Today's Local News

Emergency Planning Committee Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee is holding their next meeting tomorrow.  

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Annual High School Book Available

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Washington High School is hosting a party today to unveil this year’s Earthbook.  

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Mid-Prairie High School Renovations to Continue This Summer

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The first phase of renovations at Mid-Prairie High School is nearing its completion.  

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West Chester Daze Enters Fifth Year

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 6:22 am

West Chester residents, young and old, will have the opportunity to once again celebrate their community this summer.  

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Wayland Road Construction Completed

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Construction of paved shoulders on Wayland Road south of Washington has been completed.

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Board of Supervisors Discuss Budget Amendments

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing as part of their meeting yesterday morning to discuss amendments to the fiscal year 2011 budget.  

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Washington County Soldier Injured

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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An Iowa National Guard Soldier from Washington County serving in Afghanistan has been injured.  

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Washington City Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is meeting tonight to discuss items related to the new Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement Project.  

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Local Cemetery Vandalized

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:27 am

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Several headstones have been vandalized in a cemetery near Riverside.  

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Weekend Washington House Fire Update

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am


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The cause of a house fire on Sunday has been released.  

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Monthly Caregivers Support Group Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The next meeting of the Caregivers Support Group is focusing on Accepting the Challenge.  

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Washington High School Senior Night

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Family and friends of students graduating from Washington High School are invited to Senior Night.  

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Kalona FEMA Mapping Will Have to Wait

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The much-discussed issue of FEMA flood mapping will be put on hold in Kalona.

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IMS Academic and Fine Arts Awards

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Mennonite School has celebrated numerous students and their work once again at its annual Academic and Fine Arts Awards Night at Celebration Hall.

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Keota Moves Forward on Water Main Replacement

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Keota City Council has moved plans forward that will result in a new water main in the town.

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Fairfield Man Charged in Jasper County Incident

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A Fairfield man has been charged with operating while intoxicated stemming from a March traffic violation.  

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Governor Branstad Honors Fallen Officers at Capitol

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Every year the state of Iowa recognizes police officers who have been killed in the line of duty, and this year a local deputy’s life will be honored during Peace Officer Memorial Week.  

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Congressman Dave Loebsack Holding Office Hours This Week

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a representative from his office in the area this week.

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CEO Roundtable Program Application Deadline Extended

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for applications to their program for leaders of Chamber member organizations.  

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Corn Almost All in the Ground, Department of Agriculture Says

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:24 am

A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Iowa Field Office says 92 percent of corn is now in the ground in the state of Iowa.  

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