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IDPH Warns of Slips and Falls

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:31 am

Freezing rain and sleet are expected to be part of the wintry mix hitting Iowa.

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Iowa, Washington County Unemployment Numbers Up

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:27 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point last month

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IBBB Warns of Holiday Scams

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:24 am

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The Iowa Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about holiday scams.

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Holiday Closures

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:19 am

Tomorrow (12/24) is Christmas Eve. Most government offices and many businesses will either close early or not be open at all.

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Last Day to See Santa in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:18 am

Washington residents have one more chance to see old Saint Nick before Christmas

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Major Winter Storm Expected

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 6:00 am

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press play to hear from WeatherEye Meteorologist Paul Trambley

Much of Iowa is expected to have a white Christmas,

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Driving Tips From The State Patrol

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:59 am

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A major winter storm is on its way to Iowa this week.

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Washington County To Set Bid Letting In River Road Repair

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:58 am

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Washington County Supervisors will soon be seeking bids to stabilize a road near the English River. County Engineer David Patterson says 130th street was damaged by the 2008 floods, and is in danger of “sloughing” into the river. Patterson says they are receiving up to 80 thousand dollars in grant money from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for the project. Supervisors are expected to set a bid letting date at tomorrow morning’s meeting.

Washington School Board To Hold Facilites Workshop

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:56 am

Washington School Board members will get a clearer picture of what infrastructure improvements are needed at Stewart and Lincoln

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ISU Extension: End of Year Good Time for Financial Checkup

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:54 am

The Iowa State University Extension Service says the end of the year is a good time for a financial check up.

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Eating Health Over the Holidays

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:44 am

Cold weather, the holidays and plenty of food to share can set the stage for splurging on the least healthy foods,

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Avoiding Holiday Aches and Pains

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:41 am

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press play to hear from WCHC Clinic Physical Therapist Andy Bishop

For most, the holiday season is about joy and giving to others, but if you’re not careful, it can mean many aches and pains.

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Winter Breaks Start this Week

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:40 am

Area students begin winter break this week.

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Marek Sees Alt. Energy as Key to Economic Success

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 6:00 am

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A state representative from Riverside says Iowa’s agriculture based economy has helped it weather the national economic downturn.

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Schmitz Says Legislature Will Keep Hands Out of SILO Cookie Jar

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:58 am

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says the legislature will not dip in to the school infrastructure local option tax.

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Some Eastern Iowa Farmland Values Up Despite Statewide Decline

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:56 am

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press play to hear from ISU Extension Region 15 Director Gene Mohling

While the average statewide value of farm land in Iowa declined this year, many counties in eastern Iowa saw an increase.

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Keep Chimney Safety in Mind This Holiday Season

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:54 am

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… just make sure that the chimney is clean and in good condition.

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Greiner Takes Part in Ag-Urban Leadership Training

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:52 am

Lindsay Greiner from Keota has been a participant in the 2009 Ag-Urban Leadership class

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How to Keep A New Year’s Resolution for Health

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:50 am

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press play to hear from the YMCA’s Fran Stigers

A new year is approaching and many will make a resolution to be healthier.

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New Years at Hamakua Place

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:48 am

Hamakua Place in Washington is planning a New Year’s Eve party.

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