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Iowa Teachers Agriculture Academy

Posted: Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 5:02 am

The 2010 Teachers Ag Academies are coming up.

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Pesticide Testing in Washington

Posted: Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The next pesticide testing date at Washington County Extension is June 11th.

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Missing Dog

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

A male boxer dog was found on east Jefferson street in Washington Iowa. The dog has a red harness on and does not posses any tags or other information. For more information or to see if it is your dog, call Laurie Bauer at (319)-461-4916.

Expect High Travel and Patrol During Memorial Day Weekend

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:41 am

Low gas prices, pleasant weather and a long Memorial Day weekend means many Iowan’s are hitting the road.

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Stewart Elementary School Geothermal Project

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:39 am

Installing geothermal heating and cooling system at Washington’s Stewart Elementary School will cost a little more than 1.5-million dollars.

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Washington High-School Graduation

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:38 am

Washington High-School bids farewell to the class of 2010 tomorrow.

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Washington School District Offering Summer Meals

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:37 am

The Washington School District is again participating in the summer food service program.

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Senator Becky Schmitz Proud of Veteran’s Benefits

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:28 am

As the nation prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, a local state lawmaker is again touting Iowa’s status as the first in the nation to approve all 10 of the quality of life measures requested by the Department of Defense.

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Brighton Summer Day Camps

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The City of Brighton, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and Brighton Lions Club are sponsoring summer day camps.

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Angel Food Orders Due

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Brighton Horizons group with assistance from the First Church of God is offering Angel Food as an alternative to paying retail food prices.

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Pressure Canners to be Tested

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Mildred E Sands

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:13 am

Funeral services for 87 year old Mildred E. Sands of Washington will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1 at Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will take place at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 31 at Jones-Eden Funeral Home with family visitation from 6 to 8 on Monday evening. A memorial has been established to Cotter Presbyterian Church and Salem Welsh Presbyterian Church.

Anhydrous Tank Rupture Prompts Evacuations

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:49 am


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Several homes were evacuated and a portion of G36 was closed after an anhydrous tank rupture northeast of Washington last night.

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Unemployment Edges Up for Iowa, Huge Drop in Washington Co.

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate edged up a o.1% last month, while Washington County’s saw a nearly 1% decrease.

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IUB Issues New Rules for Home Energy Generation

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:43 am

The Iowa Utilities Board is hoping to make things easier for people who want to own their own energy generation devices such as wind turbines and solar panels.

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Final Forum with District 5 Supervisor Candidates Today

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Does the state have too much control over what local government bodies can do? That’s the question answered by the two Republicans running for Washington County Supervisor in District 5 on today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa Program.

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Barn Quilt Commitee Drawing Map

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Calling all barn quilt owners…Barn Quilts of Washington County is designing a map.

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Busy Summer at YMCA

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Many area schools let out next week and that poses the question: what will the kids do all summer.

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Toolesboro Indian Mounds: A Free Summer Activity

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Toolesboro Indian Mounds in Louisa County are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture from around 100 B.C. to 200 A.D.

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Keokuk Co. Extension Offering Nature Explorer Family Club

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Keokuk County Extension is offering a program aimed at connecting kids and their parents by enjoying the outdoors this summer. It’s called the Nature Explore Families’ Club.  According to the Extension, research shows that children benefit greatly from connecting with nature.  Those benefits include increased math and science skills, and enhanced motor skills.  The Club meets the second Sunday of each month beginning Sunday afternoon, June 13th at 1:00 at Lake Belva Deer near the pond.  All family members, of all ages, are invited to participate.  To find out how to register, contact the Keokuk County Extension Office.