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MSW Announces $20K in Challenge Grant Money

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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A downtown Washington business is getting a facelift courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Challenge Grant Program.

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Washington Councilors to Begin Budget Talks

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington City Councilors will begin forming next year’s budget this week.

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Washington Councilors to Begin Budget Talks

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Washington City Councilors will begin forming next year’s budget this week.

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Supervisors Could Set Public Hearing for Zoning

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Washington County Supervisors are expected to set a public hearing date for a proposed zoning ordinance this week.

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Grassley Says Biodiesel Credit is a Top Priority

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:20 am

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says renewing tax credits for biodiesel is a top priority for him this year.

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Loebsack Urges Obama to Make LIHEAP Funds Available

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:18 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack has announced nearly five million dollars for home heating assistance to aid Iowa families who are under pressure in the current economic struggles.

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St. James Packaging Food for “Kids Against Hunger”

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:14 am

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St. James Church is looking for volunteers to help the “Kids Against Hunger” effort.

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BOS

Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 6:04 am

Washington County Supervisors are expected to set a public hearing date for a proposed zoning ordinance this week.

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Circles of Support

Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 6:03 am

The Next Circles of Support meeting is tomorrow night.

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Quitline Iowa is Doubling the Amount of Nicotine Patches and Gum Available

Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 6:00 am

With the typical pack-a-day Iowa smoker now spending nearly $1,900 per year on cigarettes, Quitline Iowa is doubling the amount of nicotine patches and gum available to callers during the month of January.

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House Fire in Washington

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:37 am

An electric blanket is being labeled the cause of a house fire at 1023 East Washington St. Washington, the Robert and Karen Crossett residence, at around 6:55 P.M. Friday night.

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Marek on Parks

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:37 am

State Representative Larry Marek wants to evaluate how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources uses land that it owns.

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Census Jobs

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:34 am

The 2010 census will provide some temporary job opportunities.

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Ice Damaged Trees

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:34 am

Ice storms like the one that rolled through Iowa this week can be damaging to trees.

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Mobile Home Taxes

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:33 am

Collecting taxes on mobile homes can sometimes be a headache.

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Winter Thunder

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:31 am

It’s January, but southeast Iowa is expected to see some weather that’s more typical in the spring.

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Master Gardeners Offer Horticulture Scholarship

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 8:31 am

The Washington County Master Gardeners are offering a $500 scholarship to a Washington County resident pursuing a horticultural related degree or certificate from a college or university in the state of Iowa.

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Kalona Family Awaits Word on Adopted Daughter in Florida

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

A Kalona family headed to Florida this week in hopes that their adopted daughter would soon be arriving from Haiti.

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Washington Wal-Mart did not Carry Recalled Cribs

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

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The Washington Wal-Mart says it did not carry any of the Dorel Asia Cribs that were recalled this week.

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Patterson Asks for More Upfront Committement from Washington Councilors

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 am

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A local house moving company wants more up front financial support from the city of Washington on a joint building relocation project.

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