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Very Different Reponses to State of the Union

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

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Kalona Student Among Those Being Honored By Loebsack

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:38 am

A Mid-Prairie student will be honored by Congressman Dave Loebsack at a reception for students who are applying for acceptance at the United States Service Academies.

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Herbert Hoover Scholarship Announced

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:36 am

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch is sponsoring a scholarship award for juniors in Iowa High Schools.

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G38 Crash Sends 1 to Hospital

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 7:03 am


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A crash on Washington County Road G38, south of West Chester last night sent one person to the hospital.

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WCSD Hires New Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 6:00 am


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The Washington School District has hired a new superintendent.

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Washington Organization Brings Pure Water to Haiti

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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John and his wife, as well as co-founder of Pure Water for All talk about the foundation at the Halcyon house last year

A device created by a Washington man is being used to bring fresh drinking water to Haiti.

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Riverside Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:56 am

A Riverside woman has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison on drug charges. 

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Supervisors to Begin Budget Process

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington County Supervisors will begin work on next year’s budget Friday.

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Schmitz Optimist Reorganization Will Save Millions

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:52 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz (D-Fairfield)

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Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz says an early retirement plan is expected to save Iowa $200 million  over the next five years.

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UMC to Offer “Financial Peace University”

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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Washington’s United Methodist Church is inviting area families to learn more about financial planning.

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Study on Hospital Readmissions Shows C-section Risk for Iowa Women

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:40 am

Hospital readmissions have been a topic in the debate over health care reform.

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Kalona Family Safe at Home with Adopted Daughter from Haiti

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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At least one child from the earthquake stricken nation of Haiti is now safe and sound in southeast Iowa.

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Supervisors Set Public Hearing Date for Zoning Ordinance

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Washington County Supervisors have set the date for an official public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance.

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Former Washington Men Sentenced on Drug Charges

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 5:56 am

A former Washington Man has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison on drug charges.

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Marek Backs Insurance Reform Measure

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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State Representative Larry Marek of Riverside put his support behind a bill to make insurance companies provide routine care for patients participating in cancer clinical trials.

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Link-Up Helps Families with Phone Costs

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 5:50 am

The Iowa Utilities Board is reminding Iowans who may need financial assistance paying their phone bill, that there is a program to help them.

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Washington Co. Pork Producers Announce Annual Scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 5:48 am

Contestants are being sought for this year’s Washington County Pork Queen Contest.

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Keota Man to Make Second Statehouse Bid

Posted: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A farmer from Keota is making his second bid for the Statehouse.

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Washington Lawyer Wants to Run for County Attorney

Posted: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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A lawyer at a local law firm wants to be the next Washington County Attorney.

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Zoning Experts Admits There are Drawbacks

Posted: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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A man who helped write Washington County’s proposed zoning ordinance says land use regulation does have some drawbacks.

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