Today's Local News

Next Round of Riverboat Grants Applications Still Being Accepted

Posted: Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 6:29 am

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Applications are being accepted for the spring 2012 Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants.  

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Washington Business Welcomes New Manager

Posted: Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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A business in Washington has a new store manager.  

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Flu Levels on the Rise in Iowa

Posted: Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Iowa had seen low levels of influenza since the beginning of the flu season, but now, public health officials are seeing rising numbers in the state. Chrystal Woller from Washington County Public Health says a few cases of the flu have been reported in Washington County, but it’s not an illness that is required to be reported, so there are likely more cases than reported.

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L & M School Board Meeting

Posted: Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Louisa-Muscatine School District will be meeting tomorrow night. They will discuss finances, including talks about bills and financial reports, fundraising, and grants.

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Demons Fall to Keokuk in Semis

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

The Washington girls’ basketball season came to an end Saturday night, losing to Keokuk in the regional semifinals by a final of 48-44. 

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Written Arraignment and Plea Entered in Drug Related Case

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A written arraignment and plea has been submitted for a Washington County man arrested last month on drug related charges.  

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Senator Grassley Visiting the Area Next Week

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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United States Senator Chuck Grassley has a planned two visits in southeast Iowa next week.  

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Lawmakers Encourage Employee Ownership of Businesses

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:26 am

On Thursday, the Iowa House passed a bill that encourages more employee owned businesses. The bill would give current business owners up to $700,000 in tax breaks if they sold their business to their employees in the first year of the program.

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Spotting a Bad Credit Card

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:25 am

There are a lot of bad credit cards out there, so Terry Engelken from Federation Bank gave us some tips on how to spot the bad ones, and what kind of things to look for when getting a credit card. He says the bad cards will have really high fees and penalties.

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Kalona City Council Meeting

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council will meet on Monday. They will be talking about FEMA mapping again at this meeting.

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Signup Deadline Monday to Attend State Event Featuring Washington County

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The deadline to sign up for an event which will feature work from Washington County 4‑H alumni is Monday.  

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Upcoming Food and Farming Conference

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A conference related to food sustainability is coming up at Crooked Creek Christian Camp.

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Annual Agriculture Research Association Meeting Coming Up

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The annual meeting for the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association is happening at the Johnson County Extension next month.

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Friday HoopSheet – Finals

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

The Washington Demon boys close out their regular season tonight at home in the final game to be played at the old gym.  Class 1A and 2A girls basketball tips off regional semifinals tonight with the winners playing Monday for a chance to go to the state tournament.

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Wellman Lifts Boil Order

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 11:32 am

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The boil order that was been in effect in Wellman has been lifted.  

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Washington Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Alexander Mendoza Ortega, an 18 year old from Washington, was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree yesterday afternoon. Mendoza Ortega was accused of performing a sex act through the use of force or against the will of a 14 year old female resident of Washington County on July 24th of 2011.

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Second Legislative Briefing Happening Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Washington will have a visit from both of Southeast Iowa’s lawmakers tomorrow.

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Assessment Testing Results Announced

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Washington Community School District has announced the results of the Iowa Assessment Testing which took place last November.  

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Iowa’s Agricultural Relationship to China

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Iowa is building a cooperative relationship with China in terms of agriculture. On Wednesday a Chinese delegation signed 15 contracts to purchase soybeans from the United States, most of those soybeans coming from Iowa and Illinois, the two biggest producers of soybeans in the US.

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New Driver’s License Renewal Reminder

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa Department of Transportation has unveiled a new way to remind drivers that their license is due.  

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