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Obesity Countering Bennefits of Less Smoking

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:42 am

Iowans are smoking less over the last 15 years resulting in longer life expectancy. However, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, those benefits could be wiped out by the growing obesity rate.

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WCSD To Hold Kindergarten Roundup

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:40 am

The Washington School District’s kindergarten roundup will start next month.

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Three Washington Men Handed Federal Prison Terms

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 6:00 am

Three Washington men have been handed federal prison terms.

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Power Outage Safety

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:58 am

As an ice storm blankets a large portion of Iowa this week, the Iowa Department of Public Health is urging residents to be prepared should power outages occur.

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Washington County Partners With Census Bureau

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Washington County is teaming up with the federal government to get the word out about this year’s census.

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Washington Councilors Move Closer to new “Junk” Ordinance

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:52 am

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Washington City Councilors are one step closer to adopting a revised junk and junk vehicle ordinance.

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WCSD Reports Success with Read 180

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:50 am

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The Washington School District is reporting improved proficiency after their first year using the Read 180 program.

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Schmitz, Hanson to Visit Fairfield MS

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:48 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz and State Representative Curt Hanson will be at the Fairfield Middle School

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ICSAC Announces Online Aid Application

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:46 am

Students attending college will now be able to apply for financial aid a little easier.

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Local Communities Receving “Branching Out” Grant

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:42 am

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Several southeast Iowa communities are getting part of nearly $135,000 being dolled out by Trees Forever and Alliant Energy through the “Branching Out” program. It’s a nationally recognized effort to fund tree planting projects, energy efficiency and environmental awareness. The city of Wayland will receive f$5,000, Brighton will get $1,000, and Washington will receive $2,500.

Freezing Rain Continuing Across Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 11:33 am

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Low pressure in Missouri will spread a band of freezing rain across much of the region today.

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Red Cross Talks About Eastern Iowa Response to Haitian Earthquake

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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It’s been almost a week since the Caribbean island nation of Haiti was devastated by an earthquake of historic proportions.

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Washington Man Sentenced on Gun, Drug Charges

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:58 am

A Washington man has been sentenced to twelve and half years in prison on gun and drug charges.

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Supervisors Still on the Fence on Zoning

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The majority of Washington County Supervisors remain on the fence when it comes to a proposed zoning ordinance.

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Washington Council to Discuss TIF District

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington City Councilors will begin discussions this week on creating a tax increment financing district

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Crowd Gathers to Help Chamber Celebrates 75 Years

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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A crowd gathered last night in Washington’s Chamber of Commerce building to help the organization celebrate its 75th anniversary.

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Family Math Night at Lincoln

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:50 am

Students at Washington’s Lincoln Elementary School will be dealing cards, rolling dice and playing other games this week…all in the name of math.

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Extension to Offer Several Manure Application Courses

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:48 am

Iowa State University Extension will be having three-hour manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators on six different dates and locations in February.

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4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:46 am

The 4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit is later this month.

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Minor Family: News from Haiti Difficult to Come By

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 7:10 am

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A family in Kalona is in the process of adopting a two year old girl from Haiti, but because of the recent earthquake, the process is at a stand still.

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