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Kalona City Council Meeting

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council will meet on Monday. They will be talking about FEMA mapping again at this meeting.

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Signup Deadline Monday to Attend State Event Featuring Washington County

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The deadline to sign up for an event which will feature work from Washington County 4‑H alumni is Monday.  

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Upcoming Food and Farming Conference

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A conference related to food sustainability is coming up at Crooked Creek Christian Camp.

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Annual Agriculture Research Association Meeting Coming Up

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The annual meeting for the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association is happening at the Johnson County Extension next month.

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Friday HoopSheet – Finals

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

The Washington Demon boys close out their regular season tonight at home in the final game to be played at the old gym.  Class 1A and 2A girls basketball tips off regional semifinals tonight with the winners playing Monday for a chance to go to the state tournament.

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Wellman Lifts Boil Order

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 11:32 am

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The boil order that was been in effect in Wellman has been lifted.  

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Washington Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Alexander Mendoza Ortega, an 18 year old from Washington, was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree yesterday afternoon. Mendoza Ortega was accused of performing a sex act through the use of force or against the will of a 14 year old female resident of Washington County on July 24th of 2011.

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Second Legislative Briefing Happening Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Washington will have a visit from both of Southeast Iowa’s lawmakers tomorrow.

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Assessment Testing Results Announced

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Washington Community School District has announced the results of the Iowa Assessment Testing which took place last November.  

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Iowa’s Agricultural Relationship to China

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Iowa is building a cooperative relationship with China in terms of agriculture. On Wednesday a Chinese delegation signed 15 contracts to purchase soybeans from the United States, most of those soybeans coming from Iowa and Illinois, the two biggest producers of soybeans in the US.

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New Driver’s License Renewal Reminder

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa Department of Transportation has unveiled a new way to remind drivers that their license is due.  

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Jarad Klein Talks About Property Tax Reform in Weekly Report

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported by KCII, the Iowa House has passed House File 2274, which deals with property tax reform. The primary goal of this reform is to lower the collected taxes on commercial properties from 100 to 40% over time. Jarad Klein discussed the reforms in his weekly report.

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Keota Budget Meeting

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The City of Keota had a special council meeting on Wednesday to discuss the city’s budget for the 2012-2013 year. The managers from each department gave presentations on their expected budget needs for next year, and also gave input on what they would like to see in salary increases.

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Dry Manure Applicator Workshop Monday

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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A certification workshop is happening Monday designed for manure applicators.  

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Last Day for Daffodil Days Orders Being Taken

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The American Cancer Society is still thinking spring by taking orders for daffodils.  

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Thursday HoopSheet – Finals

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

The second round of boys 1A and 2A district play begins tonight.

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Washington Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Alexander Mendoza Ortega, an 18 year old from Washington, was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree this afternoon. Mendoza Ortega was accused of performing a sex act through the use of force or against the will of a 14 year old female resident of Washington County on July 24th of 2011.

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City Council Sets Public Hearing Dates

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and discussed the current budget as part of their meeting.  

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House Passes Bill to Reform Commercial Property Taxes

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:28 am

As previously reported, lawmakers are looking at reducing the percent of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100 to 40%. On Tuesday, the House has passed the bill to lower the commercial property tax, but the Senate Democratic Leader says the bill won’t get the support of the Senate’s Democratic majority.

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Wellman Still Under Boil Order

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The City of Wellman had a water main break on Monday. The main was repaired Tuesday night, and water services were restored around 7:30 pm. There is still a boil order in effect, most likely until Friday. Washington County Public Health is recommending residents of Wellman boil their water for at least two minutes before using it for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, and giving to pets.

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