Today's Local News

Post Office Cuts

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The US Postal Service announced some cutbacks on Monday. The biggest area of cuts comes from first class mail, which will no longer be one day delivery.

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Columbus School District Meeting

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Columbus school district will have a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the interview process for their superintendent position.

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Riverside Man Trial Delayed

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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The trial of a Riverside man accused of murder has been delayed.  

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Political Campaign Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 11:59 am

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A presidential candidate struggling in the polls is hoping to jumpstart his campaign by conducting a barnstorming tour of the state next week.  

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Washington County Resident Arrested for Sex Crimes

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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A Washington County man has been arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes.  

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Website Available Offering Old Yearbooks

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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A new website is available that offers old yearbooks from the Washington High School.  

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GPA for Prospective Teachers

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Governor Terry Branstad has proposed a GPA requirement for prospective teachers who are applying to Iowa’s colleges. The proposal would require a 3.0 GPA or a B average.

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Post Office Deliveries in Winter Weather

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Post Office wants to share reminders on how to still receive your mail whenever there is winter weather in the forecast.  

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Kalona Ditch Naming

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Kalona has put the rights to name one of its ditches up for auction. The ditch was put on ebay.com, where anyone can bid for the rights to name it.

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Farmers Tax Guides Available

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Extension office now has tax guides available for farmers.

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Live Animal Christmas Play This Weekend

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Marion Avenue Baptist Church is presenting their 38th Annual Christmas Play this weekend.  

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Annual Pom Pom Clinic Being Held Tonight

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Washington High School Dance Team is holding a Pom Pom Clinic for school age girls tonight.

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Washington County Resident Arrested for Sex Crimes

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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A Washington County man has been arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes.  

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City Council Approves Engineering Proposals

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and agreed to use a new engineering firm for new projects in the city.  

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Additional Grant Money Available to First-Time Home Buyers

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Those wishing to buy a home for the first time have a chance at extra money to do so.  

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School Bus Accident Reported in Henry County

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:27 am

An accident in Henry County has resulted in the injuries of several people.  

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Flu Shots Still Available But Supply Dwindling

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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This week is National Flu Vaccination Week and Washington County Public Health Nurse Lynn Fisher says they have flu shots still available but their supply is dropping.  

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Mid-Prairie Board Meeting

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will have a meeting on Monday. The bulk of the meeting will be a 45 minute presentation on the Central Office project by a Shive-Hattery Architect.

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Keota Sewer Update

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:24 am

At their meeting, the Keota City Council heard from an employee of HR Green, Matt Wildman.

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Shipping to Soldiers

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:23 am

If you want to send a gift to a soldier this holiday season, you better send it soon. It can take anywhere from 7 to 20 days to send a package to Iraq or Afghanistan.

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