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WFD Chief: Keep Real Christmas Trees Well Watered

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 6:44 am

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Christmas Trees are going up in homes across the country.

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U of I Prof Explains Fed

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 6:29 am

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The U.S. Senate is in the process of deciding whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserves as second term.

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Final Day for FSA Voting

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 6:03 am

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

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Washington Community and the Noon Kiwanis Club Blood Drive

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

Washington Community and the Noon Kiwanis Club are sponsoring a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Thursday, December 17th, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. It is located at the United Presbyterian Church, 209 East Main Street, Washington.  For more information, call Yale Jarvis at 319-461-5849.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Zoning continues to occupy a Washington County Supervisors time.

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

Zoning continues to occupy a Washington County Supervisors time. This week a group of anti zoning residents is presenting more signatures in a petition asking supervisors not to implement such an ordinance. The board will also have another work session to review the proposed ordinance. They’ll also consider personnel change requests from the engineer, veteran’s affairs, the sheriff and the auditor. The meeting starts at 9:30 Tuesday morning in the Washington County Courthouse.

IRFA disappointed with EPA

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

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is expressing disappointment at the EPA’s announcement that it is delaying a decision on the E15 waiver request.  The EPA announcement signaled other troubling caveats to any future E15 approval.  Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production, and has 39 ethanol refineries capable of producing nearly 3.3 billion gallons annually.

FSA Voting

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

Today is the last day for Washington County Farmers to cast ballots in the Farm Service Agency Committee elections. FSA county committees act as a sort of liaison to help implement federal farm programs at the local level. This year’s election is being held in local administrative area three, which consists of Clay, Brighton, Marion, Franklin and Washington Townships. Ballots must be received in the County FSA office or post marked by today. New committee members take office January first.

First Winter Storm Expected Next Week

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 6:21 am

The first major winter storm of the season is expected to hit Iowa next week.

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Washington Choir Concerts

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 6:18 am

Two Washington Based choir groups are putting on a joint concert tonight.

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WHS Parent/Teacher Conferences

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 6:16 am

Washington High School is having parent/teacher conferences Monday.

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Pearl Harbor Anniversary

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 6:14 am

Monday will be the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Candlelight Tour of Homes

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 6:12 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s 19th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes is tonight and tomorrow night. The chamber’s Anne Moore says holiday decorations will be featured at four homes: the Huber Residence in the Water’s Edge subdivision, The Mannings on East 13th, Merle Davis and Linda Brown’s on West Tyler and the Ballou Home at Lake Trio.

Open House at Paws and More

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 5:56 am

Paws and More Animal Shelter is having an open house today.

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Marshalltown Public Library Honered

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 5:55 am

The ‘best of the best’ are being recognized in Iowa.

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Construction Season Comes to a Close

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 5:53 am

Construction season is coming to a close this year, therefore Lee County Road X-38 at U.S. 61 is open, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. 

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Police Chief Explains Lack of Information Surrounding Homicide

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:57 am

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Few details are being released about a homicide investigation in Washington.

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Poll Takers Feel Riverside Needs to Resume Payments

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:54 am

An online survey at KCIIRadio.Com indicates people feel Riverside should continue to pay Washington County under a revenue sharing agreement being contested in court.

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Schmitz: Rural Iowans Pay the Most for Healthcare

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:50 am

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According to a new report by the Iowa Policy Project, up to 37 percent of families in rural Iowa buy their own health insurance

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Harkin Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Medicare

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:46 am

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Iowa Senator Tom Harkin yesterday praised the passage of Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Iowa Orchid Among Those Threatened by Climate Change

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:43 am

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A rare, native Iowa plant has made the list of America’s ten “Hottest Species.”

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