa Senate in Part 1 of this series.

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Board of Supervisors to Approve Road Project

Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors reviewed bids for a grading project during their meeting yesterday.  

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