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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Today’s Washington Page interview with Bill Northey, State of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, can be found here.

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Lone Tree Boys Competing in State Quarterfinals

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Lone Tree basketball fans will head to Des Moines today, to watch their team compete in the state quarterfinals.

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Activities Planned for Kalona Elementary’s Literacy Week

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A week of special events is scheduled at Kalona Elementary this week.

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County and City Roads Slick

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:12 am

Washington County Maintenance Superintendent, JP VanSickle, stated that county roads are slick today but crews have been at work clearing the roadways and putting out salt since 5:30 this morning.

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Bucket Bottle Projects Commence

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:11 am

Area 4-H’ers have either started or are preparing to begin their bucket bottle projects for the season.

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Scholarship Offered

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:10 am

The KCII Radio Business and Broadcasting Scholarship application is now open.

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Congressman Visits Washington Businesses

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:10 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack toured Main Street in Washington Saturday morning.

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Area Women Appointed to State Boards

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6:08 am

Two area women have been appointed to state boards.

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Keota Chooses District for Partnership Plan

Posted: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

As a proactive measure, the Keota School District is preparing a plan to enact, should they run into financial problems.

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Wellman Applying for Safe Routes to School Grant

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Like many other communities in the area, the City of Wellman is applying for the Safe Routes to School grant.

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Riverside Organizing Youth Activities for This Summer

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Riverside will hold a summer youth program starting this year.

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Preparations Being Made for Columbus Junction Levy Project

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

Work on one big project continues, while another is set to begin in Columbus Junction.

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4-H Camp to Set to Change

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:19 am

The Iowa 4-H camp program located near Madrid is facing changes.

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International Day of Prayer in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:16 am

The International Day of Prayer was observed yesterday afternoon at 1:30.

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Workshop Offered for Post-Harvest Food Handling

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:15 am

A workshop for post-harvest handling and food safety for fruit and vegetable growers is planned for next Friday, March 8th by the Extension office.

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USDA Reminds March 25 Final Day to File

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:15 am

Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, wishes to remind women and Hispanic farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades that there are fewer than 25 days to file claims.

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Broken Water Main in Washington

Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 11:16 am

A water main broke this morning on 6th Avenue between 6th Street and 7th Street in Washington.

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Names Released With G36 Wreck

Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 7:40 am

There was an accident shortly after 7 a.m. yesterday on G36, northeast of Washington.

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Washington County MHDS Region Pushes Forward

Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 7:32 am

Six counties have signed a letter of intent for a Mental Health & Disability Services Region. Washington, Louisa, Henry, Des Moines, Lee and Keokuk counties are drafting a 28E agreement to become a region, said Washington County Supervisor Chair Ron Bennett.

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Federal Budget Cuts Could Affect Food Supply Chain

Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 6:23 am

Depending on the USDA’s action, the sequestration measures could have a big impact on local farmers and businesses.

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