Today’s Local News

Flag Day Celebration of Six Louisa County Brothers Who Lost Their Lives in the Civil War

Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A tragic Civil War story about six Iowan brothers was nearly lost until a discovery was made seven years ago.

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End Loader Used to Push Truck, 74-Year-Old Arrested

Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A 74-year-old Washington man was arrested for criminal mischief Friday.

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Ainsworth Making Offer to Purchase School, Ball Fields

Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:26 am


The City of Ainsworth is taking action about the Ainsworth Elementary School.

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Grease Presented by Washington Community Theater

Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Leather jackets, rock’n’roll, dance numbers and singing will be on the Washington Community Center stage this weekend as the Washington Community Theater presents the musical Grease.

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High Temperatures in the 90’s Expected Each Day this Week

Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Temperatures were above 90 degrees in Washington over the weekend and so far this month the thermometer has been above normal readings.

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Iowa Mennonite School Seeking Drama Director

Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:21 am

If you love musical theater, and interacting with kids, Iowa Mennonite School offers the perfect opportunity.

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Crawfordsville Research Farm Hosts Agronomy in the Field Workshop Monday

Posted: Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Female landowners, farmers, and ag retailers are encouraged to come learn about soil management and crop production at the Agronomy in the Field workshops offered by ISU Extension.

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Three 28E Agreements on Supervisors’ Agenda

Posted: Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Three 28E agreements are on the agenda for consideration for the regular meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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West Chester City Hall Making Improvements to be Handicap Accessible

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The City of West Chester will be improving their city hall to be more accessible to people with disabilities.

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Zahs and Brintons Featured in Documentary Premiere in Washington, D.C.

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart – April, 2016

More than 100 films from 28 countries will be featured this month at the American Film Institute’s documentary festival, including one about a former Washington teacher and local historian preserving the films of a couple who lived a century ago.

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Lead to be Removed from Washington Soil

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

At a cost of $66,110 soil contaminated by lead paint will be removed from the former site of a water tower in Washington.

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Juveniles on Criminal Mischief Spree in Fairfield

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Windows have been broken, fences damaged, and cars egged in a recent string of criminal mischief cases in Fairfield.

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Sections of Southeast Iowa Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:24 am


U.S. Drought Monitor

Four counties in southeast Iowa are experiencing drought conditions.

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Mexican Consulate Reaching Out to Iowans

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Mexican consulate who serves Nebraska and Iowa helps Mexican nationals in a variety of ways from healthcare to legal matters.

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Richmond Sons of AmVets Fundraise to Support Local Veterans

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:24 am

It’s been 72 years since the end of World War II, and with the passage of time we lose more of the veterans from that era.

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Kalona Begins Water Sampling of English River Watershed

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 6:20 am


The City of Kalona has begun water testing as part of the English River Watershed and Clear Creek Watershed projects.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Justin Schrock of Century Insurance in Kalona about home insurance coverage for fireworks-related incidents.

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Doublecheck Your Vehicle for Children, Don’t Leave Them Unattended in Hot Temperatures

Posted: Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Temperatures in Washington have already climbed into the 90s this summer and there have been emergency calls for children left unattended in cars.

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Keota Fun Days Host Events for All Ages this Weekend

Posted: Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Hot summer temperatures will surely send people jumping into a cold bathtub at the Keota Fun Days this weekend.

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Gas Line Struck at Stewart Elementary School During Playground Construction

Posted: Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The YMCA Daycare in the Stewart Elementary School building in Washington was evacuated Thursday morning after a gas line was hit on the school grounds.

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