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Alliant Proposes 14% Electric Rate Hike

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 7:09 am

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Alliant Energy is asking state regulators to allow them to raise their electric rates by roughly 14%

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Detailed Plans Revealed for new WHS

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:58 am

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A clearer picture has emerged of what Washington’s new high school might look.

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County Tax Levy to Increase by $0.05

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Washington County’s property tax levy will increase by five cents next fiscal year.

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Crawfordsville Loaned $407K for Water System Upgrades

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:41 am

Crawfordsville is taking out a $407,000 loan to make improvements to its drinking water system.

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Hospice to Recognize Volunteers

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:39 am

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Hospice of Washington County is recognizing people who offer up their time next month.

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Free ACT, SAT Prep-Tests Available

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:28 am

High school students will soon be taking ACT and SAT tests, and Iowa’s College Aide programming is offering something to help prepare.

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Nature CSI at Marr Park

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is hosting a Nature CSI program at Marr Park.

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Pesticide Classes Being Offered

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Pesticide applicators who need recertification can get it done at the Washington County Extension.

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Flooding Risks Continue

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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Saturated soil, melting snow and daily chances of rain this week are expected to lead to high river stages and chances of flooding.

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County Enacts Spring Road Embargoes

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Washington County has a message regarding secondary roads this spring: If you don’t need to be on them, stay off.

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Schmitz, Marek Confident Legislature will Adjourn on Time

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Two southeast Iowa state lawmakers say they’re confident the legislature will be able to end this year’s session on time.

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Former 1st Lady of Iowa Stops in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:43 am

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The former first lady of Iowa is gathering data on, and hoping to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

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Cafe Dodici Receives Iowa Source Awards

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:39 am

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Café Dodici has been named as the best place to grab Sunday brunch and have a meal for a special occasion by the Iowa Source.

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M-P Falls at State Tourney

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Mid-Prairie boys’ basketball team failed to reach the second round of the State Tournament

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Cigarette Sales, Consumption Down

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A new report shows a sharp drop in cigarette sales in Iowa.

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Small Business Academy in Wapello

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The ISU Extension Office in Wapello is having a six week small business class.

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Flooding Risk Down Slightly

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 7:08 am

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press play to hear from Hydrologist Maren Stoflet

There continues to be a greater than normal risk of flooding across eastern Iowa.

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Measure Allows for More Flexibility in HS Assistance

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:57 am

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press play to hear from State Sen. Becky Schmitz

The Iowa Senate has passed a measure that would afford home school assistance programs flexibility in how state funding is spent.

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Bill Would Allow Larger Loads for Trucks

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:55 am

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press play to hear from State Rep. Larry Marek

A bill in the Iowa House would allow trucks to carry larger loads.

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Property Tax Deadline Approaching

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:51 am

Washington County residents have until the end of the month to pay real-estate and mobile home taxes.

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