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WHS Dropout Rate Down Slightly

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 6:00 am

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The Washington High School’s dropout rate has eased slightly from about 1.6 percent last year, to 1.4 percent.

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Power Shutoff Moratorium Ends Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:58 am

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The moratorium on power shutoffs ends tomorrow.

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Supervisors Establish Zoning Admin. Hiring Process

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:56 am

Washington County Supervisors have laid out how they plan to hire a zoning administrator.

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ISU Extension Urges Caution during Planting Season

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:54 am

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As tractors, and other farm equipment begins to emerge for the spring planting season,

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Dust Control Permit Deadline is April 30th

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:52 am

Washington County residents have until the end of April to get a dust control permit.

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High Tunnel/Low Heat Greenhouse Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:02 am

Green thumbs in southeast Iowa are invited to learn tips and information about high tunnel/low heat greenhouses at a workshop at the Maharishi University of Management Organic Farms greenhouse.

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National Start Walking Day in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:01 am

It’s time to get your walking shoes ready next week for National Start Walking Day in Iowa on Wednesday, April 7th.

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WSWCD Monthly Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Washington Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the NRCS building.

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Grassley: Dems the Ones not Willing to Work Together

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s been feeling betrayed lately by Democrats.

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State Lawmakers Hope to Finish Session Today

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:52 am

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Iowa lawmakers are heading into the home stretch of this year’s legislative session.

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Field Work Starting this Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:47 am

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A regional director at the ISU Extension says southeast Iowans can expect to see farmers in the fields as early as this week.

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Washington Co. Unemployment Holds Steady in February

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:40 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate held steady at 6.8 percent last month

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Two Roads to Close Temporarily in Washington Co.

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:39 am


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Cedar to Dogwood Closure on G26

A portion of G26 in Washington County will be closed this week while construction is wrapped up on a new triple box culvert.

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Angel Food Ministries Distributes $2,000 in Discounted Food

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:20 am

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The inaugural run of Angel Food Ministries in Brighton distributed more than $2,000 worth of discounted food last month.

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Pre-Registration at IMS

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:17 am

Students considering or planning to attend Iowa Mennonite School as a ninth-grade or transfer student this fall are invited to pre-register for classes.

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Earth Day at Marr Park

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:16 am

Earth Day is approaching, and the Washington County Conservation Board is inviting families to celebrate it at Marr Park. 

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Roads, Zoning Admin and 911 Communicator on Docket for Supervisors

Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 6:41 am

Washington County Supervisors are slated to approve the secondary roads department’s budget for next year as well as their five year plan at this week’s meeting.

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Sheriff: Efficient K-9 Programs Require Cooperation

Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 6:41 am

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The Washington County Sheriff says area police canine programs do a good job of working together.

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Washington Chamber Offering “CEO Roundtables”

Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 6:38 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce is offering a program for business leaders.

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Violinist to Perform in Washington

Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 6:25 am


Canadian Violinist Jasper Wood is performing in Washington tomorrow.

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