Today's Local News

Board of Supervisors Approve Agreements with HACAP

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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During the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday, they approved two agreements for Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) services.  

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City Council Set to Meet Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is meeting tonight and will be discussing the current city budget as part of their meeting.  

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Wellman Issues Boil Order

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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As previously reported, there was a water main break in Wellman on Monday. The city has issued a boil advisory. They are advising residents to boil their water for 2 minutes before use.

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Branstad Looks at New Standardized Testing

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Iowa Education Officials are looking at the possibility of ending the long standing Iowa Test of Basic Skills in favor of a test called the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The officials hope that this will shift the focus of standardized test from what they call a trivial pursuit type testing, to an assessment that focuses on critical thinking.

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Chamber Annual Dinner Nomination Forms Due

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The deadline is Friday to submit applications to the Washington Chamber of Commerce for recognitions at their annual banquet coming in March.  

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Disaster Exercise Set to Discuss Earthquakes Next Month

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Anyone who is part of the Community Emergency Response Team or Washington County COAD has an opportunity coming up to participate in an exercise to work together as part of a disaster planning and response team.  

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Keota Budget Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota will have their annual budget hearing tonight. They will be discussing and approving the budget for the 2012-2013 year.

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New Bike Riding Event Holding Sign Ups

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Sign ups are being taken for a new bike ride sponsored by the Washington Y.  

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Wellman Issues Boil Order for Water Main Break

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

As previously reported, there was a water main break in Wellman yesterday. The city has issued a boil advisory. They are advising residents to boil their water for 2 minutes before use.

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Wellman Water Main Break Update

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 11:31 am

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The city of Wellman is announcing they will be shutting off water beginning at 1:00 this afternoon.  This will be to repair a water main break which occurred on 8th Avenue near 7th Street.

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Reminder on Snow Removal Ordinance in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Now that we have received more snow, Washington City Hall wants to remind residents about their snow removal ordinance.  

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Gas Tax Increase Passes House Subcommittee

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:28 am

As previously reported, lawmakers have been considering an increase in the state’s gas tax. The gas tax has not been raised since 1989, and Iowa’s roads and bridges have been rated the third worst in the country.

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Water Main Break in Wellman

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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A water main break has been reported in Wellman.  

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Driving Safely in the Snow and on Snow Covered Roads

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:26 am

With today’s snowfall that has fallen over the area, there are tips that you can follow to driving safely throughout the winter season.  

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Stolen Gun from Washington County Involved in Iowa City Crime

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am

On Saturday Iowa City Police responded to a noise complaint at a club in Iowa City and three gunshots were reported. Police pulled over a car matching the description of the vehicle the shots were fired from. Five arrests were made, and one of the three handguns found in the vehicle was a weapon reported as stolen from Washington County.

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Loebsack Representative Holding Office Hours Again Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack is having a representative from his office in southeast Iowa again tomorrow.  

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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting tonight to review and discuss the Comprehensive Plan for the city.  

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WMU School Board Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Winfield-Mt. Union Community School district will have a meeting this Wednesday. They will here several reports at this meeting including reports from the Athletic Director, Superintendent, and an Elementary Curriculum report.

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4-H Club Makes Valentines for Service Members

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Members of the Washington Hustlers 4-H club had a visit from an alumni member recently.  

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Water Main Break Reported in Wellman

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

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A water main break has been reported in Wellman.  

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