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Columbus Welcomes Two New Staff to Music Department

Posted: Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at 6:18 am

Columbus High School has hired two new staff members to their music department.

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Highland Huskie 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser

Posted: Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at 6:17 am

The Highland High School Student Health and Wellness Committee is hosting the First Annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run.

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Washington City Council Approves $1.5 Million To Obtain Land For Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am


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The Washington City Council has unanimously approved a plan to purchase land from Bernard and Judith Bartholow, located north and west of its current wastewater treatment facility, for $1.5 million.

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Ordinance Moves To Third And Final Reading Despite Protest From Two Council Members

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Washington’s City Council did not remain unanimous during Wednesday’s meeting, as Councilman Fred Stark and Bob Shepard voted against furthering an ordinance that would remove the city’s 30 mile per hour speed limit signs on East Washington Street.

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Traffic Changes At Washington’s Junior High School

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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School begins Monday in Washington, and the city’s Junior High has changed how parents can drop off their children.

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Washington Chamber of Commerce: Lady’s Fun Day A “Success”

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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More than 80 female members of the Washington Chamber of Commerce participated in the “Ladies Fun Day” four person best shot golf tournament.

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Save Receipts, Back To School Shopping Is Tax Deductible

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Extension Office is reminding you to save receipts for back to school shopping.

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Louisa County Hunter Safety Class Offered

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Louisa County is offering hunter safety classes.

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Conservation Station to Stop at Running Wild

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:18 am

The Iowa Learning Farm is traveling across Iowa with their new Conservation Station, a mobile learning center that encourages Iowans to help protect and improve soil and water quality.

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Angel Food Orders Can Be Picked Up Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:17 am

The Brighton Horizons group is reminding the community that orders for Angel Food can be picked tomorrow.

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News Update: Crawfordsville Boil Order Lifted

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 10:27 am

The boil order that has been in effect in Crawfordsville has been lifted.  

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State Senator Becky Schmitz Talks Transparency in Washington, Will Return To Address Main Street Businesses

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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A small group gathered Tuesday morning at the Washington Public Library to hear about transparency and accountability in Iowa’s state government.

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Update: Washington County Youth At The Iowa State Fair

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Youth continue to compete this week at the Iowa State Fair, and Riverside’s Brian Becker reports good results.

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Washington and Wayland Teens Arrested In Connection With Graffiti On “Approximately 60 Cars”

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Public Safety Center says two area teenagers have been arrested in connection with recent graffiti on “approximately 60 cars” in Washington.

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Southeast Iowa Law Enforcement Conducting “Operation H.E.A.T.”

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Police Department and County Sheriff’s Office say they’re participating in “Operation H.E.A.T.” through next Wednesday.

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Brighton Man Arrested For Gun Violation

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:23 am

A Brighton man has been arrested in connection with a police seizure of four guns this week.

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Chamber’s Men’s Fun Day at WGCC

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Men who are Chamber members, work for a Chamber Member Business or a member of the Washington Golf and Country Club are invited to Men’s Day at the Washington Golf and Country Club.

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2010 Courage Ride

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:18 am

Iowa Mennonite Schools annual Courage Ride is coming up Saturday, August 28th.

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Mid-Prairie and Keota to hold a Joint Opening Session for New School Year

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:17 am

A joint opening session for the staff at Mid-Prairie and Keota Schools is next Monday.

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Washington County Supervisors Discuss Funding Options For $8 Million Contribution To “Extensive” Road Rehab Plan

Posted: Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of supervisors received a second presentation from County Engineer David Patterson concerning the state of secondary roads.

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