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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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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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It’s time to spring forward.

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Canadian Violinist to Perform in Washington

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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A Canadian violinist is performing in Washington later this month.

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YMCA: Sports Promote Physical and Mental Fitness

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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The YMCA of Washington is getting youngsters signed up for a number of spring and summertime sports.

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Final Legislative Briefing

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 5:35 am

The last legislative briefing is coming up next weekend in Washington.

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Pesticide Application Training Being Offered

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 5:33 am

Private pesticide applicator training is March 31st at the Washington County Extension Office located on the fairgrounds.

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WCSD Proposes nearly $1 Hike in Tax Levy

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:50 am

The Washington School District is expected to increase its tax levy by nearly one-dollar in the coming fiscal year.

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CJ Still Vulnerable to Flooding

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:49 am

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Many area rivers are at or above flood stage, and a city councilor from Columbus Junction says they are just as vulnerable to flooding as they were in 2008.

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Supervisors Budget Addtional $100K for Ambulance Service

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:44 am

Washington County is setting aside an additional $100,000 in next year’s budget for ambulance service.

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Washington Co. Unemployment Up

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:42 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate jumped by nearly a percentage point in January to 6.8 percent.

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Schmitz Makes Relection Bid Official

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:40 am

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State Senator Becky Schmitz has made her reelection campaign official.

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Conlin to Visit Washington

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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An attorney from Des Moines who’s vying for Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s job is planning a visit to Washington.

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Part of Old 34 to be Closed

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:25 am


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Part of old U.S. 34 will be closed next week for a bridge replacement project.

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Former Crawfordsville Clerk Charged with Theft, Misconduct

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

The former Crawfordsville city clerk has been arrested.

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Alliant Proposes 14% Electric Rate Hike

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 7:09 am

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Alliant Energy is asking state regulators to allow them to raise their electric rates by roughly 14%

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Detailed Plans Revealed for new WHS

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:58 am

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A clearer picture has emerged of what Washington’s new high school might look.

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County Tax Levy to Increase by $0.05

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Washington County’s property tax levy will increase by five cents next fiscal year.

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Crawfordsville Loaned $407K for Water System Upgrades

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:41 am

Crawfordsville is taking out a $407,000 loan to make improvements to its drinking water system.

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