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Washington to Purchase Marion Avene Property to Facilitate Building Demolition

Posted: Saturday, March 6th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Washington is looking at purchasing a piece of property from the Marion Avenue Baptist Church. City Administrator Dave Plymann says the structure sitting on the site was heavily damaged when a nearby building collapsed in 2006.

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Angel Food Ministries Coming to Brighton

Posted: Saturday, March 6th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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A Brighton woman is starting a local chapter of Angel Food Ministries.

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RFL Begins Fundraising Campaign

Posted: Saturday, March 6th, 2010 at 5:45 am

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Washington County is having a rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

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Bright Futures to Host Movie Night

Posted: Saturday, March 6th, 2010 at 5:40 am

Bright Futures Chiropractic in Kalona is having a movie night with a variety of films that focus on various aspects of health and wellness.

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News Update-Washington Schools locked down for precaution after outside law enforcement discover unspecific threat

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Washington Schools were locked down today after an apparent threat was found in a Facebook chat.

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Fatal Fire in Morning Sun Under Investigation

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 7:25 am


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A fire at a mobile home in Morning Sun has claimed the life of a 48 year old man.

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Washington Council OK’s Ambulance Subsidy

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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Washington City Councilors have approved a semi-annual subsidy to the Washington County Ambulance after weeks of leaving the item tabled.

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Congressional Hopeful: Tax Credits Won’t Create Jobs

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:50 am

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A Marion man who’s hoping to unseat eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says tax credits won’t create jobs.

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March is Flood Awareness Month

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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March is Flood Awareness Month in Iowa, and state officials say one of the most important things people can do is look into flood insurance.

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M-P/Keota To Discuss Sharing Arrangements

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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The Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards are checking up on their administrative sharing agreements at an upcoming meeting.

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Natel gets USDA Loan to Provide Rural Broadband Service

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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A Fairfield based company is getting a loan from the federal government to provide broadband internet service to rural areas in Southeast Iowa.

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Daffodil Deadline Extended

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The American Cancer Society is running its Daffodil Days fundraiser a little longer this year.

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Kalona Rec. Center to Host Open House for Kids

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Kalona Recreation Center is hosting an open house event for kids and teens. There will be games, a movie, free snacks and drinks. The Kalona Youth Services Librarian will also be providing crafts at the Recreation Center from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Admission and programs are free of charge. The open house is Friday, March 12th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Contact the Kalona Recreation Center with any questions.

5 Awarded Scholarships

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 5:32 am

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the five winners of the Dean Gerot Memorial Conservation Scholarship.

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Three Washington Co. Residents Hailed as Heroes

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Three local residents are being recognized as heroes for helping rescue a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy from the freezing Waters of the English River.

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Washington Co. Sheriff Supports “Ed Thomas” Law

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 6:15 am

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The Washington County Sheriff says he supports legislation that would require mental health facilities to notify law enforcement before releasing a wanted individual.

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Schmitz: Wellmark Hikes Highlight need for Healthcare Reform

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 6:14 am

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says an 18% hike in insurance rates from Wellmark serves as a reminder that some sort of healthcare reform is needed.

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Supervisors Narrowly Approve Kalona Golf Club Liquor License

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington County Supervisors narrowly approved an application for a state liquor license for the Kalona Golf Club.

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KCII Named Washington Tree Beautification Committee “Volunteer of the Year”

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 5:51 am

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KCII is being recognized by the Washington Tree Beautification Committee.

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How to Donate to Earthquake Victims

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 5:48 am

Chile was better equipped to handle an earthquake than Haiti. Even so, the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are still urging people to donate to help the South American Nation.

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