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Health board addresses e-cigarettes

At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Washington County Board of Health acknowledged a revised position statement on electronic cigarettes that supports prohibiting their use in state and local smoke-free air … more

Supervisors OK zero change in budget

In action similar to that of last year, Washington County supervisors, at their Nov. 26 meeting, approved a motion for zero increase in the operational budget for justifiable increases. Although … 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

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

Kamala Harris says her campaign is a fight for justice

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris made a campaign stop in Washington on Saturday morning. Speaking to a packed house at Mills Seed Company, Harris talked about how she plans to … more

Riverside Chamber sees ‘tremendous response’

After 36 years without a chamber of commerce, Riverside will once again have an organization to represent business interests in the city. “It’s been a while since we have had an active … more

Marianne Williamson makes campaign stop in Washington

Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson made a campaign stop at Café Dodici in Washington on Nov. 20. Speaking to a group of about 20 people, Williamson, an author and spiritual … more

Grace and Gladys

The Goodwin Dining Center in Wellman was a special place in the lives of Grace and Gladys Miller. The two women were fixtures in the center in the later years of their lives. Sunday relatives and … more

Bids for Kalona water, sewer project come in below estimate

A plan to extend city water and sewer service east is moving forward. On Monday, the Kalona City Council approved a resolution for the project, but stopped short on awarding the bid. Bids came … more

4-H STEM trip experiences med school

Forty local youth traveled to Iowa City on Nov. 6 for a day of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences with University of Iowa Health Care.    The day was … more

Favorable weather last week helps farmers bring in their crops

Decent weather last week has helped farmers get in their crops. “Four consecutive days of favorable weather allowed many farmers to finish up soybeans last week,” said Iowa Secretary … more

City election votes made official by Board of Supervisors

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning approved the results of city elections in Kalona, Riverside and Wellman. The school board results will not be official for another … more

Committee presents plan for county ambulance service

Following its early morning meeting Tuesday, the county’s Ambulance Service Advisory Committee presented Washington County supervisors with a seven-point plan for a county-run … more

Kalona residents will pay more for YMCA

Kalona resident rates at the Kalona YMCA will go up effective Jan. 1, 2020. Washington County YMCA CEO Amy Schulte presented the proposed rate increase to the Kalona City Council at its Nov. 4 … more

Livestock judging programs set

Washington County 4-H has had both state and national level success in the livestock judging project area and they are ready to take on a new competitive edge by offering winter workouts December … more

Snowfall hampers an already late crop harvest

Last week’s snowfall threw a curveball to farmers who were already behind getting in their crops. more

Kalona council OKs plan to use water tower for new county communications

The city of Kalona will partner with Washington County to provide a location for a new communications tower. At Monday’s meeting, the Kalona City Council gave the go-ahead to do a structural … more
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