Archive for December, 2011

Open House Tonight for Long-Time Farm Service Agency Employee Retiring

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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An open house is being held today for a long-time employee with Farm Service Agency in Washington who is retiring today.  

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Tour of Homes Event Starts Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to attend their 21st Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes starting tomorrow.  

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Beef Weigh-In in Kalona

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:24 am

Washington County 4-H will have a beef weigh in on December 17th at the Kalona Sales Barn. The weights of cattle will be taken so winter growth can be measured at the County Fair.

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Master Gardeners offer Tips on Fresh Christmas Trees

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Tips are being offered by Master Gardeners at the ISU Extension Service for picking out and preserving fresh Christmas trees.

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Washington Choral Society Concert Tonight

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington Choral Society is putting on a concert tonight to benefit a local area food bank.  

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Keokuk County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors will have their meeting on Monday. They will discuss an endorsement for building an underground storage tank at the cost of $2,540.

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Alvin “A.J.” Mast

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 5:15 am

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A funeral mass for 75 year old Alvin “A.J.” Mast of Kalona will be held at 10:00 Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wellman.  

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Top-Ten Teams Clash Tonight

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 8:29 am

Two top-10 teams clash tonight when the ninth-ranked Washington girls’ basketball team travels to #1 Williamsburg as each team looks to remain unbeaten.

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Mid Prairie Wrestling Splits Double Duel Tuesday

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 8:22 am

The Mid Prairie wrestling team got their season underway Tuesday night, splitting a double dual at Wapello, losing to the Indians but picking up a win over English Valleys 42-30.

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Washington Snow Removal Ordinance Reminder

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

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With snow certain to fall this winter, Washington City Hall wants to remind residents about their snow removal ordinance.  

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Upcoming COAD Meeting to Approve Volunteer Center Plans

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Community Organizations Active in Disasters or COAD group is getting ready to finalize their Emergency Volunteer Center plan.  

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Time to Change Furnace Filters

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

The cold weather means its time to change your furnace filters, or at least check to make sure they are clean.

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Mars Rover Launched Saturday

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

NASA launched the Mars Rover on Saturday and began its 8 month Journey to the red planet. Jon Noel, a science teacher at Mid-Priarie High School says most students don’t start getting excited until information starts coming back from the Mars surface.

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Some Iowans Choose Not to Immunize Children

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

Some Iowa parents have chosen not to get their children vaccinated because of concerns about vaccination safety. Chrystal Woller of Washington County Public Health says some of the concern is about a link between vaccinations and autism.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Washington High School is holding an informational meeting on scholarships and financial aid tonight.  

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Annual Pom Pom Clinic Being Held Next Week

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington High School Dance Team is again holding a Pom Pom Clinic for school age girls next week.  

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Manure Applicator Programs Being Offered Again

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:21 am

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The Washington County Extension is showing again both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs for those that were not able to attend the original workshops.  

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