Today’s Local News

County to Be Reimbursed for $43,431

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:29 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a cost allocation plan yesterday at their meeting which has the potential to reimburse the county for $43,431.

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Plant Sale May 18, Held By Master Gardeners

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:27 am

A plant sale is being held by the Washington County Master Gardeners next Saturday, May 18th.

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Seed Exchange Open at Library

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The seed exchange library is officially open and will remain open for the rest of the summer.

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Goodwill Awards Washington Resident

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Goodwill of the Heartland recently presented an award to Washington resident Liz Kelly.

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Kalona to Continue Working on Plans for Shared Building

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Results from a survey conducted in Kalona show support for a joint building project with Mid-Prairie School District.

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Highland Honoring Teachers During Appreciation Week

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Teachers at Highland School District are being celebrated during this National Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Washington County Invited to State Health Conference

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Tomorrow, representatives from Washington County will head to the Live Healthy Iowa Conference in Ames.

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Southeast Iowa Counties Included in Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:20 am

The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for 15 counties in southern and southeastern Iowa.In response to recent storms and flooding, Governor Terry Branstad issued a proclamation activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for 15 counties including Keokuk and Jefferson.

The program provides grants up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,060, for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery.

The grant application and instructions are available at the “Disaster Assistance” link on the Iowa Department of Human Services website: www.dhs.iowa.gov. Applications must be received within 45 days.

Southeast Iowa Counties Included in Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for 15 counties in southern and southeastern Iowa.

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Breaking News: Students Returning to Class at WACO

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Students are returning to class this afternoon at WACO Schools.

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Bomb Threat at WACO

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

A bomb threat at WACO schools Tuesday was found written in the girls locker room.

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Today is National Teacher Day

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Take the time to thank a teacher, today is National Teacher Day.

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Relay for Life ‘5k Junkies’ Program Kicks Off Friday

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:26 am

Relay for Life has a challenge for area 5k runners – to participate in four Southeast Iowa 5k events sponsored by Relay for Life.

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Aerospace Manager to Speak About Space Shuttle Program

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:25 am

A presentation about the Space Shuttle Program will be given tonight by Joannee Breen.

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Area Students Honored By Governor

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Governor Terry Branstad honored 12 area high school seniors and 438 across the state of Iowa for high academic achievement at the 11th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony which was held at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines last week.

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Conservation Board to Convene

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Crawford Pond, Foster Pond, Foster Woods, Brighton boat access, Brinton Timber and Clemon’s Creek Wildlife and Recreation Area are all up for discussion at tomorrow’s Conservation Board meeting at Marr Park.

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First Meeting on Possible Watershed Management Group

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A meeting with representatives from the cities and counties in the English River watershed is being held tonight.

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Iowa Mennonite School Updating Technology

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Iowa Mennonite School will use $50,000 in contest winnings to update technology.

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Kalona Days Just Over a Month Away

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Preparations for this year’s Kalona Days are under way.

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City of Washington Receives Two Riverboat Grants

Posted: Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 6:29 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded 31 grants for a total of approximately $3.4 million last Wednesday.

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