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AARP Offering Tax Prep Services

Posted: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 5:40 am

AARP Iowa is offering free tax preparation services in Southeast Iowa.

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Old Mills Seed Building Crawls Along

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 pm


Jeremy Patterson House Moving begins moving the Old Mills Seed Building on it’s journey to Washington’s downtown.

Weather Delays Building Move

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Crews from a local house moving company worked into the evening hours last night to begin rolling the old Mills Seed building in Washington to its new location.

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“Ed Thomas” Law Aims to Increase Communication Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health Officials

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 6:43 am

The murder of a prominent Iowa high school football coach has prompted state lawmakers to look at a measure aimed at improving communication between hospitals and police.

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Poll Shows Culver Trailing

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 am

A recent survey indicates Incumbent Democrat Chet Culver trails two members of the GOP in Iowa’s Governor’s race.

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Demon Girls To Play for Right to go to State

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 5:58 am

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In local sports, the Washington Demon Girls Basketball team plays for the right to go to the state tournament tonight.

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Parent Teacher Conferences Rescheduled

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 5:56 am

Due to today’s post season basketball game, the Washington School District is postponing parent-teacher conferences.

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Returns

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 5:54 am

KCII is bringing back the Home Shopping Extravaganza this week.

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Three Hospitalized after Crash near Kalona

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Three people were hospitalized this morning after a crash on highway-1 south of Kalona.

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Snow All but Over

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 am

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Southeast Iowans are digging out after winter storm brought heavy snowfall to the area yesterday and during the overnight hours.

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Marek: Legislature Will Likely Dip into “Rainy Day Funds”

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

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State Rep. Larry Marek, and State Sen. Becky Schmitz at this weekend’s legislative briefing.

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says the legislature will likely need to dip into reserve funds to balance the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

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Amendment May Prevent Empowerment Shift

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

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the audience at this weekend’s legislative briefing

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It appears that Empowerment programs in Iowa will not be moved from the state department of management to the department of education.

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WCSD Food Service Director: “Let’s Move” is Right on

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The Food Service Director at the Washington School District says first Lady Michelle Obama has the right idea with her “Let’s Move” campaign.

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Consultant to Lay Out Plans for New 911 Center

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:54 am

Washington County’s E911 Services and Communications Boards this week are slated to get an update from a consultant hired to find a new home the communications center.

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Land Use on the Docket for Supervisors

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:52 am

Land use issues are on the docket this week for Washington County Supervisors.

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Second Annual Kalona Spring Home Show

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 am

Area residents will have the opportunity to check out many vendors dealing with home construction and home supplies.

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Kalona Days Seeking Volunteers

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:48 am

The Annual Kalona Day is just right around the corner, and event coordinators are in need of volunteers

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UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning Downgraded

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

The National Weather service has downgraded a Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory.

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Up to 10 Inches of Snow Possible

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 6:00 am

More snow is in store for Southeast Iowa. 

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Reserve Funds Needed to Balance State Budget

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 5:58 am

It appears as if state government in Iowa will have to dip into reserve funds to balance next year’s budget.

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