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Small Business Disaster Loans Available In Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Disaster assistance is available for small businesses in 52 Iowa counties, including several in southeast Iowa.

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Wellman City Council Awards Bid for Water Treatment Project

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Wellman City Council met Tuesday and their main agenda item was the awarding of the contract for the City Wide Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Project.

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Railroad Repairs Continue North Of Highway 92

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 6:24 am


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Repairs to railroad crossings north of Highway 92 have been ongoing this week, and a new closure begins today.

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National Veterans TEE Tournament in Riverside

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 6:23 am

An annual golf program developed for veterans with disabilities will be finishing up in Riverside today.

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Sept 19-25 “Coins For Change” Fundraising During National Adult Day Services Week

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Lending Hands Adult Day Services of Washington is collecting change to celebrate National Adult Day Services week September 19th through the 25th.

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Kalona City Council Approves Contracts

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Kalona City Council met Tuesday of this week instead of Monday because of the Labor Day Holiday.

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Research Continues For $8 Million Dollar Plan To Pay For Washington County Secondary Road Improvements

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have asked for further research into a plan that would allow the county to borrow $8 million dollars to pay for secondary road improvements.

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Washington Community School Board To Hold Regular Meeting At High School Auditorium

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:28 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education will meet tonight in the high school auditorium, not the District Administration Building.

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Henry/Washington County Early Childhood Meetings Held This Week

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Henry/Washington County Early Childhood Area Board and Advisory Committee are meeting this week.

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Keokuk County Establishes 4-H Endowment

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Keokuk County Extension Council has created a 4-H endowment fund that will provide support for 4-H Youth says Gene Moling, Regional Extension Education Director in Keokuk County.

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Washington Concert Association Selling Season Tickets

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The first performance of the Washington Concert Association’s new season is this Saturday at the Washington Community Theater.

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Iowa Business Council Nominations being accepted

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Nominations for the Iowa Partners in Efficiency Award will be accepted through Thursday September 30th.  The Award was established to recognize employees that use techniques to increase productivity.  Elliot Smith, executive director with the Iowa Business Council says they want to recognize those that foster better work environments.

Smith says the Iowa Business Council for many years has had a focus on installing a culture in the public sector of fostering better work environments and drive efficiency.

To apply you can go to www.iowabusinesscouncil.org.  The award will be presented in Des Moines during the Iowa Business Council’s 25th Annual Partnership meeting on January 31st.

Washington Public Library Offers Free Folk Music Concert

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington Public Library Foundation is inviting area residents to attend a free music concert.

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Fairfield Public Forum on Community Safety

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 6:21 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz of Fairfield is hosting a Public Forum on Community Safety next week. They will be discussing new laws passed to make communities safer, including laws craking down on sex offenders, preventing domestic violence murders, banning texting while driving and more. The Forum will be held Thursday September 16th at 11am at Revelations in the upstairs room at  112 North Main Street.

Iowa Schools Receiving $96 Million From Federal Education Jobs Act

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Southeast Iowa School Districts are receiving more than $1.4 million from the federal Education Jobs Act to save education jobs.

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Keota Elementary Students Perform Play, Prepare For First Musical Lessons

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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5th grade students in Keota will try different instruments and choose which they’d like to play tomorrow.

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Washington Planned Parenthood Clinic Collecting Books For Fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington’s Planned Parenthood Clinic is collecting new and used books for a fundraiser in October.

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Local Students to Participate in Hills Bank Leadership Program.

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two Iowa High School Seniors from Johnson and Keokuk County have been selected to participate in the Hills Bank Leadership Program during the 2010-2011 School Year.

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Kalona Area Zoning Map Amendment Request To Be Considered At Public Hearing

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet tonight to consider a zoning map amendment.

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Wellman City Council Meeting Scheduled for Tonight.

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Wellman City Council Meeting is scheduled for tonight, Tuesday September 7th) starting at 6pm.

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