Today’s Local News

College Scholarships Available for High School Juniors

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

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High school juniors are encouraged to apply for a college scholarship from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association. 

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Keota Tax Abatement Hearing

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota is holding a public hearing next month to talk about a proposed tax abatement plan for the city. The plan would affect residential, commercial, and industrial properties in the city.

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Columbus Junction Hires New Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Columbus Community School District has hired a new Superintendent. Dr. Marlene Johnson was a Principal at Fort Dodge Elementary since 2008.

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Missing Man Found Dead in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 5:23 pm

A man reported missing on yesterday has been found dead in Washington County. The incident is now a suicide investigation. The 64 year old man was reported missing after he left his residence around 8 am on Tuesday, and was then unaccounted for.

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Wellman Hires New Employees

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 am

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The city of Wellman has hired two new employees.  

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Controversy over Splash Pad in Riverside

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:37 am

A large crowd was in attendance at last night’s council meeting in Riverside to address a hot topic. 

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Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met yesterday morning and they heard the annual update from the Washington County Fair Board to start off the meeting.

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Gas Prices at a High While Lawmakers Look at Gas Tax Increase

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Gas prices are at a high for this time of the year all over the country, with increases up to 25 cents a gallon. But the price of gas could see another increase, because lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years.

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City Council Continues Budget Discussion

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and held a public hearing regarding the west side interceptor project. 

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Senator Grassley Visiting the Area Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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United States Senator Chuck Grassley has a planned two visits in southeast Iowa tomorrow.  

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Chamber Day at Capitol Successful

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Washington and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce had a very busy day yesterday in Des Moines. 

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Kalona Looks to Aquire B4 Building

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The City of Kalona is seeking the acquisition of the B4 building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop.

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City Park Board to Meet Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Park Board is meeting tonight and they will be discussing some projects as part of their meeting.  

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Columbus Junction City Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The city of Columbus Junction will have their council meeting tonight. They will hold a public hearing for the proposed city budget for 2012-2013.

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Deadline Approaching to Apply for Scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The deadline is approaching for high school seniors wishing to pursue a degree in agriculture to apply for scholarships.  

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Kalona Looks at B4 Building

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The City of Kalona is seeking the acquisition of the B4 building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop and Everyone’s Clothing. The businesses will be closing down, and the city is looking to rehabilitate the 7,000 square foot building into a “well defined public space”.

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Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10:33 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met this morning. They heard the annual update from the Washington County Fair Board to start off the meeting.

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Low Chance of Spring Flooding Predicted

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The National Weather Service has released its first spring flooding outlook of the year, and the chance of spring flooding is down for this year.  

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Special City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is holding a special meeting tonight to discuss the city’s upcoming budget.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors will be meeting today at the Washington County Courthouse. They will be discussing three plans for the construction on confinement feeding operations.

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