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Washington Schools Given Care of $141K Kiesey Trust

Posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 7:37 am

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press play to hear from Everett K. Burham

The Washington School District is becoming the caretaker of a $141,000 trust established by a 1931 graduate of Washington High School.

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WACO Slated to Approve Supt. Sharing With WMU

Posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 7:32 am

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press play to hear from WACO Supt. Greg Ray (Ray is leaving for a position in Mediapolis this summer)

The WACO School Board is set to approve sharing a superintendent with Winfield Mount Union next school year.

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3rd of 4 Segments with GOP State Senate Candidates on Today’s In Touch

Posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 7:30 am

What should the role of a legislator be? How willing should an elected official be to work across party lines?

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4 Candidates for Zoning Admin

Posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 7:26 am

The committee searching for Washington County’s first ever zoning administrator has a list of four candidates in front of them.

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1st Washington Farmer’s Market Tonight

Posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 7:25 am

Washington’s first farmers’ market of the season is tonight.

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Local 4-Hers, FFA Members Weigh in Sheep and Goats

Posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 7:24 am

Washington County 4-H’ers and FFA members weighed in market sheep and goats for the 2010 Washington County Fair

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Judge, Schmitz Tout State’s Free Preschool Program

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:49 am

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Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor and a local state lawmaker say the voluntary preschool effort is vital and should be continued even in the face of an uncertain economic future.

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Washington Co. Historic Preservation Commission Awards Annual Grants

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:42 am

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press play to hear from Michael Zahs with the Historic Preservation Commission

The Washington County Historic Preservation Commission is doling out more than $4,700 in grant money to local projects.

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It’s Tick Time

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:39 am

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press play to hear from WCPH Program Dir. Chrystal Woller

The Iowa Department of Public Health says now is the time of year when ticks and Lyme disease are on the rise.

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Part II of D-45 Senate Candidate’s Interviews Today on In Touch

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:34 am

Agriculture and transportation are the topics on today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa Program. The three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in Iowa State Senate District 45 take questions from KCII

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Chats with Two Officers During National Police Week

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:25 am

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press play to hear from Patrol Officer Brian Van Willigen

This is National Police Week. In the city of Washington 12 people have taken the oath to “Serve With Pride.”

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Wind, Rain and Frost Hinder Corn Planting

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:20 am

Scattered showers, high winds, cooler temperatures mixed with some frost hindered planting progress

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Community Foundation of Washington Awards $15K in Grants

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:19 am

Six area organizations were awarded funds this week by the Community Foundation of Washington County.

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St. James “Knight Flight” This Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:16 am

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St. James School’s annual Knight Flight Fun Run is this weekend.

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1 of 4 Segments with GOP D-45 State Senate Candidates Today on In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:34 am

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The three Republicans hoping to take on Fairfield’s Becky Schmitz for her State Senate seat this fall are answering a few questions from KCII.

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Lt. Gov. Judge to Visit Washington

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:33 am

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The Lieutenant Governor is visiting several area communities this week to highlight Iowa’s voluntary preschool program and the I-JOBS initiative.

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Kalona Downtown Revitalization Nearing 2nd Phase

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:28 am

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Kalona’s Downtown Revitalization Project is well underway.

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Frost Had Little Impact on Farm Crops

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:25 am

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Weekend frost might have damaged some lawns and gardens, but likely had little effect on southeast Iowa farm crops.

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Local Author Releases Autobiography

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:23 am

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A local author has released a book that chronicles his life from his own birth, to the birth of his great-great-granddaughter.

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Tuma Recieves M-P Student Acheivement of the Year Award

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:18 am

A Mid-Prairie junior is being honored by teachers and staff. Zachary Tuma has been awarded this year’s Student Achievement Award of Excellence.

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