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Columbus School Board Hold Second Budget Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Columbus Community School District Board will be meeting on Monday night for their second budget workshop for 2012-2013. The bulk of the meeting will focus on funding projections.

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Ag Week Programs Continue Today Looking at Education

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:21 am

KCII is continuing to air special edition news magazines this week saluting agriculture.  

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Power Loss in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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Power is back on after a power pole caught fire on 3rd and Madison St. Alliant Energy turned power off due to the fire and 1460 residents in Washington lost power for a short period of time.

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Wellman Water Service to be Turned off Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 11:58 am

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The city of Wellman has announced that they will be turning off water to the entire city beginning at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon until 6:00 tomorrow evening.  

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Iowa County Man and Woman Sentenced for Possessing Drugs

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

A man and woman from Iowa County have been sentenced to federal prison for drug possession.  

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Latest Snowfall Does Not Change Spring Flooding Outlook

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The recent snowfall events southeast Iowa has seen has not changed the National Weather Service’s spring flooding outlook of the year.  

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Crop Insurance Deadlines Coming Up

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:26 am

With the dry winter that’s coming to a close, and a dry summer predicted as well, many states have warned farmers that they should get crop insurance for their fields. But deadlines for crop insurance are coming up. The sales closing date is March 15th.

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Conservation Board Set to Discuss the Marr Park Trail

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be meeting next week to talk about the Ainsworth to Marr Park Trail. They will be discussing and making changes to the construction plans, budget, and opening ceremony plans for the project.

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Loebsack Representative Holding Office Hours Tomorrow

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

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Congressman Dave Loebsack is having a representative from his office in southeast Iowa tomorrow.  

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4-H Clubs Receiving Grants

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Two area 4-H clubs are receiving funds as part of the 2012 Pioneer Rural Community Improvements Grants.

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Extension Volunteer at Columbus Junction CDC

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A Volunteer with the ISU Extension Americorps Program will be working with the Community Development Center in Columbus Junction in the coming months.

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Ag Week Program to Focus on Legislature

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:21 am

This week KCII is airing special edition news magazines saluting agriculture.  

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IMS Falls in State Tournament

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

The sixth-seeded IMS boys’ basketball team lost to three-seed Boyden-Hull 64-44 in the first round of the class 1A state basketball tournament to finish their season with a record of 22-5, the second-straight season IMS has lost in the quarterfinals.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and will be reviewing bids for two grading projects in the county.  

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Teen Book Discussion Starts Today

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Public Library is holding a series of discussions starting today for the book The Hunger Games.  

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Washington Business Owner Named as Woman of Influence

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:26 am

A Washington business owner has been named as a 2012 Woman of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal.  

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License Plates Ready For a Switch

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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License Plates in Iowa have stayed largely the same for 13 years. But later this year, the IDOT expects to run out of the “number then letter” series of plates, and will switch to plates with letters first.

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Public Hearing for B4 Building Purchase

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council is holding their regular meeting tonight. They will be discussing with the public the proposed purchase of the B4 Building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop. The city wants to turn the building into a “well defined public space”.

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Keota School Board Talks Bus Specifications

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Keota School Board will be meeting on Thursday evening. They will have two focuses at the meeting; a focus on finance, and a focus on short and long range planning.

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IMS Basketball Team Preparing for Tournament Again This Year

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Iowa Mennonite School boy’s basketball team is in Des Moines today getting ready for the state tournament again this year.

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