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Washington Co. Treasurer Releases Tax Breakdown

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 7:18 am

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The Washington County Treasurer’s Office has released a breakdown of how taxes will be apportioned for the March collection cycle.

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Keokuk Co. Launches “Code Red” Notificaion System

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 7:17 am

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Keokuk County has installed an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications.

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Loebsack to Visit Washington

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 7:15 am

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Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is in Washington today

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92 To Close Temporarily in Muscatine

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 6:56 am


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A portion of Highway 92 will be closed over the next couple of months in Muscatine. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the roadway will be closed between Hershey Avenue and Pine Street beginning today. They say traffic will be rerouted to a detour. The project is scheduled to be completed in early June.

Recession May Have Increased Local Toursim

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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press play to hear from the Washington Chamber’s Tim Coffey

The economic recession might have had silver lining for small communities such as Washington.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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press play to hear from Dr. Robin Plattenberger

April is Autism Awareness Month, and a local medical professional hopes society can overcome some of the stigmas surrounding the disorder.

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YMCA Starting Shooters Club

Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington YMCA is starting a program to teach young people about shooting sports.

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Four Arrested on Drug Charges in Fairfield

Posted: Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Two separate search warrants in Fairfield have led to four people being arrested on drug charges.

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Loebsack to Visit Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 5:58 am

Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is in Washington tomorrow as part of his “Child Nutrition Tour.”

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Keokuk Co. Launches “Code Red” System

Posted: Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 5:56 am

Keokuk County has installed an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications.

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Washington County Supervisors to Hear about DHS Cutbacks

Posted: Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 5:54 am

Washington County Supervisors this week will get a clearer picture of what the Iowa Department of Human Services reorganization will mean locally.

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WHS Students Protest Teacher Cuts

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 7:15 am

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Around 30 students staged a sit in Friday at the Washington High School in protest of cuts to the district’s teachers and other staff.

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Washington Co. DHS Office to Reduce Hours

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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The Iowa Department of Human Services office in Washington County is one of 23 across the state switching from full to part time hours.

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Thorius Seeks to Clear Up Misconceptions about Adopt a Road Program

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:41 am

The Washington County Engineer’s Office is hoping to clear up what they see as some misconceptions about the new Adopt-A-Gravel-Road program.

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Main Stree Holds to SWEEPS in Washington

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:40 am

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Representatives Main Street Washington yesterday broke out the brooms to recognize two new additions to the downtown area.

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M-P School Board Slated to Adopt Budget

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Mid-Prairie School Board is slated to adopt next year’s budget at the upcoming meeting.

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IMS Students Bring Home Medals from State FCCLA

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Two IMS students brought home medals from this year’s FCCLA STAR Event Competition

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Lincoln Parent/Teacher Group Fundraising to Bring Rudy to Washington

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:18 am

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A local organization is undertaking a fundraising effort to bring the man who inspired the 1993 movie Rudy to Washington.

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Way Off Broadway Holding Auditions in Fairfield

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:15 am

The professional musical theater company Way Off Broadway in Fairfield is taking auditions this month for their three summer performances.

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WACO Superintendent Leaving

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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press play to hear from outgoing WACO Supt. Greg Ray

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press play to hear from WACO School Board President JoEllen Jepson

WACO’s Superintendent is leaving at the end of this school year. Greg Ray says he’s accepted a job offer as superintendent in Mediapolis.

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