Archive for November, 2012

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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Cause of Head-on Collision Disclosed

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 7:46 am

The cause of an accident last Sunday evening has been disclosed.

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Workforce Increases in October, Unemployment Steady

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

Washington County’s unemployment rate remained steady last month, while the workforce increased.

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Shop Local Saturday

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

Washington is no exception to the shop local movement with today’s Small Business Saturday.

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City Department Outlines Some Future Costs

Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am
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Among the needs for the Washington Maintenance and Construction department are a new pickup truck, and a new roof on two of its sheds.

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