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Slow Down, and Savor Washington

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:03 am

Main Street Washington is presenting Slow Down and Savor in Washington.

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Burning Wood in an Efficient Way

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:03 am

Many people burn wood to save money. Whether you are cutting your own wood or buying it, there is always a price involved.

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Marek and Schmitz Deliver First Legislative Briefing

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Around thirty people came to the Washington County Courthouse Saturday for the Chamber of Commerce’s first legislative briefing of the year.

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Washington, Fairfield Chambers Planning Trip to Capital

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The Washington and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce are planning trip to Des Moines next month.

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Iowa Fuel Prices Remain Below National Average

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 5:56 am

The Energy Information Administration is saying national fuel prices are on an upward trend. Data Analyst for the Iowa Office of Energy Independence Kerri Johannsen says Iowa’s average fuel prices have followed the national trend taking a dip in December, and rebounding this first half of January, but still below the national average. Cold weather is to blame in Iowa and the U.S. for the increase in fuel demand. Positive signs of economic recovery and increase in demand are driving up fuel prices.

Slow Down and Savor Washington

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 5:54 am

Main Street Washington is presenting Slow Down and Savor in Washington. Slow Down and Savor is a progressive meal with international flavor. Six of Washington’s downtown restaurants will have three dollar menu items that represent their unique menus. Dino’s, Panda Palace, Frontier Family Restaurant, Dodici’s Shop, La Casa Grande and The Coffee Corner will all be participating. If you dine in at all six restaurants, you can enjoy a complete international meal for fewer than 20 dollars. There will be free mini-bus rides running from each restaurant all evening long.

Kalona Family Gets Good and Bad News From Haiti

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:48 am

A Kalona family in the process of adopting a child from Haiti has received some good news and bad news.

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Pure Water for All Co-Founder Passes Away

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:44 am

A Washington woman who co-founded an organization to help countries like Haiti has died.

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DOT Warns Warmer Temps Can Be Deceiving

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:41 am

The Iowa Department of Transportation is warning motorist that warmer weather like we’ve had this week can be deceiving.

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Schmitz Supports Cash Reserve First Measure

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:36 am

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State Senator Becky Schmitz says she’s supporting a measure that would require school districts to use cash reserves before raising property taxes.

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Schmitz, Marek In Town for Legislative Breifing

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:35 am

Two state lawmakers that represent southeast Iowa are in Washington this morning.

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Wellman Parkside Activites Center Opens Monday

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:31 am

Wellman’s new Parkside Activities Center will officially open for business next week.

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ISU Extension Launches SpendSmart/EastSmart

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Families buy food, but they may not know the appropriate amount to spend for a family their size, or how much they actually spend each month on food and eating out.

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WCSD Will Not “Race to the Top”

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 7:40 am

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Members of the Iowa House are expected to begin discussions Friday on whether or not the state should take part in the federal Race to the Top program.

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Biodiesel Maker Talks About Expired Tax Credit

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 7:39 am

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The manager of a local bio-diesel plant says the expiration of the federal “blender’s tax credit” has brought his industry to a grinding halt

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Grassley: There is Legal Precedent to Hold Terror Suspects

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 7:33 am

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says there is a legal precedent that allows the U.S. to hold terrorism suspects

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Crawfordsville Man Hospitalized After 218 Crash

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 7:29 am

A crash on Highway 218 this week sent a Crawfordsville man to the hospital.

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Study Suggests Corn Production Edging Out Bird Populations

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 7:24 am

What once were native grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, are increasingly becoming corn acreage for ethanol.

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ISU Extension Offering Food Safety Training

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 7:13 am

Iowa State University Extension is offering a food safety training class

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Cardio Problems Decline After Smoke Free Air Act

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 7:13 am

A new study shows dramatic improvements in Iowans’ cardiovascular health since the state went smoke free in 2008.

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