Archive for January, 2010

Several Key Education Measures Emerge

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:56 am
Senator Becky Schmitz (D-Fairfield) and Representative Larry Marek (D-Riverside) take questions and give an update from the capital (1/16/10) - KCII NEWSSenator Becky Schmitz (D-Fairfield) and Representative Larry Marek (D-Riverside) take questions and give an update from the capital (1/16/10) – KCII NEWS

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As a key member of the Iowa Senate’s Education Committee, Fairfield Senator Becky Schmitz has been involved in several significant pieces of legislation introduced this session.

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Highland Signs on for Race to the Top

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:54 am
Highland School Board Member Mike Roberts addresses Senator Becky Schmitz and Representative Larry Marek at the Washington Chamber's Legislative Briefing (1/16/10) - KCII NEWSHighland School Board Member Mike Roberts addresses Senator Becky Schmitz and Representative Larry Marek at the Washington Chamber’s Legislative Briefing (1/16/10) – KCII NEWS

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A Highland School Board Member says the district is signed on for the federal Race to the Top program.

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Fog to Give Way to Ice

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Ice is expected to hit southeast Iowa this week.

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Chamber Celebrates 75 Yrs Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:51 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 75th anniversary tonight.

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Washington Woman Wins Half a Million Dollars

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:48 am

An eastern Iowa woman won a $500,000 prize Friday in a joint drawing by the Kansas and Iowa lotteries.

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WHS Taking Driver’s Ed Apps.

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:27 am

Applications for spring driver’s education are now available at the Washington High School.

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Margy Margaret Butler

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 11:46 am

SIGOURNEY-Mary Margaret Butler, age 92, of Sigourney, died Sunday, January 17, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Cedar Rapids. Funeral arrangements are pending with Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney.

Januray 18, 2010

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 8:01 am

Birthday Winner – Kate Griffith, Kalona

Demons girls beat Oskie

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:46 am

The 13th ranked Washington Demon girls basketball team got another win going away against 4A Oskaloosa.

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Demon boys suffer second loss

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:46 am

Meanwhile, Saturday evening the Demon boys suffered only their second loss of the season playing on the road at Iowa City Regina. The Regals won 65-58.

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Chiefs get IMS in extra time

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:45 am

Third ranked IMS boys suffered their first loss of the season.

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Highland and Lone Tree girls play tight one

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:44 am

Highland and Lone Tree girls were making up a previously postponed game Saturday, and it was what you’d expect from a Highland-Lone Tree game.

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Five Warriors place at WACO tournament

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:43 am

The WACO wrestling team hosted the Warrior Invitational with twelve teams taking part. Alburnet took first as a team, Anamosa second and New London third.

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Washington Man Injured in Plane Crash Near E. Iowa Airport – New Information

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:41 am

A Washington man is recovering at a Cedar Rapids hospital after a plane crash Sunday night.

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Marek Asks Local Governments to Share the Pain of Budget Woes

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:29 am
Senator Becky Schmitz (D-Fairfield) and Representative Larry Marek (D-Riverside) take questions and give an update from the capital (1/16/10) - KCII NEWSSenator Becky Schmitz (D-Fairfield) and Representative Larry Marek (D-Riverside) take questions and give an update from the capital (1/16/10) – KCII NEWS

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The effects of Iowa’s state budget shortfalls are expected to be felt by local governments.

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Grassley Has Kind Words for Obama

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:25 am
Grassley addresses the crowd during a town hall meeting in Kalona (1/13/10) - KCII NewsGrassley addresses the crowd during a town hall meeting in Kalona (1/13/10) – KCII News

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President Barack Obama hasn’t been without his critics. But he recently got some kind words from an unlikely source: Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.

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Supervisors to Set Public Hearing Date on Zoning

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:23 am

Washington County Supervisors are expected to set the date for the first official public hearing on a proposed zoning ordinance

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Government Offices Closed in Recognition of MLK

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:22 am

Many schools and government offices are closed today in recognition of Martin Luther King Junior’s

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WCHC Launches Pulmonary Disease Treatment Program

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:14 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics’ Physical Therapy Department is launching a new program to treat those with severe Pulmonary disease.

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Daffodils For Sale

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:09 am

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The American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days sale is in full swing.

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