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Animation and Visual Effects Company Open House

Posted: Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s only full service animation and visual effects company serving clients on a national level is having an open house. 

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Thursday Night Live Is Back

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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After a week hiatus, Thursday Night Live entertainment returns to Washington’s Central Park later this week.

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Riverboat Foundation Mini Grant Applications Available

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Washington County Riverboat Foundation will be giving away $100,000 in new “Mini Grants” this fall.

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8th Annual Kyle Elijah Tobin Memorial Golf Outing

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The 8th Annual Kyle Elijah Tobin Memorial Golf Outing is coming up at Lagos Acres in Keota.

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System For Secondary Road Repair Quotes Allows Lowest Price, Smaller Companies To Participate

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The cost of secondary road patching projects in Washington County could be lower because of a system that allows smaller companies to submit quotes.

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Washington County 4-H Members Receive Leadership Grant

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Two Washington County 4-H members have received $2,000 scholarships from The Hills Bank and Trust Company.

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Less Flooding at Odessa Wildlife Complex Now Predicted

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Odessa Wildlife Complex east of Wapello this week was being threatened because of fast water rising in the Mississippi River.

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Pork Quality Assurance Plus Training Session Offered

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Pork producers and anyone interested in being certified in the “Pork Quality Assurance Plus” program can now register for a two-hour course on August 4th at the Washington County Extension Office in Washington.

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City of Washington Looking For New Business To Fill “Hole”

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:46 am


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The City of Washington is asking for new businesses to fill a “hole” left in the city’s square after a structural collapse four years ago left two properties uninhabitable.

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Main Street Washington Offers 2nd Round of Grants

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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For the second time, Main Street Washington is offering Incentive Fund Grants to all commercial properties in the city’s Main Street District.

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Washington Parents Reminded Of School Registration Deadline

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:44 am
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The Washington Community School District is reminding parents that registration forms are due Friday.

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Washington County Non-Party Nomination Papers Due August 25th

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Washington County is reminding residents that nomination papers for non-party offices for this fall’s General Election ballot are due at 5 pm on Wednesday, August 25th.

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Iowa Congressman: Just Like Iowa Households, Federal Agencies Must Live Within Their Means

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:41 am

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The U.S. Office of Management and Budget says $98 Billion was spent improperly in 2009, and a new bill that awaits the President’s signature is designed to slow and stop wasteful government spending.

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Mississippi River Flooding Threatens Odessa Wildlife Complex

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Odessa Wildlife Complex east of Wapello is being threatened because of fast water rising in the Mississippi River.

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Alive After Five Program Today

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce continues their “Alive after Five” event today.

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Washington Man Killed In Weekend Crash

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:28 am

A single vehicle crash north of Olds has killed a Washington man. 

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City of Washington Receives Aid To Improve Wastewater Rehabilitation Project

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The City of Washington has received $950,000 from the state’s I-JOBS Program to help pay for a $3.5 million dollar gravity sewer system, part of a $20 million wastewater rehabilitation project. 

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Kalona Farmers Market Change This Week

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Kalona Farmers Market will be held this Wednesday instead of during the weekend in Kalona.

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Johnson County Rated 24th in Nation For Employment Opportunities

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Johnson County, home to the University of Iowa and the 2nd highest concentration of medical professionals in the country, is among the best counties in America for jobs.

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2nd Annual Players 4 Payton Slow Pitch Tournament

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Family members of an Ainsworth child are hosting the 2nd Annual Players 4 Payton Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. 

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