Today's Local News

Fairfield Haunted House Continues this Weekend

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Way off Broadway Haunted House in Fairfield did very well in its first weekend says Executive Director Randy West.

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Washington State Bank Donates Online Educational Software to WHS

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

A local bank has donated online financial education software to the Washington School District.

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Three Sisters Halloween Hike at Marr Park Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be their annual Halloween Hike this year tomorrow.

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Voter Pre-Registration Deadline Is Tomorrow, Absentee Voting Continues

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Bill Fredrick is reminding eligible voters who have not yet registered of tomorrow’s deadline.

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Antique Appraisals Available at the Morning Sun Road show Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

The City of Morning Sun will be hosting their version of the Antique Road show tomorrow in the Community Center. 

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Single Opportunity Missed, County Says Proposed $8 Million Debt For Secondary Road Repairs Cannot Be Decided By Public Vote

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Washington County voters did have one option to bring the $8 million decision to the ballot, but that opportunity has passed.

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Washington County Engineer Hopes Secondary Roads Plan Would Provide “50 Year Solution At Least”

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Engineer David Patterson says a $12 million plan to improve secondary roads would provide a 50 year solution, if not more.

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Four Presidential Disaster Declarations Give Washington County, Board of Supervisors Right To Approve Roads Project Without County-Wide Vote

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Many residents questioned whether a public vote could decide to accept or deny the project, and the not Washington County Supervisors.

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Nation Wide Charities are losing money, but Kalona Historical Villages doing Well

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:25 am

According to a recent report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, donations in the country’s 400 biggest charities plunged last year by 11%.

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Washington Marching Band Concert Tonight

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Washington High School Marching Band is holding its annual “Marching Band In Concert” tonight at 7:30 pm in the High School Gymnasium.

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Mid Prairie offering two Comedy plays this year

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid Prairie High School will be offering two comedy plays this year.

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County Candidates Forum Today In WHS Auditorium

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Attorney and District 5 candidates will speak at a forum tonight at 7 PM at the Washington Senior High School auditorium.

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Highland Schools Receive $9,000 in WCRF Mini Grants

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Riverboat foundation recently announced its Mini Grant Awards and the Highland School District in Riverside received $9,000. 

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11 Candidates, More Than 80 Community Members Present For Washington Candidates Forum

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Eleven candidates and more than 80 area residents attended a Candidates Forum held Monday by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

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Washington County Public Health Could Move To Hospital, $4,000 Survey Approved

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have approved a $4,000 survey to determine if space at the Washington County Hospital can support the needs of Washington County Public Health, despite providing 3,000 less square feet than thought required.

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One Vehicle Crash Near Agency

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am


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A one vehicle crash near Agency sent a Fairfield woman to the hospital. In a report from the Iowa State Patrol, just before 8am yesterday, Janice Coleman was traveling west bound on Highway 34 over the posted speed limit and lost control after passing another vehicle.

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Oct 20 Red Cross and Washington Fire Department Partner To ‘Battery Up’

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The American Red Cross is urging families in Washington and across Eastern Iowa to install and maintain working smoke alarms.

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Wellman looks to upgrade infrastructure

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The City of Wellman held their city council meeting on Monday is taking the next steps toward upgrading their city infrastructure.

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Washington City Council Meeting This Evening

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Today the Washington City Council will meet in regular session.

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KCII Hog Wild Winners

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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KCII announced two grand prizewinners in the Hog Wild contest Saturday at the Washington Hy-Vee.  

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