Conservation Board to meet Thursday

The Washington County Conservation Board will meet at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 9, at the Conservation Education Center in Marr Park in Ainsworth.
Items on the agenda include: Foster Woods County upgrade plan, Kiwi Avenue crossing, Conservat…

Columbus Junction City Council to meet

The Columbus Junction City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, at city hall.
Items on the agenda include: citizen’s concerns, GIS Mapping, Engineering Service agreement for the antidegradation alternatives analysis for the wastewater treatment plant, resolution to adopt the budget and certify the city’s taxes, resolution to adopt salaries for city employees for the 2017-18 fiscal year, permission …

County ready for road work

By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News

Construction projects dominated action at Tuesday’s Henry County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Supervisors approved the contract with Jones Contracting Corporation of West Point for the Winfield Avenue paving project and also a motion to apply for Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) funds to repair three rural railroad crossings.
The Winfield Avenue paving project is a …

HHCC, law enforcement praise area residents

By Bryce Kelly, Mt. Pleasant News

Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Ron Archer is thanking residents for their continued support of local law enforcement, and most recently, their help with a headlining criminal incident at a Mt. Pleasant fast food restaurant.
During a Tuesday afternoon Healthy Henry County Communities (HHCC) meeting, Archer relayed the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s appreciation of locals, who he …

Singing their way to the top

Not only did the Mt. Pleasant High School show choir InMotion leave their mark in Ft. Madison on Saturday, the Middle School show choir, Chain Reaction, took home gold from the competition. For the fifth consecutive year at Ft. Madison, Chain…

New London City Council eyes future development

By Karyn Spory, Mt. Pleasant News

NEW LONDON – Now that the plats have been plotted and the city has a line of people interested in building homes on West Adams Street, a subdivision that had been met with resistance from some members of the New London City Council, the council seems to have changed their tune and is hoping on the development train.
On Tuesday, the city had closed on a deal to sell 1.4 acres to …

MP man charged with indecent exposure

A Mt. Pleasant man faces indecent exposure charges after being arrested at the Catfish Bend Casino Monday in Burlington.
Nicholas Rose, 32, patrons say, exposed himself to several people of the casino. The disorderly conduct charge was filed …

Police log – March 7, 2017

The police log was supplied by the Washington County Communications Center.
An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Total — 20
Treatment — 0
Male section —9
Female section — 0
Work release — 0
Holding — 0
Special needs — 0
Contract inmates — 10
Other facility — 1

Billie Earl Nowell, 30, of Washington was arrested …

Washington School Board to meet Wednesday

The Washington School Board will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, at the central office.
Items on the agenda include: tech purchase, 2017-18 school calendar, operational sharing agreements, elementary BLC and setting the budget hearing dat…

Washington Park Board to meet

The City of Washington’s Park Board will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, at city hall.
Items on the agenda include: discussion and action on Redlinger score board, discussion and action on park shelter roofs and other business/parks superintendent update.