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Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 11:01 am

In today’s program, Christina Nash from the Wellman Y talks about their summer camp program.

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New Regional Center Location Announced

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A new location has been announced for Kirkwood’s Washington County Regional Center.  

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Permits for Dust Control Available

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:29 am

The Washington County Engineer’s Office is reminding county residents that the deadline for getting a dust control permit in the county is April 30th.  

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Mental Health Funding in Question

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

The Iowa Senate has passed a bill that would overhaul Iowa’s mental health system. Senate File 2315 contains five divisions, each one aimed at retooling an aspect of the mental health system. The main change would create a regional structure rather than the county based structure that we have now.

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All Iowa Reads Book Discussion Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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A book discussion is happening tonight at the Washington Public Library as part of the All Iowa Reads program.

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Yard Waste Pickup Starts Today

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington Maintenance and Construction Department is getting ready to resume regular yard waste pick up for the year.  

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Power Outage Planned for Early Tomorrow Morning

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Residents in parts of Washington, Keokuk and Jefferson counties need to be prepared for a power outage early tomorrow morning.  

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College Fair for Area Students and Parents Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Washington High School is hosting a college fair for area high school students and parents to learn more about college options tomorrow.

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PQA Plus Training Coming Soon

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Two Pork Quality Assurance Plus training sessions will be in the area soon. The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State Extension are hosting these sessions for pork producers who need to be certified.

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Alive After Five Event Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An Alive After Five event is being held tonight to celebrate a special week.  

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Columbus Junction Council to Review Liquor Licenses

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The city council of Columbus Junction will be meeting tomorrow night. At the meeting the council will vote on liquor license renewals and requests.

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Power Outage Planned for Early Wednesday Morning

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am

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Residents in parts of Washington, Keokuk and Jefferson counties need to be prepared for a power outage early Wednesday morning.  

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Tim Coffey from the Washington Chamber of Commerce talks about last week’s annual dinner.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:00 am

If you like to fish then you should be worrying about the Asian Carp. Not for fear of getting hit by a flying fish, but the Asian Carp strangles other sport fish. But mother nature may be coming to the rescue. The breeding habits of the Asian Carp could make them lazy, and eventually lead to lower populations.

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Tomorrow we’ll be talking with Superintendent Mark Schneider about exit exams for high school students.

Board of Supervisors Discussing Resolutions Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors will be discussing some resolutions as part of their meeting tomorrow.  

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Stewart School Hosting Preschool Registration Tonight

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Stewart Elementary School in Washington is holding preschool registration tonight.  

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Washington Incentive Fund Returning

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Main Street Washington is introducing again the Washington Incentive Fund.  

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Exit Exams for High School Students

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Under a reform package passed by the House, students graduating High School would have to take exit exams in English, Algebra, Biology, and History. It hasn’t been decided if the exams would prevent a student from passing a course or graduating, or if the exam would factor into the students grade in that course.

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Demon Dash for Cash Event Set for Next Month

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The date for the fourth annual Demon Dash for Cash has been set.

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Upcoming Turkey Hunting Season and Safety

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Iowa’s spring turkey season is next month and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is passing along regulation and safety reminders.

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