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Schmitz “Very Concerned” About DHS Restructuring

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 8:38 am

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press play to hear from State Senator Becky Schmitz

A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says she’s extremely concerned about the Department of Human Services reorganization.

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Tax Day

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 8:29 am

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press play to hear from Iowa Department of Revenue Spokeswoman Renee Mulvey

Today is the deadline to file federal tax returns, and the deadline for Iowa state returns is rapidly approaching.

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1st Time Homebuyers’ Tax Credit Expires this Month

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 8:17 am

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press play to hear from Real Estate Agent Tim Zear

Another tax deadline is coming up. The federal first time homebuyers’ tax credit expires at the end of April.

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Iowa DOT Looks at 92 Bridge Replacement

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 7:47 am


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The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking at replacing the bridge on Highway 92 over Crooked Creek near West Chester.

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4-Hers Encouraged to Get Involved in Market Broiler Contest

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 7:42 am

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press play to hear from Washington County 4-H Youth Coordinator Kati Peiffer

Poultry minded youth are being encouraged to get involved in the 4-H Market Broiler project.

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Local Church to Begin “Furniture Ministry

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 7:37 am

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press play to hear from Pastor Harold Gruber

A local church is starting a campaign to collect furniture for people in need.

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Supervisors Learn More about DHS Restructuring

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:54 am

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press play to hear from DHS’s Marc Baty

The Iowa Department of Human Services’ region that includes Washington County is expected to lose 50-60 employees to early retirement.

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Iowa DOT to Present Plans for Highway 1/92 Intersection

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:51 am


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The Iowa Department of Transportation this month will present plans to improve the Highway 92 and Highway 1 intersection

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WHS Presents “The Fantastics”

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:32 am

Washington High School is putting on a production of “The Fantastics”

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Busy Weekend for Washington Co. 4-H

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:17 am

The Washington County 4-H program has a busy week ahead of them.

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Washington Warns of Fines for Tall Grass

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 7:14 am

Officials in Washington are issuing a warning to landowners in the city: cut your grass or face the consequences.

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CJ Speedway Season Coming Up

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:58 am

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A new season at the Columbus Junction Speedway is coming up.

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Vet Camp Offered at State Fair this Year

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:54 am

Kids interested in veterinary field have the opportunity to attend a camp during the Iowa State Fair.

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Louisa Co. Adds New Farmer’s Market

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Louisa County is adding a farmer’s market this year.

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Loebsack Discusses School Nutrition Act in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:45 am

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press play to hear from Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Mt. Vernon)

Eastern Iowa’s congressman wants to remove some of the red tape when it comes to enrolling students in free and reduced lunch programs at schools.

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WHS Hoping for Grant to Purchase iPads

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:42 am

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press play to hear from WHS Principal Shane Ehresman

Washington High School students could soon be reading textbooks on Apple iPads.

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This is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:40 am

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press play to hear from Washington County Assistant 911 Supervisor Teresa Todd

It’s the first voice many will hear in a time of crisis: a 911 Telecommunicator.

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Washington County Republican Women to Host Candidates

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:34 am

The Washington County Republican Woman are inviting GOP candidates vying for the District 45 state senate seat to speak at their meeting this week.

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Washington City Wide Cleanup Next Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:33 am

Washington’s City Wide Cleanup is next week.

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Mt. Pleasant RV Park Recognized as Green Destination

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:28 am

An RV Park in southeast Iowa is being recognized as a leader in green technology.

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