Today’s Local News

Search for Next Iowa Mennonite School Principal Begins

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:28 am

Iowa Mennonite School’s principal has announced his resignation.

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Budget for County Approved, Lower than Last Year

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Washington county budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was approved Tuesday morning by the board of supervisors.

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Public Meeting on US 61 Reconstruction in Louisa County Tonight

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

A public meeting is being held for those with questions about the proposed four-lane reconstruction of U.S. 61 in Louisa County.

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School Board to Address Boiler Issue

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

Potential facility improvements and SIAC parent recommendations were a hot topic at the Washington County School Board meeting last night.

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Blankets Made and Donated by 4-H’ers

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

Local 4-H'ers made and donated blankets to the University of Iowa Hospitals. (Photo courtesy of Washington 4-H)

Recently, 15 members of a local 4-H club, the Lime Creek Limelights, made polar-fleece blankets for the University of Iowa Hospital’s Preemie Project to complete a community service project.

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Wave of Law Enforcement to be Out Over Holiday Weekend

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

A Special Traffic Enforcement Program wave will be this weekend across the state, beginning today, announced the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau.

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Kalona Creates Preliminary Plan for Future Road Work

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

A preliminary plan for Kalona’s future road improvement projects has been put together.

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Two Men Arrested on Meth Charges

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:31 am

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Two Washington men were arrested following an executed search warrant where a methamphetamine lab was found.

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Commission to Report on Rescinding Zoning

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a motion to ask the planning and zoning commission to submit a report regarding rescinding zoning and potential ramifications if it is rescinded.

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S.A.V.E. Child Support Act Proposed by Grassley

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, along with New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, introduced the “Strengthen and Vitalize Enforcement (SAVE) of Child Support Act.”

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Keota Required to Add on to Lagoon System

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Keota will need to make changes to their wastewater plant, in order to receive their wastewater discharge permit.

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New Kalona Assistant to Help Form Watershed Group

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A new hire will help Kalona form a group made up of all of the counties and communities in the English River Watershed.

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Garden Transplant Workshop Offered

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A free program about starting garden transplants at home will be held by Washington County Master Gardeners Dianne Nelson and Kay Ciha on Saturday, March 23rd from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Extension Office.

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New Keokuk County Business Could Create Up to 70 Jobs

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A meat processing plant is opening outside of Sigourney.

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Breaking News

Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Crews execute a search warrant in Washington.

At around 12 p.m., Washington Police, Washington County Sheriff Department and Washington Fire Department reported to the 300 block of North Avenue C in Washington to execute a search warrant at a structure next to the railroad tracks.

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Supervisors Ask Committee to Review Zoning

Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 11:46 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors this morning approved a motion to ask the planning and zoning commission to submit a report regarding rescinding zoning and potential ramifications if it is rescinded. The board asked that the report be presented to the board no later than June 4th, which is 60 days after the board’s next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on April 2nd.

Weekend Rains and Snow Melt Lead to Flooding

Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 6:31 am

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The warm front, rain, and the snow melt led to minor flooding in areas of Washington County Sunday.

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Recent Snow, Rain Impact Streamflow

Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 6:29 am

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa has had above normal precipitation for the second month in a row; however groundwater levels are low across the Hawkeye State, as of last week.

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Floods Close Area Roads

Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 6:29 am

A number of county roads were flooded yesterday, including Kiwi west of Kalona, 130th west of Highway 1, Willow south of 130th and Nutmeg, Orange and Poplar southeast of Kalona.

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Destination Dodici

Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 6:27 am

It was announced last week that Café Dodici and Dodici Night Suite was selected as one of five destinations across Iowa for a contest held by the Iowa Lottery called Destination Iowa.

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