Today's Local News

Last Chance for Private Pesticide Applicator Training

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

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There is one last chance for farmers to attend private pesticide applicator training locally.  

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Three IMS Students Accepted Into Art Competition

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

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Three students from Iowa Mennonite School have been accepted into an art competition showcasing young artists.  

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News Update: Victim Identified in Rollover Accident

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 11:01 am

The Washington County Safety Center has released the name of the victim of a fatal rollover accident near Kalona Wednesday evening.  

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Keokuk County Teen Killed in Accident

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:31 am

A Sigourney teenager has died from a moped accident.  

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Iowa’s New Congressional Districts Presented Yesterday

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

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Under proposed legislative redistricting, area state lawmakers could be seeing changes in their district makeup, with the biggest change having to do with Keokuk County.

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Officials Still Seeking Person Responsible for Keota Fire

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

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The investigation into the person responsible for last December’s fire in Keota continues.  

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Iowa One Call Service

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

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April is considered the beginning of construction season in the Midwest.  

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Washington Woman Wins Big Lottery Prize

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

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A woman from Washington has won a top prize playing one of the Iowa lottery’s instant‑scratch games.  

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Photos on Display at Washington Public Library

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

The Washington Public Library is presenting a display of photos from two Washington residents.  

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Marr Park Prairie Burn Tonight

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

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The Washington County Conservation Board is having their annual Marr Park Night Prairie Burn.  

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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Accident Reported Near Kalona

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 9:51 am


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Approximately 9:00 last night, the Washington County Safety Center received a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 1000 block of Orange Avenue near Kalona.  

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Second Victim’s Name Released in Columbus Junction Fire

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 6:31 am

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The name of the second deceased victim has been released from Saturday afternoon’s fatal fire in Columbus Junction.  

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Iowa’s New Congressional Districts to be Presented Today

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Iowa’s new legislative redistricting plan is being revealed today by The Legislative Services Agency.  

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Washington County Ranked in Middle of Structurally Deficient Bridges

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 6:28 am

Iowa has the third most structurally deficient bridges in the country according to the latest data from the non-profit group Transportation for America.  

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Public Input Sought from Washington Streets Committee

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Washington Streets Committee is seeking input from the public regarding a possible change to Madison Street in Washington.  

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Scholarship Deadline for Youth Involved in Livestock

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) is providing scholarships for those getting ready to start college in the fall, or are currently an undergraduate at ISU.  

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Dust Control Permits Available

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Engineer’s Office is reminding county residents that the deadline for getting a dust control permit in the county is April 30th.  

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Manure Applicator Programs to be Shown Again

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Extension is showing both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs for those that were not able to attend the original workshops.  

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Victim’s Names Released in Columbus Junction Fire

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The names of one of the deceased and the injured victim’s have been released in Saturday afternoon’s fatal fire in Columbus Junction. 

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Washington County #20 in General Health

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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A new report out by researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation lists Washington County at number 20 in general health in our state of 99 counties.  

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