Today’s Local News

Coaches vs Cancer and Dance Marathon Fundraiser Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 6:23 am

At tonight’s Washington High School boys’ and girls’ basketball games, a special fundraiser will help support families of children facing cancer.

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State Representative Klein Reports on Law Enforcement and Iowa National Guard

Posted: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 6:22 am

In his latest email newsletter, State Representative Jarad Klein says that he is looking forward to what expects will be the first floor debate of the session next week.

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Community Foundation Starts New Scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Community Foundation of Washington County is looking for high school students to apply for a new grant.

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Hansen Sentenced to 50 Years

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

A Washington County man convicted of murder has been sentenced.

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Fire in Louisa County Under Investigation

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

The cause of a fire at a hog confinement facility north of Columbus Junction is under investigation.

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Unemployment Rate Rises in Washington County

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 6:26 am

New figures out from Iowa Workforce Development show the unemployment rate in Washington County rose in the month of December.

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Airport Project Outlined by Engineer

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Washington city administration has planned for a runway rehab project at the Washington Municipal Airport, but the city council will take another look at the project.

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More Discussion on Zoning Expected

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow morning.

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Harkin’s Retirement Unexpected

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Longtime U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa has announced his plans for retirement in 2014.

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Mid-Prairie’s Financial Picture “Healthy”

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie School Districts finances are in good shape.

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Chamber of Commerce Award Nominations Underway

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington Chamber of Commence is accepting nominations for awards for the year 2012

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Kalona City Council to Begin Discussing Budget

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Kalona City Council will begin discussing finances at this weeks meeting.

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Washington City Council Looks at Airport Runway Project

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:25 am

The city of Washington is considering whether to proceed with a project to move a runway at the Washington Municipal Airport.

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Mid-Prairie’s Financial Picture “Healthy”

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:25 am

Mid-Prairie School Districts finances are in good shape.

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School Conferences this Week

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:24 am

Parents of most students in The Washington Community School District have the chance to meet in person with teachers this week.

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National Weather Service Wants Your Help to Clarify Warnings

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The National Weather Service is asking for help from the public with making their terminology more clear.  

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Barn Fire North of Columbus Junction

Posted: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:25 am
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Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in rural Louisa County yesterday afternoon.

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Ollie Under a Boil Advisory

Posted: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:24 am

The City of Ollie is under a boil advisory, following a water main break.

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City Looks at Plan for Attorney Position Transition

Posted: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:24 am

A task force might be created to look at a transition to a new city attorney.

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Fire Department Examines Shed to Store Foam

Posted: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The city of Washington’s budget for next year so far includes funding for a shed to store foam used in firefighting.

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