Today's Local News

Area Post Offices in Danger of Closing

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

A number of area post offices could close in an effort by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs.  

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Local Residents Take Part in Statewide Event

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Several Washington County residents are taking part in the year’s RAGBRAI event.  

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Thursday Night Live Is Back Tonight

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am

After a week hiatus, Thursday Night Live entertainment returns to Washington’s Central Park tonight.  

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Volunteers Add Crosswalks to Columbus Junction Streets

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Officials with the city of Columbus Junction say they want to make it easier for pedestrians to get around in the town.  

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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Rises Last Month

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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After three months of decreasing unemployment, Washington County’s unemployment rate went up last month according to data released from the Iowa Workforce Development.  

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Board of Supervisors Approve Service Contract

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have renewed a contract between the County and Hillcrest Family services.  

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Presidential Hopeful Visits Washington

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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About 30 area residents had a chance to meet a presidential nominee yesterday.  

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Washington Schools Online Enrollment Reminder

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Community School District is reminding parents that student registrations for the upcoming school year are still being accepted.  

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Washington County Road Closure Begins Today

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Motorists will not be able to access one road in central Washington County starting today.  

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Kalona Plays Host to Regional Baseball Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Mid-Prairie Softball Complex is where eight teams from around the Midwest will convene for a little league baseball tournament this weekend.  

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New City Councilman Appointed in Columbus Junction

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:22 am

Columbus Junction has filled a vacancy on its city council.  

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Demons Baseball Team Advances in State Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Demons baseball team was in Des Moines yesterday as they played in the state tournament.  

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Time to Check Soybeans for Losses

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Now is the time for farmers to start checking their soybeans for any damage from Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS).  

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State Fair Plaques Awarded

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:28 am

State Fair Plaques have been awarded from this year’s Washington County Fair.  

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New Child Care Program Coming to the Washington Y

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Washington Y in unveiling a new child care program this fall.  

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Washington County ICA Membership Jumps in 2011

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) says membership in Washington County increased in the last year.  

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Afternoon Accident Occurs Near Square

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Safety Center says an accident has resulted in over $1500 in damage to one resident’s vehicle.

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Heat Causes Worries for Area Farmers

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Washington County farmers started this year’s growing season with concerns about cool and wet weather, but now they are worried about how this month’s heat will affect their corn.  

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Hunter Safety Course Being Offered

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board is preparing to host a hunter safety class next month.  

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Demons Baseball Team Making State Tournament Appearance

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Demons baseball team is in Des Moines this morning as they are getting ready to play in the state tournament.

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