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City Council Budget Shows Need for More Taxes

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 11:28 am

In the Washington City Council’s budget for the next fiscal year, it shows a need for more income. 

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Preschool Vouchers Could Hurt School Districts

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Lawmakers in Des Moines were divided Tuesday night after talking about preschool funding. 

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Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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It’s that time of year when we spring forward. 

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Monthly Game Day at Library

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Washington Public Library is hosting monthly “Game Day at the Library” tomorrow. 

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Bones Presentation at Marr Park Sunday

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Conservation Center at Marr Park is offering a class on bones this weekend. 

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Children’s Basketball Contest on Saturday

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Washington Township Optimist Club is sponsoring a basketball contest for children tomorrow. 

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Purple Martin Workshop in Kalona Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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A workshop on attracting purple martins will be held at the CAM Iowa Clothing Center in Kalona tomorrow and organizer Jim Walters says this workshop is attended by more than 200 people each year.   

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Verdict Reached on Washington Teen’s Trial

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 10:46 am

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A Washington teen has been found not guilty on 3 counts of vehicular homicide. 

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Washington City Council Approves Budget

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council held a special session last night to discuss the fiscal year 2012 budget. 

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Washington High School Construction Update and Seniors Privileges

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington School Board met in regular session last night and during their meeting they heard an update on the construction of the new high school. 

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Local Meat Lockers Good Source for Local Food

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says a great source of home grown food is through our local meat lockers. 

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Public Input Wanted on Transportation Issues

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The public is invited to share concerns about transportation issues during a public meeting in Cedar Rapids. 

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Regional Pork Conference Being Held Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Iowa Pork Producers Association, along with the Iowa Pork Center and ISU Extension are holding regional pork conferences in southeast Iowa.  

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Scholarships Available for High School Graduates

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Women of Washington County who have been out of high school for at least one year are eligible for a scholarship. 

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Youth Baseball Signup Deadline is Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington Y registration for spring baseball is about to end. 

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Board of Supervisors Approve Bids for Secondary Roads

Posted: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting yesterday morning and reviewed bids for the county secondary roads improvement projects. 

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Special City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council meeting is scheduled for tonight to discuss the fiscal year 2012 budget. 

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Washington School Board to Discuss Facility Use and Budget

Posted: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Washington School Board is meeting tonight and during their meeting they will receive a construction update from Dan Culp on the new high school and will hear about a cultural assessment survey. 

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Hospital Holding a Public Hearing Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics is holding a public hearing tomorrow to discuss the fiscal year 2012 budget. 

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Read an E-Book Week

Posted: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:24 am

This week has been declared “Read an E-Book Week.” 

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