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Home Shopping Extravaganza Returns

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 5:54 am

KCII is bringing back the Home Shopping Extravaganza this week.

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Three Hospitalized after Crash near Kalona

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Three people were hospitalized this morning after a crash on highway-1 south of Kalona.

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Snow All but Over

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 am

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Southeast Iowans are digging out after winter storm brought heavy snowfall to the area yesterday and during the overnight hours.

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Marek: Legislature Will Likely Dip into “Rainy Day Funds”

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

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State Rep. Larry Marek, and State Sen. Becky Schmitz at this weekend’s legislative briefing.

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says the legislature will likely need to dip into reserve funds to balance the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

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Amendment May Prevent Empowerment Shift

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

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the audience at this weekend’s legislative briefing

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It appears that Empowerment programs in Iowa will not be moved from the state department of management to the department of education.

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WCSD Food Service Director: “Let’s Move” is Right on

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The Food Service Director at the Washington School District says first Lady Michelle Obama has the right idea with her “Let’s Move” campaign.

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Consultant to Lay Out Plans for New 911 Center

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:54 am

Washington County’s E911 Services and Communications Boards this week are slated to get an update from a consultant hired to find a new home the communications center.

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Land Use on the Docket for Supervisors

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:52 am

Land use issues are on the docket this week for Washington County Supervisors.

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Second Annual Kalona Spring Home Show

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 am

Area residents will have the opportunity to check out many vendors dealing with home construction and home supplies.

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Kalona Days Seeking Volunteers

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:48 am

The Annual Kalona Day is just right around the corner, and event coordinators are in need of volunteers

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UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning Downgraded

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

The National Weather service has downgraded a Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory.

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Up to 10 Inches of Snow Possible

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 6:00 am

More snow is in store for Southeast Iowa. 

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Reserve Funds Needed to Balance State Budget

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 5:58 am

It appears as if state government in Iowa will have to dip into reserve funds to balance next year’s budget.

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Land Use Issues on Docket for Supervisors

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 5:56 am

Land use issues are on the docket this week for Washington County Supervisors.

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Second Annual Kalona Spring Home Show

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 5:54 am

Area residents will have the opportunity to check out many vendors dealing with home construction and home supplies.

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Two Face Manslaughter Charges in the Death of an Ainsworth Woman

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 6:02 am

Two people are charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2008 death of an Ainsworth woman.

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Tax Returns Could Help Stimulate Economy

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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The nation’s economy remains on shaky ground, but an annual event could help fix the situation.

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Special Edition Magazine to Feature Marek, Schmitz

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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State Representative Larry Marek and State Senator Becky Schmitz are in town this morning for the Washington Chamber of Commerce’s second legislative briefing of the year.

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Snowy…Yes, but Not Yet at the Level Seen in 2008

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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It’s been a very snow winter, but southeast Iowa has still not seen the level of precipitation that preceded recording flooding in 2008.

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Planting Concerns Remain to Be Seen

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Southeast Iowa hasn’t had a chance to dry out since wet weather in the fall hampered area harvests.

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