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College Scholarships Available

Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Those wanting to pursue a degree or certificate in a horticultural related field can apply for scholarships that are available.  

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Case Dismissed Against Keokuk County Sheriff

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The case against the Keokuk County Sheriff charged for operating while intoxicated has been dismissed.  

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Mental Health Reform

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Lawmakers are looking at changing the way Iowa’s Mental Health System is set up. Currently it is a county based system, with services decided by each individual county. Lawmakers are looking at a regional system, with the same core services being provided across the whole region. They are also looking at funding.

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Tree Grants Awarded

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Several southeast Iowa communities are getting part of nearly 157-thousand dollars being given out by Trees Forever and Alliant Energy through the “Branching Out” program.

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Conservation Reserve Program Signup Period Announced

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The next general signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been announced. 

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Upcoming Preparedness and Response Training Summit

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:24 am

There is an upcoming training session planned that will focus on emergency preparedness and response for public health emergencies.  

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Marr Park Trail Construction Planned

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Marr Park in Ainsworth has several new additions in the works. Director of the County Conservation Board Steve Anderson says they have expanded the campgrounds, and are almost finished with that project.

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Lone Tree School Honored by ACT

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Lone Tree High School is one of 50 schools across the Midwest to be honored by ACT, Inc. They are included on ACT’s list of Red Quill award winners.

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Registrations for Upcoming Dodgeball Tournament

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Washington County 4-H is getting ready to host a dodgeball tournament next month.  

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BREAKING NEWS: Case Dismissed Against Keokuk County Sheriff

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 10:45 am

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The case against the Keokuk County Sheriff charged for operating while intoxicated has been dismissed.  

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Future Growth of Washington Public Meeting Draws Large Crowd

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A large group of people gathered to hear about the future growth of Washington last night.  

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Washington School Board Hears Construction Update and Approves Calendar

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington School Board met last night and heard from Dan Culp the latest on the construction of the new high school as part of the meeting.  

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Local Attorneys Appointed as Judicial Nominating Commissioners

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The state Court Administrator has certified newly elected attorneys as members of the District Judicial Nominating Commission.  

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Branstad Looks to Change Allowable Growth in Schools

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Governor Terry Branstad has been looking at allowable growth in schools, as the Senate approved a 4% allowable growth for the 2013-2014 school year. Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider explains that allowable growth is based on cost per student.

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Commercial Property Tax Reform Faces Tough Senate Odds

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported, lawmakers are looking at reducing the percent of taxes collected from commercial properties from 100 to 40%. On Wednesday night, a the House Ways and Means Committee approved the bill.

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Columbus Schools Holding Last of Four Meetings

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Columbus Community School Board of Education had 4 meetings this week. They purpose of these meetings was to interview potential candidates for the superintendent position.

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Book Signing Event Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An event is happening tomorrow to coincide with a book release from late last year.  

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No Admission Charge for Tonight’s Basketball Game

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks boys’ basketball game tonight is doing something different with admission.  

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Washington City Council Continues Work on Budget

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and held discussion about the city budget for the next fiscal year.  

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Washington School Board Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington School Board is meeting tonight and will be hearing an update on the construction of the new high school as part of the meeting.  

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