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ICSAC Announces Online Aid Application

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:46 am

Students attending college will now be able to apply for financial aid a little easier.

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Local Communities Receving “Branching Out” Grant

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:42 am

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Several southeast Iowa communities are getting part of nearly $135,000 being dolled out by Trees Forever and Alliant Energy through the “Branching Out” program. It’s a nationally recognized effort to fund tree planting projects, energy efficiency and environmental awareness. The city of Wayland will receive f$5,000, Brighton will get $1,000, and Washington will receive $2,500.

Freezing Rain Continuing Across Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 11:33 am

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Low pressure in Missouri will spread a band of freezing rain across much of the region today.

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Red Cross Talks About Eastern Iowa Response to Haitian Earthquake

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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It’s been almost a week since the Caribbean island nation of Haiti was devastated by an earthquake of historic proportions.

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Washington Man Sentenced on Gun, Drug Charges

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:58 am

A Washington man has been sentenced to twelve and half years in prison on gun and drug charges.

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Supervisors Still on the Fence on Zoning

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The majority of Washington County Supervisors remain on the fence when it comes to a proposed zoning ordinance.

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Washington Council to Discuss TIF District

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington City Councilors will begin discussions this week on creating a tax increment financing district

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Crowd Gathers to Help Chamber Celebrates 75 Years

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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A crowd gathered last night in Washington’s Chamber of Commerce building to help the organization celebrate its 75th anniversary.

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Family Math Night at Lincoln

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:50 am

Students at Washington’s Lincoln Elementary School will be dealing cards, rolling dice and playing other games this week…all in the name of math.

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Extension to Offer Several Manure Application Courses

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:48 am

Iowa State University Extension will be having three-hour manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators on six different dates and locations in February.

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4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:46 am

The 4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit is later this month.

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Minor Family: News from Haiti Difficult to Come By

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 7:10 am

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A family in Kalona is in the process of adopting a two year old girl from Haiti, but because of the recent earthquake, the process is at a stand still.

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Several Key Education Measures Emerge

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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