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4-H Leadership Development Applications Reminder

Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Applications for Washington County’s 4-H Leadership Development Program are still being accepted.  

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Wellman Chamber Holding First Event

Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 6:23 am

The newly-organized Wellman Chamber of Commerce has announced it will host its first event next month.  

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Keokuk County Honors Fallen Deputy with New Memorial

Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 6:22 am

Members of the Keokuk and Mahaska County Sheriff’s offices took time to honor a fallen deputy this week.  

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WACO Kicks Off 50th Homecoming Celebration

Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 6:21 am

WACO fans can celebrate the football team’s 50th Homecoming with events all next week.  

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Ainsworth Caregiver Convicted on All Counts Faced

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:30 am

A jury has reached a verdict in the case of an Ainsworth caregiver involved in the death of a 78 year-old woman.  

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Candidates File for Open Seats in Washington

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:29 am

The Washington City Council has three positions up for election this fall and some people have filed to run for office.  

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Main Street Challenge Grant Applications Due Today

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:28 am
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Main Street Washington is looking for a worthy project in its downtown district.  

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Construction Concludes on Ivy Avenue

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:27 am

Ivy Avenue outside of Washington was once again opened to thru traffic Wednesday following a three month construction project.

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Mid-Prairie Finishes Up High School Renovation, Set to Begin Another

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

Mid-Prairie students began the school year in a newly renovated high school building, but the school district is already preparing for another construction project.  

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Homecoming Court Announced

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Washington High School has announced the candidates for this year’s Homecoming Court.  

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Wellman Calls Special Meeting

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Wellman City Council called a special meeting to officially announce and approve an offer to the city’s new administrator.  

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Washington County Historical Society Holds Open House Event

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:23 am

Eight historic sites around Washington County will open their doors Sunday afternoon for a joint open house event with the Washington County Historical Society.  

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IMS Putting on First Concert of the Year

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:22 am

Residents have a chance to see Iowa Mennonite School students show off their talents for the first time this year.  

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Increasing Tourism on Agenda for Keokuk County Board of Supervisors

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors will hear from a county representative on how to increase tourism at its next meeting.  

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Ainsworth Caregiver Convicted on All Counts Faced

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

A jury has reached a verdict in the case of an Ainsworth caregiver involved in the death of a 78 year-old woman.  

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Washington County Historical Society Holds Open House Event

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Eight historic sites around Washington County will open their doors Sunday afternoon for a joint open house event with the Washington County Historical Society.  

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Construction Concludes on Ivy Avenue

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Ivy Avenue outside of Washington was once again opened to thru traffic Wednesday following a three month construction project.

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New Phone System Being Installed at Communications Center

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 am
Dispatcher Isaac Kleese is receiving training on the new 911 phone systemDispatcher Isaac Kleese is receiving training on the new 911 phone system

The Washington County Safety Center is putting on the finishing touches toward installing their new phone system.  

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Local School Students Receive Anti Bullying Message

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 6:28 am
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Students from Lincoln Elementary and Washington Junior High Schools had a lesson about bullying during special assemblies yesterday morning.  

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Report Says Corn Showing Slow Progress

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 6:26 am

Recent dry weather has area farmers concerned about their timing of this year’s harvest, but a report by the Iowa Department of Agriculture still suggests progress.  

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