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Washington Man Injured in Plane Crash Near E. Iowa Airport – New Information

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:41 am

A Washington man is recovering at a Cedar Rapids hospital after a plane crash Sunday night.

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Marek Asks Local Governments to Share the Pain of Budget Woes

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:29 am

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The effects of Iowa’s state budget shortfalls are expected to be felt by local governments.

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Grassley Has Kind Words for Obama

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:25 am

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President Barack Obama hasn’t been without his critics. But he recently got some kind words from an unlikely source: Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.

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Supervisors to Set Public Hearing Date on Zoning

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:23 am

Washington County Supervisors are expected to set the date for the first official public hearing on a proposed zoning ordinance

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Government Offices Closed in Recognition of MLK

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:22 am

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Many schools and government offices are closed today in recognition of Martin Luther King Junior’s

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WCHC Launches Pulmonary Disease Treatment Program

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:14 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics’ Physical Therapy Department is launching a new program to treat those with severe Pulmonary disease.

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Daffodils For Sale

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:09 am

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The American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days sale is in full swing.

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Slow Down, and Savor Washington

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:03 am

Main Street Washington is presenting Slow Down and Savor in Washington.

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Burning Wood in an Efficient Way

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:03 am

Many people burn wood to save money. Whether you are cutting your own wood or buying it, there is always a price involved.

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Marek and Schmitz Deliver First Legislative Briefing

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Around thirty people came to the Washington County Courthouse Saturday for the Chamber of Commerce’s first legislative briefing of the year.

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Washington, Fairfield Chambers Planning Trip to Capital

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The Washington and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce are planning trip to Des Moines next month.

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Iowa Fuel Prices Remain Below National Average

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 5:56 am

The Energy Information Administration is saying national fuel prices are on an upward trend. Data Analyst for the Iowa Office of Energy Independence Kerri Johannsen says Iowa’s average fuel prices have followed the national trend taking a dip in December, and rebounding this first half of January, but still below the national average. Cold weather is to blame in Iowa and the U.S. for the increase in fuel demand. Positive signs of economic recovery and increase in demand are driving up fuel prices.

Slow Down and Savor Washington

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 5:54 am

Main Street Washington is presenting Slow Down and Savor in Washington. Slow Down and Savor is a progressive meal with international flavor. Six of Washington’s downtown restaurants will have three dollar menu items that represent their unique menus. Dino’s, Panda Palace, Frontier Family Restaurant, Dodici’s Shop, La Casa Grande and The Coffee Corner will all be participating. If you dine in at all six restaurants, you can enjoy a complete international meal for fewer than 20 dollars. There will be free mini-bus rides running from each restaurant all evening long.

Kalona Family Gets Good and Bad News From Haiti

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:48 am

A Kalona family in the process of adopting a child from Haiti has received some good news and bad news.

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Pure Water for All Co-Founder Passes Away

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:44 am

A Washington woman who co-founded an organization to help countries like Haiti has died.

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DOT Warns Warmer Temps Can Be Deceiving

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:41 am

The Iowa Department of Transportation is warning motorist that warmer weather like we’ve had this week can be deceiving.

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Schmitz Supports Cash Reserve First Measure

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:36 am

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State Senator Becky Schmitz says she’s supporting a measure that would require school districts to use cash reserves before raising property taxes.

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Schmitz, Marek In Town for Legislative Breifing

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:35 am

Two state lawmakers that represent southeast Iowa are in Washington this morning.

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Wellman Parkside Activites Center Opens Monday

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:31 am

Wellman’s new Parkside Activities Center will officially open for business next week.

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ISU Extension Launches SpendSmart/EastSmart

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Families buy food, but they may not know the appropriate amount to spend for a family their size, or how much they actually spend each month on food and eating out.

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