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Fire Destroys Barn Near Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 6:00 am


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A fire in rural Kalona late Monday night destroyed a pole barn and its contents.

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Empowerment Shift Seems Likely

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:58 am

WCPH Admin. Edie Nebel Tells supervisors about a recent trip to Des Moines where she sat in on a hearing on the Empowerment proposal

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A program focused on all things early-childhood will likely be shifted from the Iowa Department of Management to the Department of Education.

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Crowded GOP Primary Race for Senate Dist. 45

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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A business owner from Keosauqua is hoping to represent Van Buren, Jefferson and Washington Counties, and parts of Wapello and Johnson Counties in the Iowa Senate.

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Washington, Fairfield Chambers Visit Des Moines

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Members of the Washington and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce visited the Capital this week to get an inside look at state government.

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Residents Asked to Help Measure Bird Populations

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Area residents are being asked to help the Louisa County Conservation Board document local bird populations this weekend.

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America Saves Campaign

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:50 am

With the national trend lately being borrow more and save less, Iowa State University Extension is encouraging people to think more prudently when it comes to their finances.

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Curves Food Bank Fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:49 am

A local business is having a fundraiser in March to support local food banks.

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Free County Makes Push Before Public Hearing on Zoning

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 6:00 am
Hundreds of people filled the Washington County Extension Building for the town hall meeting on zoning (KCII News)Hundreds of people filled the Washington County Extension Building for the town hall meeting on zoning (KCII News)

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A local citizens group is hoping for a big turnout at a public hearing on the proposed Washington County zoning ordinance.

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More Snow For Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Upwards of five inches of snow have fallen over Southeast Iowa since Sunday and more is on the way.

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Washington Councilors Continue Budget Talks

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Washington City Councilors continue to hash out next fiscal year’s budget this week.

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WCSD Board to Discuss Snow Days

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington School Board members this week will decide how to make up the unusually high number of snow days taken this year.

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Loebsack Introduces Healthy Food for Healthy Schools

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:42 am

In an effort to help fight childhood obesity in Iowa, Congressman Dave Loebsack has introduced a bill that will take on the problem at schools.

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St. James Royal Ball

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:41 am

St. James School is getting ready for their largest fundraiser of the year.

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Parent Teacher Conferences at Lincoln

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:40 am

Washington’s Stewart Elementary School is having Parent Teacher Conferences this week.

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Louisa Co. Crash Kills 4, Injures 1

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:50 am

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According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash occurred 3/4 of a mile north of Columbus Jct. on Highway 70

A head on Crash near Columbus Junction this weekend killed four and injured one.

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Zoning Ordinance up for First Reading

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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A proposed zoning ordinance for Washington County is up for first reading this week.

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Winter Weather Continues for SE Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:47 am

Most of Southeast Iowa is under a winter storm advisory this morning as snow continues to blanket the area.

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Marek: Texting Ban Will Likely Pass

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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It will likely be illegal to send a text message while driving in Iowa after this year’s legislative session.

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Bio-diesel Makers Still Waiting on Blender’s Credit

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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The manager of a local bio-diesel plant is happy about recently introduced renewable fuel standards, but wants lawmakers to also be making headway on what’s call the “blenders” tax credit

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Attorney Wants to Remodel Office

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:39 am

Edmondson Addresses Supervisors

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The Washington County Attorney wants to renovate her office.

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