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WJH Band Gets Top Honors

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The Washington Junior High Band has received top honors at the Southeast Iowa Band Association Large Group Festival.

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Maharishi Spring Celebration

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 5:20 am

The Maharishi School in Fairfield is honoring members from the School, University and Fairfield community at their 35th Annual Spring Celebration.

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Branstad Plans Washington Visit

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 7:20 am

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Former governor and current gubernatorial hopeful Terry Branstad is planning a visit to Washington this week.

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Corn Agronomist Guest on Today’s Ag Week Special Edition Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 7:02 am

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While the federal government is hoping to get a read on the nation with this year’s census, an Iowa State University professor is looking at a different type of population: the corn population.

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Power Shutoff Moratorium Ends Next Month

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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The moratorium on power shutoffs is over at the end of this month.

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Two Local Biofuel Makers Receive Federal Funding

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:54 am

Two local biofuels plants are getting federal grant money to expand production.

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Appliance Barn Reports Increased Sales During Rebate Program

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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Staff at the Appliance Barn in Kalona says the short lived rebate program for energy efficient appliances brought them a spike in sales.

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“Constant Contact” Offered Through Washington Chamber

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:49 am

The Washington Chamber is helping facilitate a program that aims to give small businesses a big business presence online.

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8 WHS Students Participate in State Speech

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:46 am

Eight Washington High School Students got top honors over the weekend at the state speech contest in Cedar Rapids.

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IMS Work Days

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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Students at Iowa Mennonite School are looking for work.

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U of I Economist Comments on Revised REC Numbers

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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press play to hear from Prof. Chuck Whiteman

Iowa’s Revenue Estimating Conference has released a slightly more pessimistic outlook for state tax collections this year.

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Mild Weather Expected this Week

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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Rapid snow melt and rain last week has many Iowans concerned about flooding. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says this week’s forecast should help alleviate some of those worries.

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Iowa Ag Secretary on Special Edition News Magazine Today

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:39 am

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press play to hear from Bill Northey

This is National Ag Week and KCII will be airing special edition news magazines centered on the topic.

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WCSD, Service Employees Reach Contract Agreement

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Service employees at the Washington School District have made some major concessions in light of an $800,000 funding shortfall from the state.

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Iowa Women in Ag Workshops

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Iowa Women in Agriculture is having workshops in Mt. Pleasant next month.

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Supervisors to Further Discuss Zoning

Posted: Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 5:58 am

Washington County Supervisors again talking about zoning. They have a work session scheduled this week on the recently adopted ordinance.

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University Women Offering $500 Scholarships

Posted: Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 5:56 am

The Washington Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering $500 scholarships to women high school graduates.

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Region 12 Art Contest

Posted: Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 5:54 am

The annual Iowa Artists Region 12 art competition is coming to Washington.

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WCSD to Take Bids for “90 Acres”

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Washington School Board members have decided to open up the sale of the “90 acres” to bids.

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ECICOG Delivers Annual Report to Washington Co. Supervisors

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Washington County Supervisors this week got an annual update from the East Central Iowa Council of Governments or ECICOG.

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