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Grief Share Support Group

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 6:22 am

A grief support group that started in early January will be meeting tonight.

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Course Being Offered Again This Year

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Washington County Extension is offering a course again this year for commercial pesticide applicators.  

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Board of Supervisors Reject Zoning Request

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing as part of their meeting yesterday regarding a county rezoning application.  

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City Council to Meet Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council is set to meet tonight and will be holding several discussions as part of their meeting.  

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Commercial Property Tax Reform Hits Roadblock

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:26 am

As previously reported, lawmakers have been looking at commercial tax reform, hoping to reduce the amount of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100% to 60%. Yesterday, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means committee said they will not even consider commercial property tax reform until the Earned Income Tax credit is expanded.

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New Technology Coming to Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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New medical technology is coming to Washington County Hospital and Clinics.  

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Peanut Allergies in Schools

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

Earlier this week, a Carter Lake student with peanut allergies was rushed to a hospital after eating a peanut granola bar at school. Schools around the state have been considering going peanut free. Mid-Prairie Middle School and Elementary Nurse Jenna Grout explained the system they use to keep peanut products away from kids with allergies.

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National Guard Education Funding Passed

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

As previously reported, the National guard announced that they would have to cut the financial aid given to its members from 90% to 50%.

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Last Day to Purchase National Wildlife Turkey Federation Fundraiser Tickets

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:22 am

Today is the last day to buy tickets for the National Wildlife Turkey Federation fund raiser coming up Saturday.  

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Piano Concert at the Library Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Noontime piano concerts are returning to the Washington Public Library tomorrow.  

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Meeting Being Held to Discuss the Growth of Washington

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A meeting is being held next week to discuss Washington’s growth.  

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General Enrollment Happening for Medicare Benefits

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:28 am

General enrollment in the Medicare Parts A and B is happening now.  

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UPDATE: Washington Community School District Van Rollover

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:27 am

As previously reported, a Washington Community School District van transporting cheerleaders to a wrestling event in Fairfield was involved in a rollover accident around 9:30 Saturday morning near Pleasant Plain due to a thick glaze of ice on area roadways.

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Lawmakers Looking at Mental Health System

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:26 am

Lawmakers are looking at changing the mental health system in Iowa. The overall goal of the change will be to standardize treatment across all of Iowa, rather than treatment which varies from county to county as it does now.

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New Alive After Five Event Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:25 am

An Alive After Five event is being held tonight for the first time at a new location.  

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Scholarships Still Available for High School Seniors

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Scholarships are still available to area high school seniors wishing to pursue a degree in agriculture.  

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4-H Alumni Membership Renewals Due

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The deadline for renewing many memberships for this year is about to end.  

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Heifer Clinic Registration Due Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:22 am

The ISU Extension will host a heifer clinic in Richland on February 7th.

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Third Record High Set for Month Yesterday

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Another record has been broken this month.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and as part of the meeting, oaths of office will be given to newly appointed Auditor Dan Widmer and Deputy Auditor Michelle Hyman.  

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