Today’s Local News

Delayed Murder Trial to Begin Today

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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After a number of delays, the trial of a Riverside man accused of murder begins this week.

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Three of Iowa’s Best Workplaces in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

An annual list of the Top 100 Iowa Workplaces includes the Washington Community School District. The list is based on surveys by the employees in those workplaces.

A total of 266 people are employed by the school district. They were listed as number twelve in the mid-sized employers.

Two statewide companies were also named that have local connections: Fareway Grocery Stores and Optimae Life Services.

City of Washington Updates TIF Agreements

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Two businesses in the City of Washington have updated agreements with the city relating to their tax-incentive plans for development.

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City Adjusts Contribution to Animal Shelter

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington has adjusted its financial contribution to the local animal shelter.

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New Columbus School Buildings Taking Shape

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The buildings near Columbus High School are beginning to take form.

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Local School Raises Nearly $1,000 for Cancer Research

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Mid-Prairie Middle Schoolers came together the past month to raise nearly $1,000 in change.

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Delayed Murder Trial Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:26 am

After a number of delays, a Riverside man will stand trial tomorrow for murder.

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Top Iowa Employers Include Local

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Among the Top 100 Iowa Workplaces named by the Des Moines Register is the Washington Community School District.

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Senator Grassley Representative Stopping in Columbus Junction this Week

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A representative for Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Columbus Junction on Tuesday.

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Teachers Donate Food

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Teachers in the Washington School District have again donated time and money to provide food for needy families.  

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YMCA Pool

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:21 am

After the Washington YMCA pool has been closed for weeks, a tentative date for re-opening has been set for this week.  

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Cause of Head-on Collision Disclosed

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 7:46 am

The cause of an accident last Sunday evening has been disclosed.

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Workforce Increases in October, Unemployment Steady

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate remained steady last month, while the workforce increased.

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Shop Local Saturday

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Washington is no exception to the shop local movement with today’s Small Business Saturday.

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City Department Outlines Some Future Costs

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am
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Among the needs for the Washington Maintenance and Construction department are a new pickup truck, and a new roof on two of its sheds.

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Fundraiser Helps Supply Christmas Gifts

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Safety Center is back with the ninth year of a program to get Christmas gift to families and elderly people that might not otherwise have much for the holiday.

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Washington YMCA Pool Repairs

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington YMCA has set a tentative date of Tuesday for being done with repairs to its pool.

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Kalona Couple Set Up Endowment for Mid-Prairie

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:21 am
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A Kalona couple has formed an endowment to help those planning on continuing their education after high school.

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Annual Holiday Events Include a Parade Today in Washington

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

Washington’s annual post-Thanksgiving traditions are lined up for today.  

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Lion’s Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s House Hours

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington Lion’s Club International is hosting Santa Claus this weekend.

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