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Washington County Conservation Board To Meet

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Columbus Community Holding School Board Meeting

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School District will be holding its Board of Education Meeting on September 7th at 6:30pm at the Roundy Elementary School Library.

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Two Washington City Council Members Against Deleting Speed Limit On East Washington Street, Ordinance Passes

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council has passed an ordinance that removed mention of the 30 and 40 mile per hour speed limits on East Washington Street, despite input against the change from United Presbyterian Home CEO and Administrator Mike Moore.

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“Free” Preschool Not Free In Many Districts, Washington Still Not Charging

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Many school districts that participate in the state’s Voluntary Preschool Program are charging families, but Washington’s program remains free.

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Kalona Area Zoning Amendment Request To Be Considered At Public Hearing

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:26 am


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The Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday to consider a zoning map amendment.

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Minnesota Man taken to Hospital after Crash south of Mt. Pleasant

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

A Minnesota man has been taken to the hospital after a car accident south of Mount Pleasant on Thursday morning.

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September Means Property Taxes Are Due

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:24 am

First half real estate and mobile home taxes must be paid by September 30th.

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Historical Society Holding 34th Annual Open House

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Keokuk County Historical Society is hosting their 34th Annual Open House.

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Washington Dog Park Holding 2nd Annual “Doggie Paddle” This Weekend

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington Dog Park Association says it will host its 2nd annual “Doggie Paddle” in Sunset Park’s Family Aquatic Center from 1 to 4 pm tomorrow and Sunday.

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Infant Massage Instruction to be offered

Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

Washington Public Health and the Parents as Teachers Group is offering Free Infant Massage Instruction at the Washington Public Library on October 5, 12 and19 from 9:30am to 10:30 am.

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Man Injured in Rollover near Riverside

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:31 am


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A man has been taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after suffering injuries during a rollover near Riverside.

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YMCA Program Director Laid Off In “Aggressive Move” To Maintain Costs

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Program Director of Washington’s YMCA has been let go, but the Y says this fall’s programs will not be affected by the staffing change.

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Unemployment In Washington County Decreased From June To July

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate increased from June to July, growing a percentage point to 6.8%, but Washington County saw a point two percent decrease.

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Washington County Conservation Report Details High Use Education Programs

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:26 am


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More than 12,000 children have participated in Washington County Conservation Environmental Education Programs.

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Nearly Three Of Every Ten Iowans Obese, Washington County Public Health To Unveil New Anti-Obesity Program

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

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A Center for Disease Control and Prevention report says no state met the country’s Healthy People 2010 Goal to lower obesity to 15% of Americans.

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Weekend Vandalism at City Park in Brighton

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Police are investigating some acts of vandalism over the weekend at the city park in Brighton.

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Washington Soil And Water Conservation District To Meet This Evening

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District says a monthly meeting will be held this evening at the USDA office. Payments, bills and other financial considerations will be discussed. The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled for this evening at 7 pm at the USDA office.

Local Man is Awarded Scholarship

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

A local man has been awarded a $500 Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarship.

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Nearly $15,000 Refunded To Washington County In Third And Final Refund From Assurance Pool

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors has received its third and final refund of nearly $15,000 from the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool.

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Washington City Council Poised Remove East Washington 30 Mile Per Hour Speed Limit For DOT Recommended Increase

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:28 am


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Washington’s City Council will decide this evening whether to rescind the 30 mile per hour speed limit on East Washington Street.

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