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4 min ago | The Washington Evening Journal

E911 Services Board to meet in Wellman

Washington County E911 Services will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, at Parkside Activity Center, 525 13th Street in Wellman, immediately preceding the Communications Board meeting.

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Related Topix: Wellman, IA

4 hrs ago | The Washington Evening Journal

Repairs, grant pursuits, loan OKed by Kalona council

Following a public hearing at Monday's council meeting, the council approved issuance of $1,124,000 in sewer revenue capital loan notes through the state revolving loan fund for the major sewer lining/force main replacements project now under way.

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Related Topix: Kalona, IA, Washington, IA, Wellman, IA, Riverside, IA, University of Iowa

8 hrs ago | The Washington Evening Journal

Null pleads guilty to pseudoephedrine possession

A Washington County man has pleaded guilty to a Class D felony. Curtis Virgil Null, 50, pleaded guilty on Aug. 14 to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent that it be used as a precursor, a Class D felony, which is punishable by up to five years in prison, according to his court records.

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Related Topix: Brighton, IA

13 hrs ago | The Washington Evening Journal

Police log - Aug. 20, 2014

An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA, Fire, Wellman, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

A pit bull in Washington County is recovering after being shot in the abdomen by an arrow and is lucky to be alive, thanks to the rescue efforts of a police officer.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

'Thrive under pressure'

Volunteers for Relay for Life, from left, Alberta Miller, Kennedy Hyde, Raquel Roberts, Ruchel Hiller, Cathi Hill, Joni McArtor, Abbey Tisor, Deb Tisor and Priscilla Reighard decorated the Washington Square Sunday evening in preparation for the 2014 Relay for Life event that will be held this coming Saturday, Aug. 23. Washington County is turning ... (more)

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The Washington Evening Journal

Man arrested after stabbing in Keota Saturday

A man remains in custody in the Keokuk County Jail after an incident involving a subject who was found stabbed.

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Related Topix: Keokuk County, IA, Prison, Keota, IA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Safety required during school

A lot of the school districts in Washington County will begin their first week of school next week.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Donation received

The Washington Baseball Team volunteered to help the Washington Noon Kiwanis during the Washington County Fair.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Supervisors approve road use requests

Items approved at the Washington County supervisors meeting Tuesday included: a the secondary road use permit for the granGABLE bicycle race on Aug. 31, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., which will use Washington County roads W38, Ginkgo, and west on Highway 22 to Kinross; a the secondary road permit for Iowa City Cycling Club for a bicycle race on Aug.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Two arrested for marijuana and tax stamps

A Washington man and a Brighton woman were arrested over the weekend and each charged with the Class D felonies of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and failure to affix a tax stamp.

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Related Topix: Brighton, IA, Washington, IA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Rollover reported today

A semi reportedly rolled onto its side at about 8:30 a.m. today at Highway 92 at the on-ramp for Highway 218 southbound.

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Related Topix: Ainsworth, IA

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Vehicle enters bean field

The Iowa State Patrol reported today that a single vehicle accident had occurred Aug. 1 on Highway 218 in rural Washington County.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Wayland, IA

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Washington 4-H'ers take honors at Southeast Iowa Showdown

Those representing Washington County 4-H at the Southeast Iowa Showdown were Macy Marek, daughter of Tim & Heather Marek of Riverside; Madison Sheetz, daughter of Jerry and Rita Sheetz of Keota, Courtney Shalla, daughter of Doug and Connie Shalla of Kalona, Haley Sweeting, daughter of Art and Shari Sweeting of Riverside; Shae Lynn Becker, daughter ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa, Washington, IA, Riverside, IA, Kalona, IA, Keota, IA

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

County to extend W55 culvert

The Washington County Supervisors approved a contract for a road construction project and approved a purchase of a tandem truck for the secondary roads department at their meeting Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Applications being accepted for three Riverboat Foundation directors

Washington County Riverboat Foundation is now taking applications to fill three directors' positions.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA, Riverside, IA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

WHO-TV

Iowa's Largest Solar Farm Up and Running

The state's largest solar farm opened this week in eastern Iowa. It will generate enough energy to power over 100 homes and businesses.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Kalona, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

Knupp shows ability

Tanner Knupp shows his cattle at the Washington County Fair. He will participate in the Governor's Charity Steer Show on Aug. 9. Most people who follow Washington High School athletics have gotten familiar with Tanner Knupp's name.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Washington County included in Presidential request

Washington County has been included in a presidential disaster declaration request for weather-related damages from June 26 through July 7, according to a press release from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

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Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Iowa, Kalona, IA, Weather, FEMA, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Bridge to be replaced

Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius speaks to the Washington County Supervisors about a federal aid agreement with the Iowa DOT to replace a bridge, which would possibly begin next summer.

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