Today’s Local News

National Library Week

Posted: Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

This week is National Library Week; this year’s theme is “communities matter @ your library.”

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Spring Cleanup Begins Monday

Posted: Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Spring cleanup will be held next week, beginning Monday, April 15th, with most items being collected on residents’ regular garbage collection days.

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Kalona’s Byways Tour Begins Season Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Tours of Kalona’s Amish community start back up tomorrow.

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Wreck in Kalona Sends One to University Hospital

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 8:07 am

A two-car accident was reported in Kalona last night in front of the Casey’s store.

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Update on English River at Kalona

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 7:49 am

English River at Kalona

The English River at Kalona has fallen below the flood stage.

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Tree Committee to Distribute 120 Trees for Free

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The Washington Tree Committee will be having its 23rd Tree Giveaway next Saturday, April 20th at 8 a.m.

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Recycle a Book

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Patrons of the Washington Public Library are asked to bring in a clean, used book to recycle today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Washington Public Library.

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Appointments, RUSS to be Discussed at Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Three appointments will be heard at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning at 9:30 for the County Weed Commissioner, the County Medical Examiner Investigator and a member to the Washington County Public Health Board.

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Kalona’s Rules on Burning to be Discussed Tonight

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council will return to their discussion on the city’s burning ordinance tonight.

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Local Principal Urges Continued Support of Safe Routes to School

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Among other area representatives, a Principal from one of Mid-Prairies Elementary Schools attended an Iowa Department of Transportation meeting earlier this week.

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Mid-Prairie’s Post Prom to Follow Dance

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie High School will hold their prom this evening.

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Garden Committee’s Request Approved

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington High School Garden Committee requested $500 annually from the school board.

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WACO to Offer Credit Recovery Program this Fall

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Along with a new schedule, WACO High School will begin offering ways to make-up for failed classes this fall.

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Mulch Offers Multiple Benefits

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:20 am

While the rain received last week will help the area’s soil moisture, steps can be taken in your garden to reserve water, to help your plants get through potential dry spells.

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Washington Adopts Concussion Policy

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The ImPACT Concussion Testing was been adopted by the Washington School Board at their meeting Wednesday night in Brighton.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day Approaches

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:27 am

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April16th.

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More Than $26,000 Awarded

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

More than $26,000 was distributed by the Community Foundation of Washington County in its annual presentation recently.

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Grassley Believes Immigration Reform Will Come Up Soon

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley spoke believes that immigration reform may see some movement in the near future.

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Fairfield Murder Trial to Continue Monday

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The trial of a man accused of murder has begun in Jefferson County.

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Business Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Custom Impressions & Un-Wired celebrated its 10th anniversary at Alive After 5 on Tuesday evening.

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