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Eastern Iowa Native Completes Military Traning

Posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 5:46 am

A former student of Muscatine has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus Georgia.

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Crash on 80 Kills 1, Injures 3

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 6:45 am


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A chain reaction of car accidents last night on Interstate 80 claimed the life of a Williamsburg girl, and injured three others.

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Supervisors Approve Zoning Amendment, Ordinance Moves to 2nd Reading

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Washington County Supervisors have approved an amendment to the proposed zoning ordinance that expands setback requirements.

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U of I Poli-Sci. Prof. Comments on Culver’s Low Ratings

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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A political scientist at the University of Iowa says Governor Chet Culver could face an uphill battle

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Marek, Schmitz to Visit Washington During 2nd of 3 Legislative Briefings

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Riverside State Representative Larry Marek, and Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz will be in Washington this weekend.

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Junk Ordinance, Building Move On Docket for Washington Council

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:54 am

Washington City Councilors will again look at a revised junk and junk vehicle ordinance at Wednesday’s meeting.

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“Eye to I Tour” Aims to Educate Iowans about Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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Area residents are invited to learn more about the Iowa “Eye to I” tour during an informational meeting this weekend in Washington.

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Wine, Beer, Cheese and Salsa to Benefit Wellman Parkside Activities Center

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:40 am

The Washington County Community Foundation is hosting a wine and beer tasting to benefit Wellman’s Parkside Activities Center.

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WCSD To Begin Negotiations with Teacher’s Union

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Washington School Board members today will hear an initial proposal for a contract with teachers in the district.

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Lawmakers Considering “Healthcare Information” Reform

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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State Senator Becky Schmitz says lawmakers this session are hoping to create a state run database of health insurance information.

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Storm Spotter Training Next Month

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Even though much of southeast Iowa remains blanketed in snow, the National Weather Service is hoping to get people ready for severe weather associated with warmer temperatures.

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Singer/Songwriter Headlines IMS Fine Arts Series

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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The latest installment of Iowa Mennonite School’s Fine Arts Series is this weekend.

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State Archaeologist To Speak during “Edna Jones Lecture Series”

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:52 am

A representative of the Iowa State Archaeologist’s Office will be in Washington this weekend for a presentation on Native American artifacts.

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IMS Has Seen FFA Program Grow

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:45 am

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This is National FFA Week, and an area High School has nearly a third of their enrollment involved with agriculture focused program.

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Keota Farmer Wins $1,000 from Seed Company

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:43 am

A local farmer was recently chosen the winner in the Lewis Hybrids’ “Picture Your Success” drawing.

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Schmitz: Empowerment Will Be Preserved in Govt. Reorganization

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz is offering reassurance that the state government reorganization won’t mean a big change for Empowerment Programs.

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Judge Defends Budget Proposals

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge is defending the administration’s budget draft.

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Snow Today, Tonight for SE Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Snow flurries are expected to continue through today, and parts of Southeast Iowa could see up to two inches of accumulation.

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Kalona Council to Discuss Capital Imrpovements

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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The Kalona City Council is discussing capital improvements tonight.

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Community Invited to Meet New WCSD Supt.

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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Washington Community Members are invited to meet the school district’s newly hired superintendent.

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