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WCHC Switching to Paperless Records

Posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 6:19 am

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Washington County Hospital is in the process of switching over to an electronic record keeping system.

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Red Cross Urges Power Outage Readiness

Posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 5:57 am

Being prepared for power outages is important during this severe winter weather.

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Limits Placed on Commercial Carriers During Winter Weather

Posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 5:56 am

With Iowa roadways being covered with snow and ice over the past couple of days,

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IDPH Warns of CO Poisoning During Winter Weather

Posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 5:55 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reminding Iowans of an often overlooked winter weather threat

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More Winter Weather Today, Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 5:59 am

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More winter weather is in store for southeast Iowa today and tomorrow.

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Washington County Death Ruled Suicide

Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 5:54 am

Ryan ScarffThe Death of a man in Washington County in early November has been ruled a suicide.

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Police Locate “Persons of Interest” in Washington Homicide Investigation

Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 5:52 am

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Police in Washington have located two “persons of interest” in an ongoing homicide investigation.

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Head on Crash Near Wellman Sends One to Hospital

Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 5:50 am

A head on car accident near Wellman yesterday morning sent one person to the hospital.

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Law Enforcement Gearing up For Holidays

Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 5:49 am

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As the nation prepares to celebrate the holidays,

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Schneider: Plenty of AP Opportunity at M-P

Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 5:48 am

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A recent study suggests smaller schools don’t offer as many advanced classes

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Hunting Injuries Prompt Renewed Call For Safety

Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 5:47 am

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Four people were injured in deer hunting accidents in Iowa over the weekend.

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More Winter Weather In Store for SE Iowa

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 7:28 am

The first major winter storm of the season blanketed most of the region in nearly two inches of snow last night,

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Homicide Could Prompt Safety Review

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 7:24 am

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The recent death of a Washington man at a local bar could spark a review by the city’s public safety committee.

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CJ Man Injured in Hunting Accident

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 7:16 am

A Columbus Junction man was injured yesterday after his shotgun discharged

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WSB to Get Update from Architects on New School

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 6:45 am

Washington School Board members are slated to get an update on the new high school

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WFD Chief: Keep Real Christmas Trees Well Watered

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 6:44 am

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Christmas Trees are going up in homes across the country.

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U of I Prof Explains Fed

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 6:29 am

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The U.S. Senate is in the process of deciding whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserves as second term.

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Final Day for FSA Voting

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 6:03 am

Today is the last day for Washington County Farmers to cast ballots in the Farm Service Agency Committee elections.

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Washington Community and the Noon Kiwanis Club Blood Drive

Posted: Sunday, December 6th, 2009 at 6:00 am

Washington Community and the Noon Kiwanis Club are sponsoring a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Thursday, December 17th, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. It is located at the United Presbyterian Church, 209 East Main Street, Washington.  For more information, call Yale Jarvis at 319-461-5849.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Zoning continues to occupy a Washington County Supervisors time.

Posted: Sunday, December 6th, 2009 at 6:00 am

Zoning continues to occupy a Washington County Supervisors time. This week a group of anti zoning residents is presenting more signatures in a petition asking supervisors not to implement such an ordinance. The board will also have another work session to review the proposed ordinance. They’ll also consider personnel change requests from the engineer, veteran’s affairs, the sheriff and the auditor. The meeting starts at 9:30 Tuesday morning in the Washington County Courthouse.