Archive for February, 2013

Mid-Prairie Committee to Update Long Range Facility Plan, Consider Bond Issue

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie’s citizen committee will meet later this month to re prioritize the long range facility plan.

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Fire Risks Change With the Season

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Winter brings special challenges to area firefighters.

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Recycling Bin Replacements Available in Washington

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The City of Washington is offering free recycling bins.

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Washington County Extension Offers Testing Help

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Extension Office is offering a commercial pesticide applicator test training course Monday, March 11th.

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Dorothe Woods

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Private family services will be held at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney for 86 year old Dorothe Woods of Sigourney. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney. A memorial fund has been established for the Sigourney Public Library. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Dorothe and her family. Condolences may be e-mailed at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.

Peggy Ambrose

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Funeral services for 66 year old Peggy Ambrose of North Liberty, formerly of Brighton, will be 11 A.M. Wednesday February 20, 2013, at the Brighton United Church with Rev. Rick Zickefoose officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery following cremation. Visitation will open at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday with the family present 6:30- 8 P.M. Tuesday evening at Gould Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation may be left at the funeral home, church or mailed to the family at 300 CR 521, Fairfield, Texas 75840.

February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am
Representative Dave Heaton addresses the audience

The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse yesterday to hear from their constituents.

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Washington County Courthouse Safety

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With the shooting earlier this week at the courthouse in NewCastle County, Delaware, many local governments are examining their security procedures.

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Demon Girls Move to the Regional Finals

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

The Demon basketball team is moving on to the regional finals after they beat Keokuk Saturday night 59-52.

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Green Wins State at 113 Pounds

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Demon Wrestler Fletcher Green won the State Championship at 113 pounds at the state wrestling meet on Saturday.

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Washington Hosts Keokuk in Girls Post Season Basketball

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 8:45 am

The Washington Demon girls play their first game of the post season tonight when they host Keokuk after being off for a week.

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Demon’s Fletcher Heads to State Championship at 113

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 8:45 am

Washington Demon wrestler Fletcher Green has made it to the State Finals at 113 lbs.

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Mid-Prairie Girls Play for State Tonight

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 8:44 am

The Mid-Prairie girls play the regional final tonight for their chance to make it to the State tournament when they take on the Williamsburg Raiders at Cedar Rapids Prairie.

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Washington County Board’s Request for Dismissal Denied

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A hearing on the Washington County Board of Supervisors motion to dismiss a lawsuit was held yesterday.

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Washington’s High Speed Chase Policy

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A high speed chase through at least 3 counties in the Des Moines Metro area early Thursday morning resulted in the death of the driver fleeing authorities, and the recovery of a missing child.

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Local Animal Shelter Offering Low-Cost Microchipping

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

In an effort to make the area’s pets easier to identify, the local animal shelter is offering low-cost microchipping this weekend.

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Celestial Activity Provides Learning Opportunity

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

In an unusual news day, the world woke yesterday to two remarkable events, both involving celestial objects.

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Wellman Budget Hearing Set

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Wellman is nearly done with the next fiscal year’s budget.

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Washington County Extension to Host Seed Treatment Course

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Extension office will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, February 27th.

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Shirley Wohler

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 5:56 am

Celebration of Life Service for 85 year-old Shirley Wohler of Sigourney will be Monday at 11am at Hope Lutheran Church in Sigourney.

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