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How to Keep A New Year’s Resolution for Health

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:50 am

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press play to hear from the YMCA’s Fran Stigers

A new year is approaching and many will make a resolution to be healthier.

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New Years at Hamakua Place

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:48 am

Hamakua Place in Washington is planning a New Year’s Eve party.

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Chimney Safety

Posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2009 at 6:00 am

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… just make sure that the chimney is clean and in good condition.

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2010 Garbage Stickers Available

Posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2009 at 5:58 am

The City of Washington is reminding residents to get their new 2010 garbage can stickers.

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Santa’s House Hours This Week

Posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2009 at 5:56 am

Christmas is this week, but there’s still time to see Santa

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Hamakua Plans New Year’s Eve Party

Posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2009 at 5:54 am

Hamakua Place in Washington is planning a New Year’s Eve party.

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Farm Values Decline 2%

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 6:52 am

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press play to hear from State Rep Larry Marek

The average value of an acre of Iowa farm land dropped for the first time in nearly a decade

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Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 6:50 am

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Press play to hear from West Chester Savings Bank President Steve Olson

A report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation indicates up to a quarter of Americans are unbanked

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Jail Food Costs Going Up

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 6:46 am

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Food costs have been trending up this year. As a result, Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says it’s getting a little more expensive to feed inmates at the jail.

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Music Therapist to Speak at Learn at Lunch

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 6:44 am

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Press play to hear from music therapist Elisabeth Tinnes

This month’s learn at lunch is a musical edition.

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State Treasurer: Consider Saving Instead of Spending on Holidays

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 6:42 am

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press play to hear from State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald

Iowa’s College Savings Program has a holiday gift suggestion:

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Edna Jones Speaker Series Starts Today

Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 6:26 am

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Area residents are invited to learn more about the history of Christmas in Iowa this weekend.

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Iowa House Leader Optimistic Over State’s Financial Future

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:48 am

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Press play to hear from Iowa House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

The majority leader in the Iowa House is optimistic about the state’s financial future.

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Supervisors Set 1% Budget Directive

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:46 am

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(The Washington County Supervisors full conversation about the budget directive available in 4 segments)

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The Board of Supervisors want Washington County Departments to increase their expenditures by no more than one percent

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Architect Lays out Two Proposals for New Washington High School

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:44 am

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press play to hear from SVPA Principle Architect Vitus Bering

Washington School Board members have two rough proposals in front of them for construction of a new high school.

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School Board to Discuss Potential Land Purchase

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:42 am

Washington School Board members have a special meeting scheduled today to discuss a potential real estate purchase.

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Washington Dentist Comments on ADA Healthcare Hopes

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:40 am

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press play to hear from Dr. Jim Harris

The American Dental Association wants to be included the in the healthcare debate.

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Principal Would Like to See More Cyber-Bullying Regulation

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:38 am

Email, texting, Facebook ; cell phones, instant messages, and online social networking sites have transformed the way we communicate,

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Leftover Christmas Trees Can “Swim with the Fishes”

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:36 am

Area residents are invited to have their leftover Christmas Trees “swim with the fishes.”

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New Garbage Sticker Deadline Approaching

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:34 am

The City of Washington is reminding residents to get their new 2010 garbage can stickers. Annual garbage can stickers for next year can be purchased at city hall for $75.00. The stickers must be on garbage cans before the first pickup in January.