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City of Wellman Holding Budget Hearing

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Wellman will hold their budget hearing next week.

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Flu Season Winds Down

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 6:21 am

While flu season may not be over, its activity continues to decrease.

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Mid-Prairie Places First at Jazz Band Competition

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Mid-Prairie Jazz Band did well at a competition in Cedar Rapids this past weekend.

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Keota Visioning Committee to Prepare for Community Assessment

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Residents of Keota are invited to attend the second meeting of a new committee focused on improving the community.

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Kalona Public Works Getting New Vehicle

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Kalona City council has OK’d the purchase of a new truck.

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County Crews Work to Clear Roads

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:14 am

Road crews have been at work since 5 a.m. this morning, according to J.P. VanSickle, Washington County Maintenance Superintendent.

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Keota Looks to Improve Community

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:14 am

Residents of Keota are invited to attend the second meeting of a new committee focused on improving the community.

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IMS Choir to Sing First Spring Concert

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:13 am

The 25-voice Touring Choir from Iowa Mennonite School will present its first spring concert of the year on Sunday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m.

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City of Kalona to Purchase Truck

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:13 am

The Kalona City council has OK’d the purchase of a new truck. The 2013 1 Ton Silverado pickup truck will be used by the Public Works Department for street work. According to City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh the price of $12,146 for the truck will be paid for with local option sales tax dollars. He adds that includes equipping the truck with a box, discount from the dealer and the trade in of another truck. The purchase was approved at last week’s meeting.

County to Improve Road Near Brighton

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:12 am

Yesterday at their regular scheduled meeting, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a tile crossing permit on 335th, Southwest of Brighton.

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4-H Garden Program Offered

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:11 am

Despite the snow, now is the time to plan for spring gardens.

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Mid-Prairie Jazz Band Takes First at Coe College

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:10 am

The Mid-Prairie Jazz Band did well at a competition in Cedar Rapids this past weekend.

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Local students learn healthy habits

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 8:11 am

First and second graders at St. James have been learning how to pick better snacks and make healthier choices through a program called “Pick a Better Snack.”

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Preparing for snow

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 8:11 am

In preparation for today’s snowfall, road crews worked yesterday to clear streets of snow from last week’s wintry storm.

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Two weekend arrests

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 8:10 am

David Mathis, 53, of Chicago was arrested at Riverside Casino Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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First Meeting of New Kalona Committee Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The public is invited to the first meeting of a committee formed to look at a proposed building that would be shared by the City of Kalona and Mid-Prairie School District.

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Mid-Prairie Girl’s Enter First Round of State Competition

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie girl’s basketball team is in Des Moines today for the first round of the state competition.

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Work on Riverside Comprehensive Plan to Begin in March

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The City of Riverside is preparing to update their comprehensive plan.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Today we talk about the Safe Routes to School Grant with Lincoln Elementary Principal, Dave Hoffman.

Engineering Firm to Evaluate Old Library Building

Posted: Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The old library building, now used for Washington City Council meetings, will be evaluated by an engineering firm.

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