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Washington Co. Engineer’s Office Honored

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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The Washington County Engineer’s Office does pretty good work according to the Iowa Concrete and Paving Association.

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Highland Student Recognized for Community Service

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:48 am

A senior at Highland High School is being honored for his community service activities.

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Hunter Safety Course Offered

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:46 am

The Washington County Conservation Board next month is hosting a Hunter Safety Class at the Conservation Education Center in Marr Park.

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Economics Seen as Underlying Issue in Zoning Debate

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Around 150 people turned out last night for a public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance for Washington County.

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Marek: Prevailing Wage Measure Likely Won’t Pass House

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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The issue of prevailing wages has again surfaced in the Iowa Legislature.

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Lt. Governor Washington Visit Rescheduled

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge is visiting Washington today.

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Iowa Soldier

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Governor Chet Culver has ordered all flags at half-staff Friday to honor a fallen soldier from Iowa.

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Ohio Company Bringing Jobs to SE Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:50 am

A business out of Ohio will be opening a new packaging facility creating 75 jobs for Southeast Iowa.

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RSV on the Rise

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:49 am

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press play to hear from Washington County Public Health’s Chrystal Woller

Influenza and H1N1 aren’t the only viruses on the rise during this flu season.

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Two Opera Performances Coming to Washington

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:46 am

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Two opera productions are coming to Washington this month. The Des Moines Metro Opera is putting on the shows in partnership with the Washington Community Theatre. The Metro Opera’s Michael Egel says the first show, Hansel and Gretel, is geared towards a younger audience. The second production is The Barber of Seville. Egel says almost everyone should be familiar with it. He says Warner Brothers used music from the show in a Bug’s Bunny cartoon in the 1950’s. Hansel and Gretel runs February 18 and 19. The Barber of Seville is February 26 and 27. Show times are at 7:00 PM. Adult tickets are 15-dollars.

Fire Destroys Barn Near Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 6:00 am


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A fire in rural Kalona late Monday night destroyed a pole barn and its contents.

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Empowerment Shift Seems Likely

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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WCPH Admin. Edie Nebel Tells supervisors about a recent trip to Des Moines where she sat in on a hearing on the Empowerment proposal

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A program focused on all things early-childhood will likely be shifted from the Iowa Department of Management to the Department of Education.

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Crowded GOP Primary Race for Senate Dist. 45

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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A business owner from Keosauqua is hoping to represent Van Buren, Jefferson and Washington Counties, and parts of Wapello and Johnson Counties in the Iowa Senate.

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Washington, Fairfield Chambers Visit Des Moines

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Members of the Washington and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce visited the Capital this week to get an inside look at state government.

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Residents Asked to Help Measure Bird Populations

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Area residents are being asked to help the Louisa County Conservation Board document local bird populations this weekend.

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America Saves Campaign

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:50 am

With the national trend lately being borrow more and save less, Iowa State University Extension is encouraging people to think more prudently when it comes to their finances.

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Curves Food Bank Fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:49 am

A local business is having a fundraiser in March to support local food banks.

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Free County Makes Push Before Public Hearing on Zoning

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A local citizens group is hoping for a big turnout at a public hearing on the proposed Washington County zoning ordinance.

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More Snow For Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Upwards of five inches of snow have fallen over Southeast Iowa since Sunday and more is on the way.

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Washington Councilors Continue Budget Talks

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Washington City Councilors continue to hash out next fiscal year’s budget this week.

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