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Angel Food Orders Due Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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Orders for the Brighton chapter of the Angel Food Ministries project are due tomorrow.

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Wet Weather Cancels Marr Park Prairie Burn

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Washington County Conservation Board’s Night Prairie Burn at Marr Park yesterday had to be canceled due to wet and windy conditions.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Slated for 10:00 this Morning

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:24 am

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press play to hear from Washington/Keokuk Co. Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith

Sirens will sound across Iowa this morning as part of a statewide tornado drill.

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WPD Chief Comments on Police Role During Severe WX

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:21 am

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Severe weather can pose not only a threat to people, but also to infrastructure such as roads, sidewalks and homes.

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Lovetinsky Honored by Supervisors

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:15 am

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press play to hear part of the 911 call that prompted Lovetinsky to be named Iowa’s 911 Telecommunicator of the year.

Washington County Supervisors are tipping their hats to the Communications Center’s Sandra Lovetinsky.

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Washington Council Slated to Pass Budget

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:02 am

Washington City Councilors tonight are expected to approve next fiscal year’s budget.

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Two Washington Men Convicted in “Mudrunning” Incident

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 6:50 am

Two Washington men have been convicted of criminal mischief in connection with a “mudrunning” incident last month.

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M-P Awarded Grants for Foreign Language Programs

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 6:46 am

The Mid-Prairie School District has received two grants for their Foreign Language Assistance Program.

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Brighton Farmer Wins Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” Grant

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 6:45 am

A local farmer is being recognized for winning Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Project.

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Nature Camps Offered by LCCB

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 6:42 am

The Louisa County Conservation Board is hosting several summer camps this year.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Watches and Warnings

Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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WeatherEye Meteorologist Laura Lockwood on watches…

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This is Severe Weather Awareness Week, a time when people are encouraged to review their plan of action should potentially dangerous weather develop.

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ESRG at Learn at Lunch

Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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Iowa will soon experience the largest military deployment since World War II, and that raises some questions. What happens to a service member’s civilian job? What about insurance coverage?

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Harmony for Haiti

Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 6:48 am

A local church is putting on a variety show to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti.

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Registration Open for RFL Runs

Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Registration is now open for this year’s Washington County Relay for Life 5K and 10K.

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Last Local Chance for Pesticide Recertification

Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The last chance for farmers to attend private pesticide applicator training locally is this month.

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Local Cub Scouts Cleaning Up Sunset Park

Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A local Cub Scout group is hoping to Keep America Beautiful, by starting in Washington.

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WPD Expected to Interview Witness in Blankenship Murder

Posted: Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 8:44 am

Washington Police this week hope to interview a Tennessee man who witnessed a murder in Washington last year.

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WCSD Slated to Approve Spending Cuts, Tax Hike

Posted: Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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Washington School Board members this week are slated to approve a budget that calls for $450,000 in cuts and increases the tax levy by nearly one dollar.

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Supervisors to Appoint Zoning Admin Search Committee

Posted: Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 6:27 am

Washington County Supervisors this week are expected to solidify how they plan to hire a zoning ordinance administrator.

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Mangold Comments on RIO Initiatives

Posted: Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Press play to hear from Washington Co. Supervisor Adam Mangold

A Washington County Supervisor is breathing a sigh of relief after this year’s legislative session.

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