Today's Local News

Wellman Lifts Boil Advisory

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 am

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The City of Wellman has lifted the boil advisory as a result of last week’s major water main break.

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Board of Supervisors Holding Ordinance Readings

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are holding readings of ordinance changes as part of their meeting this week.  

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Business Move in Washington

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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A business is opening in a new location today.  

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Listeria Outbreaks Prompts Safety Reminders

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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With the death toll rising of listeria deaths caused by tainted cantaloupes across the country, Washington County Public Health is passing along reminders of what to do to stay healthy.  

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Start Somewhere Walk Later This Week

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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There will be many walkers in the area later this week as part of Governor Terry Branstad’s Healthiest State Initiative.  

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New Kalona Parks and Recreation Director Lists Goals

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

The new Kalona Parks and Rec Director has some goals growing some existing programs as well as focusing on what is available to area youth.

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4-H Week Focuses on Knowledge

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:23 am

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This week is National 4-H Week and Washington County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact in the community.  

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Wellman Chamber Hosting Quad County Pork Fest

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:22 am

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It is October, which is Pork Month, and the Wellman Chamber of Commerce has an event planned to recognize the industry on Saturday.

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Homecoming Events and Theme Days This Week

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:21 am

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Washington High School is celebrating homecoming this week by having theme days each day.  

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Chimney Fire Reported

Posted: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 10:53 am

At 10:40 pm yesterday, the Washington County Safety Center received a report of a chimney fire in Riverside.  

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Start Somewhere Walk This Week

Posted: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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There will be many walkers in the area this week as part of Governor Terry Branstad’s Healthiest State Initiative.  

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Alive After Five Happening This Week

Posted: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Another Alive After 5 event is taking place this week to highlight a Washington Chamber of Commerce member.  

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Vegetable Workshop in Sigourney

Posted: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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A workshop is being offered in Sigourney that will focus on vegetable gardening.  

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Halloween Hike Planned

Posted: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board will be their annual Halloween Hike focusing prairie wildlife.  

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West Chester Post Office Closing Next Friday

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

The U-S Postal Services has decided to close the West Chester Post Office.

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Government Officials to Visit Washington

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Southeast Iowa will be receiving a visit from two Government officials from Des Moines next week.

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Cropland Rental Values Increase

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The amount of cash rent prices for land in Washington County has increased over the last year.  

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Internship Opportunities Available

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

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High School students in Washington have a chance to learn about a future career through an internship opportunity.  

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Kalona Library Receiving Over 70 New Children’s Books

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Kalona Library is receiving 14-hundred dollars worth of new children’s books thanks to a national foundation.  

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Cameras Available for 4-H Photographers

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County Extension is again offering 4-H families an opportunity to be a photographer.  

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