Archive for June, 2010

Paint the Town Purple

Posted: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 6:51 am

With Washington’s Relay for Life coming up, the organizing committee wants to increase awareness of the event by Painting the Town Purple.

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Local DNR Officer Retires

Posted: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 6:50 am

A local DNR Officer says he’s enjoying retirement after over 38 years on the job.

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Washington Co Environmental Dept Receiving Award

Posted: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 6:49 am

The Washington County Environmental Department will be receiving a special recognition in water quality award from Governor Chet Culver on June 28 at Honey Creek Resort State Park.

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IMS Grad to Perform for Fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 6:47 am

A former graduate of Iowa Mennonite School is putting on a performance for a fund-raiser for the IMS Annual Fund.

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COPD Study Information

Posted: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 6:45 am

A research group is looking for area residents to take part in a study on lung disease and the genes passed down that predispose people to it.

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Unofficial Primary Election Results

Posted: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 5:00 am

Unofficial Primary Election Results

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Fishback homer lifts Demons over Chiefs

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 8:21 am

The Demon softball team got a big homerun from one of their seniors to beat third ranked Keokuk in the first game of last night’s doubleheader.

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Demon baseball team sweeps conference opener

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 8:18 am

The Washington Demon baseball team got two complete games from their pitchers in a conference doubleheader sweep over Keokuk.

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Pekin beats Highland by one in softball

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 8:15 am

It was a defensive battle in Riverside last night as the Husky softball team hosted Pekin.

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Election Day

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 6:30 am

It is Election day today and polls will be open from 7-am – 9-pm.

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Zoning Administrator and Zoning Coordinator Hired

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Washington County Supervisors have approved the hiring of a zoning officer.

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Ridiculous Day Turnout Despite Early Rain

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Saturday rains caused a little slower start to Ridiculous Day in Washington, but it didn’t wash out the entire event.

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Brighton Whoopee Days 100th year

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 6:17 am

This year’s Brighton Whoopee Days will mark the 100th year for the event.

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Southeast Iowa Crop Report

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 6:17 am

Southeast Iowa received another round of scattered rain, wind and hail last week.

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Handicapped Fish Day

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 6:13 am

Handicapped Fish Day is Wednesday at Marr Park.

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Severe Weather Safety

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 6:12 am

Storms and high winds are common for southeast Iowa during the summer months, and the Iowa Utilities Board is reminding community members that tree limbs near power lines during storms can be very dangerous.

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Walter D. A. Westen

Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Funeral services for 92 year old Walter D. A. Westen of Washington will be held at 10:30 am Thursday at the First Baptist Church.  Burial will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with family visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 that evening.  A memorial has been established to First Baptist Church, Halcyon House Good Samaritan Fund or Hospice of Washington County.

Ruth Morris

Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Memorial services for 93 year old Ruth Morris of Washington will be held 11:00 am Wednesday at the United Presbyterian Church in Washington.  Burial will take place at Harrison Cemetery in rural Wapello.  Family visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 Wednesday at the church.  A memorial has been established to the John and Ruth Morris Welcome Center at Camp Wyoming.

Sally McClure

Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Funeral Services for 90 year old Sally McClure of Washington is 10:30 Thursday (6/10) morning at St. James Catholic Church. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Visitation is at noon on Wednesday (6/9) at Jones Eden Funeral Home. Family visitation is 6 to 8 Wednesday (6/9) evening, followed by a prayer service. A memorial has been established to Hospice of Washington County.

June 7, 2010

Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 8:00 am

Birthday Winner: Morgan Britton
Anniversary Winner: Sue & Bret Rich