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Dry weather lets farmers harvest crops

Farmers last week had several dry days to harvest crops before a rainy weekend.“The state experienced dry and windy weather conditions last week, which gave farmers several good days to harvest … more

Washington County looks at options for ambulance service

The Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved forming a Washington County Ambulance Advisory Committee to review options and recommend a plan to keep ambulance services in the … more

Trick or Treat Hours

KALONATrick or treat -  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Kalona Optimist Party - Kalona YMCA,  7 - 8:30 p.m.LONE TREETrick or treat - 6 - 8 p.m.RIVERSIDETrunk or Treat - Riverside Elementary School, 220 … more

Klobuchar brings campaign to heart of Trump Country

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar traveled through Washington County Friday, her bright green “Amy For America” bus passing giant combines harvesting crops along Highway 92 on a … more

Tulsi Gabbard campaigns in city of Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii, brought her Coffee and Toffee tour to Café Dodici in Washington on Oct. 8.Speaking to about 30 supporters, Gabbard said … more

School Lunch Menus Oct. 21-25

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.October 21-25Mid-PrairieMonday – Popcorn chicken, salad, Tater Tots, muffin, … more

Senior Dining Menus Oct. 21-25

Oct. 21-25Wellman – GoodwinMonday – PotluckTuesday – Loose meat burger, oven-browned potatoes, hot vegetable, pudding.Wednesday – Roast beef, scalloped potatoes, broccoli raisin salad, cake, … more

Tulsi Gabbard visiting Washington Tuesday

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii will be a Cafe Dodici in Washington from 12:30-2 p.m. to visit with voters. more

Lone Tree gym prices could top $650,000

In a work session on Sept. 25, the Lone Tree school board received updated cost estimates for renovating the south entrance to the gym. The new price – $655,000.“While it is going to be a little … more

Recycling center brings good news to supervisors

Lynn Whaley of WEMIGA, which operates the county’s solid waste and recycling center, told Washington County supervisors Tuesday that landfill tonnage was considerably down in September with a … more

Candidates set for November city, school elections

The field of candidates is set for the Nov. 5 combined city and school elections.The deadline for candidates to file to run in the election was 5 p.m., Sept. 19.This is the first year of combined … more

Lone Tree FFA opens food pantry

The Lone Tree FFA has started a food pantry to help students and their families who are in need.Senior Abby Buckman told the school board about the project on Sept. 11.The food pantry will be open … more

LT gym entrance will cost $500K

The Lone Tree school board received price estimates on renovating the south gym entrance – $500,000 to $535,000.Superintendent Ken Crawford delivered the estimates during a work session on Aug. … more

Heavy rain and flooding took toll on county roads

In his recent quarterly report to Washington County supervisors, County Engineer Jacob Thorius noted the toll weather took on the county roads when heavy rain brought flooding in April and May and … more

County OKs agreement with landowners to upgrade road

In a unanimous vote on Aug. 26, Washington County supervisors approved an agreement with John D. and Jenna L. Greiner to upgrade and rock surface a quarter mile of 285th Street west from Ivy … more

Ernst speaks with first responders

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst empathized with eastern Iowa emergency management coordinators at a Washington County meeting on Aug. 20.In 2001, Ernst was the emergency management coordinator in Montgomery … more

Filing period open until Sept. 19 for November city, school elections

The filing period for the November combined city and school elections began on Monday.The filing period runs until 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 for both city and school elections.This is the first year … more

Mid-Prairie HSAP seeks photographs

The Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program is seeking historical photos of the former Washington Township School.HSAP Director Rachel Kerns said that she is hoping to find photos of the building … more

Lone Tree looks to start child care in city

Child care needs far exceed services available in Lone Tree.Dawn Oliver Wiand calls the city “a child care desert.”Wiand, at the invitation of Mayor Jon Green, held a workshop at the city … more

Washington fair queen takes second runner-up at state

Between showing hogs and helping little hands on the farm, Leah Marek has donned a tiara for the second time this summer.Washington County native and 2019 County Fair Queen Leah Marek earned the … more
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