Today’s Local News

Conservation Board Aims to Improve Marr Park

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution for a Riverboat Foundation grant application for approximately $52,000 from the Conservation Board.

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Mid-Prairie School Board President Resigns

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board has a new president.

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WCHC Board of Trustees Names President, New Member

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Hospital and Clinics board has recently seen some changes.

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Washington School Board Approves Budget

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The tax rate approved by the Washington School Board is 14.60476 per $1,000 taxable evaluation.

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Riverside Council Discusses Projects for 2013

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Riverside City Council has identified projects to be paid for using funds generated by Tax Increment Financing.

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Legislators to be in Washington

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A legislative briefing will be held tomorrow morning at the Washington County Courthouse.

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Service Academy Nominations Being Accepted

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:19 am

Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is currently accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Service Academies for the class entering the fall of 2014.

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Search for Next Iowa Mennonite School Principal Begins

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:28 am

Iowa Mennonite School’s principal has announced his resignation.

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Budget for County Approved, Lower than Last Year

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Washington county budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was approved Tuesday morning by the board of supervisors.

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Public Meeting on US 61 Reconstruction in Louisa County Tonight

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A public meeting is being held for those with questions about the proposed four-lane reconstruction of U.S. 61 in Louisa County.

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School Board to Address Boiler Issue

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Potential facility improvements and SIAC parent recommendations were a hot topic at the Washington County School Board meeting last night.

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Blankets Made and Donated by 4-H’ers

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Local 4-H'ers made and donated blankets to the University of Iowa Hospitals. (Photo courtesy of Washington 4-H)

Recently, 15 members of a local 4-H club, the Lime Creek Limelights, made polar-fleece blankets for the University of Iowa Hospital’s Preemie Project to complete a community service project.

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Wave of Law Enforcement to be Out Over Holiday Weekend

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Special Traffic Enforcement Program wave will be this weekend across the state, beginning today, announced the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau.

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Kalona Creates Preliminary Plan for Future Road Work

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A preliminary plan for Kalona’s future road improvement projects has been put together.

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Two Men Arrested on Meth Charges

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:31 am

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Two Washington men were arrested following an executed search warrant where a methamphetamine lab was found.

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Commission to Report on Rescinding Zoning

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a motion to ask the planning and zoning commission to submit a report regarding rescinding zoning and potential ramifications if it is rescinded.

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S.A.V.E. Child Support Act Proposed by Grassley

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, along with New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, introduced the “Strengthen and Vitalize Enforcement (SAVE) of Child Support Act.”

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Keota Required to Add on to Lagoon System

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Keota will need to make changes to their wastewater plant, in order to receive their wastewater discharge permit.

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New Kalona Assistant to Help Form Watershed Group

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A new hire will help Kalona form a group made up of all of the counties and communities in the English River Watershed.

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Garden Transplant Workshop Offered

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A free program about starting garden transplants at home will be held by Washington County Master Gardeners Dianne Nelson and Kay Ciha on Saturday, March 23rd from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Extension Office.

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