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Last Weekend for Fairfield Haunted House

Posted: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

This is the last weekend for the Way Off Broadway Haunted House in Fairfield.

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Mosquito And Public Health Pest Management Course Offered Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Extension Office is hosting a Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators.

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Forever Plaid Musical in Fairfield November 4th

Posted: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Forever Plaid, the musical will be coming to Fairfield’s Sondheim Center for the performing arts next Thursday November 4th

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Governor Culver Is “Proud” Of Main Street Washington Designation

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Iowa Governor Chet Culver was in Washington and Fairfield yesterday for his Main Street vs. Wall Street Tour, a 72-stop campaign push for the November 2nd election.

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$8 Million Dollar General Obligation Bonds Unanimously Approved By Washington County Supervisors

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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After voting to table the issue at last week’s public forum, the Washington County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved $8 million in General Obligation Bonds to pay for the County’s share of a $12 million secondary roads improvement project.

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Escaped Missouri Prisoner with Sigourney Connections Back in Custody

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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A convicted killer who escaped from a Missouri jail and had ties to Sigourney is back in custody. 

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Attempted Robbery at the Fairfield Pizza Hut Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Jefferson County Sheriffs office is reporting that police were called to the Pizza Hut at 1310 West Burlington early Sunday morning.

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372 People Will Be Impacted By Nearly 100 Washington Blood Donors

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Hundreds of people will benefit from Washington’s latest blood drive.

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Mid Prairie School Board Selling Bonds to Pay for High School Project

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Mid Prairie School District held their board of Education Meeting Monday and one of the main focuses was the High School Construction projection.

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Washington Still Waiting For First Fall Freeze, Hard Freeze

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Warmer weather has allowed Washington and the surrounding area to go longer than usual without a fall freeze.

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Washington/Louisa Narcotics Task Force Meeting Today

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Washington/Louisa Narcotics Task Force will be meeting today in Columbus Junction. 

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Washington Superintendent Is New Southeast Iowa IGHSAU Representative

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Washington School District Superintendent Mike Jorgensen has been named the new southeast Iowa representative for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

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Escaped Missouri Prisoner has Sigourney Connections

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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The Keokuk County Sheriff’s office reports that a man with ties to Sigourney has escaped from jail in Missouri.

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Governor Culver to be in Washington and Fairfield Today

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Iowa Governor Chet Culver will be making stops in Washington and Fairfield Today as he continues on with his Main Street vs. Wall Street Tour.

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E911 Services And Communications Meeting To Discuss New Location Pros And Cons

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Washington County E911 Services and Communications will hold a joint board meeting Thursday to discuss the status of a search for a new facility.

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WHS Dance Team Holding A Leaf Raking Fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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The Washington High School Dance Team is fundraising to pay for the team’s trip to the annual state competition in Des Moines and other expenses.

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Washington Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A Washington man was arrested in Ainsworth at 2 am Sunday morning.

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Vehicle Enters Creek Northwest Of Washington, One Sent To Hospital

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:22 am


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A single car accident northwest of Washington has sent one man to the Washington County Hospital.

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Keota Girl wins State 4-H Award

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Shelly Palmer, of Keota recently received a state 4-H citizenship project award.

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One Sent To Hospital After Motorcycle Accident

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 6:21 am


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A motorcycle accident south of Riverside has sent one to the hospital.

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