Today's Local News

Hospice to Recognize Volunteers

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:49 am

Hospice of Washington County is gearing up for National Volunteer Week.

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Burning the Prairie at Marr Park

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:47 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is having their annual Marr Park Night Prairie Burn.

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New Truck for Letts FD

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:20 am

After 22 years of saving, the Letts Fire Department has a new truck.

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What Cheer Woman Killed in Keokuk Co. Crash

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:42 am

A crash in Keokuk County yesterday claimed the life of a What Cheer Woman.

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Obama to Visit Iowa City

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:34 am

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President Barack Obama is coming to Southeast Iowa this week.

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Greiner: Healthcare Could Help Republicans Seeking Office

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

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A former state representative and current state senate hopeful from southeast Iowa says backlash over healthcare reform and other Democratic initiatives could help Republicans seeking office this fall.

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Loebsack, Gettemy Reaction to Healthcare Passage

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 am

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The healthcare overhaul bill has passed the House, and Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack was one of the yes votes.

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Chamber Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Annual Dinner

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 6:55 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s 75th annual awards ceremony and banquet last night was a little bittersweet.

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Final Legislative Briefing

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 6:49 am

The third and final legislative briefing was this weekend at the Washington County Courthouse.

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Region 15 Extension Hires New County Pgm. Coordinator

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 6:47 am

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Keokuk and Iowa County Extension have a new County Program Coordinator.

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IUB Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Alliant Electric Rate Hike

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 6:45 am

The Iowa Utilities Board has a series of meetings scheduled next month to take public comment on an electric rate increase request from Alliant Energy.

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Crash near Riverside Injures Two

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:49 am


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Two Washington residents were injured yesterday after a crash near Riverside.

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Supervisors to Set Job Description for Zoning Admin.

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:46 am

Washington County Supervisors are expected to approve the job description for a zoning ordinance administrator at this week’s meeting.

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Horak: YMCA in a Time of Rebirth

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:45 am

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The Washington Community YMCA is in a time of rebirth. That’s according to Board President Luke Horak.

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75th Annual Chamber Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:44 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s continues celebrating its 75th year of existence tonight with their annual awards ceremony and dinner.

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Barn Quilt Commitee Looks to Create “Quilt-Mobile”

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 am


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The Washington County Barn Quilt Committee is looking to make a quilt mobile.

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Flooding Forces Venue Change for FFA Consignment Auction

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 am

Flooding on the Iowa River has forced a local FFA Chapter to change the venue for their upcoming consignment auction.

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Washington Comm Theater Holding Audtions for Annie

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:41 am

The Washington Community Theater is putting on a production of “Annie” this summer.

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Fire Hydrant Flushing Starts today in Washington

Posted: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 am

The city of Washington is starting fire hydrant flushing today.

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Supervisors to Discuss Zoning Adminstrator

Posted: Sunday, March 21st, 2010 at 6:00 am

Washington County Supervisors are expected to approve the job description for a zoning ordinance administrator at this week’s meeting.

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