Today's Local News

Lowering Fluoride Levels in SE Iowa will be Easy

Posted: Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a proposed change in the amount of fluoride that is put into water because it is causing spots on some kid’s teeth.

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Changes in Teacher Pay Might be Coming

Posted: Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The man Governor Terry Branstad wants to become Iowa’s next Department of Education Director has some controversial ideas on teacher pay.

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Ice Fishing Clinic at Marr Park Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be holding an ice fishing clinic tomorrow at Marr Park.

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Windstream Reports Outage

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:33 am

Windstream reported an outage of Internet service in the area yesterday. 

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High School Construction Update

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Washington’s new high school is on schedule. 

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Public Hearing

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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A public hearing will be held tonight in Kalona. 

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Sheriff Dunbar on Gun Permits

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Sheriff Dunbar has had a busy first week of the year. 

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Keokuk County Sheriff Reacts to Arizona Shooting

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:25 am

With the recent shootings in Arizona, law enforcement agencies across the country are considering their response to the event, if any.

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Daffodil Days

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Even though the temperature is cold and snow is on the ground, the American Cancer Society is thinking spring. 

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Keota Board of Education Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Keota Board of Education will be meeting tonight in regular session. 

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Iowa Studio 4H

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Youths can get involved in 4-H and don’t have to work with animals. 

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Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces Hills Bank Leadership Grants for 2011

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the 2011 Hills Bank and Trust Company Leadership Grants for current high school juniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2012. 

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Resolution Vote Coming

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants to rescind their resolution dealing with weapons. 

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Griener’s Reaction To Speech

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Senator Sandy Greiner has commented on outgoing Governor Culver’s Condition of the State speech.

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Kleins’s Reaction To Speech

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Representative Jarad Klein has also commented on outgoing Governor Culver’s Condition of the State speech.

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Judge Applies For Supreme Court

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Washington’s District judge is applying for the state Supreme Court.

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Mid Prairie Board Looks at Technology in the Classroom

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education met on Monday and the board spent most of their time talking with teachers about their use of technology in the classroom.

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Highland Community Schools goes with ECF

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Highland Community Schools met Monday and decided to change from the Iowa School Cash Anticipation Program or ISCAP (Ice-Cap) to the Educational Cash Flow (ECF) program for 2010-2011.

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Traffic Accident

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:22 am


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Early yesterday morning, an auto accident occurred in the Riverside area. 

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Columbus Junction City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Junction city council will be meeting tonight in regular session. 

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