Today’s Local News

Dove Hunting Opens Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s 60 day dove season begins Sunday.

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Minks Released From Farm

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 10:05 am

It was reported this morning about 5:30 a.m. that an estimated 100 minks were released from a farm near Keota.

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Emergency Haying Available, Deadline 2:30 p.m. Today

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Washington County has been approved for Emergency Haying of CRP due to drought conditions.

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Kalona Facility Faces Fines

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A Kalona nursing home is facing $3,000 in fines.

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Washington FFA Team Claims First, Headed to Nationals

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A Washington FFA Chapter was named the Champion Team at the annual Iowa FFA Livestock Career Development Event and is headed to nationals.

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Keep Hydrated, Wear Sunblock

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The area’s heat advisory is now in its sixth day.

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Area of Severe Drought Spreading

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

This summer’s drought is growing worse according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Riverside Attorney Plans to Resign

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Temporary representation has been chosen, as Riverside’s current City Attorney is expected to resign.

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Parks Superintendent Pleased With Pool Season

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Despite the summer’s cool start, Washington Parks Superintendent Tim Widmer, says it was a good year for the Washington Steele Aquatic Center.

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Cover Crop Demonstration in the Area

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am
Cover crops can improve soil quality and reduce soil erosion according to Jim Fawcett, Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist.

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Master Gardeners Take Trip to Fen Preserve

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 6:21 am

After getting rained out a few times this spring, the Washington County Master Gardeners were able to make it to the Ciha Fen Preserve this week.

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Kalona Facility Faces Fines

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

A Kalona nursing home is facing $3,000 in fines.

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YMCA Looks to Expand

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:29 am

The Washington YMCA’s feasibility study is in and Executive Director Becky Harkema states they are looking to expand.

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Phillips Seeks Iowa Senate District 39 Seat

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A Johnson County Republican has announced his candidacy for Iowa Senate District 39.

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Heat to Impact Field Moisture

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With fields already struggling with moisture, this week’s heat wave is doing little to help the situation.

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Supervisors Approve Extension For Ainsworth

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The City of Ainsworth is one step closer to extending the incremental property tax revenues for five more years.

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Duggar Family in the Area This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A TV family will be visiting the area this weekend.

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Divide Peonies Soon

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:21 am

If maintained properly, peonies can thrive for up to 100 years in a garden.

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Louisa County Habitat for Humanity Keeping Busy

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Ground will be broken for a new Habitat for Humanity home this week, as another is worked on in a different part of Louisa County.

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Mid-Prairie Creates Nutrition Director Position

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board has decided to create a new position.

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