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Supervisors Approve Zoning Changes, Draft Phase is Next

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:41 am

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Washington County Supervisors have approved several revisions to a proposed zoning ordinance.

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Mental Health Move Would Mean Higher Costs For Washington County Sherriff’s Office

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:33 am

The proposed closure of Mt. Pleasant’s mental health facility would create financial burdens

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H1N1 Vaccines Recalled; CDC: Safety not an Issue

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:28 am

Certain lots of the H1N1 vaccine are being recalled.

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Winter Storms Strain area Blood Banks

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:25 am

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Last week’s winter storm is putting a strain on the area’s blood supply.

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Washington School Board To Get Architect’s Update

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:23 am

Washington School Board members are slated to get an update on the new high school from

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M-P Board Votes to Continue Supt. Sharing With Keota

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:22 am

Mid-Prairie School Board members have decided to extend their contract

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Loebsack Supporting “Green Schools” Measure

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:17 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack and several of his colleagues are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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DHS Recommends Closing Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Facility

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 7:14 am

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The head of the Iowa Department of Human Services is recommending the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Facility be closed

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H1N1 Vaccine Available to General Public

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 6:45 am

Washington County Public Health has begun offering H1N1 vaccinations to the general public.

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Washington Co. Supervisors Expected to Respond to Union Proposal

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 6:42 am

Washington County Supervisors will respond this week to a proposal from the labor union representing sheriff’s deputies.

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Fire Risks Increase During Holidays

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 6:41 am

Decorations are staples of the holiday season, but according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, they also play a role in U.S. home fires

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Louisa Co. Conservation to Offer Winter Break Camps

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 6:28 am

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Louisa County Conservation is hoping to keep kids interested in learning over the winter break.

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School Breakfasts Down in Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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A new study suggests that some Iowa school children are skipping what’s known as the most important meal of the day.

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Secret Santa Raises $3,600 for Families in Need

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 6:23 am

A “Secret Santa” program in Washington designed to help out the less fortunate during the holiday season has raised roughly $3,600. Jerry Dunbar is with the AM Kiwanis. The organization is one of the primary contributors to the program. He says they raised as much, if not more than last year. Dunbar says the AM Kiwanis donated $1,800, while they’re youth organization raised $500. He says they also had a $1,000 gift from Dr. Pepper and a $300 from an anonymous donor.

Zoning Talks Continue for Supervisors

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:48 am

Zoning is again on the docket for Washington County Supervisors at this week’s meeting.

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DHS Restructuring Expected to Have Little Local Impact

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:47 am

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A proposed restructuring of Iowa’s largest state agency shouldn’t have too much impact locally.

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Loebsack Supporting Consolidated Appropriations

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is supporting a measure that would provide continued federal funding to support

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WJHS Still Seek Donations for Operation Snow Flake

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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Washington Junior High is looking for donations for Operation Snow Flake

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Businesses Open for Shopping “In the Saint Nick of Time.”

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:21 am

Several downtown businesses in Washington are having extended hours this evening.

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Wild Week at Washington Co. Conservation

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:19 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board will be hosting “Wild Week” during the holiday break.

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