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Schmitz: Teacher Cuts Not the Fault of Lawmakers

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 6:55 am

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says the legislature isn’t to blame for the teacher layoffs that many school districts are facing.

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Meteorologist: Fireballs are Fairly Common

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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press play to hear from Laura Lockwood

A meteorologist with WeatherEye says fireballs like the one that streaked across the night sky in the Midwest this week are fairly common.

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Practical Farmers to Host Spring Field Day in Kalona

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 6:49 am

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press play to hear from Kalona Farmer George Schaefer

Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting a spring field day this month that will focus on the benefits of cover crops.

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Leadership Washington Comes to a Close

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 6:47 am

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press play to hear from Leadership Washington participant Charla Howard

Another session of Leadership Washington is in the books.

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Maharshi Hosting Eco-Fair

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 6:45 am

Maharishi University of Management is hosting the 10th Annual Eco-Fair in Fairfield.

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M-P Alum Completes Military Training

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 6:44 am

A Mid Prairie alumni has graduated from Army basic training.

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Meteor Streaks Across Midwest

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 9:52 am

The National Weather Service has confirmed that it was massive meteor that lit up the Midwestern sky last night.

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Mt. Pleasant Police Investigate Possible Drug Related Death

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 8:44 am

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press play to hear to from Mt. Pleasant Police Investigator Lyle Murray

Mount Pleasant Police are waiting on autopsy results for a person whose death has been linked to a drug investigation.

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Schmitz “Very Concerned” About DHS Restructuring

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

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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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