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Assessment Testing Results Announced

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Washington Community School District has announced the results of the Iowa Assessment Testing which took place last November.  

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Iowa’s Agricultural Relationship to China

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Iowa is building a cooperative relationship with China in terms of agriculture. On Wednesday a Chinese delegation signed 15 contracts to purchase soybeans from the United States, most of those soybeans coming from Iowa and Illinois, the two biggest producers of soybeans in the US.

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New Driver’s License Renewal Reminder

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Iowa Department of Transportation has unveiled a new way to remind drivers that their license is due.  

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Jarad Klein Talks About Property Tax Reform in Weekly Report

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported by KCII, the Iowa House has passed House File 2274, which deals with property tax reform. The primary goal of this reform is to lower the collected taxes on commercial properties from 100 to 40% over time. Jarad Klein discussed the reforms in his weekly report.

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Keota Budget Meeting

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The City of Keota had a special council meeting on Wednesday to discuss the city’s budget for the 2012-2013 year. The managers from each department gave presentations on their expected budget needs for next year, and also gave input on what they would like to see in salary increases.

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Dry Manure Applicator Workshop Monday

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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A certification workshop is happening Monday designed for manure applicators.  

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Last Day for Daffodil Days Orders Being Taken

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The American Cancer Society is still thinking spring by taking orders for daffodils.  

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Thursday HoopSheet – Finals

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

The second round of boys 1A and 2A district play begins tonight.

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Washington Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Alexander Mendoza Ortega, an 18 year old from Washington, was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree this afternoon. Mendoza Ortega was accused of performing a sex act through the use of force or against the will of a 14 year old female resident of Washington County on July 24th of 2011.

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City Council Sets Public Hearing Dates

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and discussed the current budget as part of their meeting.  

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House Passes Bill to Reform Commercial Property Taxes

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:28 am

As previously reported, lawmakers are looking at reducing the percent of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100 to 40%. On Tuesday, the House has passed the bill to lower the commercial property tax, but the Senate Democratic Leader says the bill won’t get the support of the Senate’s Democratic majority.

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Wellman Still Under Boil Order

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The City of Wellman had a water main break on Monday. The main was repaired Tuesday night, and water services were restored around 7:30 pm. There is still a boil order in effect, most likely until Friday. Washington County Public Health is recommending residents of Wellman boil their water for at least two minutes before using it for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, and giving to pets.

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Chamber Day at the Capitol Reservations Due Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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A chance to take part in a Washington Chamber of Commerce event has returned this year.  

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Parent Teacher Conferences Happening Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Washington Junior High and High Schools are holding parent/teacher conferences tonight.  

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Legislators Debate Legality of Police Use of GPS Devices

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Legislators are looking at the legality of police attaching GPS devices to suspects’ cars. The devices could be placed on someone’s car once a judge issues a warrant, and could be used for 30 days. According to Sergeant Jason Bell with the Southeast Iowa Inter Agency Drug Task Force, the GPS devices are already used and are very effective tools in narcotics cases.

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Severe Weather Spotter Training Class Announced

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The National Weather Service’s Quad Cities office has announced a storm spotter training class is coming to Washington next month.  

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Clover Kids Beach Party Registrations Due Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Registrations for a special winter party that has been planned for area Clover Kids and their friends are due tomorrow.  

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Board of Supervisors Approve Agreements with HACAP

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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During the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday, they approved two agreements for Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) services.  

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City Council Set to Meet Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is meeting tonight and will be discussing the current city budget as part of their meeting.  

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Wellman Issues Boil Order

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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As previously reported, there was a water main break in Wellman on Monday. The city has issued a boil advisory. They are advising residents to boil their water for 2 minutes before use.

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