Today's Local News

City Leaders See Progress of Waste Water Facility

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Members of the Washington City Council along with Mayor Sandra Johnson and city staff were able to see the construction of the new waste water treatment facility yesterday afternoon.  

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Event to Showcase Upstairs Living Spaces Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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An event is coming next weekend that will highlight the upper stories of the downtown area.  

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US Supreme Court Rules on Strip Searches

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am

This week, the US Supreme Court ruled that strip searches may be conducted for even the smallest of crimes. Any violation that causes a person to be released into the general population of a jail could be strip searched at the discretion of jail administrators. But County Attorney Larry Brock says that most people arrested for minor crimes don’t make it into the general population of the jail.

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Washington County Emergency Management Meeting

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Severe Weather Awareness week is coming to an end, but if you would like to hear more about how Washington County deals with emergencies, the Washington County Emergency Management Commission will be meeting on Wednesday.

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Marr Park Night Prairie Burn Happening Next Week

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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

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Application Deadline for College Scholarships Approaching

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The scholarship application deadline is approaching for those wanting to pursue a degree or certificate in a horticultural related field.  

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Columbus Community Schools Approving 2013 Budget

Posted: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School Board will hold a public hearing and budget workshop on Monday. Its the third budget workshop for the district. The meeting will start with the public hearing on the fiscal year 2013 budget.

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Washington Page – April 6, 2012

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Laurie Whitmeyer-O’Neil and Terry O’Neil talk about an upcoming event with a Washington author and a new format for these books.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 6, 2012

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 10:59 am

Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider talks about what they did in those school districts during the state wide tornado drill on Wednesday as we wrap up Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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Local School District Looking for Help

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 9:43 am

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Help is needed in spreading the word about a local school district.

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Registered Republican Party Voters Increases

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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For the first time in many years, the number of Iowans registering as Republicans is higher than Democrats.  

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Preschool Program Coming to Washington School

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Stewart Elementary School in Washington is getting ready to offer a new preschool program for the next school year.  

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Kalona Councilwoman Resigns

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Kalona Council member Claudine Miller-Zahradneck has resigned from her position on the council. She informed the council that she would be leaving at their Monday night meeting. City Clerk Karen Christner says Zahradneck resigned due to medical issues.

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Shoe Donations Being Received

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Shoe donations are being received for the Soles for Souls project at various locations around Washington.  

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Keokuk County Baby Born on Roadside

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:24 am

On Tuesday morning, a firefighter from Keokuk County was driving his wife to an Iowa City Hospital to give birth. But, making it to the hospital wasn’t in the cards for Ashley and Jeremiah Hoylman. Jeremiah, the father, called 911 and asked for an ambulance, but there wasn’t time for that either.

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Final Chance to Sign Up for Internships

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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High School students in Washington who wish to learn about a future career through an internship opportunity have until the end of the day today to sign up.  

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Youth Turkey Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow and Prompts Reminders

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s youth spring turkey season opens tomorrow and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is passing along regulation and safety reminders.  

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Area Easter Egg Hunts Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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There will be a few Easter egg hunts in the area tomorrow. The Washington Kiwanis A-Mers will host an egg hunt tomorrow at 9:00 am.

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Washington Page – April 5, 2012

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 11:02 am

Washington City Administrator Brent Hinson talks about different things happening within the city of Washington.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 5, 2012

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith talks about the importance of having a weather radio and a proper shelter during severe weather.

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