Today's Local News

Things you should know as you cook your Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Before you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal, a local food inspector reminds you that the holiday is also the number one day for food related illnesses.

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Food Insecurity

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 6:24 am

One in nine Iowa families have struggled at some point between 2007 and 2009 to put food on the table according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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School Boards Evaluate Superintendent

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Mid Prairie and Keota Community School Districts met on Monday for their joint board meeting which included the evaluation of shared superintendent Mark Schneider in a closed session. Schneider says the evaluation happens every year in November. He says that way if there are any problems or concerns changes can be made during the rest of the school year. Schneider says he felt the evaluation went very well. The next Keota School Board meeting will be Thursday December 9th; the next Mid Prairie School Board meeting will be Monday, December 13th.

Local FFA Member Receives National Award

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Recently, the FFA held its 83rd Annual Convention in Indianapolis and awarded one local resident with their highest degree. 

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Columbus Junction Council Meeting tonight

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Junction City Council Meeting will be held tonight. 

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Carbon Monoxide Scare

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:31 am

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Yesterday afternoon, the Washington County Safety Center reported an alarm at the Lending Hands Adult Day Care Center. 

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Seat Belt Safety Program

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:30 am

The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office want to make sure you arrive safely to your destination over the holiday weekend. 

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Swine Risk Management Workshop

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:28 am

Women that might be interested in marketing swine are invited to attend a workshop that focuses on risk management education and decision making tools is scheduled for Monday, December 6th at 1:00 pm at the Washington County Extension Office. 

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Keota awarded $16,500 Grant for Comprehensive Plan

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

The City of Keota recently was awarded a $16,500 grant for completion of their Comprehensive Plan.

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New Garbage Can Stickers Available

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:24 am

The new annual trash can stickers for next year are available for purchase.

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Jefferson County Board Discusses Hwy 63/34 corridor agreement

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors met yesterday and one of their main points of discussion was the Hwy 63/34 corridor agreement.

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Cheaper Thanksgiving Meal

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

You might be paying less for your Thanksgiving meal this week thanks to more Ethanol production. 

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Richmond to Kalona Trail looking at fundraising

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Richmond to Kalona trail is under progress with the beginning plans for fund raising.

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Garbage and Recycling Pickup Date Change

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 am

Because of Thanksgiving this week, the city of Washington has changed the dates for garbage and recycling pickup. 

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Final Day for Leaf Pick up in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 am

The last day for free pick of leaves in Washington is Wednesday, the 24th. 

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A Quest in Storyland

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

On Friday night, children and parents were part of an event called “A Quest in Storyland.” 

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Downtown Kalona ready for Holiday shopping

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

Downtown Kalona is still undergoing renovations but Ryan Slabaugh, City Administrator of Kalona says they will be ready for the holiday shopping season.

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Washington Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will be meeting in regular session Tuesday morning. 

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Kalona woman finalist in online contest

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

An Eastern-Iowan is in the final round of a nation-wide contest.

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City Council Approvals

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

Last Wednesday night, the Washington City Council approved the request for Boy Scout Troop #242 of Washington for use of electric power for lighting and to block off three or four parking spaces on the east side of the square in Friday night’s Christmas Parade. 

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