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Washington County Supervisors, School Board Meet Today

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors meets this morning in the county courthouse in Washington.

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Motorcycle Accident in Washington

Posted: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Over the Fourth of July weekend, the Washington County Communications Center received a 911 report of a motorcycle accident with injuries at 2046 Riverside Road in Washington.

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Accident Near Kalona Yesterday Evening

Posted: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 6:46 am

A horse drawn buggy was involved in a crash near Kalona yesterday evening.

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Terry Branstad in Washington on Wednesday

Posted: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 6:46 am

On Wednesday, former Governor and current gubernatorial candidate Terry Branstad and his lieutenant governor nominee Kim Reynolds will hold a Washington County town hall meeting at Engineered Building Design in the city of Washington.

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Governor Culver Gives Support To SE Iowa Farmers

Posted: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 6:43 am

Governor Culver says southeast Iowa farmers need faster emergency payments for flood damage.

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In January, Most Eligible to Carry Loaded Gun in Public Places, Businesses

Posted: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 6:27 am

January 1st will be the start of a new year, and also sweeping gun changes in Iowa.

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Bid Accepted For Ginkgo Avenue Construction

Posted: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The lowest of 3 bids to replace a bridge on County Highway W38 on the way to Wellman, also known as Ginkgo Avenue, has been approved by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Weekend Fireworks Schedules

Posted: Sunday, July 4th, 2010 at 6:01 am

The City of Washington’s Annual Fireworks Display will Be tonight at dusk at the Washington County Fairgrounds.  A rain date is scheduled for July 5th

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4th of July Closings Observed on Monday

Posted: Sunday, July 4th, 2010 at 6:00 am

The Washington Post Office, Library, City Hall, Mini Bus Services, and County offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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Food Safety Training Offered

Posted: Sunday, July 4th, 2010 at 5:02 am

A ServSafe food safety training seminar for food service professionals is being offered.

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West Nile Virus Concerns

Posted: Sunday, July 4th, 2010 at 5:00 am

Pooling and standing water from rainfall over the past month has the Iowa Department of Public Health concerned of a rise in mosquito population and the disease of West Nile Virus.

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Wayland Man Airlifted To University Hospital

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 6:26 am

A Wayland man was airlifted to University Hospital in Iowa City today after he lost control of his motorcycle.

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IMS Graduate Killed In Traffic Accident

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Iowa Mennonite School says a 2006 graduate has been killed in a motorcycle accident.

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Grassley Office Hours in Brighton

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Iowans have the opportunity to obtain casework assistance and to express their views as Chuck Grassley’s Regional Director Mary Day is having a listening post in Brighton.

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4-H Garden Project Meeting

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

4-H Garden project members are invited to attend a meeting to learn how to prepare garden produce and flowers for the fair.

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Washington County Secondary Roads Limited By State

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

For 40 years, Washington County has levied the maximum amount allowed by Iowa law to its Secondary Roads Department, but the county’s engineer says for two decades that amount hasn’t been allowed to increase. 

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4th of July Fireworks and Safety

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 6:20 am

Additional State Troopers will be on the road this 4th of July weekend to stop “killer violations” such as not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, and drunk driving.

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Wellman’s Water Could Sicken, Even Kill Infants Younger Than 6 Months

Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

The City of Wellman says infants younger than 6 months could become seriously ill, or even die, from drinking the city’s water.  Symptoms include shortness of breath and “blue baby syndrome”, a condition indicated by an infant’s skin color that requires immediate medical attention.

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134th Medical Community Farewell

Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 6:52 am

60 members of the Iowa National Guard’s134th Medical Company were honored and given a farewell by family and community members Wednesday at the Washington Community Center.

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Washington County Taxpayers Funding Lawsuit, Riverside Residents Paying Twice

Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 6:51 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has approved a $60,000 internal advance to pay for legal fees in a lawsuit between the county and the city of Riverside.

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