Today’s Local News

No Test Run for WACO 4+1 School Day

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

WACO School District will not be holding a test run of their innovative schedule, which begins this fall.

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Wellman to Address Water Mains this Year

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Wellman City Council has taken the official steps to finalize their street projects from fiscal year 2012 that totaled $1.8 million.

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Hora Wins $1,000 Scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mitchell Hora of Ainsworth has been awarded the Dean Gerot Memorial Conservation Scholarship for $1,000 announced the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Columbus Schools Propose Early Start for 2013-14

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School District is considering an early start to next school year.

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Area Roads Slick

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:40 am

Roads are icy and snow covered in areas says JP VanSickle, Washington County Maintenance Superintendent.

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Relay for Life Hits $1 Million Mark

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Relay for Life is celebrating a milestone tomorrow evening.

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$2,500 Given to Show Barn Extension

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The Washington 4-H County Council presented at $2,500 donation to the Washington County Fair Board Association.

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Prairie Fire Scheduled at Marr Park

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A prairie burn at Marr Park is scheduled for Friday, April 5th.

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Hunter Safety Class Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Anyone born after January 1st, 1972 is required by law to complete a hunter safety course before getting a hunting license.

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Iowa Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Today

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Today begins Iowa’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is meant to improve awareness of and response to severe weather hazards.

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Kalona Preparing for West Drainage Ditch Study

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:22 am

As part of their flood mitigation plan, Kalona will do a detailed study on the west drainage ditch, also known as Salvesen Creek.

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Local Pastor to Discuss the Philippines

Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A local pastor will present a program this evening that will shed some light on his background and his life experiences.

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Local Students’ Artwork in Gallery

Posted: Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am

High school students from Columbus, Highland, IMS, Lone Tree, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, Pekin, WACO, Wapello and Winfield-Mt. Union have select pieces of artwork on display at the 2013 Southeast Iowa Super Conference Art Show at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.

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Kalona Preparing for West Drainage Ditch Study

Posted: Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 6:24 am

As part of their flood mitigation plan, Kalona will do a detailed study on the west drainage ditch, also known as Salvesen Creek.

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U of I Selects Washington for Program

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:28 am

The City of Washington has been selected by the University of Iowa to partner with the school in The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities Program.

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Record Number of Requests

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:26 am

A record number of 94 applications was received by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Richmond, Rubio, Reverse Setbacks on Supervisor’s Agenda

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 am

A resolution of intent regarding the Richmond and Rubio sanitary sewer systems will be discussed at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

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Mid-Prairie School Board to Address Vacancy

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

Following a resignation, the Mid-Prairie School Board will discuss the vacant seat at their meeting Monday.

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E911 Meeting Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The E-911 Services and Communications Board joint Meeting will be held Monday at 7 p.m.

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Holy Week Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Christian Holy Week and the last week of lent begins tomorrow, leading up to Easter Sunday.

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