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IMS Parent Teacher Organization to Meet Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Classes at Iowa Mennonite School begin today and a meet and greet with parents is scheduled for next week.

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Washington County Fair Evaluation Meeting Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Washington County Extension is holding a county fair evaluation meeting to discuss this year’s fair next week.  

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Washington Page – Michelle Peiffer

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Michelle Peiffer from the Washington Chamber finishes her conversation about what it takes to attract RAGBRAI to Washington plus talks about other events happening with the Chamber.

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Area School District Start Dates

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 10:36 am

Washington         08/22

Mid-Prairie        08/21

IMS                 08/15

Highland            08/21

WACO                08/21

Keota              08/22

Sigourney           08/23

Pekin              08/22

Columbus            08/21

Wapello             08/23

Mt. Pleasant       08/20

Fairfield           08/22

WMU                 08/20

Lone Tree           08/20

English Valleys    08/21

Two Arrested After Traffic Stop

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 7:38 am

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A routine traffic stop near Crawfordsville has resulted in two arrests.  

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Stabbing Incident Leads to Arrest

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A stabbing incident in Washington has led to an arrest.  

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Pair of Deaths in Fairfield Under Investigation

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Two deaths in Fairfield over the weekend remain under investigation.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New High School

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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A large group of people attended a ribbon cutting ceremony last night to celebrate the opening of a new building in the Washington School District.  

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Washington County Represented on State Board

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A Washington County resident has been chosen to serve another term on a state agricultural board. 

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Time Capsule Project Entry Deadline Today

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The chance to leave a note for a future generation is about to end.  

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Volunteering at Kalona Public Library

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Volunteering opportunities are available at the public library in Kalona.

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Internships Available for Local Congressman

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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College students wanting to learn more about how the Federal Government works, have an opportunity to learn how.  

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New Columbus Superintendent Prepared for School Year

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Columbus School District’s new superintendent used the summer to prepare for the upcoming school year.

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Local 4-H Members Earn High Honors at State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The first few days of the Iowa State Fair have been successful for local 4-H members.  

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Washington Page – Michelle Peiffer

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Michelle Peiffer shares in the first of a two-part program what it takes to attract RAGBRAI to Washington.

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Washington County Fair Queen Takes First Runner Up at State Fair

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 9:53 am

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Washington County’s 2012 Fair Queen placed well in the State Fair Queen Contest.  

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Drought Conditions Causing Increase in Ground Nesting Animals

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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While the drought has had a negative impact on area crops, there has been one positive to appear – an increase in ground nesting animals.  

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Heat Brings Concerns over Lawn and Garden Care

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Tips are being offered on how to keep your lawn fresh and hydrated during summer heat.  

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tonight

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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A ribbon cutting ceremony is happening tonight to celebrate the opening of the new high school building.  

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Attracting Bike Riding Event Takes Much Preparation

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Information was recently shared with elected city officials on the process of trying to attract an annual bike ride.  

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