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DNR to recap hunting seasons, discuss possible rule changes at Feb. 21 public meeting

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible changes to … more

Nine-minute meeting makes deadline

WASHINGTON In a nine-minute meeting Wednesday, Jan. 24, county supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to finance county projects. The resolution establishes compliance with reimbursement … more

Board discusses wind ordinance, defers action

WASHINGTON Following a 42-minute discussion of the revised January 2021 Wind Ordinance draft that mostly centered on a half-mile wind turbine setback from any form of habitable structure, property … more

Kewash Trail races get promotional boost

WASHINGTON Distance runners live by numbers. The number of minutes and seconds it takes them to run a mile. The number of miles they run in a week, a month, a year. The number of 5Ks, 10Ks, half … more

Year of growth for WCCB

WASHINGTON In his fiscal 2022-023 annual report to the supervisors, Zach Rozmus, executive director of the Washington County Conservation Board (WCCB), said, “Fiscal 2022-23 year will always be … more

Wind energy development, regulations main board topic

WASHINGTON From reviewing the initial draft of a county wind energy ordinance and a presentation from Jeff Neves of Deriva Energy (formerly with Duke Energy of North Carolina) most of Monday’s … more

Caucus goers make their choice: ‘Donald Trump!’

WELLMAN The negative three-degree temperature Monday night did not dissuade Republican caucus goers in Wellman from showing up at the Parkside Activities Center to express their presidential … more

Senator Driscoll announces run for re-election

Senator Dawn Driscoll, R-Williamsburg, announced her plan to seek reelection to Iowa Senate District 46 today. “I am so incredibly proud of the accomplishments we have seen this past year,” … more

Productive quarter for roads department

WASHINGTON It was a busy third quarter in 2023 for Washington County’s secondary roads department which included hauling road rock, 31,622 tons of it, taking trash out of county where one ditch … more

Board meeting agenda gets ‘snowed’

WASHINGTON Although not officially on the agenda, Tuesday's Washington County Supervisors meeting became a referendum on dealing with six days of snow and a full-scale blizzard that in preliminary … more

Avoiding scams first topic in ‘Stay Independent’ series in Washington

WASHINGTON Most of us, regardless of age, know a blatant scam when we see one: those emails from foreign royalty who have an urgent need to unload millions of dollars, and they’ve chosen us as … more

Residents spend week huddled in, digging out

KALONA Winter was off to a mild start in late 2023, with only two days of very light snow and a solidly green Christmas. But on the 37° evening of Monday, Jan. 8, rain turned to snow, and the … more

Kalona sets bid opening for Southtown Rec trailhead

KALONA A watermain leak on F Avenue has been repaired, two fire hydrants were recently replaced, and the DOT approved the city for a few speed feedback signs on Hwy 22. That’s interesting stuff, … more

Supervisors get allocation requests from minibus, libraries

WASHINGTON In their first regular meeting of 2024, the Washington County Supervisors received on Jan. 2 the annual allocation requests from the county MiniBus and the county Public Library … more

Board learns county fair is Number 1 in Iowa

WASHINGTON In the midst of Tuesday’s ongoing snowstorm, the Washington County Supervisors got very good news: the Washington County Fair is the top county fair in the state. In making the … more

Nutramigen Infant Formula product recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting parents, caregivers, and health care providers that Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition has voluntarily recalled certain Nutramigen Hypoallergenic … more

Board OKs proceeding with Orchard Hill remodeling and remodel for secondary roads building

WASHINGTON The Washington County Supervisors Tuesday approved “moving forward” with plans to remodel buildings two and three at the county owned Orchard Hill complex, which would include new … more

LattaHarris announces Vance Glaser as partner

LattaHarris, a leading accounting firm in Iowa, is pleased to announce the promotion of Vance Glaser to Principal, effective January 1, 2024. Glaser, who joined the firm in 2018, brings a wealth … more

LattaHarris welcomes Elainie G. Turner, CPA as Principal

LattaHarris, LLP is thrilled to announce the elevation of Elainie G. Turner to the position of Principal, effective January 1, 2024. At an incredibly young age, Turner has achieved what few … more

Iowa Pork Congress coming to Des Moines Jan. 24-25

The 2024 Iowa Pork Congress, North America’s largest winter swine trade show, takes place on Jan. 24 and 25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. It will be the 51stannual event, with more than … more
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