Archive for January, 2010

Golden Hawks have huge meeting with North Cedar tonight

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 8:01 am

Mid-Prairie has a big conference doubleheader at North Cedar tonight.

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Wayland Truck Driver to Seek State Senate Seat

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Rick Marlar

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An over-the-road truck driver from Wayland plans to challenge Becky Schmitz for Iowa’s 45th District Senate seat.

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Washington Council Begins Budget Process

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Washington City Councilors have begun forming next year’s budget.

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Raber Proposes Partnership for Local Housing Trust Fund

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:56 am

Raber Addresses Washington County Supervisors (1/36/10)

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Washington County could be partnering with some neighboring counties in an effort to be eligible for state money through a housing trust fund.

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IDPH Report: Domestic Violence Deaths Up

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:54 am

A new report from the Iowa Department of Public Health indicates domestic violence related deaths are on the rise.

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Very Different Reponses to State of the Union

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

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Kalona Student Among Those Being Honored By Loebsack

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:38 am

A Mid-Prairie student will be honored by Congressman Dave Loebsack at a reception for students who are applying for acceptance at the United States Service Academies.

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Herbert Hoover Scholarship Announced

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:36 am

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch is sponsoring a scholarship award for juniors in Iowa High Schools.

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January 28, 2010

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 9:06 am

Birthday Winner – Nita Erb of Kalona

Girls post season basketball pairings out

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 8:17 am

The area girls basketball teams now know who they will possibly be seeing in the post season.

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Golden Hawks have big conference games

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 8:17 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk boys basketball team has two huge conference games coming up in the next two nights.

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G38 Crash Sends 1 to Hospital

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 7:03 am


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A crash on Washington County Road G38, south of West Chester last night sent one person to the hospital.

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WCSD Hires New Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 6:00 am


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SE Webster Grand to Washington

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The Washington School District has hired a new superintendent.

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Washington Organization Brings Pure Water to Haiti

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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John and his wife, as well as co-founder of Pure Water for All talk about the foundation at the Halcyon house last year

A device created by a Washington man is being used to bring fresh drinking water to Haiti.

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Riverside Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:56 am

A Riverside woman has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison on drug charges. 

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Supervisors to Begin Budget Process

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington County Supervisors will begin work on next year’s budget Friday.

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Schmitz Optimist Reorganization Will Save Millions

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:52 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz (D-Fairfield)

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Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz says an early retirement plan is expected to save Iowa $200 million  over the next five years.

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UMC to Offer “Financial Peace University”

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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Washington’s United Methodist Church is inviting area families to learn more about financial planning.

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Study on Hospital Readmissions Shows C-section Risk for Iowa Women

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:40 am

Hospital readmissions have been a topic in the debate over health care reform.

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Larry G. Tinnes

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Visitation: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. January 29, 2010 at Powell Funeral Home – Sigourney
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. January 30, 2010 at St. Mary Catholic Church
Interment: January 30, 2010 at Talleyrand Cemetery

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