Today's Local News

City Seeking Input for Comprehensive Plan

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:30 am

The city of Washington is asking for input on how to develop the city for the future.  

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Washington Elementary School Media Enabled

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am

The final classrooms at Washington’s Stewart Elementary have been upgraded with new technology thanks to a grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.  

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Being Safe on Snowmobiles This Winter

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone about being safe on snowmobiles this winter.  

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Christina Hixson Award Available

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am
Christina Hixson.  Photo Courtesy:  Iowa State University Extension.Christina Hixson. Photo Courtesy: Iowa State University Extension.

Area high school seniors have an opportunity to go to college with a scholarship.  

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Enrollment Down in Some Parts of Iowa

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:24 am

While enrollment is dropping in schools all across northern Iowa, local schools have seen steady enrollment, and even some increases.

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Lending Hands Participants Enjoy a Visit from “Elvis”

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:23 am
Ron Selmer as Elvis performing at Lending HandsRon Selmer as Elvis performing at Lending Hands

A local musician took part in a Christmas program yesterday for adults.  

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4-H Beef Weigh In

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:22 am

Washington County 4-H will have a beef weigh in today at the Kalona Sales Barn. The weights of cattle will be taken so winter growth can be measured at the County Fair.

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Telephone Scam

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office reports that they have received calls about a telephone scam. The scammer tells the intended victim that he is a representative with Medicare.

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New Classes Being Offered at Kirkwood Washington Center

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am

New classes are being offered for the spring at Kirkwood Washington Center.  

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Learn at Lunch to Discuss Identity Theft

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:28 am

This month’s Learn at Lunch meeting is discussing identify theft.  

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Washington County ICA Membership Jumps in 2011

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Membership in the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) has increased in the last year.  

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MP Central Office Project

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am

Mid-Prairie is planning on building a new central office for the school district.

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Avoiding Frostbite on Cold Days

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Many of us forget that getting frostbite in the winter is very easy.  

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Stockings for Soldiers

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Stockings for Soldiers Project has stopped taking donations.

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Richmond Sanitary Sewer Project

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:22 am

Washington County has bought land from Holy Trinity Church of Richmond for the Richmond Sanitary Sewer Project. There was some disagreement between county officials and the church.

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Popular Main Street Washington Event Returning Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Main Street Washington is going to be having fun with Santa later tomorrow.  

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Farmland Values in Iowa Take a Big Jump

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am

The latest information regarding land values in Iowa show a major increase and Jim Jenson, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist says the average value of farmland in the entire state of Iowa has reached an historic level.  

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Washington School Board Hears from Students

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Washington School Board met last night and heard a presentation from two foreign exchange students at the high school.  

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Political Campaign Coming to Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 6:27 am

A presidential candidate who is struggling in the polls is hoping to jumpstart his campaign by conducting a barnstorming tour of the state later this month.  

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Decision to Close Area Post Offices Delayed

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 6:26 am

A ruling to close a number of area post offices in an effort by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs has been delayed.  

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