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Power Struggle at IRE

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 7:09 am

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A trial date has been set for a lawsuit centered on a power struggle amid the board of directors at a local biodiesel company.

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WCHC CEO Comments on Healthcare

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:59 am

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The CEO at Washington County Hospital and Clinics says the healthcare bill signed into law by the president this week won’t do a lot to address the cost of medical care.

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M-P, Keota Aim to Get Healthier Foods on Lunch Menu

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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Two local schools are undertaking an effort to serve healthier foods.

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Heavier Truckload Measure Moves to Senate

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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The Iowa House has sent a measure to the Senate that would allow triple axle trucks to carry heavier loads on state highways.

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Washington Co. Starting “Adopt a Gravel Road” Program

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Washington County is willing to accept some help maintaining secondary roads.

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Census Deadline Approaching

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

People have until the end of the month to return their census questionnaires.

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WCDC Receives 29th Consecutive 3 Year Accreditation

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am

A local organization that acts as an advocate for people for disabilities has received its 29th consecutive three year accreditation.

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Water Garden Presentation in Keokuk Co.

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Keokuk County Master Gardeners are offering locals tips for their water gardens this season.

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Supervisors Set Salary, Job Description for Zoning Admin.

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:55 am

Washington County Supervisors are prepared to pay a zoning ordinance administrator between $35,000 and $45,000 annually.

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WCSD Secures $1-Million Grant for Geothermal System

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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Washington’s Stewart Elementary School is getting a geothermal heating and cooling system.

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KCII Recognized as Main Street Business Partner of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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KCII Radio is being recognized as Main Street Washington’s Business Partner of the Year.

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Stoufer: Volunteerism is Backbone of Community

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:52 am

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A spirit of volunteerism is one of the backbones of the Washington community. That’s according to resident Dave Stoufer. He was the guest speaker at this week’s chamber of commerce awards ceremony.

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Hospice to Recognize Volunteers

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:49 am

Hospice of Washington County is gearing up for National Volunteer Week.

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Burning the Prairie at Marr Park

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:47 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is having their annual Marr Park Night Prairie Burn.

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New Truck for Letts FD

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:20 am

After 22 years of saving, the Letts Fire Department has a new truck.

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What Cheer Woman Killed in Keokuk Co. Crash

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:42 am

A crash in Keokuk County yesterday claimed the life of a What Cheer Woman.

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Obama to Visit Iowa City

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:34 am

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President Barack Obama is coming to Southeast Iowa this week.

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Greiner: Healthcare Could Help Republicans Seeking Office

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

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A former state representative and current state senate hopeful from southeast Iowa says backlash over healthcare reform and other Democratic initiatives could help Republicans seeking office this fall.

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Loebsack, Gettemy Reaction to Healthcare Passage

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 am

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The healthcare overhaul bill has passed the House, and Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack was one of the yes votes.

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Chamber Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Annual Dinner

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 6:55 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s 75th annual awards ceremony and banquet last night was a little bittersweet.

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