Archive for May, 2014

Council Considering Selling Former Library Building

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:23 am

Staff has been directed to get more information regarding selling the former Washington library building and to hold off on the renovation schedule at this time.

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Mid-Prairie Preparing to Sell Bonds

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:23 am

Potential bidders are being sent information ahead of the Mid-Prairie School Board’s special meeting next week.

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Mount Pleasant Plant Closed

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

A seed production plant has closed in Henry County.

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Supervisors Meet with DNR Officials for Sanitary Sewer Projects

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources met with the Washington County Supervisors this week to review progress of the sanitary sewer projects in Richmond and Rubio.

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Washington County Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

Unemployment rates in the area dropped from March to April.

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Group Looking to Open Market at Historic Bridge Site

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:21 am

The group that helped save a 126-year-old bridge outside of Kalona is hoping to start a market.

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Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes, Ticks and the Sun

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 6:21 am

With the long Memorial Day weekend and outdoor activities, Iowa Department of Public Health is reminding Iowans to be safe by using sun screen and insect repellants.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, Richard Young, Washington County Ambulance Director, joins us to discuss the importance of Emergency Management Services, during this National EMS Week.

Baseball Takes Annual Baseball Versus Softball Scrimmage In Controversial Game

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 8:30 am

The baseball team found a way to defend home field in last nights baseball/softball scrimmage, but many would argue the legality in the form that they did it.

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Errthum Goes Goal Crazy Against Keokuk

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Mid-Prairie boys soccer team played Keokuk on Monday, and what a comeback win it was.

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City Approves Increasing Contribution to Auditorium

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:24 am

Audience members of Washington's City Council meeting Tuesday night raise their hands to indicate they are in attendance for the auditorium consideration.

The City of Washington has upped the ante in vying for a $1.4 million Vision Iowa Grant.

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Supervisors Begin Discussing Courtroom Renovations

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors toured the third floor of the Washington Courthouse yesterday and discussed possible renovations with Judge Mike Mullins of the Iowa Court of Appeals.

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Urban Chicken Applications Now Available in Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council approved a way for residents to raise chickens in town at this week’s meeting.

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Keota Looking for Secondary Principal

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:23 am

Keota School District is looking for a Secondary principal that would also spend time at Mid-Prairie.

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Grassley Shares Thoughts on MERS in the U.S.

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:22 am

Three cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, have been confirmed in the United States.

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Demons to Compete at State Track Meet

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:22 am

Seventeen Washington Demons will be competing at the blue oval beginning tomorrow.

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Washington Care Facility on Special Focus Facility Initiative List

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:22 am

All American Restorative Care of Washington remains on the nation’s Special Focus Facility Initiative list.

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EMS Workers Being Recognized This Week

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:21 am

It’s National Emergency Medical Services week, a time to recognize those who have dedicated their lives to an important public service.

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John L. Maxwell

Posted: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 11:56 am

Celebration of life service for 93-year-old John L. Maxwell will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday (5/22) at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman with a time of fellowship following the service.

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F. Clinton Hertig

Posted: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 11:54 am

A celebration of life service for 92-year-old F. Clinton Hertig of Wayland will be held Thursday (5/22) at 2 p.m. at the Eicher Mennonite Church in Wayland.

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