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Energy Crews Coming to Prevent Future Power Outages

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Crews from Alliant Energy will be in the Washington and Henry County areas the next few weeks to trim trees in an effort to reduce the chances of a power outage.  

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FSA Voting Deadline Monday

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:28 am

Monday is the last day for Washington County Farmers to cast ballots in the Farm Service Agency Committee elections.  

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Stockings For Soldiers

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

US Bank in Washington is collecting donations for Washington County Soldiers. They are hoping to fill stockings for Washington County’s 110 soldiers serving overseas.

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Holiday Travel Tips

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Holiday Season is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Barb Arnold with Paradise Travel in Washington gave us some tips to make the traveling easier and less stressful.

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Farmers’ Tax Guides

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Extension office now has tax guides available for farmers.

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Opportunities to Attend a National Leadership Program

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:23 am

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There are two opportunities for area high school 4-H members to join in a national leadership program next year.  

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Christmas Celebration Being Held in Historic Washington House

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Historical Society is presenting a program this and next weekend showcasing the Conger House in Washington.  

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Open House Held for Long-Time Farm Service Agency Employee

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 6:21 am

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An open house was held yesterday for a long-time employee with Farm Service Agency in Washington.  

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Winter Energy Tips

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

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With the Holiday Season also comes the season of higher energy bills. Justin Foss with Alliant Energy gave us some tips for how to keep your energy costs down this winter.

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Dessert Theatre Opens to Sold Out Crowd

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am

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An event that is being presented this week to showcase the upcoming holiday season opened last night to a sold out crowd.  

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Open House Tonight for Long-Time Farm Service Agency Employee Retiring

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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An open house is being held today for a long-time employee with Farm Service Agency in Washington who is retiring today.  

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Tour of Homes Event Starts Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to attend their 21st Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes starting tomorrow.  

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Beef Weigh-In in Kalona

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:24 am

Washington County 4-H will have a beef weigh in on December 17th at the Kalona Sales Barn. The weights of cattle will be taken so winter growth can be measured at the County Fair.

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Master Gardeners offer Tips on Fresh Christmas Trees

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Tips are being offered by Master Gardeners at the ISU Extension Service for picking out and preserving fresh Christmas trees.

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Washington Choral Society Concert Tonight

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Washington Choral Society is putting on a concert tonight to benefit a local area food bank.  

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Keokuk County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors will have their meeting on Monday. They will discuss an endorsement for building an underground storage tank at the cost of $2,540.

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Washington Snow Removal Ordinance Reminder

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

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With snow certain to fall this winter, Washington City Hall wants to remind residents about their snow removal ordinance.  

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Upcoming COAD Meeting to Approve Volunteer Center Plans

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Community Organizations Active in Disasters or COAD group is getting ready to finalize their Emergency Volunteer Center plan.  

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Time to Change Furnace Filters

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

The cold weather means its time to change your furnace filters, or at least check to make sure they are clean.

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Mars Rover Launched Saturday

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

NASA launched the Mars Rover on Saturday and began its 8 month Journey to the red planet. Jon Noel, a science teacher at Mid-Priarie High School says most students don’t start getting excited until information starts coming back from the Mars surface.

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