Archive for February, 2012

Board of Supervisors Reject Zoning Request

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing as part of their meeting yesterday regarding a county rezoning application.  

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City Council to Meet Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is set to meet tonight and will be holding several discussions as part of their meeting.  

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Commercial Property Tax Reform Hits Roadblock

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:26 am

As previously reported, lawmakers have been looking at commercial tax reform, hoping to reduce the amount of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100% to 60%. Yesterday, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means committee said they will not even consider commercial property tax reform until the Earned Income Tax credit is expanded.

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New Technology Coming to Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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New medical technology is coming to Washington County Hospital and Clinics.  

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Peanut Allergies in Schools

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

Earlier this week, a Carter Lake student with peanut allergies was rushed to a hospital after eating a peanut granola bar at school. Schools around the state have been considering going peanut free. Mid-Prairie Middle School and Elementary Nurse Jenna Grout explained the system they use to keep peanut products away from kids with allergies.

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National Guard Education Funding Passed

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

As previously reported, the National guard announced that they would have to cut the financial aid given to its members from 90% to 50%.

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Last Day to Purchase National Wildlife Turkey Federation Fundraiser Tickets

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:22 am

Today is the last day to buy tickets for the National Wildlife Turkey Federation fund raiser coming up Saturday.  

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Piano Concert at the Library Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Noontime piano concerts are returning to the Washington Public Library tomorrow.  

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Vera Wiley

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 5:32 am

Funeral services for 95 year old Vera Wiley of West Liberty, formerly of Columbus Junction will be at 1:30 Friday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction.  

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