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Washington County Child Care Study – We need your input

Parent, Provider and Employer Input Needed on Child Care in Washington County. WASHINGTON, IA (September 6th, 2021) — Child Care is a workforce/ business issue, not just a family issue! It’s estimated that one third of the US workforce (50 million workers) had a child under the age of 14 in 2020. It affects how…

Full Time Police Officer Position Available

The Washington Police Department is seeking professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Police Officer. This is an additional patrol officer position recently approved by the City Council.   The Washington Police Department is a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to excellence in law enforcement and serving our community with pride;…

Full Time Vehicle Mechanic 2 Position Available

The City of Washington is seeking a full-time vehicle mechanic in its Maintenance & Construction Department: Vehicle Mechanic 2.  Regular full-time position primarily responsible for maintenance of vehicles, light equipment and heavy equipment, including associated documentation of repairs for vehicle and equipment performance.  Starting salary is $24.16/hour plus excellent benefits including health insurance and IPERS…

Brinton Film Festival Set for July 30-31 in Ainsworth

AINSWORTH, IA—The Brinton Film Festival, Iowa’s longest-running film festival, will be held at the Ainsworth Opera House July 30 and 31. Historian Michael Zahs will be showing Brinton films and magic lantern slides. “I think this festival may be the only festival in the country that shows only pre-1908 films,” he said. The Brinton Collection…

Leadership Washington Class Celebrates Graduation

WASHINGTON—July 14 was Graduation Day for the 2020-21 Leadership Washington class.  Activities began at 8 a.m. at the Washington airport where class members got aerial views of the  city thanks to volunteering local pilots. Then they were briefed on the operations of the airport by  Airport Manager Mike Maxted and Airport Commissioners Kevin Erpelding and…

Leadership Washington Class Explores Washington County History

WASHINGTON–Washington historian Michael Zahs unlocked the secrets of Washington County’s past for the Leadership Washington class during the Washington Chamber of Commerce program’s County History Day held June 9. Nobody knows the history of the county like Zahs, and nobody knows how to tell its stories like this former history teacher. On the tour, two…