Today's Local News

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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Volunteer Management Training Coming Up

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

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A training session is being held for anyone interested in volunteering with the Washington County COAD.  

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Washington Collecting Leaf Collection Ending Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington is getting ready to end the offer of free leaf pickup.  

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Columbus Junction Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:21 am

The City of Columbus Junction will have their regular Council meeting on Wednesday. The primary item on the agenda is a discussion of a Flood Plain Variance Request by the Louisa County Fair Board.

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Washington County Auditor Announces Resignation

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 10:50 am

Washington County Auditor Bill Fredrick has informed the Board of Supervisors that he is leaving his position early next year.  

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Special School Board Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board is holding a special meeting tonight.  

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Washington County Safety Center “Elf” Project Returns Again This Year

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Public Safety Center personnel are again getting into the Christmas spirit by presenting the “Everyone’s an Elf” project.  

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New Garbage Can Stickers Available

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

The new annual trash can stickers for next year are available for purchase.  

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Beatty-Peterseim Funeral Home 95th Anniversary

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

Beatty and Peterseim Funeral Homes is celebrating their 95th anniversary next year, but before that they will be hosting a program dealing with Holiday Grieving Help.

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New Award Nominations Wanted

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Iowa Soybean Association is accepting nominations for some new awards being offered for the first time next year.  

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Wellman Council Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Wellman City Council met last night. The council heard the financial report for the 2011 fiscal year.

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Fumigation Course Being Offered

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Extension is hosting a Grain Fumigation Continuing Instructional Course next week.  

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Columbus School District Looking for New Superintendent

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Columbus School District is searching for a new superintendent. They will discussed this issue at their meeting last night.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting This Week

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow, and during their meeting, they will be reviewing a proposal of providing architectural and construction administration services to HACAP and CDBG.  

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Rick Santorum at Café Dodici

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 6:28 am

Presidential Candidate and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum visited Washington Friday at Café Dodici.

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