Today's Local News

Koelhoeffer Sentenced to 20 Years After Dec. 2010 Escape Attempt

Posted: Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 6:28 am

Anthony Michael Koelhoeffer, the 21 year old Fairfield resident, who escaped police custody from the University Of Iowa Hospital last December, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Preparing Roses for Winter

Posted: Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Winter is just around the corner, and a lot of you might be wondering how to protect your garden.

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Halloween Activities Continue Tonight

Posted: Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Multiple options for area trick-or-treaters are still available tonight.  

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Burn Ban Lifted

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am

The open burn ban that was issued three weeks ago has been lifted.  

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Nationwide Police Cuts not Hitting Washington

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

Although Police Departments across the country are being forced to make cuts, the Washington Police Department says it has not had to reduce the number of officers it employs.

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Books for Sale to Highlight County Quilts

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Books are on sale to highlight the county’s barn quilts.  

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Author Visiting Washington Next Week

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

An author of children’s books is visiting Washington next week.  

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Kindle E-books at the Kalona Public Library

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Kalona Public Library is now able to offer Kindle E-books for check out. The library has been offering E-books for around a year but did not have access to Kindle E-books until recently.

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New Clover Kids Club Starting Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Washington County is getting ready to start a new 4-H Clover Kids Club tomorrow.  

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Dance Team Holding Second Annual Leaf Raking Fundraiser

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington High School Dance Team is holding their second annual fundraiser starting tomorrow and again November 5th.  

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Hawktoberfest for Mid-Prairie

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Hawktoberfest is today at 5:30 pm. Hawktoberfest is a benefit event for Mid-Prairie Scholarships.

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Burn Ban Lifted

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 10:00 am

The open burn ban that was issued three weeks ago has been lifted.  

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Final Flu Shot Clinics Coming Up

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Washington County Public Health is getting ready to host their final flu shot clinics.

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Senior Fest is Happening Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Third Annual Seniorfest is happening tomorrow at Washington County Hospital and Clinics.  

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Counterfeit Bills in Kalona

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Casey’s General Store notified the Kalona Chamber of Commerce that they had received a counterfeit 20 dollar bill on Wednesday.

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Event Being Held to Wrap Up Red Ribbon Week

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Hamakua Place is holding a special event tonight to wrap up the events of Red Ribbon Week.  

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Washington County 4-H Members Place at Ak-Sar-Ben

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Washington County 4-H members participated in Ak-Sar-Ben livestock competitions recently in Omaha, Nebraska.  

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Newly Proposed Laws for Farm Minors

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Department of Labor is proposing new rules that would restrict the work minors can do on farms.

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Coats for Kids Collection Drive Successful

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Students at Stewart Elementary in Washington have completed another coat collection drive.  

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Keokuk County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors will hold their regular meeting on Monday.

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