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Washington Chamber Looks to Compile Thursday Night Live History

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:34 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday Night Live Activities get started this month, and they’re trying to figure out the history of the event.

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Wood Crafting Event Planned in Wayland

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:33 am

A wood crafting fair is being planned this summer in Wayland.

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Volunteers Needed for Flower Planting

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:32 am

Volunteers are needed to help plant flowers for hanging baskets to be placed around downtown Washington.

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Washington Councilors Delay Liquor License Renewal

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:28 am

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Washington City Councilors are delaying a liquor license renewal at a local bar until after the public safety committee holds a meeting later this month.

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Loebsack Looks at Anti-Age-Discrimination Legislation

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:22 am


Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is looking into legislation that would overturn a Supreme Court Decision that made it more difficult for older workers to file a claim of age discrimination against an employer.

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Fairfield Voters Approve Sales Tax Use at Convention Center

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:18 am

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Voters in Fairfield have approved diverting part of their local sales tax money to the city’s Arts and Convention Center.

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Sheriff: Celebrate Responsibly

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:01 am

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Area high school seniors will soon be entering a new phase of their life. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says it’s important to celebrate the milestone of graduation, but to do so in a safe, responsible way.

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Women’s Health Week

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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press play to hear from WCPH Pgm. Dir. Chrystal Woeller

Next week has been set aside to spotlight women’s health issues.

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WOB Adds 1 More “Hair” Performance

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Fairfield’s Way Off Broadway’s Production of the musical Hair reports the highest opening and second weekend ticket sales, and prompted them to add one last performance this Sunday.

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Former State Historian to Present “This is Your Heritage” In Wapello

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:52 am

The Louisa County Historical Society is hosting a presentation titled “This is Your Heritage.”

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Supervisors Issue Letter Supporting Proposed Wind Farm

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:41 am

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A proposed wind farm in Washington County has the backing of the board of supervisors.

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Concerns Over Oil Spill Hindering Shipping Traffic Drives Down Grain Prices

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:29 am

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The possibility of having shipping traffic hindered by the massive oil leak off the Gulf Coast is having a major impact on commodity prices.

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Iowa’s Economic Indicators Post Largest Ever Gain

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:24 am

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Iowa’s index of economic indicators posted a huge increase recently, which is a good sign that Iowa is recovering from the recession.

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Schmitz Touts Iowa’s Financial Ratings

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:16 am

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A local state lawmaker is touting the fact that all three Major U.S. financial rating agencies have given Iowa the highest bond rating of AAA.

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Farm Bureau Names Greiner a “Friend of Ag”

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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The Iowa Farm Bureau has named a Republican state senate hopeful a “friend of agriculture.”

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Conlin: Supreme Court Decisions are Usually Final

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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A Democratic candidate for one of Iowa’s U.S. Senate seats says she’s glad Congress is trying to minimize the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that removes restrictions on corporate campaign donations.

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Wet Grain Prompts Call for Bin Safety

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Wet grain from last fall is prompting concerns over storage safety.

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Several Local Students Among Winners of Congressional Art Contest

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two Mid-Prairie students and five Maharishi students are among the winners of the 2010 Congressional Art Contest.

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Names of Buggy Crash Victims Released

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:22 am


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Police have released names of those involved in a fatal buggy accident near Kalona Sunday morning.

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Supervisors To Appoint Zoning Commissioners

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:16 am

Washington County Supervisors this morning are expected to make appointments to two new commissions designed to enforce and interpret the newly adopted zoning ordinance.

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