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Washington High-School Graduation

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:38 am

Washington High-School bids farewell to the class of 2010 tomorrow.

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Washington School District Offering Summer Meals

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:37 am

The Washington School District is again participating in the summer food service program.

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Senator Becky Schmitz Proud of Veteran’s Benefits

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:28 am

As the nation prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, a local state lawmaker is again touting Iowa’s status as the first in the nation to approve all 10 of the quality of life measures requested by the Department of Defense.

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Brighton Summer Day Camps

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The City of Brighton, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and Brighton Lions Club are sponsoring summer day camps.

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Angel Food Orders Due

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Brighton Horizons group with assistance from the First Church of God is offering Angel Food as an alternative to paying retail food prices.

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Pressure Canners to be Tested

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Mildred E Sands

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:13 am

Funeral services for 87 year old Mildred E. Sands of Washington will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1 at Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will take place at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 31 at Jones-Eden Funeral Home with family visitation from 6 to 8 on Monday evening. A memorial has been established to Cotter Presbyterian Church and Salem Welsh Presbyterian Church.

Anhydrous Tank Rupture Prompts Evacuations

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:49 am


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the mark shows the address of the rupture according to 911 reports

Several homes were evacuated and a portion of G36 was closed after an anhydrous tank rupture northeast of Washington last night.

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Unemployment Edges Up for Iowa, Huge Drop in Washington Co.

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate edged up a o.1% last month, while Washington County’s saw a nearly 1% decrease.

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IUB Issues New Rules for Home Energy Generation

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:43 am

The Iowa Utilities Board is hoping to make things easier for people who want to own their own energy generation devices such as wind turbines and solar panels.

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Final Forum with District 5 Supervisor Candidates Today

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Does the state have too much control over what local government bodies can do? That’s the question answered by the two Republicans running for Washington County Supervisor in District 5 on today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa Program.

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Barn Quilt Commitee Drawing Map

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Calling all barn quilt owners…Barn Quilts of Washington County is designing a map.

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Busy Summer at YMCA

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Many area schools let out next week and that poses the question: what will the kids do all summer.

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Toolesboro Indian Mounds: A Free Summer Activity

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Toolesboro Indian Mounds in Louisa County are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture from around 100 B.C. to 200 A.D.

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Keokuk Co. Extension Offering Nature Explorer Family Club

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Keokuk County Extension is offering a program aimed at connecting kids and their parents by enjoying the outdoors this summer. It’s called the Nature Explore Families’ Club.  According to the Extension, research shows that children benefit greatly from connecting with nature.  Those benefits include increased math and science skills, and enhanced motor skills.  The Club meets the second Sunday of each month beginning Sunday afternoon, June 13th at 1:00 at Lake Belva Deer near the pond.  All family members, of all ages, are invited to participate.  To find out how to register, contact the Keokuk County Extension Office.

Reed, Gettemy Visiting Washington Today

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Rob Gettemy (left) and Christopher Reed are hoping to get the GOP nomination to run against Congressman Dave Loebsack this fall

Two Republicans hoping to be eastern Iowa’s next congressman are visiting Washington today.

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Bennett, Rosien Forum Continues on In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The two Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for Washington County Supervisor in district 5 discuss veteran’s affairs and the proposed wind farm on today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa Program.

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Kidzfest 2010 Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Carie Garman discusses the booth WCHC will have at Kidzfest

This year’s Kidzfest is Friday. The annual event is a health and wellness fair for area youth. It’s hosted by Washington County Hospital and Clinics.

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Traditional Food, Music and Culture at Taste of Louisana Festival

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Musician Dennis Stroughmatt discusses Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music

Traditional music, food and culture is on the docket for this weekend’s Taste of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival

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Melissa’s Stairway to the Stars to Perform at First TNL of 2010

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s first Thursday Night Live festivities of the season are tonight.

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