Archive for May, 2010

Final Forum with District 5 Supervisor Candidates Today

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Does the state have too much control over what local government bodies can do? That’s the question answered by the two Republicans running for Washington County Supervisor in District 5 on today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa Program.

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Barn Quilt Commitee Drawing Map

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Calling all barn quilt owners…Barn Quilts of Washington County is designing a map.

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Busy Summer at YMCA

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Many area schools let out next week and that poses the question: what will the kids do all summer.

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Toolesboro Indian Mounds: A Free Summer Activity

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Toolesboro Indian Mounds in Louisa County are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture from around 100 B.C. to 200 A.D.

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Keokuk Co. Extension Offering Nature Explorer Family Club

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Keokuk County Extension is offering a program aimed at connecting kids and their parents by enjoying the outdoors this summer. It’s called the Nature Explore Families’ Club.  According to the Extension, research shows that children benefit greatly from connecting with nature.  Those benefits include increased math and science skills, and enhanced motor skills.  The Club meets the second Sunday of each month beginning Sunday afternoon, June 13th at 1:00 at Lake Belva Deer near the pond.  All family members, of all ages, are invited to participate.  To find out how to register, contact the Keokuk County Extension Office.

Richard Conklin

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 11:46 am

Visitation for 82 year old Richard Conklin is Sunday (5/30) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. Burial will follow at Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Washington softball opens with win over Columbus

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 8:17 am

The Demons opened the softball season hosting Columbus, and Washington used aggressive base running to get up early.

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Demon baseball team at Mediapolis tonight

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 8:10 am

The Demon baseball team will play their second game of the season when they go to Mediapolis.

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IMS moves past Danville to sub-state final

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 8:06 am

IMS soccer team opened post season play with a strong win over Danville 7-0.

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Reed, Gettemy Visiting Washington Today

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Rob Gettemy (left) and Christopher Reed are hoping to get the GOP nomination to run against Congressman Dave Loebsack this fall

Two Republicans hoping to be eastern Iowa’s next congressman are visiting Washington today.

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Bennett, Rosien Forum Continues on In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The two Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for Washington County Supervisor in district 5 discuss veteran’s affairs and the proposed wind farm on today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa Program.

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Kidzfest 2010 Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Carie Garman discusses the booth WCHC will have at Kidzfest

This year’s Kidzfest is Friday. The annual event is a health and wellness fair for area youth. It’s hosted by Washington County Hospital and Clinics.

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Traditional Food, Music and Culture at Taste of Louisana Festival

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am


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Musician Dennis Stroughmatt discusses Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music

Traditional music, food and culture is on the docket for this weekend’s Taste of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival

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Melissa’s Stairway to the Stars to Perform at First TNL of 2010

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s first Thursday Night Live festivities of the season are tonight.

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Grilling Safety Tips

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:45 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health says summer is often marked with an increase in food borne diseases.

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Highland Student Recieves Hixson Scholarship

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:43 am

A Highland High School Senior has been awarded a half tuition scholarship to further his education.

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Iowa Youth Council Seeking Members

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:41 am

The Iowa Youth Advisory Council is taking applications for next year.

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Robert Ramer

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Funeral Services for 93 year old Robert Ramer of Iowa City will be at 11:00 Friday (5/28) morning at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457.  Visitation will be Thursday (5/27) from 4 – 7pm at Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. There will be a time for fellowship and food to be held at the Lone Tree American Legion following the committal services at the cemetery.

Kimberly Rios

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Funeral services for 16 year old Kimberly Rios of Washington are at 11:00 Saturday (5/29) morning at St. James Catholic Church. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation begins at noon Friday (5/28) at the Jones Eden Funeral Home. Family visitation is from 6-8 Friday evening. There will be a rosary service at 7:30. A general memorial has been established.

Demons get road win to open baseball season

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 8:13 am

The Washington Demon baseball team got a two run shot that put them in position to open the season with a road win over Pekin.

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