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Chance to Volunteer this Weekend in Keota

Posted: Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Keota is looking for volunteers this weekend.

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‘Click It or Ticket’ This Weekend

Posted: Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 6:30 am

Iowa law enforcement officials are urging people to buckle up this Memorial Day weekend.

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Memorial Day Weekend ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

Posted: Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Iowa law enforcement officials are urging people to buckle up this Memorial Day weekend.

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Washington County’s Population Increases

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Washington County’s population has grown in the last two years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the 2010 census 21,704 people lived in the county in 2010 and in 2012, 21,914 people lived in the county – making Washington County the 28th most populated county in the state.

The following cities in Washington County have all exhibited population growth in the last two years. The cities are listed with their 2010 population followed by the July 1, 2012 population.
Ainsworth – 567, 570

Brighton – 652, 657

Kalona – 2,363, 2,421

Riverside – 993, 1,040

Washington – 7,266, 7,326

Wellman – 1,408, 1,420

West Chester – 146, 147

Washington County is Growing

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Washington County’s population has grown in the last two years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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113 Demons to Graduate Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The 2013 class of Washington High School will graduate tomorrow. A total of 113 students will take part in the commencement ceremony that begins at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

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Demons to Graduate

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The 2013 class of Washington High School will graduate tomorrow.

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Open Air Dinner Option in Washington

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Café Dodici has added an outdoor sitting space for its patrons.

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Bidding Open for City’s Garbage Contract

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The City of Washington’s garbage contract for three years has been let out for bid.

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Bids Accepted for City Garbage Contract

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The City of Washington’s garbage contract for three years has been let out for bid.

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Open Air Restaurant Space in Washington

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Café Dodici has added an outdoor sitting space for its patrons.

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Ridiculous Day A Week From Today

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Washington’s Ridiculous Day celebration will be held a week from today.

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Kalona Pool Open this Weekend

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The pool in Kalona will be open this Memorial Day weekend.

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Mid-Prairie Graduation Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie’s class of 2013 will officially become high school graduates tomorrow.

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Council Aims to Fix Sewer Issues

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Issues of inflow and infiltration in the City of Washington’s sanitary sewer lines and storm water pipes were discussed at length at the council’s special session meeting Wednesday evening.

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Kidzfest Tonight

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Get your safari gear ready – tonight is Kidzfest at Central Park in Washington with a safari theme.

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Extract Ticks With Tweezers

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am

After spending time outdoors, particularly in wooded areas it is recommended to check your body for ticks.

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Workers Painting County Roads

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Crews from Vogel Traffic Services, Inc. of Orange City has started painting approximately 142 miles of edge line on paved roads throughout the county, reports the county engineer’s office.

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Supervisors May Sell Land

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Supervisor Jack Seward reported at the board of supervisors meeting that routine maintenance is progressing in Richmond with individual systems.

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Talks Begin Between Mid-Prairie, Kalona Representatives

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Now that the principal positions are filled at Mid-Prairie, representatives with the school district and the city of Kalona have begun discussing the future of a collaborative building project.

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