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Washington Marching Band Gives Audience More Than Typical “Concert”

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington High School Marching Band helds its annual Thursday evening.

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Washington High School With $1,500 Grant

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Washington High School recently received $1,500 for new books from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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Mid Prairie Superintendent Questions Des Moines Principals Stance on Social Promotion

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Mid Prairie School Superintendent is questioning whether Des Moines Middle School Principals are making the right decision to want to end Social Promotion in Middle School.

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Washington County, SE Iowa Republic Candidates Scheduled For Today’s TEA Party Meeting

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 6:24 am

Four Republican candidates for the November ballot are scheduled to attend a TEA Party meeting today at the Washington Public Library.

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Winter to be colder and wetter then usual

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

It may be warm and dry now but Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says its not going to stay that way for winter.

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Southeast Iowa Farmers Eligible For $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grants

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

Nearly $250,000 is available to Iowa farmers to support “vital needs” of their community.

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Rock Reinvented in Fairfield Tonight

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

Tonight will bring the next event in the Sondheim series at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center with Rock Reinvented.

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Washington City Residents Save More Than $5,000 In Bank Fees

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The City of Washington has switched its “prime” banking services, saving taxpayers $5,300 dollars.

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Two Elementary Students Charged, At Least Seven Washington Students Already Charged This Fall

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Less than two months into the fall school year at least seven Washington Community School district students have been cited for crimes ranging from underage tobacco possession to disorderly conduct and serious assault.

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Alliant Energy Customers Can Expect Winter Prices To “Stay Flat”

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Alliant Energy says natural gas customers “should see winter heating bills stay flat.”

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Fairfield Haunted House Continues this Weekend

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Way off Broadway Haunted House in Fairfield did very well in its first weekend says Executive Director Randy West.

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Washington State Bank Donates Online Educational Software to WHS

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

A local bank has donated online financial education software to the Washington School District.

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Three Sisters Halloween Hike at Marr Park Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be their annual Halloween Hike this year tomorrow.

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Voter Pre-Registration Deadline Is Tomorrow, Absentee Voting Continues

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Bill Fredrick is reminding eligible voters who have not yet registered of tomorrow’s deadline.

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Antique Appraisals Available at the Morning Sun Road show Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

The City of Morning Sun will be hosting their version of the Antique Road show tomorrow in the Community Center. 

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Single Opportunity Missed, County Says Proposed $8 Million Debt For Secondary Road Repairs Cannot Be Decided By Public Vote

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Washington County voters did have one option to bring the $8 million decision to the ballot, but that opportunity has passed.

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Washington County Engineer Hopes Secondary Roads Plan Would Provide “50 Year Solution At Least”

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Engineer David Patterson says a $12 million plan to improve secondary roads would provide a 50 year solution, if not more.

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Four Presidential Disaster Declarations Give Washington County, Board of Supervisors Right To Approve Roads Project Without County-Wide Vote

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Many residents questioned whether a public vote could decide to accept or deny the project, and the not Washington County Supervisors.

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Nation Wide Charities are losing money, but Kalona Historical Villages doing Well

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:25 am

According to a recent report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, donations in the country’s 400 biggest charities plunged last year by 11%.

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Washington Marching Band Concert Tonight

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Washington High School Marching Band is holding its annual “Marching Band In Concert” tonight at 7:30 pm in the High School Gymnasium.

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