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How to Start at Purple Martin Colony

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 5:46 am

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press play to hear from Johnson County Song Bird Project President Jim Walters

Purple martin populations are on the rise in southeast Iowa.

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IMS To Hold Information Meeting for Students, Parents

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 5:30 am

Students interested in enrolling at Iowa Mennonite School this fall, along with their parents, are invited to an evening of information

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Fire Destroys Kalona Tire Shop

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:51 am


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press play to hear from Assistant Kalona Fire Chief Richard Brenneman

A fire yesterday destroyed a tire shop in Kalona.

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Crash on 218 Injures Two

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:48 am


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Two Henry County men were hospitalized yesterday after being ejected from a vehicle during a traffic accident on highway 218.

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Zoning Ordinance Passes, Opponents Say it’s not Over

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:47 am

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Jim Miksch, Wes Rich and Adam Mangold voted yes

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Jim Rosien and Steve Davis voted no

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Mary Leedy, with Free County, says they’ll continue to fight zoning

Washington County will soon have a zoning ordinance.

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Ambulance Subsidy Again on Washington CC Agenda

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:46 am

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press play to hear from the ambulance service’s Rick Conrad

A semi-annual subsidy to the Washington County Ambulance is again on the agenda for Washington City Councilors.

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Marion Man Hopes to Replace Loebsack

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:44 am

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A businessman from Marion is hoping to run against Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack this fall.

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Audit Identifies more than $31K in Improper Spending by Former Crawfordsville Clerk

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:42 am

A report from the state auditor shows the former Crawfordsville City Clerk misspent more than $31,000 in city funds.

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WWII Vet Receives Combat Awards 66 Years After Service

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:40 am

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A Harper man who served in the Army during World War II recently received combat awards, 66 years after the fact.

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Hoops for Haiti

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:39 am

The WACO High School Student Council is sponsoring a basketball fundraiser to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

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Washington Man Describes Chilean Earthquake

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 7:00 am


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press play to hear from Dave Mackinson

A Washington man was in Chile this weekend when one of the largest recorded earthquakes struck the South American Nation.

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Mangold Frustrated with Zoning “Misinformation”

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:54 am

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A Washington County Supervisor says he’s frustrated with what he calls misinformation about a proposed zoning ordinance.

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Plans Underway for West Chester Days

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:46 am

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press play to hear from WCD Committee President Melissa Patterson

Plans are underway for this year’s West Chester Days.

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Annual SE IA Ag Research Meeting This Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:42 am

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press play to hear from Agronomist Jim Fawcett

The annual Southeast Iowa Agriculture Research Association meeting is this week.

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MECCA Auction Open

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:41 am

The Mid-Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse, or MECCA is having its “Give Hope Online Auction.”

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IFAA Scholarships Available

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:40 am

Incoming freshmen this fall are encouraged to apply for scholarships from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.

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Hunter Safety Course Being Offered in Louisa Co.

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:40 am

A hunter safety class is being offered in Louisa County this month.

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Wind Farm Enters Design Phase

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Riverside State Rep. Larry Marek (Left) meets with Tim Wichman of Tradewind Energy.

The clock is ticking for Washington County landowners who want to lease some of their ground for what’s being called the largest wind energy project in Iowa.

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Schmitz: Education Cuts Won’t Likely Be Restored

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Many Iowa school districts are scrambling to find ways to save money as they develop next year’s budget.

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WHS Reopens After Sewer Backup

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:56 am

The Washington High School is open today after being closed early Thursday and all day Friday last week due to a sewer line problem.

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