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4-H Challenge

Posted: Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 6:52 am

4-Hers in Washington County are rising to a challenge issued by one of the smallest 4-H clubs in the state.

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FFA Blood Drive

Posted: Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 6:51 am

A blood drive sponsored by the Columbus Community FFA is coming up on Wednesday, April 21st at the Columbus Junction American Legion Hall on 99 2nd street in Columbus Junction.

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Drivers License and ID Cards Issuance Change

Posted: Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Beginning Monday, the Iowa Department of Transportation is ending the “over the counter” issuance of driver licenses and non-operator identification cards and switch to a system known as “central issuance.”

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U.S. 61 lanes restricted beginning Monday

Posted: Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 6:41 am

Road construction work will cause lane restrictions in Burlington beginning Monday, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office.

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No Charges to be Filed in Blankenship Death

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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No charges will be filed in connection with the death of a Washington man who was killed in a brawl outside of a local bar.

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Republican Women hear from Local Candidates

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 7:34 am

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Randy Besick

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Rick Marlar

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Sandra Griener

The three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination to run for the district 45 state senate seat each say they’re hoping to fix what they see as problems in government.

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

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