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Hills Bank: a true community partner

HILLS Hills Bank is one of the largest banks in Iowa, something you might never guess given it is headquartered in Hills, a small town of fewer than 800 residents. Founded in 1904 by 19 local … more

Auditor not seeking re-election

WASHINGTON Long-time Washington County Auditor Dan Widmer, 66, Tuesday told supervisors that he is not seeking re-election when his current term expires December 31, 2024. In his brief … more

Ambulance service “thriving”

WASHINGTON There’s good news for Washington County’s newest emergency services department. Despite nonstop demands on its system, the county’s ambulance service “has continued to … more

Supervisors consider budget, plans for Orchard Hill offices

WASHINGTON In their March 5 meeting, the Washington County Supervisors received a prebid budget for remodeling buildups 2 and 3 at Orchard Hill for county administrative offices. According to … more

Board OKS tower buy, a 15-year lease, up to $2.4 M in GO bonds

WASHINGTON In an “agreeable” meeting Tuesday, Washington County Supervisors approved a personal property (communications tower) agreement with the Wellman Cooperative Telephone Company (WCTC) … more

County, Wellman Telephone seek tower agreement

WASHINGTON An agreement between Washington County and the Wellman Cooperative Telephone Company (WCTC) could be reached this month, meaning rebuilding the tower destroyed March 31, 2023, in a … more

Auto insurance: strategies for today’s market

KALONA Auto insurance should be a straightforward game: drive safely, pay low premiums. But things have gotten complicated lately. “Right now, we’re entering a hard market. Basically, what … more

Armed school staff, loss of obstetric unit top concerns at legislative briefing

WASHINGTON State Representative Heather Hora and State Senator Dawn Driscoll ended their legislative briefing with Washington County residents on Friday, March 8, by discussing what … more

Community Family Resources brings outpatient clinic back to Washington

WASHINGTON Community & Family Resources (CFR) is a substance abuse and mental healthcare clinic that serves the greater Iowa City area. In January, they opened a satellite office in … more

Keegan Gingerich posts bail

WASHINGTON Following an earlier bond review hearing last month, Keegan Gingerich, 21, of Kalona last week posted a $52,000 bail in the form of a surety bond.  Gingerich, who was … more

Long wind discussion, personnel changes

WASHINGTON  Tuesday’s supervisors meeting had a more than hour-long debate/discussion between the supervisors, primarily by Marcus Fedler and company spokesman Eric … more

Deadline extended for health administrator

WASHINGTON  The Washington County Board of Health extended its deadline to Friday, March 15 for submission of applications from those interested in the County Health Department’s … more

Dutch Market eyes summer opening

WASHINGTON Construction began November 2023 for a new grocery, bakery, and coffee shop just north of Washington on Hwy 1. Although delays have pushed its anticipated opening date back until … more

Washington to host 2nd annual Farm to Film festival

In 2023, Washington's first annual international Farm to Film (F2F) festival was a notable success, with 207 registered guests and 969 film views. This year, the second annual F2F aims at doubling … more

Lime Creek Livewires 4-H Club kicks off 2024

WELLMAN The first official meeting of the Lime Creek Livewires 4-H year was held on Sept. 11, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wellman. The club welcomed eight new members, which brought … more

Departing administrator Tokheim thanks staff

In her last official meeting as administrator of the county health department, Emily Tokheim thanked the department staff “for support and guidance” during her tenure which began November 2021, … more

County Supervisors at the State Capitol

Nine supervisors from across the state met with Gov. Kim Reynolds in Des Moines on Feb. 7, including Supervisor Jack Seward of Washington County, to discuss matters of concern for county governments. … more

Board OKs assistant IT director, Tri-City Electric and railroad agreements

WASHINGTON Following approval of revisions to the job description, the Washington County Supervisors Tuesday approved county employee Kyle L. Evans as the county’s information (IT) Assistant … more

AEAs top list of concerns at legislative briefing

WASHINGTON It’s hard to know if Gov. Kim Reynolds knew she was igniting a firestorm when she proposed overhauling Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEA) in her Condition of the State address a … more

Mid-Prairie lockdown standard procedure, sheriff says

WELLMAN The level 2 lockdown at Mid-Prairie High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7 may have attracted concern, but the grounds search by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 units was … more
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