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Four Presidential Disaster Declarations Give Washington County, Board of Supervisors Right To Approve Roads Project Without County-Wide Vote

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Many residents questioned whether a public vote could decide to accept or deny the project, and the not Washington County Supervisors.

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Nation Wide Charities are losing money, but Kalona Historical Villages doing Well

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:25 am

According to a recent report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, donations in the country’s 400 biggest charities plunged last year by 11%.

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Washington Marching Band Concert Tonight

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Washington High School Marching Band is holding its annual “Marching Band In Concert” tonight at 7:30 pm in the High School Gymnasium.

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Mid Prairie offering two Comedy plays this year

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid Prairie High School will be offering two comedy plays this year.

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County Candidates Forum Today In WHS Auditorium

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Attorney and District 5 candidates will speak at a forum tonight at 7 PM at the Washington Senior High School auditorium.

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Highland Schools Receive $9,000 in WCRF Mini Grants

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Riverboat foundation recently announced its Mini Grant Awards and the Highland School District in Riverside received $9,000. 

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11 Candidates, More Than 80 Community Members Present For Washington Candidates Forum

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Eleven candidates and more than 80 area residents attended a Candidates Forum held Monday by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

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Washington County Public Health Could Move To Hospital, $4,000 Survey Approved

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have approved a $4,000 survey to determine if space at the Washington County Hospital can support the needs of Washington County Public Health, despite providing 3,000 less square feet than thought required.

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One Vehicle Crash Near Agency

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am


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A one vehicle crash near Agency sent a Fairfield woman to the hospital. In a report from the Iowa State Patrol, just before 8am yesterday, Janice Coleman was traveling west bound on Highway 34 over the posted speed limit and lost control after passing another vehicle.

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Oct 20 Red Cross and Washington Fire Department Partner To ‘Battery Up’

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The American Red Cross is urging families in Washington and across Eastern Iowa to install and maintain working smoke alarms.

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Wellman looks to upgrade infrastructure

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The City of Wellman held their city council meeting on Monday is taking the next steps toward upgrading their city infrastructure.

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Washington City Council Meeting This Evening

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Today the Washington City Council will meet in regular session.

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KCII Hog Wild Winners

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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KCII announced two grand prizewinners in the Hog Wild contest Saturday at the Washington Hy-Vee.  

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Columbus Community School District Looking at School Activities

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Columbus Community School District met Monday evening and one of the items on the agenda was looking at when school activities can meet.

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Washington County Recorder’s Office Closing at 11:30 Today

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Recorder’s Office will have shortened hours today.

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SE Iowa Art Tour a Success

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The South East Iowa Art Tour was held this past weekend, and Craig Swift owner of Studio 909 says it was a success.

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Special Washington County Supervisors Meeting Tonight, Vote On $8 Million Dollar Issuance Of Debt

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet in special session tonight to vote on the issuance of County general obligation debt to pay for a multimillion dollar secondary roads project.

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911 Surcharge Retention On November Ballot

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Washington County’s 911 surcharge is on the ballot this November.

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Washington School District To Reward Students For High ITBS Scores

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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The Washington School Board has recommended changes to how the district administers the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

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Mid Prairie Schools Receive over $11,000 in WCRF Mini Grants

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Riverboat foundation recently announced its Mini Grant Awards and the Mid-Prairie School District Received $11,700.

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