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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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Railroad Repairs Close Two Roads North Of Highway 92

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Repairs to railroad crossings north of Highway 92 will close two roads this week.

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IMS Juniors to Host Pork Supper for Fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The junior class at Iowa Mennonite School along with their parents is hosting and serving the annual Pork Supper meal on Saturday, October 2. Serving will be in the IMS gymnasium from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. The meal will include roast pork, baked potatoes, salad, applesauce, and homemade desserts, along with a cold drink and coffee. Tickets are available from any member of the junior class or by calling the school office at 656-2073 or 683-2586.

Traffic Fatality South of Riverside

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 6:30 am


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A single car accident over the weekend has killed an Iowa woman.

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Preview: Washington Community School Board Meeting

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:11 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday.

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Two Washington County High School Seniors To Participate In Hills Bank Leadership Program

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:10 am

Hills Bank has selected 20 high school seniors to participate in its annual Leadership Program.

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American Royal Registration Date Nearing

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:06 am

Washington County 4-H is reminding students that registration materials for the American Royal must be received before Friday.

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Washington County 4-H’er Wins Premier Exhibitor Award

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:05 am

A Washington County 4-H’er has won the 4-H Premier Exhibitor Award.

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Many Offices Closed, Roads Expected To Be Busy This Labor Day Weekend

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:03 am

The Washington Post Office, Library, City Hall, Mini Bus Services, and County offices are closed today in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

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Donations Being Taken for Family Whose House Burned Down

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:02 am

April Thompson lost everything when her house burned down Tuesday August 25th in Keota, and now her former landlords are trying the help her out.

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Kalona City Council Preview

Posted: Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Kalona City council will be held at the Kalona Community Center and City Hall, Monday, September 7, 2010, at 7:30 P.M.

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