Today's Local News

Board of Supervisors Agree to Abate Taxes

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors passed resolutions to abate some property taxes as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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Washington County’s Unemployment Drops Slightly Last Month

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The latest round of unemployment figures has been released and Washington County’s unemployment rate went down a little last month according to data released from the Iowa Workforce Development.  

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Special City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Washington City Council is holding a special session tonight and will be discussing election precinct agreements with the Washington County Temporary Redistricting Commission as part of the meeting.  

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First Day of School Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Washington students are getting ready to hit the books for another school year.  

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Washington County Fair Evaluation Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Washington County Extension is holding a county fair evaluation meeting to discuss this year’s fair tonight.  

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Area 4-Hers Wrap Up Second Week of State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Washington County 4-H members had another strong showing in the 4-H Youth and Livestock Show at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.  

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Wellman Moves toward Choosing New City Administrator

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Wellman City Council is preparing to enter the final stages of the search for the community’s next city administrator.  

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Area Couple Exhibits Artwork in Ohio

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:21 am

A Parnell husband and wife are presenting an exhibition of their artwork this weekend at an Ohio university.  

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics Provides Community Benefit

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics says a new study of 2010 figures shows that they have provided almost $1.5 million in free and discounted benefits.  

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Washington’s Elementary Schools Holding Events Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Both of Washington’s Elementary schools are holding events to kick off the new school year.  

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Washington Pool Closing Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

Warmer temperatures this week will provide residents with their last chance to enjoy the pool.  

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Last Extension Field Day For The Year Coming Up

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The ISU Extension is hosting its farm field day next month for those who wish to see research projects in progress.  

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New High School Walkthrough Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Washington School District is having a walkthrough of the new high school building tonight.  

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Corn and Beans Progressing as Harvest Time Moves Closer

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:23 am

Recent dry weather has area farmers concerned about their timing of this year’s harvest, but a report by the Iowa Department of Agriculture still suggests progress.  

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Kalona Celebrating New Downtown Area

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:22 am

The city of Kalona’s Downtown Revitalization Project has been officially completed, and the grand opening of the downtown area takes place this Saturday.  

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Election Registration Deadline Approaching

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Community School District is holding an election on September 13th and Washington County Auditor Bill Fredrick is passing along information about registration.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and as part of their meeting they will hear a review of HACAP and Community Development Block Grant award acceptance procedures.  

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New Library Director Hired

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Free Public Library Board of Trustees has chosen a new director for the library.  

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Homecoming Concert Held Saturday Night

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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An Iowa native performed in Washington Saturday night to a crowd of about 100 people as part of the 134th Medical Company’s homecoming celebration.  

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Public Hearing Scheduled Regarding Supervisor Districts

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Redistricting Commission is holding a public hearing regarding changes in Washington County.  

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