Today's Local News

Scholarships Available

Posted: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington and Wellman Y’s have scholarships available.

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Riverside City Council Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Riverside City Council will be meeting in regular session tomorrow.

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Jefferson Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors will be meeting tomorrow in regular session.

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New Gun Law Taking Effect

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Iowa now has a new gun law.

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Stop Smoking Hotline

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am

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For those who have made a New Year’s resolution to stop smoking, there is help available. 

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Highway Fatalities Down

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The number of motorists killed on Washington County highways last year is down from 2009.

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Kalona Historical Society receives $17,800

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Kalona Historical Society has received over $17,000 in grant money from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Competitive Grant Awards. 

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“Auld Lang Syne” History

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

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You probably heard the song “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight last night.

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Wellman receives $19,500 from WCRF

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation recently announced its fourth quarter city grant awards, and the city of Wellman received a little over $19,500.

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PQA Plus Certification Offered again in January

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Extension is offering their Pork Quality Assurance Plus Program again.

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Learn At Lunch Event

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce is having another Learn at Lunch event. 

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Unusual Weather Pattern

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The weather we experienced yesterday and will experience today are unusual.

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New Year’s Eve Driving Safety

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Today is New Year’s Eve and many people like to ring in the New Year with alcohol.

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New Years Holiday Closures

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Most government offices will be closed today because of the New Years holiday falling on Saturday.

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Washington Chamber Receives Grant Funds

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Recently, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded their Competitive Grant Awards.

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Update on the Kalona Fire

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The State Fire Marshall has pronounced that the cause of the Kalona fire a week ago is unknown.

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Iowa’s Gas Prices

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The average price for a gallon of gas has been increasing.

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Keokuk County Sheriff Not Worried about New Gun Law

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:22 am

A new state gun law will be going into affect tomorrow, and Keokuk County Sheriff Jeff Shipley says he isn’t worried about the new gun law.

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Mount Pleasant Bank Robbers Indicted.

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:21 am

The two men who robbed the Community First Credit Union in Ottumwa once and the Wayland State Bank in Mount Pleasant twice have been indicted by a grand jury. 

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Disaster Declaration Request Made

Posted: Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Washington County has been added to the list of counties for a request of disaster declaration for crop loss.

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