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Flooding Risks Continue

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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Saturated soil, melting snow and daily chances of rain this week are expected to lead to high river stages and chances of flooding.

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County Enacts Spring Road Embargoes

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Washington County has a message regarding secondary roads this spring: If you don’t need to be on them, stay off.

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Schmitz, Marek Confident Legislature will Adjourn on Time

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Two southeast Iowa state lawmakers say they’re confident the legislature will be able to end this year’s session on time.

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Former 1st Lady of Iowa Stops in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:43 am

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The former first lady of Iowa is gathering data on, and hoping to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

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Cafe Dodici Receives Iowa Source Awards

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:39 am

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Café Dodici has been named as the best place to grab Sunday brunch and have a meal for a special occasion by the Iowa Source.

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M-P Falls at State Tourney

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Mid-Prairie boys’ basketball team failed to reach the second round of the State Tournament

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Cigarette Sales, Consumption Down

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A new report shows a sharp drop in cigarette sales in Iowa.

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Small Business Academy in Wapello

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The ISU Extension Office in Wapello is having a six week small business class.

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Flooding Risk Down Slightly

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 7:08 am

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There continues to be a greater than normal risk of flooding across eastern Iowa.

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Measure Allows for More Flexibility in HS Assistance

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:57 am

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The Iowa Senate has passed a measure that would afford home school assistance programs flexibility in how state funding is spent.

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Bill Would Allow Larger Loads for Trucks

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:55 am

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A bill in the Iowa House would allow trucks to carry larger loads.

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Property Tax Deadline Approaching

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:51 am

Washington County residents have until the end of the month to pay real-estate and mobile home taxes.

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WCSD Continues to Seek Public Input on New High-School

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:49 am

Washington School Board members are looking for more community input as they lay out plans for a new high-school.

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M-P Boys Begin State Tournament Play

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:48 am

The Mid-Prairie boy’s basketball team plays their first game at the State Tournament today

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National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:47 am

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This is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.

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Louisa Co. Hosting Entrepreneur’s Consultant

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Louisa Development Group along with Columbus Junction Community Development Center and ISU Extension in Louisa County is hosting a session for entrepreneurs. 

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Dense Fog, and Showers

Posted: Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 6:40 am

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Cold, wet ground and calm winds have combined to bring dense fog to much of the region this morning.

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Washington Council Moves Forward with Closing Sitler Drive

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

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Washington’s Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending that the city council vacate part of Sitler Drive to accommodate a new high-school campus.

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Soil Compaction Expected to Cause Problems for Spring Planting

Posted: Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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Soil compaction is expected to be a concern for farmers this spring.

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Hospice to Host Medicare Benefit Meeting

Posted: Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 6:19 am

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Hospice of Washington County is hoping to get more information out to the public about their services.

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