Today's Local News

Green Grants

Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at 5:08 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack is pushing for a revitalization of Iowas schools to make them more energy efficient.

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More HS Students Earning College Credit

Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at 5:07 am

Many high school students are graduating with some college credit under their belts.

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Muscatine Fatality

Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at 5:06 am

A Montpelier woman is dead after a single vehicle crash in Muscatine County on Thursday.

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Clarinetist Featured at Learn at Lunch

Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at 5:05 am

Next week’s Learn at Lunch will feature music from a blind clarinetist.

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Maharishi Fall Festival

Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at 5:04 am

The Maharishi School of Management will honor some of Fairfields residents Tuesday during their Fall Celebration.

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Buckskinner Rendezvous Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at 5:03 am

Area residents are invited to learn more about Native American culture at the Halcyon House next weekend.

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When to Put Away the Mower

Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at 5:01 am

As summer gives way to fall many people are thinking about putting away the lawn mower,

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Marek: IPER Fund Drop Not Cause for Alarm

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 5:09 am

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A state lawmaker from Southeast Iowa says the drop in Iowa’s Public Employees Retirement Fund

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Mostly Incumbents File Candidates Papers in Washington

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 5:07 am

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Yesterday was the deadline for candidates seeking municipal office in November to file paperwork.

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Final Day for Current Washington Public Library

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 5:05 am

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This (9/18) is the last day of operation for the Washington Public Library’s current facility.

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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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