Today's Local News

College Fair for Area Students and Parents Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Washington High School is hosting a college fair for area high school students and parents to learn more about college options tomorrow.

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PQA Plus Training Coming Soon

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Two Pork Quality Assurance Plus training sessions will be in the area soon. The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State Extension are hosting these sessions for pork producers who need to be certified.

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Alive After Five Event Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An Alive After Five event is being held tonight to celebrate a special week.  

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Columbus Junction Council to Review Liquor Licenses

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The city council of Columbus Junction will be meeting tomorrow night. At the meeting the council will vote on liquor license renewals and requests.

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Power Outage Planned for Early Wednesday Morning

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am

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Residents in parts of Washington, Keokuk and Jefferson counties need to be prepared for a power outage early Wednesday morning.  

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Tim Coffey from the Washington Chamber of Commerce talks about last week’s annual dinner.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:00 am

If you like to fish then you should be worrying about the Asian Carp. Not for fear of getting hit by a flying fish, but the Asian Carp strangles other sport fish. But mother nature may be coming to the rescue. The breeding habits of the Asian Carp could make them lazy, and eventually lead to lower populations.

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Tomorrow we’ll be talking with Superintendent Mark Schneider about exit exams for high school students.

Board of Supervisors Discussing Resolutions Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors will be discussing some resolutions as part of their meeting tomorrow.  

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Stewart School Hosting Preschool Registration Tonight

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Stewart Elementary School in Washington is holding preschool registration tonight.  

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Washington Incentive Fund Returning

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Main Street Washington is introducing again the Washington Incentive Fund.  

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Exit Exams for High School Students

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

Under a reform package passed by the House, students graduating High School would have to take exit exams in English, Algebra, Biology, and History. It hasn’t been decided if the exams would prevent a student from passing a course or graduating, or if the exam would factor into the students grade in that course.

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Demon Dash for Cash Event Set for Next Month

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

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The date for the fourth annual Demon Dash for Cash has been set.

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Upcoming Turkey Hunting Season and Safety

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

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Iowa’s spring turkey season is next month and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is passing along regulation and safety reminders.

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Program About Navigating the Mental Health System at Iowa Wesleyan

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

The Mental Health System is going to see some changes in the near future as lawmakers debate a complete overhaul of the system. But for now, the mental health system in Iowa can be tough to navigate. Iowa Wesleyan College is hosting a program about one person’s difficulty navigating the mental health system.

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Jefferson County Board of Supervisors Talks with Jailers’ Union

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

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors will be meeting today. They will hear from the local Jailers’ Union and consider an agreement with them. They will also be looking at changes to the County Employee Handbook.

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Stewart School Hosting Preschool Registration Tomorrow Night

Posted: Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Stewart Elementary School in Washington is holding preschool registration tomorrow night.  Any child that turns four on or before September 15th can register.

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Career Workshop Happening This Week

Posted: Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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A workshop for those who may be thinking about their first career or changing a career is happening this week. Tera Pickens with the Kirkwood Washington Center says The Career Directions Workshop offers information on future career choices.

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Program About Navigating the Mental Health System at Iowa Wesleyan

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

The Mental Health System is going to see some changes in the near future as lawmakers debate a complete overhaul of the system. But for now, the mental health system in Iowa can be tough to navigate. Iowa Wesleyan College is hosting a program about one person’s difficulty navigating the mental health system.

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Mid-Prairie Board Discussing Grants

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

The Mid-Prairie School Board is meeting tomorrow to talk about grant opportunities, among other things. They will discuss potential grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation and hear a grant presentation from Stratalogica.

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Courthouse Construction Starting Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A construction project is set to begin next week at the Washington County Courthouse.  

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