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Government Officials Coming to Visit Washington

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Southeast Iowa will be receiving a visit from two Government officials on Tuesday.  

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Spring Field Day Discussing Cover Crops This Week

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Iowa State University Extension is hosting a workshop this week to educate area farmers about farming methods that can help them throughout the year.  

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Riverside Council Changing TrekFest Parade Route

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Riverside City Council is meeting tomorrow night. At their meeting they will discuss a route change for the TrekFest parade. They will also be talking about a grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for equipment purchases at the fire department.

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Keota School Board Holding Two Worksessions

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Keota Community School Board will hold two work sessions tomorrow. The first session will be held at 4:00pm tomorrow in the superintendent’s office.

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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged in February

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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February’s unemployment figures have been released by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate stays the same from last month.  

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Property Taxes Due Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The second half real estate and mobile home taxes are due Monday.

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Footloose Friday and Shoe Drive Event Held

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A new event took place around the square in Washington yesterday to promote exercise.

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Less Than One Week Left to Sign Up for Conservation Reserve Program

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The time to sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is about to end.

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Kalona Council to Discuss WCRF Grants

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council will meet on Monday and discuss several Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants. The grants will be fore a summer reading program, campground improvements, restrooms at the park, outfield fencing for the baseball diamonds, and a fire truck for the fire department.

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Some Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords in Interviews

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The US Department of Justice is looking in to the legality of asking for a Facebook password in a job interview. The practice has been growing in popularity among employers, who use the password to look at Facebook accounts that are set as private.

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Animal Industry Scholarship Deadline Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Scholarships applications for upcoming college freshmen or current undergraduates at Iowa State University majoring in animal science or animal industry related field are due tomorrow for current undergraduates.  

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Community Bank Makes Large Donation to Louisa Fairgrounds

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Louisa County Fairground will hopefully have a new addition soon. The Fair Board is gathering capital to build a Youth Center at the fairgrounds. Community Bank donated $25,000 to the cause.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Debbie Stanton from the Washington Public Library lists several events going on at the library in April.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mid-Prairie Transportation Director Steve Hollan and Washington School District Transportation Director Woody Harden talk about background checks for bus drivers.

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Students Learn About Finances at Financial Fair

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Students from Mid-Prairie Middle and Washington Junior High Schools took part in an event yesterday that capped off a year’s worth of financial study and career exploration.  

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General Enrollment for Medicare Benefits Ends Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Tomorrow is the last day for general enrollments to be accepted for Medicare Parts A and B.  

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When Does Your Plate Need to be Replaced?

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The IDOT is planning license plate replacements for all Iowa plates. A replacement has not been mandated since 1997 and plates are reaching the end of their usable life. In the past plates have been replaced all at once, but this time, the state is implementing a rolling system of replacements.

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Public Hearings on Stables Subdivision in Kalona

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Kalona City Council will hold two public hearings regarding expansions to Stables Subdivision. Both hearings will be Monday night. The first hearing will deal with potential TIF financing for the subdivision.

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Spring Field Day to Discuss Use Cover Crops Next Week

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Iowa State University Extension is getting ready to educate area farmers about farming methods that can help them throughout the year.  

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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Used in “Stand Your Ground” Bill Debates

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

As previously reported by KCII, the controversial “Stand Your Ground” Bill has passed the Iowa House. It’s also been called “Castle Doctrine Extension” because the bill expands on a current Iowa Law that allows a person to defend themselves in their home, business, or place of employment. This new bill, House File 2215, would extend that to any place a person is legally allowed to be at, including public places. 

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