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Washington Co. DHS Office to Reduce Hours

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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The Iowa Department of Human Services office in Washington County is one of 23 across the state switching from full to part time hours.

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Thorius Seeks to Clear Up Misconceptions about Adopt a Road Program

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:41 am

The Washington County Engineer’s Office is hoping to clear up what they see as some misconceptions about the new Adopt-A-Gravel-Road program.

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Main Stree Holds to SWEEPS in Washington

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:40 am

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Representatives Main Street Washington yesterday broke out the brooms to recognize two new additions to the downtown area.

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M-P School Board Slated to Adopt Budget

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Mid-Prairie School Board is slated to adopt next year’s budget at the upcoming meeting.

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IMS Students Bring Home Medals from State FCCLA

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Two IMS students brought home medals from this year’s FCCLA STAR Event Competition

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Lincoln Parent/Teacher Group Fundraising to Bring Rudy to Washington

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:18 am

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A local organization is undertaking a fundraising effort to bring the man who inspired the 1993 movie Rudy to Washington.

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Way Off Broadway Holding Auditions in Fairfield

Posted: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6:15 am

The professional musical theater company Way Off Broadway in Fairfield is taking auditions this month for their three summer performances.

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WACO Superintendent Leaving

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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WACO’s Superintendent is leaving at the end of this school year. Greg Ray says he’s accepted a job offer as superintendent in Mediapolis.

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Washington School Board to Take Bids for Geothermal System Project

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Washington School Board members will soon be taking bids for installation of the geothermal heating and cooling system at Stewart Elementary.

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Sheriff: Have a Plan for Severe Weather

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:46 am

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No one can control the weather, but you can prepare for it.

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The Search is on For Washington County’s First Zoning Admin.

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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The search is on for Washington County’s first ever zoning and subdivision ordinance administrator.

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Kalona Apt. Complex Gets State Grant

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:24 am

A housing complex in Kalona is getting grant money from the state.

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WCRF Grant Applications Due Tonight

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Local non-profits have until the end of the day to submit grant applications to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Local Libraries Receive “A More Perfect Union” Bookshelves

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Three area libraries are being awarded the “A More Perfect Union” Bookshelf as part of the We the People program.

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City to Buy 90 Acres from School District

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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The city of Washington is buying 90 acres of land from the school district.

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Grand Jury Sides with WCSO in “Excessive Force” Lawsuit

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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A federal grand jury has ruled in favor of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a lawsuit that claimed excessive force.

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Sirens Sound for Statewide Tornado Drill

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:49 am

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Sirens sounded across Iowa yesterday morning as part of a statewide tornado drill.

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Demon Singers Bring Home Top Honors

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Singers in the Washington High School Vocal Music Department brought home top honors recently at the solo and ensemble contest in Mt. Pleasant.

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Iowa River Cleanup Planned in Louisa Co.

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:43 am

The Louisa County Conservation Board is partnering with AmeriCorps to host an Earth Day clean up project on the Iowa River.

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Angel Food Orders Due Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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Orders for the Brighton chapter of the Angel Food Ministries project are due tomorrow.

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