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Washington Elects First Female Mayor

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:29 am

Washington has elected its first ever female mayor.

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IC Voter Turnout at All Time Low

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:28 am

Iowa City saw the lowest percentage of voters

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WCSO Investigating Death

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:27 am

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies found a Mt. Pleasant man dead yesterday after responding to a 911 call.

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Keokuk Co. Offering H1N1 Vaccine

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:25 am

Keokuk County Public Health has the H1N1 vaccine available,

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Eastern Iowa Child Dies from H1N1

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:24 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting the state’s first case of a child dying from the H1N1 virus.

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LIHEAP Program Available

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:24 am

People who expect to have trouble paying for heating costs this winter

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Councilors To Consider Liquor License for New Restaurant

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:22 am

Washington City Councilors tonight (11/4) will consider granting a liquor license

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General Assistance Requests Up in Washington Co

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 6:22 am

64 people applied for general assistance in Washington County during this fiscal year’s first quarter.

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Unnofficial Election Results for City Elections in Washington County, November 2009

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Unofficial Election Results Washington County City Elections, November 2009

(Winners of contested races in cities by alphabetical order)

Ainsworth
Mayor: Dawn H. Stewart

Council: Virginia R. Schuerman
Keith A. Sollazzo
Gerald M. Stewart

Brighton
Mayor: Rob Farley

Council: Charles J. Emry
Paul R. Shelangoski

Crawfordsville
Council: Rex L. Felts
Gene Miller
Carolyn Steele

Riverside
Mayor: Brian McDole

Council: Kevin Kiene
Ralph Schnoebelen

Wellman
Council: Fern Bontrager
Doug Powell

Washington
Mayor: Sandra Johnson
Hotel/Motel Tax: NO-559
YES-278

WACO Holding School Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 7:20 am

WACO Superintendent Greg Ray says they are having school tomorrow

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Comm Center Investigating Malfunctioning Tornado Sirens

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:44 am

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The Washington County Communications Center is looking into why some tornado sirens didn’t work properly

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Iowa Congressional Delegation Opposes FEMA Charging Rent

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:42 am

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Second district Congressman Dave Loebsack recently announced his intentions to oppose FEMA’s plans to charge rent to residents living in their temporary housing after last year’s floods.

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VA to Hire Part Time Temp Worker

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:39 am

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Washington County Veteran’s Assistance is hiring a temporary part time employee, in part to help with outreach.

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Vets Memorial Nearing Completion, Work Still Needed on Park

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:26 am

Riverside’s new veteran’s memorial may be nearing completion, but the park is far from done.

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Election Day

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:25 am

Residents in Washington County communities elect city officials today.

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One Iowa to Hold Marriage Equality Forum in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:23 am

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Iowa’s largest gay and lesbian advocacy group is hosting a forum in Washington this week.

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Iowa Concern Hotline Offers Help for Stressed Farm Families

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:20 am

A tough economy, an unusually wet season, and some low commodity prices have area farmers stressed.

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IMS Travels to FFA Natl. Convention

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:18 am

Fifteen IMS students and alumni recently attended a four-day national FFA convention

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Hotel Tax Decided Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 6:56 am

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Voters in Washington will decide whether the city should implement a hotel-motel tax

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Busy Week for Washington BOS

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 6:54 am

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Washington County Supervisors have a busy week ahead of them.

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