Archive for December, 2009

Washington County To Set Bid Letting In River Road Repair

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:58 am

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Washington County Supervisors will soon be seeking bids to stabilize a road near the English River. County Engineer David Patterson says 130th street was damaged by the 2008 floods, and is in danger of “sloughing” into the river. Patterson says they are receiving up to 80 thousand dollars in grant money from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for the project. Supervisors are expected to set a bid letting date at tomorrow morning’s meeting.

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Washington School Board To Hold Facilites Workshop

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:56 am

Washington School Board members will get a clearer picture of what infrastructure improvements are needed at Stewart and Lincoln

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ISU Extension: End of Year Good Time for Financial Checkup

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:54 am

The Iowa State University Extension Service says the end of the year is a good time for a financial check up.

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Eating Health Over the Holidays

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:44 am

Cold weather, the holidays and plenty of food to share can set the stage for splurging on the least healthy foods,

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Avoiding Holiday Aches and Pains

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:41 am

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For most, the holiday season is about joy and giving to others, but if you’re not careful, it can mean many aches and pains.

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Winter Breaks Start this Week

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:40 am

Area students begin winter break this week.

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Anna Dumke

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Anna DumkeServices: Tuesday, December 29
1:30 PM at Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona
Visitation: Tuesday from 11:00 until service time at the funeral home.
Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona

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Lucy Hesseltine

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Lucy HesseltineLucy Hesseltine, 91, of Parkview Home, Wayland, died Sunday, December 20, 2009 at the Parkview Home in Wayland.

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December 21, 2009

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 9:35 am

Birthday Winner – Michael Sines of Washington

Anniversay Winners – Joe & Marde McConnell of Washigton

Demons sweep West Branch

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 8:01 am

The fifteenth ranked Washington Demon girls basketball team went into the holiday break with a dominating performance against West Branch.

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Columbus and IMS split in girl-boy doubleheader

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 8:00 am

The Columbus girls got an exciting win over IMS for the Wildcats first win of the season. Columbus got a free throw from Chelsey Smith with 14-seconds left and Rachel Pierce found Alex Villagrana for a layup with eight seconds left as the Wildcats won 41-38. For Villagrana the last second layup was part 14-points for her in the game. Villagrana also brought down six rebounds. Kelsey Lyon had 9-points and Heaven Chandler had eight points and 4 steals. Emma Yutzy led IMS with 16 points.

The fourth ranked IMS boys outscored Columbus 24-6 in the first quarter on their way to a 75-35 win. Freshman Chance Miller ended up with 18 points hitting four threes. Brant Kapple had 12 and Ethan Gingerich and Peyton Thompson each scored 10. IMS improves to 6-0.

Phyllis Bloom

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 6:29 am

Celebration of Life Services for 75 year old Phyllis Bloom of Wellman are Tuesday (12/22) afternoon at 2:30 in the Wassonville Cemetery. Visitation visitation is at noon.

Marek Sees Alt. Energy as Key to Economic Success

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 6:00 am

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A state representative from Riverside says Iowa’s agriculture based economy has helped it weather the national economic downturn.

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Schmitz Says Legislature Will Keep Hands Out of SILO Cookie Jar

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:58 am

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says the legislature will not dip in to the school infrastructure local option tax.

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Some Eastern Iowa Farmland Values Up Despite Statewide Decline

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:56 am

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While the average statewide value of farm land in Iowa declined this year, many counties in eastern Iowa saw an increase.

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Keep Chimney Safety in Mind This Holiday Season

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:54 am

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… just make sure that the chimney is clean and in good condition.

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Greiner Takes Part in Ag-Urban Leadership Training

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:52 am

Lindsay Greiner from Keota has been a participant in the 2009 Ag-Urban Leadership class

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How to Keep A New Year’s Resolution for Health

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:50 am

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A new year is approaching and many will make a resolution to be healthier.

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New Years at Hamakua Place

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:48 am

Hamakua Place in Washington is planning a New Year’s Eve party.

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December 20th, 2009

Posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2009 at 7:25 am

Birthday Winner: Ariel Mills, 7 of Ainsworth

No Anniversary Winner