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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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WHS’s Holiday Concert for Children

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:17 am

Washington High School’s seventh annual Holiday Concert for Children is this week.

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WHS’s 7th Annual Holiday Concert for Children

Posted: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 at 6:00 am

Washington High School is having their seventh annual Holiday Concert for Children

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WJHS Seeking Donations for “Operation Snowflake”

Posted: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 at 5:58 am

Washington Junior High is looking for donations for Operation Snow Flake.

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Exploring Wildlife over the Holidays

Posted: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 at 5:56 am

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

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4-Hers Encourged to Apply for Awards, State and National Conferences

Posted: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 at 5:54 am

Washington County 4-Hers are being encouraged to explore available opportunities

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Influenza Update

Posted: Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 6:48 am

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press play to hear from WCPH Admin. Edie Nebel

Two of the most recent H1N1 related deaths in Iowa were in the eastern part of the state.

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WCSB Takes Final Step to Issue Bonds

Posted: Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 6:41 am

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The Washington School Board has taken the final step in issuing sales tax bonds

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Jefferson Co. Sheriff Warns of Potential Scam

Posted: Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 6:39 am

Authorities in Jefferson County are warning area residents about a potential scam.

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State Panel Releases Reorganization Reccomendations

Posted: Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 6:28 am

A panel of lawmakers charged with overhauling state government is

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Group Developed Unsafe Toy List

Posted: Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 6:24 am

Santa has a list and checks it twice, and World Against Toys Causing Harm wants Iowa consumers to check toys on their gift giving lists twice

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How to Have a Green Christmas

Posted: Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 6:23 am

A lot of what used to be thrown in the trash over the holidays can now be recycled and kept out of the landfill.

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