The coldest February in Washington County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Body Found Near Water Tower in Mount Pleasant
On February 24th, at approximately 8:01 in the morning, the Mt Pleasant PD was advised of a female on the ground near a vehicle at the water tower on E Winfield Ave in Mt Pleasant IA. It was determined that the female was deceased at the scene. It is believed...
Washington County Board of Supervisors Amend EMS Advisory Council Bylaws
The Washington County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday. They discussed changing the bylaws of the EMS Advisory Council. Supervisor Richard Young explains the need for the change, “They came to us last week, Jim Lester, the President and asked because they cannot get a quorum they haven’t been getting a quorum of seven members. Asked if we could change the bylaws or how to change the bylaws going from seven to five members. So they can have quorums at the meetings so that they can do business.” The Supervisors voted unanimously to change the bylaws of the EMS Advisory Council, but the Council will have to meet for two consecutive meetings to make the change to the quorum number. The EMS Advisory Council includes a seat for a mayor, councilperson or city administrator representing the cities of Riverside, Wellman, West Chester and Kalona, and then the same for the cities of Washington, Ainsworth, Brighton, and Crawfordsville. It also includes up to three other community persons. The council meets quarterly.
Washington County man arrested in Ottumwa for stolen garbage truck
OTTUMWA, Iowa — A Washington County man is being held in the Wapello County jail on several charges of burglary and theft. Among other things, the suspect is accused of stealing a garbage truck. On February 9, investigators said Kadyn Newcomer arrived at the Washington Apartments in Ottumwa driving...
Police: 3 arrested for stealing over $2,000 worth of vacuums at Fairfield Target
Authorities say all three individuals were observed on security video allegedly placing several Dyson vacuums cleaners in a shopping cart.
Wind Energy Discussed at Henry County Supervisors – Urged to Slow Down
Wind energy was once again a main talking point for the Henry County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday morning. With multiple citizens in attendance, some in support and some opposed, the conversation was lively. An RWE representative spoke about the funding towards school districts that a wind farm would contribute to....
Nearly 70 Entries in Washington’s 2nd annual Film Festival
The second annual international Farm 2 Film Festival aims at doubling attendance. A total of 68 independent filmmakers have submitted films to be exhibited at Washington’s second F2F, which will be held April 20-21, 2024. F2F hopes to continue Washington’s rich heritage by once again staging the annual festival with films shown at venues within walking distance of the downtown square. The films will be shown at five venues: The Washington City Hall Council Chambers, the Washington Public Library, Art Domestique, the former YMCA, and the State Theater. Admittance to the festival is free of charge. Participants will enjoy a diverse array of film genres to choose from throughout the weekend. The mission of F2F is to engage and entertain audiences through film and to inspire thought-provoking conversation.
Don’t Drink and Drive: Mt. Pleasant Man Charged After Rolling Pickup Truck
After a report of an overturned truck in a ditch, the Mount Pleasant Police Department and Henry County Sheriff’s Department responded to the intersection of E Harvest Drive and S Locust St. Upon arrival, a Ford Pickup was found lying in the ditch with an unconscious male inside the...
Trivia Night Benefiting Hospice of Washington County
Join Hospice of Washington County for a Spring Trivia night on March 1st. The location will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dallmeyer Hall. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the game starts at 7:00 PM. Form teams of 4-10 people at $10 a person. Test your knowledge while supporting Hospice of Washington County. To sign up, you can message them on Facebook, or call the office at (319) 653-7321.
Fairfield City Council Appoints Brett Ferrel As Fairfield’s Part-Time Fire Chief
During Monday’s Fairfield City Council Meeting, the council approved the hiring of Brett Ferrel as the city’s part-time Fire Chief. Ferrel previously held the position of Fairfield Fire Chief and is the current Emergency Management Coordinator for Jefferson County.
The Monticello Express
“Starting the Conversation” is the theme for this year’s Women in Agriculture Conference, to be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington on March 23. The conference will feature four speakers: Ron Rabou, a Wyoming farmer and entrepreneur; Liz Hulsizer, a fifth-generation Illinois farmer and grain originator; Rena Striegel, president of Transition Point Business Advisors; and Elaine Turner, certified public accountant specializing in small business and agriculture taxation.
Mt. Pleasant’s Angel Avila Commits to Waldorf’s Men’s Soccer Program
Mt. Pleasant, IA- The Waldorf University men’s soccer team will be adding a Panther to their roster in the fall after Angel Avila signed his letter of intent to play for the Warriors today. For Avila, this signing has fulfilled a childhood dream of his,. “Definitely when I was...
HACAP Mobile Pantry Schedule For March
The Hawkeye Area Community Action Mobile Food pantry schedule for March in Washington County has been released. The pantry will be at Riverside Highland Elementary School, 220 Schnoebelen St, Riverside, from 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday, March 5th. In the Brighton Gym at Main & Mechanic St from 10:30-11:30 on Thursday, March 7th. You can find a link to the full mobile pantry schedule with this news story at KCIIradio.com.
Washington County Emergency Management Commission Meeting
The Washington County Emergency Management Commission will be meeting this evening at 6 pm. On the agenda is the Siren system Bid Award and WCRF Grant application resolution. The Coordinator report includes a drought update. The meeting will be held in the Washington County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Louisa County wildlife area chosen for statewide species monitoring project
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa — From the birds and the bees to the butterflies and beavers in between, wildlife was on full display at Indian Slough just outside of Columbus Junction, Iowa. The slough in Louisa County was randomly chosen for the 2023 Iowa Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Project....
Iowa’s January Housing Statistics
The Iowa Association of Realtors has released its January Housing Statistics. According to the data, 9 single-family homes sold in Jefferson County in January, with a total of 49 on the market. Homes sold for a median sales price of $145,000, a 19.4% decrease compared to January of last year.
🚧 Update: Stalled Vehicle on Highway 99 Northbound at Exit 28, Delta - Right Lane Blocked
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alaska. Attention drivers heading northbound on Highway 99 near Delta: there is a stalled vehicle at Exit 28 causing a partial road closure. As of the last update on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:20 AM PST, the right lane is blocked. Commuters should watch for traffic control and may experience delays. Please consider taking alternative routes if possible. The next update on this situation is expected to be released at 8:00 AM PST today.
City of Fairfield Announces Grant for Pleasant Lake Restoration
The city of Fairfield received a REAP Open Spaces Grant through the Iowa DNR to continue habitat restoration work at Pleasant Lake. With the assistance of this grant, the city will remove invasive species, construct a small brush pile for wildlife, conduct a prescribed burn, and plant more native trees. After these objectives are met, the city will then create an addition to the existing boat dock with a canoe and kayak launch.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Washington, IA?
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to washington..
🚧 Update: Ongoing Bridge Maintenance on Highway 99 Affects Traffic in Delta
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alaska. Travelers on Highway 99 should be prepared for bridge maintenance activities that will impact traffic flow both ways at Exit 28 near Delta. This work is scheduled to start on Wednesday, February 21, at 10:00 PM PST, and it is expected to continue until Monday, February 26, at 5:00 AM PST. The maintenance will be conducted during overnight hours—from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM PST on weekends, as well as on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. During these times, the left lane in both the northbound and southbound directions will be closed. Traffic control personnel will be present to direct vehicles, and drivers are advised to drive according to weather conditions, obey traffic signs, and exercise caution around crews working in the closures. The last update was provided on Wednesday, February 21 at 3:00 PM PST. Please plan your travel accordingly to avoid delays.