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WCSD Board to Discuss Snow Days

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington School Board members this week will decide how to make up the unusually high number of snow days taken this year.

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Loebsack Introduces Healthy Food for Healthy Schools

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:42 am

In an effort to help fight childhood obesity in Iowa, Congressman Dave Loebsack has introduced a bill that will take on the problem at schools.

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St. James Royal Ball

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:41 am

St. James School is getting ready for their largest fundraiser of the year.

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Parent Teacher Conferences at Lincoln

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 5:40 am

Washington’s Stewart Elementary School is having Parent Teacher Conferences this week.

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Louisa Co. Crash Kills 4, Injures 1

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:50 am

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According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash occurred 3/4 of a mile north of Columbus Jct. on Highway 70

A head on Crash near Columbus Junction this weekend killed four and injured one.

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Zoning Ordinance up for First Reading

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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A proposed zoning ordinance for Washington County is up for first reading this week.

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Winter Weather Continues for SE Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:47 am

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Most of Southeast Iowa is under a winter storm advisory this morning as snow continues to blanket the area.

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Marek: Texting Ban Will Likely Pass

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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It will likely be illegal to send a text message while driving in Iowa after this year’s legislative session.

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Bio-diesel Makers Still Waiting on Blender’s Credit

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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The manager of a local bio-diesel plant is happy about recently introduced renewable fuel standards, but wants lawmakers to also be making headway on what’s call the “blenders” tax credit

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Attorney Wants to Remodel Office

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:39 am

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Edmondson Addresses Supervisors

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The Washington County Attorney wants to renovate her office.

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Lt. Governor Cancels Washington Visit Due to Weather

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Lt. Governor Patty Judge had planned to be in Washington today, but had to cancel due to the weather. Her office says they’ve yet to reschedule

IWD Opening New Washington Office

Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:19 am

The Washington Work Force Center is moving into a new location.

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Board of Supervisors

Posted: Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 5:30 am

A proposed zoning ordinance for Washington County is up for first reading this week.

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Moving Iowa Forward Tour

Posted: Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 5:25 am

Lt. Governor Patty Judge will be in Washington Monday for the Moving Iowa Forward Tour.

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School Snow Days

Posted: Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 5:17 am

The Washington School District has had nearly a week’s worth of time off due to this school year’s unusually harsh winter.

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Work Force Center Open House

Posted: Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 5:15 am

The Washington Work Force Center is moving into a new location.

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Mills Seed Building Starts to Rise

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Crews from Patterson House Moving finish up tuck pointing before they Jack the building up

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The old Mills Seed Building in Washington is on its way up.

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Health Dept. Move Hits Snag

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Efforts to build a new facility for Washington County Public Health have a hit a few snags.

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Marek: Much Work Remains Before Govt. Reorganization

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Riverside State Representative Larry Marek says much work remains before the legislature passes a government reorganization effort.

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Econ Prof: Jobs Creation will Come Later

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Iowa’s leading economic index was up in of January, and the Associate Dean at the University of Iowa’s Tippie Business College says it suggest the state is pulling out of the recession.

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