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Thunderstorms Likely Today, Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 6:40 am

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Some of the first thunderstorms of the season are expected this weekend in southeast Iowa.

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City Seeks to Clear Up Confusion About Spring Cleaning

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington is hoping to clear up some confusion about a spring cleaning project this weekend in the city’s downtown.

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M-P Presents “The Apple Tree”

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

This year’s Mid-Prairie High School musical isn’t you’re traditional musical; this one consists of three different one act performances.

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WCCB Planing Skunk River Canoe Trip

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is taking registrations for their Skunk River Canoe Trip.

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Kindergarten Roundup at WACO

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

Parents with children planning on attending WACO Elementary Kindergarten classes for next year are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming Kindergarten Round-Up sessions. 

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Marek Comments on Legislative Session

Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 6:43 am

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press play to hear from State Rep. Larry Marek (D-Riverside)

This year’s shortened legislative session has come to an end, and Iowa lawmakers were able to balance the budget without raising taxes.

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Washington Co. Secondary Roads Lays Out Five Year Plan

Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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press play to hear from interim Engineer Jacob Thorius

Washington County’s Secondary Roads Department is laying out its five year construction plan.

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April is Call Before You Dig Month

Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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press play to hear from Ben Booth with Iowa One Call

April is considered the beginning of construction season in the Midwest.

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Alliant Plans Project in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 6:24 am

Alliant energy next week will begin work on a project in Kalona.

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Annual Downtown Spring Cleaning this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 6:21 am

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A group of Washington residents are undertaking an effort this weekend to keep the community living up to it’s motto as “The Cleanest City in Iowa.”

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Local Pastor Comments on Meaning of Easter

Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 6:19 am

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Press play to hear from Pastor Harold Gruber

What is seen as the most important holiday in Christianity is this weekend,

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Kiwanis AMer’s Easter Egg Hunt this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 6:17 am

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The Easter Bunny is visiting Washington a little early.

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Washington District Judge nominated for Iowa Court of Appeals

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 8:21 am

A Washington District Judge has been nominated for a position on the Iowa Court of Appeals.

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WHS Dropout Rate Down Slightly

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 6:00 am

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press play to hear from WHS Principal Shane Ehresman

The Washington High School’s dropout rate has eased slightly from about 1.6 percent last year, to 1.4 percent.

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Power Shutoff Moratorium Ends Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:58 am

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The moratorium on power shutoffs ends tomorrow.

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Supervisors Establish Zoning Admin. Hiring Process

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:56 am

Washington County Supervisors have laid out how they plan to hire a zoning administrator.

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ISU Extension Urges Caution during Planting Season

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:54 am

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press play to hear from the ISU Extension’s Gene Mohling

As tractors, and other farm equipment begins to emerge for the spring planting season,

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Dust Control Permit Deadline is April 30th

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:52 am

Washington County residents have until the end of April to get a dust control permit.

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High Tunnel/Low Heat Greenhouse Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:02 am

Green thumbs in southeast Iowa are invited to learn tips and information about high tunnel/low heat greenhouses at a workshop at the Maharishi University of Management Organic Farms greenhouse.

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National Start Walking Day in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 5:01 am

It’s time to get your walking shoes ready next week for National Start Walking Day in Iowa on Wednesday, April 7th.

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