Today's Local News

Wellman Sets New Holiday Time-Off Policies

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 6:24 am

At their council meeting on Monday, the Wellman City Council decided what days government employees would get off work for holidays.

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Steel Wheels on Secondary Roads

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Mitchell County is having problems with the use of steel wheeled tractors on their roads.

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4-H Grant Applications Available

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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4-H clubs wanting to join in local community improvement projects have an incentive to do so.  

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History of Black Friday

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Today is Black Friday, and is historically considered to be one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year.  

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Cooking and Energy Saving Tips

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A list of tips has been prepared to keep energy costs down while preparing Thanksgiving meals.

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Dessert Theatre Next Week

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

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An event is being presented next week to showcase the upcoming holiday season.  

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Holiday Closures

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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With the Thanksgiving holiday today, all government offices, banks and post offices will be closed.

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Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to ring bells at businesses throughout the area for this holiday season.  

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Thanksgiving Meal Cooking Safety

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Before enjoying your Thanksgiving meal, a local food inspector wants to remind you that the holiday is also the number one day for food related illnesses.  

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Wellman to Add Deputy Clerk Position

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Wellman will be adding the position of Deputy Clerk to their government. Donna Wade, the current City Clerk, will be retiring soon and they need someone to fulfill some of her duties while they find a full-time city clerk.

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Steel Wheels on Secondary Roads

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:22 am

Mitchell County is having problems with the use of steel wheeled tractors on their roads. They have even gone as far as to hire a private investigator to see who has been using them.

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Legends of Country Music in Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:21 am

This Saturday the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center will host Ozark Jubilee and their performance saluting the greats of country music.  They will cover all of the classic country stars like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Loretta Lynn.

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Washington Resident Sentenced for Sex Crime

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 9:59 am

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A Washington man has been sentenced to prison for five years.

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Board of Supervisors Hold Public Hearing and Authorize Ballot Recount

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have agreed to a proposal of providing architectural and construction administration services to HACAP and CDBG.  

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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:29 am

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The latest round of unemployment figures has been released by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate dropped for a third month.  

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School Board Approves Boiler Contractor

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington School Board held a special meeting tonight to approve a contractor for work of the boilers in the 1918 building.  

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City Park Board Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:27 am

The Washington City Park Board is meeting tonight and several projects will be part of their meeting.  

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Kalona Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

The Kalona City Council held its regular meeting on Monday. On the Agenda was a discussion of a Golf Cart ordinance.

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Cold Medicine Laws Block Sales

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:25 am

Laws limiting the amount of cold medicine purchased have blocked nearly 21,000 illegal sales since they have been put in place.

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Shopping Locally Reminder

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is reminding you about the importance of shopping locally this holiday season.  

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