Today's Local News

Livestock Judging Teams Earn State Honors

Posted: Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Several Washington County 4-H members competed at the State Livestock Judging competition in Ames recently and brought home high honors.  

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Public Hearing on Keokuk County Board of Supervisors’ Agenda

Posted: Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 6:26 am

The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors will set a time and place for a public hearing concerning voting precincts at its meeting.  

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Columbus Junction Woman Earns Important Honor

Posted: Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 6:25 am

A Columbus Junction woman has been appointed to a national position with the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  

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Being Prepared for Emergencies

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Disasters can happen any time in Washington County and Washington County COAD is letting everyone know about September being Emergency Preparedness Month.  

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Preserve Summer Food Publications Available

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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With the unofficial end to summer happening this weekend, the ISU Extension in Washington County is offering publications on ways to preserve summer foods.  

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Bid Acceptance Before Demolition

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

The city of Washington is taking bids on items from a city-owned property.  

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Loebsack Says Post Offices Should Remain Open

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 am

As state officials begin to discuss the future of rural post offices in Iowa, Congressman Dave Loebsack says he’s working hard to keep area offices open.  

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School Volunteer Team Has Busy Year

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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A group of volunteers from the Washington Junior High School have compiled information concluding another busy year at the school.  

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Mid-Prairie Student Organization Looking Forward to New Year

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:23 am

[simage=2307,400,y,center]Mid-Prairie students belonging to the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America organization, or FCCLA, kicked off the 2011-2012 school year this week.  

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Candidates Interview for Wellman City Administrator Position

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Wellman City Council will spend its Saturday searching for its next city administrator.  

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Washington Public Library Piano Concert Hosting Return Performer

Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Public Library is hosting a return performer for a piano concert later this month.  

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Superintendent Explains School Funding Options

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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With the Washington School Board recently holding a meeting regarding school facilities, Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen says there are three ways school districts can fund repairs, renovations, or construction of facilities.  

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Economic Development Funding Coming to the Area

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington area is receiving funds for economic development.  

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Election Pre Registration Deadline Today

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Area school districts are holding an election on September 13th and Washington County Auditor Bill Fredrick is reminding everyone of information about registration.  

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Officials Commemorate Opening of New Sigourney City Offices

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am
[simage=2305,400,n,center]A two-year renovation to the Corner Drug Store in Sigourney has resulted in brand new offices for city officials.

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Arts and Crafts Event Returns Tonight

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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An event for those interested in fiber arts and crafts is returning to The Washington Public Library.  

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Candidates Gear Up for Mid-Prairie School Board Election

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:23 am

Four seats on the Mid-Prairie School Board are up for election this month and five candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to serve.  

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Trial Date Set for Keokuk County Sheriff

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Keokuk County Sheriff Jeff Shipley will appear in court after being arrested for drunken driving.  

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2011 Chamber Craft Festival Is Coming Up

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:21 am

Washington’s 2011 Craft Festival is approaching.  

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School Board Discusses Facilities

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board is held a special meeting last night to discuss the future of the current 1918 building.  

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