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Suspect arrested in Washington shooting

WASHINGTON The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that during the course of the investigation of the shooting in Washington, a suspect was identified and interviewed. The suspect was … more

Board takes low bid for Orchard Hill work, acknowledges EMS levy request

WASHINGTON After noting bidding for the Orchard Hill remodeling project has a $184,000 overage that could be met via the contingency fund and other county sources, Washington County Supervisors … more

Washington Co. Health Administrator selected

Members of the board of the Washington County Public Health Department voted May 30 to offer the department's administrator position to Jenifer Roberts, in pink, current assistant director of nursing … more

New ambulance director selected, pending review

WASHINGTON Following an approximately half-hour closed session Tuesday, Washington County Supervisors approved Candidate D to be the new administrator/director of the Washington County Ambulance … more

Tourism, tires, roads, debts occupy board

WASHINGTON In their regular meeting Tuesday, Washington County Supervisors took action on a tourism partnership, dealt with tires dumped in the Skunk River, debated then tabled action on a road … more

This year’s Kalona Days run will be fun... and help those with Parkinson’s Disease

KALONA Kalona Days is a vibrant two-day summer celebration in the heart of Kalona, featuring live music, food, contests, games and more. Kalona Days starts on Friday, June 21 and concludes … more

Property damaged, cows spared in May’s final storm

KALONA Iowa was shook early on Friday, May 24, as a massive storm system hit all reaches of the state. Later classified as a derecho, the eye of the storm entered the Kalona area around 6 a.m. … more

Jenifer Roberts selected by board for administrator post

WASHINGTON While Jenifer Roberts, Assistant Director of Nursing for the Washington County Public Health Department was selected by a 3-0 vote May 23, to be offered the department’s administrator … more

Kalona's Bob Yoder wins Washington County Primary; Remington tops Porter in JoCo

IOWA CITY Primary Night was a good night for most of the supervisor incumbents in Johnson and Washington counties. But not all. Royceann Porter, an Iowa City Democrat who was the first … more

Bid decision deferred to have full board vote

WASHINGTON Although advised by its project consultant, Carl A. Nelson Company, to rebid the Orchard Hill remodeling project, Supervisor Marcus Fedler, stressing “it will not get better,” urged … more

June 4 Primary Candidates: Washington County Board of Supervisors District 2

Washington County Board of Supervisors, District 2 (1 seat) Voters will select one candidate for the Republican primary; there are no candidates for the Democratic primary. In other districts, … more

June 4 Primary Candidates: U.S. House Iowa District 1

U.S. House Iowa District 1 (1 seat) Voters will select one candidate for the Republican primary; for the Democratic primary, Christina Bohannan is unopposed. Mariannette Miller-Meeks … more

County sets EMS Week, hears about tourism

WASHINGTON Following the full reading of the proclamation setting May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week in the county, the Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the … more

PAWS & More awarded $2.4 million Riverboat grant for new shelter

KEOTA The team at PAWS & More animal shelter in Washington shed tears of joy Wednesday night when it was announced the organization was awarded a $2,405,760 grant from the Washington County … more

Board of Health special meeting

WASHINGTON A new Washington County Board of Health administrator may be selected following a closed session (under section 21.5 of the Iowa Code) Thursday, May 16. The special meeting is set … more

Brief meeting amends budget, honors employee

WASHINGTON In its 17-minute meeting Tuesday, Washington County supervisors acknowledged a proposed hog confinement operation, honored a county employee for two decades of service, and formally … more

The rise and fall of Wellman’s turkey industry

WELLMAN In 1923, a chicken farmer saw a flock of turkeys while on vacation in Minnesota. It sparked an idea, a vision, that would put his hometown on the map and bring it international attention. … more

Hobby Hens

KALONA You don’t need to be a farmer to keep your own flock of chickens. Urban chickens are becoming increasingly common as cities recognize the health benefits of access to fresh eggs while … more

Supervisors okay road projects, new engineer office contracts

WASHINGTON Starting with Project AWARE to clean up the Skunk River to contracts for a new engineers’ office, the Washington County supervisors Tuesday okayed projects that could take spring … more

Third ambulance crew “positive step” board told

WASHINGTON The addition of a permanent third crew for the Washington County ambulance services was a major positive step, supervisors were told Tuesday, as well as the addition of a third … more
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