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College Fair this Month

Posted: Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 6:43 am

Area high school students and parents are invited to a day of college information and counseling.

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Lincoln to Host Family Social Studies Night

Posted: Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Lincoln Elementary in Washington is having Family Social Studies Night.

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Highland Among Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:52 am

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Many area high schools had some of the highest graduation rates in the state last year and among them, Highland was near the top.

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Gettemy Makes Bid for 2nd Congressional District Official

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:50 am

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A businessman from Marion has made his bid for Iowa’s Second Congressional Seat Official.

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Research Farm Supt. on Special Edition Magazine Today

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:46 am

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Breakthroughs in technology all begin one way: with research. Agriculture is no different. In this area, some of that research is done on a farm near Crawfordsville.

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Winter Weather Possible

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:45 am

It looks like Old Man Winter might not be ready to leave southeast Iowa just yet.

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County Roads Fairing Well So Far

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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Soggy, spring weather can take its toll on Washington County’s secondary roads, but they’ve held up pretty well so far this year.

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This is Fix-A-Leak-Week

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:41 am

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This is Fix-a-Leak Week. The Iowa Utilities Board says minor water leaks in homes and irrigation systems account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year

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WJH Band Gets Top Honors

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The Washington Junior High Band has received top honors at the Southeast Iowa Band Association Large Group Festival.

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Maharishi Spring Celebration

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 5:20 am

The Maharishi School in Fairfield is honoring members from the School, University and Fairfield community at their 35th Annual Spring Celebration.

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Branstad Plans Washington Visit

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 7:20 am

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Former governor and current gubernatorial hopeful Terry Branstad is planning a visit to Washington this week.

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Corn Agronomist Guest on Today’s Ag Week Special Edition Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 7:02 am

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While the federal government is hoping to get a read on the nation with this year’s census, an Iowa State University professor is looking at a different type of population: the corn population.

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Power Shutoff Moratorium Ends Next Month

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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The moratorium on power shutoffs is over at the end of this month.

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Two Local Biofuel Makers Receive Federal Funding

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:54 am

Two local biofuels plants are getting federal grant money to expand production.

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Appliance Barn Reports Increased Sales During Rebate Program

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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Staff at the Appliance Barn in Kalona says the short lived rebate program for energy efficient appliances brought them a spike in sales.

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“Constant Contact” Offered Through Washington Chamber

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:49 am

The Washington Chamber is helping facilitate a program that aims to give small businesses a big business presence online.

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8 WHS Students Participate in State Speech

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:46 am

Eight Washington High School Students got top honors over the weekend at the state speech contest in Cedar Rapids.

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IMS Work Days

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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Students at Iowa Mennonite School are looking for work.

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U of I Economist Comments on Revised REC Numbers

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Iowa’s Revenue Estimating Conference has released a slightly more pessimistic outlook for state tax collections this year.

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Mild Weather Expected this Week

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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Rapid snow melt and rain last week has many Iowans concerned about flooding. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says this week’s forecast should help alleviate some of those worries.

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