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Local Church to Begin “Furniture Ministry

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 7:37 am

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A local church is starting a campaign to collect furniture for people in need.

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Supervisors Learn More about DHS Restructuring

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:54 am

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The Iowa Department of Human Services’ region that includes Washington County is expected to lose 50-60 employees to early retirement.

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Iowa DOT to Present Plans for Highway 1/92 Intersection

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:51 am


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The Iowa Department of Transportation this month will present plans to improve the Highway 92 and Highway 1 intersection

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WHS Presents “The Fantastics”

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:32 am

Washington High School is putting on a production of “The Fantastics”

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Busy Weekend for Washington Co. 4-H

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:17 am

The Washington County 4-H program has a busy week ahead of them.

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Washington Warns of Fines for Tall Grass

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:14 am

Officials in Washington are issuing a warning to landowners in the city: cut your grass or face the consequences.

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CJ Speedway Season Coming Up

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:58 am

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A new season at the Columbus Junction Speedway is coming up.

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Vet Camp Offered at State Fair this Year

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:54 am

Kids interested in veterinary field have the opportunity to attend a camp during the Iowa State Fair.

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Louisa Co. Adds New Farmer’s Market

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Louisa County is adding a farmer’s market this year.

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Loebsack Discusses School Nutrition Act in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:45 am

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Eastern Iowa’s congressman wants to remove some of the red tape when it comes to enrolling students in free and reduced lunch programs at schools.

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WHS Hoping for Grant to Purchase iPads

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:42 am

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Washington High School students could soon be reading textbooks on Apple iPads.

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This is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:40 am

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press play to hear from Washington County Assistant 911 Supervisor Teresa Todd

It’s the first voice many will hear in a time of crisis: a 911 Telecommunicator.

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Washington County Republican Women to Host Candidates

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:34 am

The Washington County Republican Woman are inviting GOP candidates vying for the District 45 state senate seat to speak at their meeting this week.

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Washington City Wide Cleanup Next Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:33 am

Washington’s City Wide Cleanup is next week.

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Mt. Pleasant RV Park Recognized as Green Destination

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:28 am

An RV Park in southeast Iowa is being recognized as a leader in green technology.

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Columbus Community Development Center Receives Grant

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:18 am

The Columbus Community Development Center in Columbus Junction is one of 17 non-profit organizations receiving grant money from the Strengthen Rural Iowa project.

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Two Paddling Adventures in Louisa Co.

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:16 am

Louisa County Conservation is taking registrations for two paddling adventures.

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4 Arrested on Drug Charges in Fairfield

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 7:24 am

Two separate search warrants in Fairfield have led to four people being arrested on drug charges.

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Washington Co. Treasurer Releases Tax Breakdown

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 7:18 am

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The Washington County Treasurer’s Office has released a breakdown of how taxes will be apportioned for the March collection cycle.

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Keokuk Co. Launches “Code Red” Notificaion System

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 7:17 am

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Keokuk County has installed an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications.

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