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2010 Off to a Cold Start

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:04 am

2010 is off to a bitterly cold start.

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Energy Saving Tips this Winter

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:02 am

Cold winter weather is here and that means higher heating costs.

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WCHC Purchases New CT Scanner

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:01 am

Washington County Hospital recently got a high tech CT scanner.

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Group Continues to Form Disaster Response Plan

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:00 am

Washington area churches, businesses and service groups are continuing to form a disaster response plan.

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Top Ten News Stories of 2009

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:27 am

1. County Zoning
2. Washington County/Riverside Dispute
3. Property Tax Bonding Fails for WCSD
4. Washington Man Killed in Apparent Brawl
5. Trio Tries to Rob West Chester Savings Bank
6. Hotel Tax Fails
7. Five Supervisors
8. Kalona Gets New City Adminstrator
9. Washington’s New Library Completed
10. Wellman Parkside Rec Center

#1 County Zoning

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:10 am

Washington County is one of only a handful of counties in the state that does not have a zoning ordinance. That could change soon.

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#2 Washington County/Riverside Legal Dispute

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:09 am

Washington County and the City of Riverside are locked in a legal dispute stemming from a revenue sharing agreement created when the casino was built.

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#3 Property Tax Bonding Fails for WCSD

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:06 am

Washington School Board members are moving forward with a plan to build a new high school, even though voters said no to a property tax bonding measure in September.

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#4 Washington Man Killed in Apparent Brawl

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:47 am

In November a Washington man was killed after a fracas outside the 4th Avenue Bar and Grill.

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#5 Trio Tries to Rob West Chester Savings Bank

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:46 am

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Three people were arrested after a robbery at West Chester Savings Bank in October

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“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” Presented at Library

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:42 am

Friends of the Library are offering a Humanities Iowa Program called Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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Quitline Iowa Offers More Nicotine Replacement for Beginning of New Year

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:29 am

Quitting smoking is often a popular resolution made over the New Year.

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Keeping a Green New Year’s Resolution

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:26 am

Metro Waste Authority of Iowa has some tips for keeping that New Year’s Resolution to be greener.

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Top 10 News Stories of 2009

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 7:15 am

KCII News is taking look back at the top ten news stories of 2009 during the New Year’s Holiday. Today we’ll look at numbers 6-10. Tomorrow we’ll have a look at the top 5.

#6 Hotel Tax Fails

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 7:14 am

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Washington voters said no to a hotel-motel tax this year.

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#7 Five Supervisors

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:53 am

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This was the first year that Washington County residents saw five people at the table during a board of Supervisors meeting.

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#8 Kalona Gets New City Administrator

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:50 am

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Kalona got a new city administrator this year.

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#9 Washington’s New Library Completed

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:44 am

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Washington’s new public library is officially opened for business this year.

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#10 Wellman Parkside Recreation Center

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:39 am

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Grant money and citizen donations helped give Wellman a new recreation center

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Sheriff Urges Residents to Celebrate Safely on New Years

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:25 am

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Many people will celebrate this New Year’s Eve with alcohol. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says those who choose to drink need to have a sober driver.

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