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Retiring employee gives long notice

WASHINGTON Officially, Sue Rich will retire as the county Veterans Affairs Officer and the General Assistance director in March 2025; however, she told the supervisors in a work session November … more

WCPH team met challenges head-on in 2023

WASHINGTON In her recent annual report to the county supervisors, Emily Tokheim, Administrator for Washington County Public Health (WCPH), noting staff turnovers, position changes and new program … more

Third shift for ambulance services a step closer

WASHINGTON A possible third shift for the Washington County Ambulance Department moved a step closer when Washington County Supervisors Tuesday asked Interim Director Katrina Alternhofen to return … more

Permanent third shift ambulance crew likely early in 2024

WASHINGTON In a report about operating a permanent third shift for the Washington County Ambulance Services, Katrina Altenhofen, department interim director, in a Nov. 28 work session with the … more

Ambulance report outlines need for third shift

WASHINGTON Although they were not able to take any action, the Washington County Supervisors Tuesday considered adding a third shift to the Washington County Ambulance services. They plan to take … more

Canvass sees no change

WASHINGTON Washington County Supervisors Nov. 21 completed their canvass of the Nov. 7 city/school board elections that produced no changes in either the city elections or the school board ones. … more

Board offers support for Riverside project

WASHINGTON Following a brief presentation from Riverside’s City Administrator, Cole Smith, on the city’s plan for an English River seven-mile Water Trail Project, the supervisors Tuesday … more

Culvert replacement closing 190th Street west of Louisa Washington Road

On Monday, November 13, 2023, weather dependent, Washington County will begin the replacement of a corrugated multi-plate culvert on 190th Street. This structure is located approximately four hundred … more

Two named to health board; supervisors discuss IT needs

WASHINGTON Following a discussion about procedures to fill Health Board vacancies, the Washington County supervisors Tuesday approved board appointments for Jason Taylor, the county’s … more

4-H’ers honored with “I Dare You” Leadership Award

Washington County 4-H’ers Taylor Bartholomew and Zoey Dennler were awarded the national I Dare You Leadership Award in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for … more

Brinning family named 4-H Family of the Year

The 4-H Family of the Year helps continue the strong tradition and history of Washington County 4-H. They have helped make our 4-H program one to be proud of. Receiving the 2023 4-H Family of the … more

4-H Special Awards

Washington County Special Awards were distributed at the 4-H Awards Celebration on Nov. 5. Intermediate and senior 4-H’ers had the opportunity to apply and interview for these prestigious awards. … more

4-H Award Celebration distributes 250 awards

The Washington County 4-H & Youth Committee along with the Washington County 4-H County Council held the annual 4-H Awards Celebration November 5. This event celebrated the 2022-2023 4-H year and … more

Amy Green awarded by Iowa 4-H

Eleven Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff members were honored in October at the Iowa 4-H YouthFest professional development conference. Award recipients were recognized for their … more

KCTC, STC and WCTA awarded state broadband grants

The Iowa Department of Management Division of Information Technology announced Oct. 30 that it awarded $148,960,000 as part of the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant program. Thirty-nine broadband … more

Live music to accompany ‘Hunchback’ at Ainworth Opera House

A rare experience awaits you on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Ainsworth Opera House. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a meal of 1920’s comfort food. Although organizer Mike Zahs says the menu has … more

Supervisors OK fence payment update, clarifications about county waste, recycling service

In his report Tuesday to the Washington County Supervisors, Lynn Whaley of WEMIGA, the county’s contracted waste management service, said recycling is up with 63.78 tons (up from 60.31 last year) … more

River City Church bids $10k for downtown Riverside property

RIVERSIDE A Riverside church wants to turn a downtown property into a building that would be home to a café, a daycare center, a seniors dining and community center, and a place of … more

Keeping time

When Seattle native Glen Mayeno arrived in Wellman in 2011, his new lifestyle took a little getting used to.  Back home he didn’t stand out.  Here, he did. “Am I going to … more
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