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Lake Darling Update

Posted: Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 5:58 am

Despite budget cuts expected for the DNR in 2010, the restoration of Lake Darling will continue.

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New President for WAMA

Posted: Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 5:56 am

The Washington Area Ministerial Association has new president.

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Christmas Tree Pickup This Week

Posted: Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 5:54 am

The City of Washington’s maintenance department will begin picking up Christmas Trees this week.

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Sheriff Hires Two New Deputies

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:23 am

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office officially hired two new deputies this week.

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Mangold Reflects on First Year as Supervisor

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:18 am

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Washington County Supervisor Adam Mangold just completed his first year on the board.

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Exercising In the New Year

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 am

Getting more exercise is a common New Year’s resolution.

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Healthy Eating Tips from the ISU Extension Service

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:10 am

Eating healthier is a common New Year’s Resolution.

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2010 Off to a Cold Start

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:04 am

2010 is off to a bitterly cold start.

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Energy Saving Tips this Winter

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:02 am

Cold winter weather is here and that means higher heating costs.

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WCHC Purchases New CT Scanner

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:01 am

Washington County Hospital recently got a high tech CT scanner.

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Group Continues to Form Disaster Response Plan

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 7:00 am

Washington area churches, businesses and service groups are continuing to form a disaster response plan.

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Top Ten News Stories of 2009

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:27 am

1. County Zoning
2. Washington County/Riverside Dispute
3. Property Tax Bonding Fails for WCSD
4. Washington Man Killed in Apparent Brawl
5. Trio Tries to Rob West Chester Savings Bank
6. Hotel Tax Fails
7. Five Supervisors
8. Kalona Gets New City Adminstrator
9. Washington’s New Library Completed
10. Wellman Parkside Rec Center

#1 County Zoning

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:10 am

Washington County is one of only a handful of counties in the state that does not have a zoning ordinance. That could change soon.

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#2 Washington County/Riverside Legal Dispute

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:09 am

Washington County and the City of Riverside are locked in a legal dispute stemming from a revenue sharing agreement created when the casino was built.

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#3 Property Tax Bonding Fails for WCSD

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 7:06 am

Washington School Board members are moving forward with a plan to build a new high school, even though voters said no to a property tax bonding measure in September.

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#4 Washington Man Killed in Apparent Brawl

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:47 am

In November a Washington man was killed after a fracas outside the 4th Avenue Bar and Grill.

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#5 Trio Tries to Rob West Chester Savings Bank

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:46 am

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Three people were arrested after a robbery at West Chester Savings Bank in October

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“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” Presented at Library

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:42 am

Friends of the Library are offering a Humanities Iowa Program called Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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Quitline Iowa Offers More Nicotine Replacement for Beginning of New Year

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:29 am

Quitting smoking is often a popular resolution made over the New Year.

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Keeping a Green New Year’s Resolution

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 6:26 am

Metro Waste Authority of Iowa has some tips for keeping that New Year’s Resolution to be greener.

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