Today's Local News

Medicine Chest Challenge

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:22 am

KC STAAR, the Keota and Sigourney Police Departments, and the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office held the second annual Medicine Chest Challenge on Saturday.

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Dessert Theatre Coming Up

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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An event is being presented next month highlighting the upcoming holiday season.  

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Washington County Engineer Submits Resignation

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 10:33 am

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Washington County Engineer David Patterson has informed the Board of Supervisors that he is leaving his position early next year.  

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High School Student Performing at All-State Band This Week

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

A Washington High School student who has a top honor in music will be performing in Ames later this week.  

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Interesting Sight by the Square

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

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Around 5 pm yesterday, a car could be seen parked on top of a bench by Café Dodici in Washington.

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4-H Award and Family Fun Night Held

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

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Washington County 4-H held its annual Award and Family Fun Night this past weekend and many awards were presented.  

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Two Weeks Remain for Farmers to Help Grow Their Communities

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

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Area farmers still have two weeks left to take part in helping their local communities grow.

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Dry Autumn Raises Concerns for Local Farmers

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

Iowa has had a fairly dry autumn this year. This has some people worried that the subsoil of Iowa’s fields are to dry too maintain crops next year.

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Deadline for the Share a Calf Applications

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Today is the deadline for area FFA and 4-H members to have a chance at participating in the share-a-calf program.  

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Prepare Your Vehicle’s Winter Survival Kit

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

Winter is fast approaching and that means there will be blowing snow, icy roads and freezing conditions.  

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Pork Quality Assurance Plus Program in Keokuk County

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Keokuk County Extension Office will hold a training session for Pork Quality Assurance Plus. Terry Steinhart of the Extension Office says this program was started by the Nation Pork Producers

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Board of Supervisors to Discuss General Obligation Bonds

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

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are reviewing the potential of refunding the County’s General Obligation Bonds.  

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Governor Extends Harvest Weight Limit Lift

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

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Governor Terry Branstad has signed an extension to a proclamation temporarily allowing trucks to haul harvests with heavier weights.  

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Flu Season Has Begun

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

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Flu season has officially started. The first cases of influenza have started to pop up in Iowa.

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The Great American Smoke Out

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 6:25 am

This Thursday is the Great American Smoke Out. Anti-Smoking groups like the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association have asked people and businesses to stop smoking for one day.

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Medicine Chest Challenge

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 6:24 am

KC STAAR, the Keota and Sigourney Police Departments, and the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office held the second annual Medicine Chest Challenge on Saturday.

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Opportunity to Attend National Leadership Program

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Area high school 4-H members have two opportunities to join in a national leadership program next year.  

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High School Walkthrough Scheduled for Next Month

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington School District has another walkthrough of the new high school building planned for next month.  

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Washington Collecting Leaf Collection Continues

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The City of Washington is continuing to offer free leaf pickup through next week.

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Flu Season has Started

Posted: Sunday, November 13th, 2011 at 6:30 am

Flu season has officially started. The first cases of influenza have started to pop up in Iowa.

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