Archive for December, 2011

Input Needed for New Regional Center

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Washington businesses are being asked to take part in a survey to help in the creation of a new regional center.  

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Bell Ringing Campaign Surpasses Goal

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Salvation Army bell ringing campaign for this year was successful during the holiday season.  

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Norovirus Outbreaks in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

Five counties in Iowa have confirmed outbreaks of Norovirus. Norovirus causes flu like symptoms including nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

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Feeding Birds in Winter

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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When snow covers the ground across southeast Iowa, some birds will still be in the area looking for food.  

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Hunting and Fishing Licenses from the DNR are now on sale for 2012. Only resident licenses are available now, non-resident licenses will be available January first.

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Grief Share Support Group

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

There will be a 13 week grief support group in Washington starting in January. The Group is called Grief Share.

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Removing Ice and Snow From Utility Meters

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Snow will soon fall over the area and Alliant Energy wants to remind everyone to clear any snow or ice from your utility meters.  

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Jennifer Husmann

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 5:09 am

Funeral services for 34 year old Jennifer Husmann of Wellman will be at 1:30 Tuesday at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman.  

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Maynard McCormick

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

A Time of Food and Fellowship will be held for 81 year old Maynard McCormick of Burlington, formally of Muscatine, will be held on Saturday at 2pm at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Visitation will be from 12 to 2pm on Saturday at the funeral home. The family will have a private burial at a later date.

Harley Hamilton

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Funeral services for 85 year old Harley Hamilton of Lone Tree will be held at 10:00 Saturday at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree.  

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December 28, 2011

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 8:02 am

Birthday winner — Andy Schneider of Brighton

Anniversary winners — Jim and Lynette Sievers of Washington

Sigourney Football Standout Peyton Crawford Selected for the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 7:22 am

WHARTON, N.J. – All American Games, Football University and Eastbay are proud to announce eighth-grader Peyton Crawford, from Sigourney (Iowa) Junior-Senior High School has been selected to play at the 2012 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, taking place Saturday, January 8, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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Johnson County Fatality Accident

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A head-on accident in rural Johnson County has claimed the life of a Wellman resident.  

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Board of Supervisors Approve Employment Contract

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have approved the employment contract and agreement for Jacob Thorius as the new County Engineer.  

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Political Campaign Coming to Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:27 am

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A presidential candidate who has been trying to jumpstart his campaign to overcome low poll rankings is continuing to conduct his barnstorming tour of the state tomorrow.  

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School Enrollment Numbers Released

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

The enrollment numbers for Iowa’s school districts have been released. While many districts around the state have seen significant losses, local schools have remained steady.

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Summer Photography Project Book Completed

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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A project highlighting Washington that was the focus of 20 different photographers over the summer has been completed.  

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Mountain Lions in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Officials shot a mountain lion in Western Iowa last week. Mountain Lions are no longer common in Iowa, although they were before Iowa was heavily settled.

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City Park Board Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Park Board is meeting tonight and they will be discussing several projects as part of their meeting.  

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Time to Renew 4-H Alumni Memberships

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The end of the year is fast approaching and it’s time to look at renewing many memberships for next year.  

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