Today’s Local News

Next Year’s School Calendar; Winter Break Schedule

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington Community School’s Board of Education is considering part of next year’s school calendar.  

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County Adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Washington County now has a hazard mitigation plan on file.

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Upcoming Deadlines for Holiday Shipping

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 6:23 am

If you’re planning to ship packages to friends and family out of state, do so quickly.

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Police Department Purchasing Speed Trailer

Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Police Department is in process of purchasing a mobile speed trailer aimed at curbing dangerous driving.  

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10 Week Wellness Challenge Comes to Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Washington County will be taking part in a statewide initiative focused on health.

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Poaching Prevalent in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Reports of headless deer in southeast Iowa are on the increase this year.

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Washington County FFA and 4-H Weigh Cattle

Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Hundreds of market beef animals are being prepared for next summer’s Washington County Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben.

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Support Group Discusses the Holidays and Care for Elderly Relatives

Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A meeting this week tries to help people caring for elderly relatives, especially to enjoy the holiday season.

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Louisa Development Group Puts Emphasis on Shopping Local

Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 6:21 am

In theme with what one man calls a global phenomenon, a Louisa County organization is holding a drawing that encourages people to shop local.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Washington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Peiffer looks at holiday shopping and upcoming work to do local market analysis.

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Grant for Chamber Will Mean Collaboration on Market Study

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce will be working to examine how better to market Washington County to others after receiving a grant to help fund the project.

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Bad Start to Flu Season

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Flu season is in full swing in Iowa and is shaping up to be much worse than last year.

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Texting 911 Still a Few Years Away

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:24 am

In a few years you might be able to text 911 when you have an emergency.

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County Looking to Set Up Agreement with DCI Gaming Agent

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is planning to work out an agreement with Riverside Casino’s gaming agent.

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Robotics Competition Will Include Local Elementary Students

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A program that hopes to get students excited about science and technology will bring local students to Ames next month for a robotics competition.

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Local Blood Drive on Thursday

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Washington Noon Kiwanis group is hosting a blood drive this week.  The drive is at the United Presbyterian Church on Thursday.

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Three Public Hearings at this Week’s Board Meeting

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:26 am

This weeks Washington County board meeting will include multiple public hearings.

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Bad Start to Flu Season

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Flu season is in full swing in Iowa and is shaping up to be much worse than last year.

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Work on Cafe Ordinance Continues

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council continues their work this week on a possible new sidewalk cafe ordinance.

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Grant to Fund Chamber Study

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce will be working with city and county leaders to determine how to work together to market local communities to others.

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