Archive for November, 2012

Delayed Murder Trial to Begin Today

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

After a number of delays, the trial of a Riverside man accused of murder begins this week.

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Three of Iowa’s Best Workplaces in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

An annual list of the Top 100 Iowa Workplaces includes the Washington Community School District. The list is based on surveys by the employees in those workplaces.

A total of 266 people are employed by the school district. They were listed as number twelve in the mid-sized employers.

Two statewide companies were also named that have local connections: Fareway Grocery Stores and Optimae Life Services.

City of Washington Updates TIF Agreements

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Two businesses in the City of Washington have updated agreements with the city relating to their tax-incentive plans for development.

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City Adjusts Contribution to Animal Shelter

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington has adjusted its financial contribution to the local animal shelter.

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New Columbus School Buildings Taking Shape

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The buildings near Columbus High School are beginning to take form.

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Local School Raises Nearly $1,000 for Cancer Research

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Mid-Prairie Middle Schoolers came together the past month to raise nearly $1,000 in change.

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Josephine “Diddy” Gibbs

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Funeral Services for 72 year old Josephine “Diddy” (Janecek) Gibbs of Onondaga, Michigan, formerly of Washington, will be at 11:00 Wednesday morning at the Shelly-Odell Funeral Home in Easton Rapids, MI. Interment will follow at the Onondaga Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 6-8pm and Wednesday from 10am until the time of the service. A Memorial has been established to the Country Acres Adult Care Home in Easton Rapids, MI. Online condolences to the family can be left at www.shellyodell.com

Fred D. Plank

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 8:01 am

Funeral Services for 60 year-old Fred D. Plank of Wellman will be at 10am on Tuesday at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman.

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David Holland

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 8:00 am

A Celebration of Life for 83 year-old David Holland of Washington will be at 11am Tuesday at the Holland-Coble Funeral Chapel in What Cheer.

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Sharon Weets

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 7:59 am

Funeral Services for 58 year-old Sharon Marston Weets of Wilton will be at 10am on Wednesday  at the George M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Muscatine.

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Delayed Murder Trial Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:26 am

After a number of delays, a Riverside man will stand trial tomorrow for murder.

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Top Iowa Employers Include Local

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Among the Top 100 Iowa Workplaces named by the Des Moines Register is the Washington Community School District.

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Senator Grassley Representative Stopping in Columbus Junction this Week

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A representative for Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Columbus Junction on Tuesday.

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Teachers Donate Food

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Teachers in the Washington School District have again donated time and money to provide food for needy families.  

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YMCA Pool

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 6:21 am

After the Washington YMCA pool has been closed for weeks, a tentative date for re-opening has been set for this week.  

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Washington beats Ottumwa, Stays Undefeated

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

The Washington Demons improved to 2-0 this season with their win over Ottumwa on Saturday.

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WMU Falls to West Liberty After Leading For Three Quarters

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

WMU led the entire game on Saturday against West Liberty, until the last seven minutes of the fourth quarter.

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LeRoy Ewald

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 10:13 am

Funeral Mass for 67 year old LeRoy Ewald of Keota will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Holy Trinity Parish – St. Mary Catholic Church in Keota.

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Washington Hosts Ottumwa Tonight

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 8:30 am

The Washington Demons girls Basketball team plays Ottumwa tonight.

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Undefeated WMU Travels to West Liberty Tonight

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 8:29 am

Winfield- Mt. Union tried to defend their undefeated season thus far tonight when they play West Liberty.

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