Today's Local News

Conservation Department Launches New Website

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Residents have a new way of finding out information about area parks and recreation through a new website sponsored by Iowa’s 99 county conservation boards.  

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Gambia and Its Environment Presentation

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 6:23 am

A presentation about a country the size of the state of Connecticut is being shared this afternoon.  

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Disney Getaway Giveaway Winner Announced

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Congratulations to Kevin Kromer of Riverside who has won our Disney Getaway Giveaway contest.  

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Demons Baseball Team State Tournament Run Ends

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Demons baseball team saw their season come to and end in Des Moines yesterday.

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Keokuk County Sheriff Arrested and Issued OWI

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Officials with the Iowa State Patrol say Keokuk County Sheriff Jeff Shipley was arrested for operating while intoxicated.  

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Legislators Considering Special Session for Workforce Offices

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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Legislators in Des Moines are considering the possibility of holding a special session to discuss keeping the state’s Workforce Development field offices open.  

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Kalona Company Provides Equipment for Florida Patients

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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A Kalona medical company is supplying equipment to one of Florida’s top cancer centers.  

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Brinton Film Festival Celebrates Thirteenth Year This Weekend

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Brinton Film Festival is celebrating its 13th year this weekend by showing some of the oldest movies still in existence.  

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Water Main Project in the Works in Keota

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Keota City Council heard several bids for construction during a special meeting this week.  

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Hunting Licenses About to Go On Sale

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Hunters in the area can start to get ready for the upcoming season.  

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Farmers Encouraged to Report Livestock Losses

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Officials with the Washington County Extension say area farmers who have lost livestock from recent severe weather or the heat may be eligible for payment through the Livestock Indemnity Program.

Gene Mohling with the Extension says the program provides benefits to livestock producers for deaths caused by extreme weather.  He says payment for losses is determined by calculations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but usually comes to about 75 percent of the average fair market value of the livestock.

Washington County producers who have suffered livestock deaths can contact the Farm Service Agency in Washington for more information.

Ladies Golf Day Registration Deadline

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is reminding ladies about a day set aside for area golfers.  

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Demons Baseball Team Advancing in State Tournament

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Demons baseball team is in Des Moines again this week as they are getting ready to play in the state tournament semi-finals.  

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New Scholarships Available

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am

Governor Terry Branstad’s office has announced new scholarships available to High School and undergraduate students.  

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Heat Wave Changes Activities for Most

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Last week’s heat wave prompted most of us to change and limit our outdoor activities.  

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Local Agency Receives Funds to Prevent Child Abuse

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

A Washington agency has been chosen to receive a grant to help prevent child abuse.  

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Search Begins for New Wellman City Administrator

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Wellman City Council will begin looking for a new city administrator, but members want a little more time to prepare.  

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Area Post Offices in Danger of Closing

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

A number of area post offices could close in an effort by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs.  

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Local Residents Take Part in Statewide Event

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Several Washington County residents are taking part in the year’s RAGBRAI event.  

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Thursday Night Live Is Back Tonight

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am

After a week hiatus, Thursday Night Live entertainment returns to Washington’s Central Park tonight.  

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