Today's Local News

Campaign Stops Planned Next Week

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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A presidential nominee has made a planned stop in the area next week.  

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4H Photo Mounting Day

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

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4-H members interested in exhibiting their photography at the State Fair have a chance to attend a 4-H Photo Mounting Day session.  

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Washington Y Looking for Volunteers

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Washington Y is having an opportunity to help clean up its Washington building.  

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Kalona Man Arrested on Meth Charges

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:23 am

Authorities have arrested a Kalona man on charges of possession of methamphetamines.  

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Wellman Fourth of July Celebration This Weekend

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:22 am

One of Washington County’s communities has a whole weekend planned celebrating Independence Day.  Wellman’s Fourth of July festivities kick off today with a number of outdoor activities, including a bags tournament and a street dance tonight.  Organizers say the Wellman Heritage Museum will also be open this afternoon.  An auto show fundraiser for the Wellman Baseball Association begins tomorrow morning, and proceeds for event go to helping build a new concession stand at the ball fields.  Monday’s festivities include the morning parade at 10:00, games and activities for kids all afternoon, live music by local talent from 6:30 to 9:30, and culminate with the fireworks show at 9:00.

County Extension Advice to Keep Livestock Healthy in Summer Heat

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:21 am

Hydration for humans certainly helps us in the heat of the summer, but agriculture officials remind farmers it’s also important to keep the health of area livestock in mind.  

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Construction Equipment Catches Fire, None Injured

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

Construction crews have avoided a potentially dangerous situation after some equipment caught on fire.  

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Chief Justice Visits Washington

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Library had a lesson about the government yesterday afternoon.  

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Heat Advisory in Effect

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:27 am

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Another round of summer heat has returned to the area.  The National Weather Service and AccuWeather expect hot and muggy conditions across the area today.  

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Heat Safety Reminders

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

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With the temperatures being warm yesterday and again today, there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe in the heat.  

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Hospital Raises Funds to Further Healthcare

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Hospital Foundation has raised over $25,000 to further healthcare in Washington County.  

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New Laws Taking Effect Today

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

Many new laws are taking effect today, the start of the state’s fiscal year.  

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Law Enforcement Out This Weekend

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office want to make sure you arrive safely to your destination over the holiday weekend.  

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Wellman Energy Project Gets Underway

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:22 am

Alliant Energy has announced one of its affiliate companies is beginning a summer project improving Wellman’s electrical system.  

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Flood-Ravaged Area to Receive New Bridge

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:21 am

Three years after flooding washed away the Iowa River bridge at Oakville, the federal government will provide funding for a new bridge.  

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Local 4-H Member Receives State Award

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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A Washington County 4-H member has received a state award.  

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Peace Corps Presentation Tonight

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Washington Library is hosting a presentation about the Peace Corps tonight.  

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Mid-Prairie School Board Gets First Look at Construction Progress

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:27 am

Project managers say construction work is still ahead of schedule on Mid-Prairie School District’s new high school building, and board members had their first walk-through as part of their meeting this week.  

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Crop Reporting Deadline Today

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The crop reporting deadline for producers in Washington County is here.  

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Simulation Explores Life on a Low Income

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 am

[simage=2144,400,y,center]Living in poverty can be difficult to grasp, but a group of Washington County residents got a glimpse of life on low income at a simulation in Brighton.  

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