Today's Local News

Governor Honors Washington County Environmental Department

Posted: Sunday, July 11th, 2010 at 8:25 am

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Governor Chet Culver has honored eleven Iowa businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the environment.

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Washington Board of Supervisors, School Board Agenda Items

Posted: Sunday, July 11th, 2010 at 6:59 am

Tuesday at 9:30am the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session at the county courthouse in Washington.

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Kalona Woman Charged With DWI in Crash

Posted: Sunday, July 11th, 2010 at 5:01 am

A Kalona woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated after hitting a buggy last week.

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Blood Drive

Posted: Sunday, July 11th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Wednesday in Keota.

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Washington Area Congressman Says Business Is “Frustrated”

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:28 am

This week Congressman Dave Loebsack visited local businesses in Iowa’s 2nd District to discuss economic development and flood issues.

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Iowa’s New Texting Law Unenforceable

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Iowa’s new ban on texting while driving will only result in warnings the first year, no matter how many warnings a driver is issued.

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“Alive After 5″ at Jeanne’s Petite Paree

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is hosting an “Alive After 5” garden party from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesday at Jeanne’s Petite Paree.

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YMCA Family Fun Night

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington YMCA is hosting a “Family Fun Night” in Sunset Park on Friday, July 16th from 6 to 7:30pm.

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Early Retirement Program Available For Southeast Iowans

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Department of Health and Human Services says it is now accepting applications from southeast Iowa employers, including state and local governments and unions, for a new program that provides employees 55 and older with access to affordable health insurance.

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Washington County Conservation Board Preschool Animal Program

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 5:02 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is hosting an animal program for area preschoolers.

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“Bug Mania” Day Camp Held

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 5:01 am

The Washington County Extension Office held a Day Camp for 39 kindergartners and first graders.

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4-H’ers Host 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 5:00 am

Johnson County 4-H members are hosting their 9th Annual 4-H Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction this weekend.

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Parking a “Hot Topic” In Washington

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:45 am

Washington Mayor Sandra Johnson says parking near the city square is a hot topic for Main Street businesses, and she wants to hold a full review of the issue.

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New Construction Designs Save Washington High School Project Hundreds of Thousands

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:43 am

The Washington Community School Board approved changes to it’s new high school project that could potentially save the district more than $300,000. 

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Iowa Has $300 Million Fiscal Surplus

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Washington County State Senator Larry Marek says Iowa has finished the fiscal year with over $300 million dollars in surplus, a sign he says proves his and other lawmakers efforts to “grow [the] economy and balance the budget without raising taxes” are having a positive impact.

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Rain Lowers Good To Excellent Corn Crop

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:39 am

Good to excellent rated corn in Iowa fell this week to 65%, a 7% loss from last week’s 72% rating.

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Hamakua Place Fundraiser Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:34 am

Washington’s only community youth center is holding an open house and barbecue fundraiser tomorrow to support its after-school programs and Fall Youth Conference.

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Keokuk County Fair

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 5:01 am

Tomorrow at the Keokuk County Fair events for the day kick off with the Iowa Telecom Run & Rosie Phillips Walk at the taco building beginning at 7:15am.

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Historical Society to Hold Handbell Concert

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Louisa County Heritage Center in Wapello is hosting a special concert.

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Update Regarding Superior Tooling Burglary in Wapello

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Earlier this week, KCII reported Superior Tooling in Wapello had been burglarized.

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