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Polling Places, Sample Ballots and Other Information On the Upcoming City Elections in Washington County

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 5:00 am

Below is a list of sample ballots, candidates, referendums and polling places you’ll need to know about ahead of next week’s city elections.

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Child’s Death Linked to Whooping Cough

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:48 am

The death of a young Southeast Iowa child is being linked to pertussis

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Washington Still Waiting on State Approval for Sewer Plant

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:46 am
Washington's Current Sewer PlantWashington’s Current Sewer Plant

Washington is waiting on state approval before they can begin construction on a new wastewater plant.

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City Officials Elected Next Week

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:27 am

Washington County residents head to the polls next week

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Keokuk Co. Extension Offering Business Workshops

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:24 am

Keokuk County Extension is offering a small business workshop beginning November 4.

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Roller Coaster Year for Soybeans

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:18 am

Iowa soybean crops have had an up and down growing season

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Optimists Holding Fundraiser for Hamakua Place

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:17 am

Washington’s Optimist Club is on a fundraising campaign for Hamakua Place.

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4-H Fall Recruitment Fest

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:16 am

The Washington County 4-H program’s first ever fall youth recruitment fest yielded 15 potential members

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Demons Fall to Centerville

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 5:00 am

In Sports the Washington Demon Football Team fell 40-8

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NEWS UPDATE – Death of SE Iowa Child Linked to whooping cough

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

The death of a young Southeast Iowa child is being linked to pertussis

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1,200 People Sign Anti-Zoning Document

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:24 am
Free County Members James Graham and Mary Leedy at a board of supervisors meeting prior to the passage of zoningFree County Members James Graham and Mary Leedy at a board of supervisors meeting prior to the passage of zoning

More than 1,200 people have signed a document asking Washington County Supervisors to not implement a zoning

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Fewer Officers Result of Budget Cuts

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:23 am
Iowa State Patrol Post 13 in Mt. PleasantIowa State Patrol Post 13 in Mt. Pleasant

Governor Chet Culver’s across the board budget cuts could mean fewer officers on Iowa roadways.

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Legislature Shortens 2010 Session

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:20 am
Iowa State Capitol BuildingIowa State Capitol Building

Iowa’s 2010 Legislative Session will be 20 days shorter

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Washington Mennonite Dinner Theater Opens Tomorow

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:19 am

The Washington Mennonite Church’s tenth annual dinner theater opens tomorrow night

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Yard Waste Facility Expands Hours in November

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:17 am
Washington's Current Sewer PlantWashington’s Current Sewer Plant

Washington’s yard waste center is extending its hours next month.

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IMS Students Selected for All State Orchestra

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:16 am

Two IMS students will travel to Iowa State University to participate in the All-State Orchestra next month.

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Washington Takes Part in Regional Vocal Festival

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:14 am

Students from Washington High School joined over 500 others from all across southeast Iowa

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Demons Begin Post Season Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:00 am

The Washington Demon Football Team begins post season play tonight

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Wellman Remains Under Boil Order

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:20 am
Welcome Sign in WellmanWelcome Sign in Wellman

Wellman is out of water and will be under a boil order

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Washington Co. Unemployment Drops in September

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:19 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate eased slightly last month

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