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GOP Congressional Hopeful to Visit Washington this Week

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 7:21 am

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One of the Republicans hoping to be eastern Iowa’s next representative in congress is visiting Washington this week.

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Mercy Looking at Expansion, New Clinic

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 7:20 am


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the marker shows the proposed location of the new clinic

A local medical clinic is looking at expanding.

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1st Heat Wave of Season

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 6:57 am

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It’s going to be a hot one in Southeast Iowa Today.

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Washington Aquatic Center Opens This Weekend

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 6:55 am

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Swimming season will soon be here and Washington’s aquatic center will be open just in time.

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Supervisor Candidate Interviews Begin this Week

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 6:28 am

The two Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for Washington County Supervisor in District 5 answer questions from KCII this week.

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Last Week for Voting Pre-Registration

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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This is the last week for voters who want to cast a ballot in next month’s primary elections to get pre-registered.

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SIYAC Seeking Members

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Senator Becky Schmitz of Fairfield is announcing the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council is taking applications for its 2010-2011 council.

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Health Heroes Night

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 6:23 am

An event promoting healthy families and providing early childhood information is coming up at Ainsworth Elementary.

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Young people wanted for Youth Council

Posted: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 6:08 am

Senator Becky Schmitz of Fairfield announced that the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council is taking applications for its 2010-2011 council.

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Kalona Chamber Luncheon

Posted: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 6:06 am

The Kalona Area Chamber is having a luncheon at the Chamber Building.

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District 5 Supervisor Candidate’s Forum Series This Week

Posted: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 6:00 am

The two Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for Washington County Supervisor in District 5 answer questions from KCII this week.

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Zoning Commissions to be Seated this Week

Posted: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 5:58 am

Washington County Supervisors this week are expected to formally appoint members to the new planning and zoning commission and the subdivision/zoning board of adjustment.

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Schmitz to Visit Ainsworth, Washington Today

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker is holding office hours in two Washington County Communities today.

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Geyer to Leave Post as Washington’s Building Official

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Washington is looking for a new building and zoning administrator.

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Main Street Hosting Business Seminar Next Week

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Main Street Washington his hosting a seminar next week on business recruitment, improvement and redevelopment.

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Extension Offering a Number of Day Camps

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:54 am

School will soon be out, but the Washington County Extension has a number of day camps planned to keep kids busy during the summer months.

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Babysitting Basics

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:52 am

Babysitting can be a good job to teach kids about responsibility and put a little money in their pockets.

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Riverside Farmer Awarded USDA Loan for Energy Effecient Grain Drying System

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 am

Senator Chuck Grassley announced this week the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development has awarded six loans totaling over 76 thousand dollars to Iowa through the Rural Energy for America Program. 

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Former IMS Principal To Speak at Commencement

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:48 am

A former Iowa Mennonite School Principal is addressing the graduating seniors at their commencement Sunday.

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DNA Tests Needed to Compete at Ak-Sar-Ben

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:46 am

The Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Exposition in Omaha is coming up, and the Washington County Extension is reminding youth interested in exhibiting swine or feeder calves, that they must have DNA samples collected by June 1st. The DNA samples have to be collected by an Extension staff member. Nominating through the Iowa State Fair process is not accepted for Ak-Sar-Ben. To schedule a time for your samples to be collected, contact the Washington County Extension.