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Main Street Washington Planning Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Main Street Washington is holding a planning meeting tonight to discuss their Celebrate Washington event.  

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Washington Community Y Annual Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Washington Community Y is holding their annual meeting tomorrow to highlight the accomplishments from last year.  

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Mid-Prairie Has a Unique Take on State School Issue

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Lawmakers and school officials are weighing in on the issue of the role of principals in schools. Both sides of the issue would like to see more interaction between teachers and administrators, but they disagree on how that time should be spent.

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Lead Shot Ban Struck Down by Senate Committee

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:22 am

As previously reported, state lawmakers have been looking at a ban on the use of lead shot in mourning dove hunting.

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4-H Foundation Hills Bank Leadership Grant Application Deadline Next Week

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The deadline for current high school juniors to apply for the 2012 Hills Bank and Trust Company Leadership Grants from the Iowa 4-H Foundation is next week.  

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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Increases for Second Month

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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December’s unemployment figures have been released by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate went up for a second month in a row.  

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Board of Supervisors Hear Funding Request

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard the annual update from Paws & More Animal Shelter as part of their meeting yesterday morning.  

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Special City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington City Council is holding a special meeting tonight.  

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Changes Coming for Some Commercial Driver’s License Holders

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Starting next week, new regulations in Iowa will require drivers who have a Commercial Driver’s License to have additional paperwork when renewing their license.  

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Branstad Releases Road Use Tax Fund Savings

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported, Governor Terry Branstad had requested that the IDOT find $50 million dollars in savings from the Road Use Tax Fund to help repair and maintain Iowa’s roadways. Yesterday, Branstad released a report that outlined the areas where the IDOT found the $50 million in savings.

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New Program Coming This Week to Washington Chamber

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A new event is coming to the Washington Chamber of Commerce this Friday.  

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Ice Fishing Safety

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:22 am

We are well into what should be the Ice Fishing season, but with wildly fluctuating temperatures, many lakes and ponds in the area are unsafe to fish. Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist at Lake Darling State Park, gave us some tips on how to stay safe when you’re out on the ice.

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New Appointments to Iowa Councils Released

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Governor Branstad has announced new appointees to Iowa’s Boards and Commissions. Two residents from the area have been appointed out of the 58 total new appointees.

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Animal Shelter Grateful for Funding

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Recently the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors considered a proposal to stop paying for cats brought into the humane society.  

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Funding Available for Natural Resource Protection

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Those wishing to protect Iowa’s natural resources now have access to funds available.  

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Two High School Walkthroughs Scheduled Next Month

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Washington School District is having two walkthroughs of the new high school next month.  

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Christina Hixson Award Registrations Due

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Registrations are due from area high school seniors for an opportunity to go to college with a scholarship.  

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Mid-Prairie Board Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board met last night. They had two focuses at this meeting.

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Coaches versus Cancer Event at Mid-Prairie Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Coming up this evening the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks will be having a special fundraising event to coincide with their basketball teams hosting Durant.  

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Master Gardener Program in Sigourney

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Keokuk County Master Gardeners will be hosting a program featuring Vickie Gonterman, the manager of the Outdoor Floral Department at the Washington Hyvee, and a Master Gardener of Washington County.

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