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Washington County gets spotlight in presidential debate

While last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines focused little on local issues, Washington County had a brief moment in the spotlight during a discussion on trade. U.S. Sen. … more

Council satisfied, for now, with steps to contain Riverside dog

The Riverside City Council is satisfied, for now, with the progress made by Dennis and Diana Schultz in securing their pit bull puppy from escaping the house. “The fence is complete,” … more

Hearings set on Highland bond project

The Highland school board set public hearings on the two projects that will be funded with the $3.7 million bond issue approved by voters last year. The public hearings will be Feb. 10, the same … more

Highway 22 project finished

The Highway 22 paving project through Riverside is finally completed. On Monday night, the council formally accepted the project, indicating the work is finally completed. The project began in … more

New Councilperson

Riverside Councilperson-elect Lois Schneider takes the oath of office on Dec. 16 while her son Mayor Allen Schneider watches. The two Schneiders took the oath of office following the City Council … more

New mayors and council members take office in the new year

With the new year comes new mayors and city council members for cities around the area. City elections were held around the state in November. In Kalona, former council member Mark Robe will be … more

Riverside commissioners make boat ramp a priority for budget

The Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the City Council look at funding improvements to the city’s boat ramp on the English River as the top priority for parks spending … more

Robert Schneider Honored

Robert Schneider was honored for his eight years on the Riverside City Council. “It’s been an enjoyable eight years, most of the time,” Robert Schneider said. “I’ve … more

Dems offer early check-in for caucuses

The Iowa Democratic Party announced a new online early check-in option for Iowans to sign-up for their precinct caucus before caucus night to help streamline the process. Iowa caucus goers are … more

Riverside council wants answers from dog owner at Jan. 6 meeting

Neighbors’ complaints about a dog on Schnoebelen Street in Riverside look like they will come to a head at the Jan. 6 Riverside City Council meeting. Monday night, the council reviewed a … more

Marek receives Leadership Excellence award

Macy Marek of Riverside received the award for Leadership Excellence from the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council. This award is given to a … more

Highland to build sewage facility

The Highland Community School District will need to build a facility to clean wastewater from the high school and middle school. School board members had hoped to build the equivalent of a septic … more

'Tis the Season

Riverside city workers were busy Dec. 4 decorating the streets with Christmas decorations. Santa will be visiting the Riverside Fire Station at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. more

Winds blow roof off Highland High School gym

High winds on Nov. 20 blew the roof off the Highland High School gym. Superintendent Ken Crawford was in his office when he heard a loud bang. He thought it was thunder until he saw insulation … more

Reconstructing Fourth Street on tap for Riverside

Riverside will be repaving Fourth Street in the coming year, but the differences in elevation from one side to the other will pose problems, particularly with meeting Americans With Disability Act … more

Four trustees sworn in on Highland school board

Cindy Michel does not even remember voting in the election where she was picked to join the Highland school board. The date, Sept. 11, 2001. The voting was overshadowed by terrorist attacks on … more

Supervisors approve creating county EMS department

“It looks doable,” Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. told fellow supervisors during their Nov. 26 meeting.  Seward’s summary came after the board reviewed the … more

St. Mary’s ongoing project is an eyesore

Bruce Duling bought the old St. Mary’s School building in 2002. “My intent was to save this building,” he told the Riverside City Council Nov. 18, saying his plan was to convert … more

Riverboat Foundation awards more than $1.1 million in grants

The city of Washington’s wellness park was the big winner on Nov. 20 when the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded more than $1.1 million in fall grants. The WCRF awarded the city … more
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