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Washington County Master Gardeners Sale

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 7:09 am

Gardeners this season have a chance to purchase a variety of perennials and other garden related items during an upcoming plant sale put on by the Washington County Master Gardeners.

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Washington Schools to Receive Microsoft Settlement Money

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 7:43 am

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Washington Schools are eligible for more than $280,000 as part of the settlement of a class action lawsuit between brought by the state of Iowa against Microsoft.

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Columbus Schools to Look at New Sex Ed. Program

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 7:35 am

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A group of parents would like to see changes to the way sex education is taught at the Columbus School District.

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Stark Opposes Speed Limit Increase on E. Washington

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 7:34 am

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A member of the Washington City Council is taking issue with a report from the Iowa Department of Transportation that calls for raising the speed limit on East Washington Street.

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Macedonian Exchange Student Collecting Athletic Equipment

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 7:23 am


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A foreign exchange student at Washington High School is collecting gently used athletic equipment for orphanages in her home country.

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Patterson Returns from Volunteer Trip to Brazil

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The Washington County Engineer is fresh off of a volunteer trip to South America.

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Midwest Wood Works to Open Next Week

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 6:24 am

A new showroom featuring Amish crafted furniture is having its grand opening.

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M-P Presents “The Apple Tree”

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 6:21 am

This year’s Mid-Prairie High School musical isn’t a traditional musical; it consists of three different one act performances. It’s called The Apple Tree

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WHS Alum Graduates from Natl. Guard Training

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 6:21 am

A graduate of Washington high school has completed military training in the Army National Guard.

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Obama “Committed to the Middle Class”

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 6:19 am

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President Barack Obama swung through southeast Iowa yesterday as part of the “White House to Main Street Tour.”

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Kalona Woman Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 6:16 am

A jury has found a Kalona woman guilty of insurance fraud, but acquitted her husband on a similar charge.

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Schneider Appointed Chief Deputy

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 6:12 am

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has a new chief deputy.

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Washington School Board to Discuss Union Contract

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 6:10 am

Washington School Board members are slated to take action on a new contract with the union representing teachers.

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Washington Council to Discuss Ordinance Changes

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Washington City Councilors are considering a number of changes to the code of ordinances at tonight’s meeting.

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Southeast Iowa Farmer’s nearly 3/4 Done with Corn Planting

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Southeast Iowa farmers have made some of the most corn planting progress in the state.

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IMS Student Recieves FFA Degree

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 5:54 am

A student from the Iowa Mennonite FFA Chapter has received the Iowa FFA Degree at the state convention in Des Moines.

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Great Strides Team to Host Cystic Fibroisis Awareness Event

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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A local team for Great Strides is hosting an event to raise awareness on Cystic Fibrosis.

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Iowa Guard Members to Help Afghan Farmers

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 7:23 am

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Around 60 soldiers with farming backgrounds from Iowa are headed to Afghanistan to help producers there.

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Planting Ahead of Schedule, Rain Welcomed by Most Farmers

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 7:21 am

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press play to hear from the ISU Extensions Gene Mohling

Weekend showers were welcomed by many southeast Iowa Farmers.

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New Supt. Visits Washington

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 7:16 am

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Washington Schools’ incoming superintendent says he plans to be very visible and hands on.

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