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Singer/Songwriter Headlines IMS Fine Arts Series

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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press play to hear a sample of “Geodes,” by Carrie Newcomer

The latest installment of Iowa Mennonite School’s Fine Arts Series is this weekend.

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State Archaeologist To Speak during “Edna Jones Lecture Series”

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:52 am

A representative of the Iowa State Archaeologist’s Office will be in Washington this weekend for a presentation on Native American artifacts.

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IMS Has Seen FFA Program Grow

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:45 am

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press play to hear from IMS FFA Advisor Marcia Kilgard

This is National FFA Week, and an area High School has nearly a third of their enrollment involved with agriculture focused program.

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Keota Farmer Wins $1,000 from Seed Company

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:43 am

A local farmer was recently chosen the winner in the Lewis Hybrids’ “Picture Your Success” drawing.

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Schmitz: Empowerment Will Be Preserved in Govt. Reorganization

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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press play to hear from Sen. Becky Schmitz

Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz is offering reassurance that the state government reorganization won’t mean a big change for Empowerment Programs.

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Judge Defends Budget Proposals

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge is defending the administration’s budget draft.

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Snow Today, Tonight for SE Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Snow flurries are expected to continue through today, and parts of Southeast Iowa could see up to two inches of accumulation.

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Kalona Council to Discuss Capital Imrpovements

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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press play to hear from Kalona City Admin. Ryan Schlabaugh

The Kalona City Council is discussing capital improvements tonight.

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Community Invited to Meet New WCSD Supt.

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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press play to hear from Dr. Mike Jorgensen

Washington Community Members are invited to meet the school district’s newly hired superintendent.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza returns this week.

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Tap the Sap in Louisa Co.

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:48 am

Naturally Louisa County is having a hands on training class for tapping trees for sap.

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Supervisors Slated to Discuss USDA Loan, Budget and Zoning

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Washington County Supervisors this week are expected to apply for a low interest loan to help fund construction of a new facility for public health.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza This Week

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza returns this week.

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Shooting Sports Safety Training

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 5:54 am

The statewide Safety and Education in Shooting Sports Leader Training for volunteers is scheduled for March 26th through the 28th, at the Iowa 4-H Center.

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Naturally Louisa County Inviting Residents to “Tap the Sap”

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 5:50 am

Naturally Louisa County is having a hands on training class for tree tapping for sap. The class will teach the basics of maple syrup production on a small scale using low tech, inexpensive methods. Following the class, participants should be able to tap a tree on their own. The “Tap the Sap” class is Sunday, February 21, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Toolesboro Mounds & Museum.

State Audit: Hills FD May have Misspent City Funds

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:04 am

A report from the State Auditor suggests the Hills Fire Department might have misspent city funds.

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IWD Washington Center Re-opens

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:02 am

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The Washington Workforce Development Center is officially open for business.

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Washington Co. Moves Forward with New Health Dept.

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Washington County Supervisors have approved purchasing a  piece of property in downtown Washington to build a new facility for Public Health.

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Libraries Ask for More County Funding

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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press play to hear from the Washington Public Library’s Patrick Finney

The Washington County Library Association is asking supervisors for a 15-thousand dollar increase in funding in this year’s budget.

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NWS Quad Cities To Hold Storm Spotter Training in Washington Co.

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The National Weather Service’s Quad Cities office is announcing its first storm spotter training class of the year in Washington County.

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