Today’s Local News

February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse Saturday to hear from their constituents.

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Discussion on Mental Health Redesign Expected for Tomorrows Washington County Board Meeting

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

At tomorrow’s meeting the Washington County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution that establishes the intent to join a Mental Health and Disability Services Division, or MHDS, region.

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Mid-Prairie Committee to Update Long Range Facility Plan, Consider Bond Issue

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie’s citizen committee will meet later this month to re prioritize the long range facility plan.

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Fire Risks Change With the Season

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Winter brings special challenges to area firefighters.

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Recycling Bin Replacements Available in Washington

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The City of Washington is offering free recycling bins.

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Washington County Extension Offers Testing Help

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Extension Office is offering a commercial pesticide applicator test training course Monday, March 11th.

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February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse yesterday to hear from their constituents.

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Washington County Courthouse Safety

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With the shooting earlier this week at the courthouse in NewCastle County, Delaware, many local governments are examining their security procedures.

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Washington County Board’s Request for Dismissal Denied

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:26 am

A hearing on the Washington County Board of Supervisors motion to dismiss a lawsuit was held yesterday.

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Washington’s High Speed Chase Policy

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A high speed chase through at least 3 counties in the Des Moines Metro area early Thursday morning resulted in the death of the driver fleeing authorities, and the recovery of a missing child.

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Local Animal Shelter Offering Low-Cost Microchipping

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

In an effort to make the area’s pets easier to identify, the local animal shelter is offering low-cost microchipping this weekend.

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Celestial Activity Provides Learning Opportunity

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

In an unusual news day, the world woke yesterday to two remarkable events, both involving celestial objects.

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Wellman Budget Hearing Set

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Wellman is nearly done with the next fiscal year’s budget.

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Washington County Extension to Host Seed Treatment Course

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Extension office will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, February 27th.

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February’s Legislative Briefing Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The area’s legislators will be in Washington tomorrow for the second briefing of this session.

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Update Given on Initiatives Across County

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The initiatives in Washington County focused on improving the health of the community and the people within were showcased Wednesday  night.

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First Fabulous Formal Sale Coming To Washington

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With prom season right around the corner your daughter’s perfect dress could be hanging in someone’s closet.

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ISAC Keeps Eye on Legislature

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Now that the Iowa State Legislature is in session, county governments are watching closely for any legislation that might impact their county.

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Washington Choral Society Concert Tonight

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington Choral Society is holding a concert this evening that will incorporate a wide range of music genres and charity.

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Extension Office Suggests Frostseeding

Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Dry conditions during much of 2012 and overgrazing late into the fall have damaged many pastures in southeast Iowa.

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