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WCSD Continues Negotiations with City for “90 Acres”

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:58 am

City officials in Washington have offered the school district a “very solid” offer to purchase a 90-acre parcel of land.

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Washington Mayor Watching Several Pieces of Legislation

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The Mayor of Washington has her eye on several bills in the legislature this session.

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Soil Moisture 1 Factor in Flooding Outlook

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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The National Weather Service has released two spring flooding outlooks so far this year, and the chances of flooding are up in much eastern Iowa.

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Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:53 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks boy’s basketball team is playing tonight for the right to go to the 3A Iowa State Basketball Tournament.

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Hospice to Host Medicare Meeting

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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

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Washington High School closed because of sewer line backup

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 6:01 am

Washington High School is closed today because of a backed up sewer line.

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Washington Man: Calling All Conservatives

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A Washington man wants to get local conservatives organized.

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Schmitz Explains why She Deserves Another Term

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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A group of Republicans are vying to unseat Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz. Schmitz says she’ll seek reelection as an advocate for education.

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Marek Makes His Reelection Case

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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A state lawmaker from Riverside is offering a few reasons why voters should send him back to the statehouse this fall.

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Miksch: Landowners are “Temporary Custodians”

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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A Washington County Supervisor who seems to support zoning says the ordinance is important for future generations.

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Nomination Papers Available for June Primary

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Those who wish to run for elected office in Washington County can now pickup nomination papers.

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Winter Nightmare for Iowans with Disabilities

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:01 am

There is a little more than three weeks of winter left on the calendar, and this season’s waves of snow and cold have meant cities have had a tough time keeping sidewalks cleared.

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UPDATE- Crawfordsville Boil Order has Been Lifted

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

The city of Crawfordsville has lifted the boil order and all water tests have passed safely.

Blum to be Arraigned Next Week

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A Washington man accused of strangling his wife is set to be arraigned March 5.

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House Moving…A Spectator Sport

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:59 am

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House moving is a spectator sport for Washington residents.

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Washington Residents Air Complaints about Snow Plows

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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At least a couple of Washington residents are unhappy with the city’s snow removal.

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City to take Comments on Sitler Drive Relocation

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:56 am


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The city of Washington’s Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking public input on the proposed relocation of Sitler Drive.

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Washington BOS Chair: Property Taxes Can’t Fully Support Ambulance Service

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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The Chair of the Washington County Board of Supervisors says property taxpayers are unfairly burdened with the cost of ambulance service.

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Crops Still Standing From a Wet Fall

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:50 am

All the snow has many farmers anxious about what planting conditions will be like in the spring. Gene Mohling with the ISU Extension Service says it’s also causing problems for producers who couldn’t get all their crops out in the fall.

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Appliance Rebates Start Next Month

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:46 am

Iowa residents will have the opportunity to reserve rebate funds on new energy efficient appliances starting March first.

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