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Speed Limit on East Washington Street Remains an Issue

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:16 am

The speed limit on east Washington Street remains an issue for Washington City Councilors.

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“Paint the Town Purple” Sunday

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:12 am

The American Cancer Society will “Paint the Town Purple” Sunday in celebration of the annual Relay for Life event.

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Barn Quilts of Washington County

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:10 am

Washington County is on the cusp of being proclaimed “The Barn Quilt Capital of Iowa.”

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Blood Drive

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:08 am

Brighton Community, sponsored by the Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Tuesday, June 15th from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Brighton Community Building/City Hall in Brighton.

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Livestock Judging Workouts

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:06 am

The first in a series of livestock judging workouts is this Sunday.

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Washington Municipal Airport’s Annual Flight Breakfast

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:04 am

The Washington Municipal Airport’s annual Flight Breakfast is tomorrow.

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Paddling Adventures Offered

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:02 am

Registrations are being accepted for two paddling adventures held in Louisa County.

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High Ropes Course at Langwood Education Center to Open on Fatther’s Day

Posted: Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 5:00 am

Father’s Day is approaching fast, and the high ropes course at Langwood Education Center is opening just in time to celebrate.

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Supervisors to Review Zoning Admin. Candidates

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 7:33 am

Washington County Supervisors this morning are reviewing the candidates for the zoning administrator

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Ridiculous Day in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 7:26 am

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Things are getting Ridiculous tomorrow in Washington. Ridiculous Day is an annual event designed to promote the downtown area.

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Washington Council Says No to Street Closure for Private Party

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 7:08 am

Washington City Councilors have said no to a request to block a street for a private party.

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Pre-Election Coverage Wraps Up Today

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 7:03 am

KCII wraps up pre-election coverage today ahead of next week’s primaries.

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Fairfield Fish Kill Appears to be from Natural Causes

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 7:01 am

A small fish kill in a Fairfield park appears to be from natural spawning stress.

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Quitline IA Facing Budget Cuts

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 6:58 am

Iowa’s helpline for quitting tobacco will no longer offer free nicotine patches and gum as of June 30th.

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Keokuk Co. Master Gardeners Hosting Parade of Gardens

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 6:57 am

The Keokuk Master Gardeners and the Sigourney PEO are hosting a Parade of Gardens.

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Supervisors Move Forward with Zoning Map, Protests Continue

Posted: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 8:18 am

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Washington County Supervisors are in the process of approving a zoning map, while staunch zoning opponents continue to protest.

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Washington Council Approves New Garbage Contractor

Posted: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 8:15 am

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Mark is being replaced by Luke. The Washington City Council last night approved a new garbage and recycling contract with Luke’s Sanitation.

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English Valley Outfitters to Hold Groundbreaking

Posted: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 8:12 am

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A resort designed by veterans for veterans is having a groundbreaking ceremony this weekend.

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County Engineer: Be Wary of Where You Put Political Signs

Posted: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 7:48 am

While many local residents are gearing up for the election by displaying political signs, the Washington County Engineer is advising them to make sure they’re not in the highway right-of-way.

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Iowa Grain Prices Down

Posted: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 7:47 am

Iowa corn and soybean prices are down slightly this month and are significantly lower than this time last year.

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