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Way Off Broadway Holding Auditions in Fairfield

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:15 am

The professional musical theater company Way Off Broadway in Fairfield is taking auditions this month for their three summer performances.

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WACO Superintendent Leaving

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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WACO’s Superintendent is leaving at the end of this school year. Greg Ray says he’s accepted a job offer as superintendent in Mediapolis.

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Washington School Board to Take Bids for Geothermal System Project

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Washington School Board members will soon be taking bids for installation of the geothermal heating and cooling system at Stewart Elementary.

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Sheriff: Have a Plan for Severe Weather

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:46 am

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No one can control the weather, but you can prepare for it.

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The Search is on For Washington County’s First Zoning Admin.

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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The search is on for Washington County’s first ever zoning and subdivision ordinance administrator.

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Kalona Apt. Complex Gets State Grant

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:24 am

A housing complex in Kalona is getting grant money from the state.

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WCRF Grant Applications Due Tonight

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Local non-profits have until the end of the day to submit grant applications to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Local Libraries Receive “A More Perfect Union” Bookshelves

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Three area libraries are being awarded the “A More Perfect Union” Bookshelf as part of the We the People program.

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City to Buy 90 Acres from School District

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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The city of Washington is buying 90 acres of land from the school district.

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Grand Jury Sides with WCSO in “Excessive Force” Lawsuit

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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A federal grand jury has ruled in favor of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a lawsuit that claimed excessive force.

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Sirens Sound for Statewide Tornado Drill

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:49 am

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Sirens sounded across Iowa yesterday morning as part of a statewide tornado drill.

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Demon Singers Bring Home Top Honors

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Singers in the Washington High School Vocal Music Department brought home top honors recently at the solo and ensemble contest in Mt. Pleasant.

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Iowa River Cleanup Planned in Louisa Co.

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:43 am

The Louisa County Conservation Board is partnering with AmeriCorps to host an Earth Day clean up project on the Iowa River.

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Angel Food Orders Due Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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Orders for the Brighton chapter of the Angel Food Ministries project are due tomorrow.

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Wet Weather Cancels Marr Park Prairie Burn

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Washington County Conservation Board’s Night Prairie Burn at Marr Park yesterday had to be canceled due to wet and windy conditions.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Slated for 10:00 this Morning

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:24 am

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press play to hear from Washington/Keokuk Co. Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith

Sirens will sound across Iowa this morning as part of a statewide tornado drill.

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WPD Chief Comments on Police Role During Severe WX

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:21 am

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Severe weather can pose not only a threat to people, but also to infrastructure such as roads, sidewalks and homes.

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Lovetinsky Honored by Supervisors

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:15 am

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press play to hear part of the 911 call that prompted Lovetinsky to be named Iowa’s 911 Telecommunicator of the year.

Washington County Supervisors are tipping their hats to the Communications Center’s Sandra Lovetinsky.

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Washington Council Slated to Pass Budget

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:02 am

Washington City Councilors tonight are expected to approve next fiscal year’s budget.

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Two Washington Men Convicted in “Mudrunning” Incident

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 6:50 am

Two Washington men have been convicted of criminal mischief in connection with a “mudrunning” incident last month.

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