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WOB Adds 1 More “Hair” Performance

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Fairfield’s Way Off Broadway’s Production of the musical Hair reports the highest opening and second weekend ticket sales, and prompted them to add one last performance this Sunday.

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Former State Historian to Present “This is Your Heritage” In Wapello

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:52 am

The Louisa County Historical Society is hosting a presentation titled “This is Your Heritage.”

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Supervisors Issue Letter Supporting Proposed Wind Farm

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:41 am

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press play to hear from Tradewind Energy Leasing Mgr. Tim Wichman

A proposed wind farm in Washington County has the backing of the board of supervisors.

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Concerns Over Oil Spill Hindering Shipping Traffic Drives Down Grain Prices

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:29 am

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press play to hear from ISU Economist Chad Hart

The possibility of having shipping traffic hindered by the massive oil leak off the Gulf Coast is having a major impact on commodity prices.

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Iowa’s Economic Indicators Post Largest Ever Gain

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:24 am

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press play to hear from U of I Economist Chuck Whiteman

Iowa’s index of economic indicators posted a huge increase recently, which is a good sign that Iowa is recovering from the recession.

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Schmitz Touts Iowa’s Financial Ratings

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:16 am

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A local state lawmaker is touting the fact that all three Major U.S. financial rating agencies have given Iowa the highest bond rating of AAA.

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Farm Bureau Names Greiner a “Friend of Ag”

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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The Iowa Farm Bureau has named a Republican state senate hopeful a “friend of agriculture.”

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Conlin: Supreme Court Decisions are Usually Final

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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A Democratic candidate for one of Iowa’s U.S. Senate seats says she’s glad Congress is trying to minimize the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that removes restrictions on corporate campaign donations.

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Wet Grain Prompts Call for Bin Safety

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Wet grain from last fall is prompting concerns over storage safety.

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Several Local Students Among Winners of Congressional Art Contest

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two Mid-Prairie students and five Maharishi students are among the winners of the 2010 Congressional Art Contest.

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Names of Buggy Crash Victims Released

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:22 am


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Police have released names of those involved in a fatal buggy accident near Kalona Sunday morning.

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Supervisors To Appoint Zoning Commissioners

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:16 am

Washington County Supervisors this morning are expected to make appointments to two new commissions designed to enforce and interpret the newly adopted zoning ordinance.

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Harper to Revise Financial Documentation

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:15 am

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Press play to hear from Tami Kusian with the Iowa State Auditor’s Office

City officials in Harper are revising how they document financial transactions.

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Corn Planting Nearly Complete in SE Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:09 am

Southeast Iowa Farmers have nearly completed corn planting for the season.

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April Among Iowa’s 5 Warmest

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:01 am

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press play to hear from State Climatologist Harry Hillaker

This April was among the top five warmest on record in Iowa.

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Rasmusen Report: GOP Leads Gubernatorial, Senate Races

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:56 am

A new poll should come as good news to Republicans seeking public office in Iowa.

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Corn Country Cruisers Season Approaches

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:55 am

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press play to hear from CCC Member Ken Lindmeier

Admirers of classic cars have an opportunity to see or showcase their classic cars on the square in Washington.

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YMCA to Begin Strong Kids Campaign

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The YMCA of Washington is looking for donations to its Strong Kids Campaign.

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Buggy Crash Near Kalona Kills 1, Injures 1

Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 6:28 am


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(AP) – A buggy crash near Kalona has left one person dead and another injured.

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Senate Hopeful Brought Anti-Trust Suit Against Microsoft

Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 6:27 am

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A Des Moines Attorney vying for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s job says her professional experience would help her in public office.

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