Archive for November, 2011

Arsenic in Iowa’s Water Supplies

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:26 am

There are reports of dangerous arsenic levels in some towns across Iowa. Aaron Shumaker, Public Works Director in Wellman, says he hasn’t heard of any arsenic contaminating city water supplies in the area.

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Rural Health Day is Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am

Tomorrow, Public Health Officials in rural communities will be trying to educate people on the concerns for rural health care.

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Pink Week Donation Made

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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A donation has been made to the Washington County Relay for Life by Washington County 4-H’ers.  

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Ice Fishing Safety

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Winter is approaching soon and that means lakes and ponds around the area will be frozen over and ready for ice fishing.  

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Medicine Chest Challenge

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:22 am

KC STAAR, the Keota and Sigourney Police Departments, and the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office held the second annual Medicine Chest Challenge on Saturday.

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Dessert Theatre Coming Up

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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An event is being presented next month highlighting the upcoming holiday season.  

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Margaret “Peg” Van Meter

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Memorial services for 93 year old Margaret “Peg” Van Meter of Washington, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be held at 6:30, Sunday, November 27th at the United Presbyterian Home in conjunction with evening services.  

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John Edward McCarty

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Funeral services for 61 year old John Edward McCarty of Washington, formerly of Glendale, Arizona will be held at 11:00 Saturday at the Keota Cemetery.  

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Washington County Engineer Submits Resignation

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 10:33 am

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Washington County Engineer David Patterson has informed the Board of Supervisors that he is leaving his position early next year.  

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Keota Girls to Play in Pekin Jamboree Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 8:05 am

The Keota girls basketball team opens the season on Friday, tonight they get a dress rehersal at the Pekin Jamboree.

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Union Reaches 3A Championship Game

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 8:03 am

In the high school football playoffs, 2A and 3A semifinal games were played yesterday.

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Margaret “Maggie” Meeker

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 8:01 am

Private memorial services for 70 year old Margaret “Maggie” Meeker of Conesville will be at a later date.  The Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Maggie’s arrangements.

November 15, 2011

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 7:58 am

Birthday winner — Bonnie Donnelly of Washington

Benjamin Levett Barnes

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 7:35 am

Funeral services for 76 year old Benjamin Levett Barnes of Iowa City will be held at 1:00 Wednesday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Iowa City.  

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High School Student Performing at All-State Band This Week

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A Washington High School student who has a top honor in music will be performing in Ames later this week.  

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Interesting Sight by the Square

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Around 5 pm yesterday, a car could be seen parked on top of a bench by Café Dodici in Washington.

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4-H Award and Family Fun Night Held

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Washington County 4-H held its annual Award and Family Fun Night this past weekend and many awards were presented.  

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Two Weeks Remain for Farmers to Help Grow Their Communities

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Area farmers still have two weeks left to take part in helping their local communities grow.

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Dry Autumn Raises Concerns for Local Farmers

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Iowa has had a fairly dry autumn this year. This has some people worried that the subsoil of Iowa’s fields are to dry too maintain crops next year.

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Deadline for the Share a Calf Applications

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Today is the deadline for area FFA and 4-H members to have a chance at participating in the share-a-calf program.  

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