Today's Local News

New Deputy Clerk for Riverside Chosen

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Riverside has been looking at hiring a Deputy Clerk, a new position for the city, to help around the office and fill in when someone takes time off or has a sick day. At their meeting on Thursday night the council chose one applicant for that position. Teresa Sladek is now Riversides new Deputy Clerk.

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PQA Plus Classes Coming Up

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Two Pork Quality Assurance Plus training session will be in the area soon. The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State Extension are hosting these sessions for pork producers who need to be certified.

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Louisa-Muscatine Board Holding Multiple Meetings

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Board of Education for Louisa-Muscatine Community Schools has a busy day lined up for Monday. They will hold two separate meetings. They will present the initial bargaining proposal from the L & M Education Association which they received on March 14th.

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Two Arrested During Search Warrant

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am
Kurt James BrookhartKurt James Brookhart
Tony Henry YoungTony Henry Young

Two people have been arrested near Wellman after a search warrant was conducted.  

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Radio Active Bingo Winner Announced

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 8:01 am
KCII's General Manager Joe Nichols with Alicia Pacha from BrightonKCII’s General Manager Joe Nichols with Alicia Pacha from Brighton

Congratulations to Alicia Pacha of Brighton, the KCII Live Free For A Month Grand Prize Winner.

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New Event Coming to Washington Today

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 am

A new event is coming to Washington today and the entire community is invited.

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Tuberculosis Remains a Threat despite Medical Advances

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Tomorrow is World TB Day, a day to highlight the importance of a disease that is still prevalent even though there have been great strides in detection and treatment of it.

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Early Spring Means Early Road Work

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am
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The early end of winter is leading to an early start on road construction and repair projects. County Engineer Jacob Thorius says one of their contractors  already started to work on Monday.

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Relay For Life Kick off Meeting This Weekend

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

Washington County Relay for Life is holding a team captain kick off meeting this weekend.  

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Riverside Council Hires Deputy Clerk

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Riverside City Council held a special meeting last night. The council decided who to offer the Deputy Clerk postilion to at this meeting. Mayor Bill Poch says they have been looking at hiring someone for this position for about a month.

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Financial Literacy Fair Coming for School Students

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

Students in Washington Junior High and Mid-Prairie Middle School Students will have the opportunity to take part in an event that caps off a year’s worth of financial study and career exploration.  

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Area High School Art Available for Viewing

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am

Iowa Wesleyan College is showcasing the artwork of area high school students today. It’s called the Iowa Superconference Art Show and it gives students an opportunity to have their art shown at the Iowa Wesleyan Art Gallery.

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Production Barrow Weigh In Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Fair Swine Committee is offering a production barrow division again for this year’s county fair tomorrow.  

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Washington City Council Passes Resolutions

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

The Washington City Council met last night and held discussion regarding assessments to the Washington County Treasurer.  

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SMART Board Donation to Home School Association

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am
Hy-Vee Store Director Chuck UnderhillHy-Vee Store Director Chuck Underhill

The Mid-Prairie Home School Association has received a SMART Board from the Washington Hy-Vee.  A SMART Board is an interactive white board that uses touch detection for user input.

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Volunteers Needed for Grant Initiative Next Week

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

Lincoln Elementary School in Washington is hoping to become part of the Safe Routes to School Project and is looking for help with that grant initiative.  

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Keota City Council Hears Junk Complaints

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Keota City Council met on Monday for their meeting and a public hearing on a tax abatement plan. At the meeting some citizens expressed their concerns with the state of some of the towns properties, specifically about junk in yards.

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Four Contenders in Keokuk Sheriff Elections After OWI Charge

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The race for Keokuk County Sheriff is heating up after current Sheriff Jeff Shipley was charged with OWI, although the charges were later dropped. Previously Ron George, a former Sheriff of Keokuk County, and Tom Hadley, and candidate in the 2008 Sheriff election had filed for candidacy.

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Jumping Asian Carp in Southern Waterways

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

Officials in the Iowa Great Lakes Area are considering installing an electric fence to keep out Asian Carp, which made their way up the Missouri River during last year’s flooding. Asian Carp are a fish that are famous for jumping out of the water, and can injure boaters and skiers. But it’s not just a problem for the Iowa Great Lakes. Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist at Lake Darling State Park, says there is carp our in our area waterways too, especially in the southern portion of Southeast Iowa.

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Preparedness and Response Training Summit Next Month

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

An upcoming training session that will focus on emergency preparedness and response for public health emergencies is planned for next month.

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