Today's Local News

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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Farmers Welcoming Warmer Weather

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Warm and dry weather this week has allowed work to resume on improving this year’s crop yield.  

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Hospital CEO Prepares for Retirement

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics Chief Executive Officer is getting ready to step down.  

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Manure Applicator Programs Being Offered Again

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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

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Two More Retirements Happening

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington area is also celebrating two more retirements today.  

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Unofficial Washington School District Special Election Results

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

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Washington School District’s special election results are in.  

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Supreme Court Justice Visiting Washington

Posted: Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Library will be having a lesson about the government tomorrow afternoon.  

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Kalona Apartment Complex Additions Made Possible by Grant

Posted: Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Efforts to renovate and expand a Kalona apartment complex are finally complete.  

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Fair Passes Available

Posted: Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Fair has season passes available for this year.  

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