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Water Main Break Reported in Wellman

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

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A water main break has been reported in Wellman.  

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Fatal Accident Details Released

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The details into last weekend’s accident that killed two people from Wellman have been released by the Iowa State Patrol.  

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Columbus Junction Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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On Friday, 48 year old Kevin Lee Harrison was sentenced to 121 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to knowingly manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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During the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow, there will be an establishment of a bid letting date for a road grading project.  

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Second Legislative Briefing Happening This Weekend

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Both of southeast Iowa’s lawmakers will be in Washington this weekend.

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Reminder of Tax Credit Available

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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There is a tax credit available that many people may not know about.  

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Mental Health Reforms

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Lawmakers are looking at changing the way Iowa’s Mental Health System is set up. Currently it is a county based system, with services decided by each individual county.

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Winter Heating Costs

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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With the warm weather the past two weeks, your energy bills have likely been lower than normal. But with cold temperatures in the forecast, we wanted to bring you some energy tips. Justin Foss with Alliant Energy gave us some tips for how to keep your energy costs down this winter.

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Book Signing Event Held

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:22 am

An event happened Saturday to coincide with a book release from late last year.  

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Mid-Prairie School Board Meeting

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will be meeting tonight. At the meeting they’ll be talking about a district overview in preparation for a visit from the Department of Education.

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Details into Fatal Accident Released

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The details into last weekend’s fatal accident have been released by the Iowa State Patrol.  

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Columbus Junction Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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On Friday, 48 year old Kevin Lee Harrison was sentenced to 121 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to knowingly manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

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Winter Heating Costs

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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With the warm weather the past two weeks, your energy bills have likely been lower than normal. But with cold temperatures in the forecast, we wanted to bring you some energy tips. Justin Foss with Alliant Energy gave us some tips for how to keep your energy costs down this winter.

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Keota Tax Abatement Hearing

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The City of Keota is holding a public hearing next month to talk about a proposed tax abatement plan for the city.

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College Scholarships Available

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Those wanting to pursue a degree or certificate in a horticultural related field can apply for scholarships that are available.  

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Case Dismissed Against Keokuk County Sheriff

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The case against the Keokuk County Sheriff charged for operating while intoxicated has been dismissed.  

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Mental Health Reform

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Lawmakers are looking at changing the way Iowa’s Mental Health System is set up. Currently it is a county based system, with services decided by each individual county. Lawmakers are looking at a regional system, with the same core services being provided across the whole region. They are also looking at funding.

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Tree Grants Awarded

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Several southeast Iowa communities are getting part of nearly 157-thousand dollars being given out by Trees Forever and Alliant Energy through the “Branching Out” program.

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Conservation Reserve Program Signup Period Announced

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The next general signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been announced. 

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Upcoming Preparedness and Response Training Summit

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:24 am

There is an upcoming training session planned that will focus on emergency preparedness and response for public health emergencies.  

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