Archive for December, 2017

Winfield-Mt. Union Dance Team at State

Posted: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves Dance team was recently on the big stage at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association Championships.

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Highland Competes at State Dance

Posted: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Highland dance team was recently represented at the Iowa State Team Dance Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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Riverside Fire Department Installing LED Lights for Energy and Cost Savings

Posted: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Riverside Fire Department is replacing the fire station lighting with LED in order to be more energy- and cost-efficient.

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Over 100 Sightings of Snowy Owls in Iowa this Winter

Posted: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 6:23 am


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In near-record breaking numbers this winter, snowy owls are moving into Iowa.

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December 30th, 2017

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 8:01 am

Birthday winner – Michelle Smith of Washington

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Willis Commits to SMSU

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Washington star athlete Jaivonn Willis is headed north to continue his football career next year, recently committing to play at Southwest Minnesota State University.

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Lone Tree Dance Busy at State Competition

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Lone Tree dance team competed in three events at the Iowa State Dance Team Championships in Des Moines earlier this month.

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Iowa Mennonite Boys Match Up With Bobcats for Scrimmage Saturday

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite Boys basketball team will face off with the Benton Bobcats in a scrimmage today.

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Warrior Dance Team at State

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The WACO Warrior Dance team was recently on the big stage at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association Championships.

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Riverside Council Changes Health Insurance Plan in Special Meeting

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A veto from Mayor Allen Schneider forced the Riverside City Council to hold a special meeting to change health insurance plans.

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Drought Conditions Persist in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Nearly three-quarters of Iowa is experiencing drought conditions at this time.

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Brava Roof Tile Expands in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:24 am


An example of roof tile created by Brava, shown to the Washington County Board of Supervisors last year. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The former Modine Manufacturing building is no longer empty, as a local business has moved in for production.

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Prevent Falls with Assistance Devices this Winter

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are ways one can help prevent the mounting costs and physical pain that falls incur.

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Clean Sidewalks of Snow and Ice

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Per the Washington City Code, residents and property owners have 24 hours once the snow has stopped or ice has formed to clear their sidewalks.

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Drive Safely this Holiday Weekend

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:23 am

There have been 329 traffic fatalities in Iowa so far this year and motorists are reminded to drive safely this holiday weekend.

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Local 4-Hers to Visit Chicago

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Area 4-H students will soon be visiting Chicago.

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Mid-Prairie Brainstorming on Auditorium Funding

Posted: Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Mid-Prairie School District completed their $10.6 million bond-funded project last spring that put additions onto the middle school, high school, and elementary schools, and constructed the central office and Alternative Learning Center. Now they’re looking towards the next improvement for the district.

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Bingo card deadline

Posted: Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Title: Bingo card deadline
Description: Washington Public Library reminds you to not forget to pick up your back-to-school bingo cards. Kids who turn in their back-to-school bingo cards by January 30 will get to attend the BINGOpalooza Monday February 5 at 4 p.m.
Date: 2018-01-30

Artist Trading Cards

Posted: Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Title: Artist Trading Cards
Description: Washington Public Library invites you to explore the underground art world of artist trading cards on Thursday January 25 at 4 p.m. Get a chance to alter your own playing cards and trade with other participants. No art skills necessary. Please register by January 22.
Date: 2018-01-25

YA Book Club

Posted: Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Title: YA Book Club
Description: The young adult book club for teens only will be meeting at the Washington Public Library Saturday January 20 at 11 a.m. Discover new authors, book series, and genres as we read and discuss books with our friends. This meeting will be informational and participants are encouraged to shape the club to fit their reading styles and needs. Please bring reading suggestions.

Date: 2018-01-20