Today's Local News

Sextro Explains Policy on School Closure

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 5:03 am

Students could be affected by two different types of flu viruses this year, but administrators at Washington Schools say

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Hand Sanitizers or Soap and Water?

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 5:01 am

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With flu season approaching many people may ask:

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WACO SB Reorganizes Monday

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 4:59 am

The WACO School Board will undergo reorganization during Mondays (9/21) meeting in the high school library. Several elections and appointments will be made to the positions of board president, vice president, and new board and committee members. They will also consider the approval of a school district attorney. The public is welcome to attend, although those wishing to speak must submit their request in writing to the Superintendent no later than noon Monday.

Wellman FFA Pushes Highway Safety

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 4:57 am

FFA members in Wellman want to remind southeast Iowa teens to buckle up when driving. Project Coordinator Kristy Pellett says the Buckle Up or Eat Glass campaign will have Wellman students speak to fellow youth about highway safety and even conduct seatbelt checks at undisclosed locations. Pellett says teens are at an increased risk of accident due to inexperience behind the wheel and distractions such as cell phones

Community Development at IMS

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 4:55 am

Students at IMS will be giving back to the community this Thursday and Friday during their annual Work Days. IMS Development Director Larry Swartzendruber says the program gets kids out of the classroom and into the workforce. He says its an opportunity for them to help the community and raise money for the school at the same time. Swartzendruber says the students receive wages from their jobs, and the money raised will go to the schools Student Aid Fund. He says the money will help support families who need support paying tuition.

School; Public Health Discuss Flu Season

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 5:09 am

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People who come down with the flu this fall will probably never know whether it’s the seasonal or H1N1 strain.

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Enrollment Up at Kirkwood

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 5:07 am

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Enrollment at Kirkwood Community College is up by more than 17 percent

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U of I Makes U.S. News Top 50

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 5:05 am

The University of Iowa is being honored by US News and World Report

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Local Plant Breeder Comments on Norman Borlaug

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 5:03 am

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A local plant breeder says the impact that the late Norman Borlaug

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Asphalt Prep. Limits Acess to Washington Square

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 5:03 am

The highlighted intersections will be closed through Sept. 28

The highlighted intersections will be closed through Sept. 28

The north side of Washington’s downtown area will be closed to motor vehicle traffic

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Conservation Board Plans Halloween Hike

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 5:01 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is planning a Halloween Hike

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8 Washington Artists on SE Iowa Studio Tour

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 4:59 am

Eight local artists will represent Washington County at the Artists’ Studio Tour next month.

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H1N1 Found at Stewart

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 6:52 am

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A diagnosed case of the H1N1 influenza has been discovered at Washington’s Stewart Elementary School.

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Rosien: Zoning may have Prevented Construction in Flood Plane

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 5:05 am

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A Washington County Supervisor says recent flooding at a rural subdivision is an example of how the county could benefit from zoning.

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Washington Library Moves to New Facility this Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 5:04 am

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The Washington Public Library makes the move to its new facility this weekend.

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Washington Council Expected to Hire Architect for Bandstand Project

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 5:03 am

Washington City Councilors are slated to hire a contractor for Central Park Bandstand renovation project at tonight’s (9/16) meeting.

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Iowa Congressmen Push Resolution to Honor Borlaug

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 5:02 am

Several Iowa Congressmen are pushing a resolution to honor the life work of Hawkeye State native Norman Borlaug.

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Loebsack Rep. to Hold Office Hours

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 5:01 am

One of Congressman Dave Loebsack’s top aides will again hold office hours to discuss health care.

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Family Science Night at Lincoln

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 5:00 am

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Students at Lincoln School in Washington and their families are invited to learn more about the science of paper airplane flight.

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Senate Internship for College Students

Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 4:59 am

A State Senator from Fairfield wants students

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