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Area Utilities Meet Power Demand during Heat Wave

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Area electricity providers were ready to meet demand during this week’s heat wave.  

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Drought Could Cause Groundwater Reductions

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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With the severe drought conditions, there could be a reduction of groundwater for everyday use.  

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Drought Continues to Affect Crops

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Field and crop conditions in southeast Iowa continue to get worse.

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Louisa County Group Breaks World Record

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A world record has been broken at the Louisa County Fair.

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Ground Broken For New Louisa County Youth Center

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Construction is set to begin Monday on the Louisa County Youth Center.

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Washington Business to Receive Federal Funding

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A Washington business is receiving federal funding for their work in biofuel.  

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Family Fun Getaway Giveaway Winner Announced

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Congratulations to Andrew Meyer of Lone Tree, the winner of the 2012 Family Fun Getaway Giveaway contest.  

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Local Candidates and Washington Business Charged

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Criminal charges have been filed against three local political candidates and a Washington business.  

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Washington Page – Byron Leu

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Byron Leu from the ISU Extension talks about the Greenhorn Grazing Program and a class happening Monday at the Washington County Extension office.

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House Damaged After Overnight Accident

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 8:46 am

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An overnight car accident on the south side of Washington has damaged a house.  According to the Washington County Safety Center, the accident happened about 12:30 this morning.

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Family Fun Getaway Giveaway Winner Announced

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 8:02 am

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Congratulations to Andrew Meyer of Lone Tree, the winner of the 2012 Family Fun Getaway Giveaway contest. 

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Extreme Drought Conditions Now Reported in Parts of Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The most recent drought information from the National Climatic Data Center shows extreme drought conditions in parts of southeast Iowa.  

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Governor Temporarily Lifts Weight Limit

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Governor Terry Branstad has signed a proclamation that will temporarily help farmers impacted by the drought.  

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City to Hold Waste Water Plant Tours This Spring

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The city of Washington is in the process of holding an open house for the new waste water treatment plant.  

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Brighton Tire Fire

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The owners of a Brighton business are recovering following a fire that destroyed their shop.

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World Record Attempt in Louisa County Continues Today

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A world record attempt is currently underway at the Louisa County Fair.

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FSA Authorizes Emergency Grazing of CRP Acres

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

In response to the hot weather and drought conditions, the Farm Service Agency has authorized emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres in 25 Iowa Counties.

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Campfire Stories Returning to Marr Park Tonight

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Conservation Board is again offering family entertainment at Marr Park with their “Stories Around the Campfire” program.  

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Brinton Film Festival Opens Tonight

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The 14th Annual Brinton Film Festival is opening tonight.  

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Brighton Tire Fire

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

The owners of a Brighton business are recovering following a fire that destroyed their shop.

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