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Protecting Your Garden from Frost

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Freezing temperatures are returning at night after a month of record high temperatures. Patrick O’Malley, horticulture specialist with Johnson County Extension, gave us some tips on how to keep your garden plants safe through the cold nights.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington County Safe Coalition will hold a meeting tomorrow to raise awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome.

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Pesticide Testing Offered in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is offering pesticide testing tomorrow in Washington.  

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Scholarship Available For Women

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A scholarship is available for a female college student in need of financial help to complete her education. 

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Marr Park Night Prairie Burn Happening Tomorrow Night

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board is having their annual Marr Park Night Prairie Burn tomorrow night.  

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Two Public Hearings at Keota School Board Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Keota School Board will hold public hearings on both the budget for 2012-2013 and the calendar for that school year. The board will begin the meeting with presentations on short and long term planning involving a preview of an April 20th community meeting.

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Titanic Event in Columbus Junction Library

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking is on Sunday, but on Saturday night you have an opportunity to learn more about the Titanic, and experience some aspects of the ship first-hand.

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Washington Page – April 11, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Teri Hartzler talks about the Demon Dash for Cash happening Saturday, April 21st.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 11, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Pam Johnson, Iowa County Dispatcher talks about helping a father from Keokuk County help welcome his son into the world.

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Washington School District Changing Brighton Bus Stop

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:31 am

The Washington Community School District is temporarily moving its bus stop in Brighton.

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Board of Supervisors Hears Quarterly Reports

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard quarterly reports as part of their meeting yesterday.  Sue Rich from Washington County General Assistance shared that they spent a little over fifteen hundred dollars from January to March.

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Lawmakers Want Schools to Start Later

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:29 am

Some Lawmakers and Governor Branstad want school districts to adhere to the state law saying schools cannot start earlier than the first week of September  to promote tourism in Iowa. In the past, many school districts that wanted an earlier start received a waiver from the state that allowed them to go around the law.

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Washington School Board Holding a Public Hearing

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Community School Board is holding a public hearing as part of their meeting tonight.  

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Applications for Riverboat Spring Grants Due Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Applications for the spring 2012 Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants are due tomorrow.  

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Last Chance for Pesticide Applicator Training

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Thursday is the last chance to take a private pesticide applicator training course through Washington County Extension. The class will be held on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30.

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Early Sign up Deadline for Demon Dash Is Friday

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The early sign up date for the fourth annual Demon Dash for Cash is this Friday. Event organizer Teri Hartzler says the 5K run and walk was first created as a community building event and as a way to raise funds for the Washington Schools.

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One Month Left to Sign Up for Business and Broadcasting Scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:21 am

There is one month left to sign up for the KCII Business to Business and Broadcasting Scholarship program applications are available.  

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Washington Schools Changing Brighton Bus Stop

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

The Washington Community School District is temporarily moving its bus stop in Brighton.

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Washington Page – April 10, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Chrystal Woller from Washington County Public Health gives a recap of the events from National Public Health Week.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 10, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Today, we finish our conversation with Michael Powers and Sandy Lovetinsky from the Washington County Safety Center about National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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