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Judge, Schmitz Tout State’s Free Preschool Program

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:49 am

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Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor and a local state lawmaker say the voluntary preschool effort is vital and should be continued even in the face of an uncertain economic future.

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Washington Co. Historic Preservation Commission Awards Annual Grants

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:42 am

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The Washington County Historic Preservation Commission is doling out more than $4,700 in grant money to local projects.

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It’s Tick Time

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:39 am

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The Iowa Department of Public Health says now is the time of year when ticks and Lyme disease are on the rise.

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Part II of D-45 Senate Candidate’s Interviews Today on In Touch

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:34 am

Agriculture and transportation are the topics on today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa Program. The three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in Iowa State Senate District 45 take questions from KCII

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Chats with Two Officers During National Police Week

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:25 am

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This is National Police Week. In the city of Washington 12 people have taken the oath to “Serve With Pride.”

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Wind, Rain and Frost Hinder Corn Planting

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:20 am

Scattered showers, high winds, cooler temperatures mixed with some frost hindered planting progress

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Community Foundation of Washington Awards $15K in Grants

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:19 am

Six area organizations were awarded funds this week by the Community Foundation of Washington County.

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St. James “Knight Flight” This Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:16 am

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St. James School’s annual Knight Flight Fun Run is this weekend.

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1 of 4 Segments with GOP D-45 State Senate Candidates Today on In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:34 am

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The three Republicans hoping to take on Fairfield’s Becky Schmitz for her State Senate seat this fall are answering a few questions from KCII.

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Lt. Gov. Judge to Visit Washington

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:33 am

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The Lieutenant Governor is visiting several area communities this week to highlight Iowa’s voluntary preschool program and the I-JOBS initiative.

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Kalona Downtown Revitalization Nearing 2nd Phase

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:28 am

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Kalona’s Downtown Revitalization Project is well underway.

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Frost Had Little Impact on Farm Crops

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:25 am

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Weekend frost might have damaged some lawns and gardens, but likely had little effect on southeast Iowa farm crops.

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Local Author Releases Autobiography

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:23 am

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A local author has released a book that chronicles his life from his own birth, to the birth of his great-great-granddaughter.

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Tuma Recieves M-P Student Acheivement of the Year Award

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:18 am

A Mid-Prairie junior is being honored by teachers and staff. Zachary Tuma has been awarded this year’s Student Achievement Award of Excellence.

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Registration for JEL Conference in Iowa Open

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:15 am

Registrations are being taken for teens to attend an annual summit on supporting tobacco prevention. The JEL program or Just Eliminate Lies is an Iowa youth led tobacco prevention group.

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District 45 State Senate Candidates to Field Questions from KCII

Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:47 am

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The three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination to run for the District 45 State Senate Seat are taking part in a candidate’s forum this week being hosted by KCII.

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Washington Historic Preservation Commission Has some Suggestions

Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:42 am

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The Washington Historic Preservation Commission has a few recommendations for the city council.

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Washington Council Approves Sound System Purchase

Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:30 am

Washington City Councilors are spending close to $4,000 on a sound system.

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1st Washington Farmer’s Market this Week

Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:25 am

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It’s one of the signs that summer is almost here: Washington’s first farmer’s market of the season is this week.

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CJ Horticulture Class Selling Their Wares

Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:22 am

Columbus Community High School’s horticulture class is selling vegetables, herbs, bedding and household plants this week.

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