Today’s Local News

Excessive Heat Warning Continues

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:31 am

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An Excessive Heat Warning is still in effect for all of southeast Iowa through tomorrow morning.

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Southeast Iowa Counties Deemed as Disaster Areas

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Farmers in several counties in southeast Iowa may be eligible for low-interest emergency loans.  

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Drought Conditions Getting Worse in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The most recent drought information released by the National Climatic Data Center shows conditions in southeast Iowa slowly becoming worse even with the three-quarters of an inch of rainfall we received last week.  

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Lack of Summer Pests Blamed on Dry Conditions

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The dry conditions we are seeing is giving us a break from a frequent summer pest.  

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Kalona City Council Approves Pay Raise

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Kalona City Council increased pay for some city employees at this weeks meeting.

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Riverside City Council Approves Grant Applications

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Applications for grants have been approved by the Riverside City Council.

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College Loan Interest Rates Not to Double

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Congress passed legislation recently to avoid interest rates on student loans from doubling.  

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River Junction Tractor Ride Stopping in Kalona

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The River Junction Tractor Ride will roll through Kalona this year.

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Washington County Fair Seeking Open Class Exhibits

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Fair is less than a week and a half away and Open Class Division entries are still being accepted.  

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Excessive Heat Warning In Effect

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:31 am

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An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for all of southeast Iowa through Saturday morning.

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Superintendent Talks About One Year Assessment Freeze

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Recently, the state of Iowa was granted a one-year freeze in the No Child Left Behind Act standards by the US Department of Education.  

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Washington County Teen Chosen as State Council Member

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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A member of the Washington County 4-H program has been chosen to represent Washington County at various state events.  

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Parks and Recreation Gives Estimate for Mini Park in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:27 am

The preliminary estimate and tentative plans have been presented to the Kalona City Council for the proposed mini park.

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Wellman Man Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging has named a Wellman resident an Outstanding Volunteer.

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Not Much Time Left to Apply for WCRF Mini-Grants

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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There is one week left for local non-profits to submit grant applications to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.  

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Wellman Fire Department Provides Demonstration

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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People in Wellman had an opportunity to witness a special demonstration after the parade ended yesterday morning.  

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New Fundraising Event Happening Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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A new fundraising event is happening tomorrow.  

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4-H Communications Night Next Week

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Washington County 4-H is holding their Communications Night next week.  

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Columbus School District Sets Goals

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Columbus School District recently held a goal setting session with their new Superintendent.

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Brighton Man Arrested

Posted: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A Brighton man was arrested this weekend after reports of using a knife in a threatening manner.

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