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State Audit: Hills FD May have Misspent City Funds

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:04 am

A report from the State Auditor suggests the Hills Fire Department might have misspent city funds.

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IWD Washington Center Re-opens

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:02 am

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The Washington Workforce Development Center is officially open for business.

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Washington Co. Moves Forward with New Health Dept.

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Washington County Supervisors have approved purchasing a  piece of property in downtown Washington to build a new facility for Public Health.

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Libraries Ask for More County Funding

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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The Washington County Library Association is asking supervisors for a 15-thousand dollar increase in funding in this year’s budget.

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NWS Quad Cities To Hold Storm Spotter Training in Washington Co.

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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The National Weather Service’s Quad Cities office is announcing its first storm spotter training class of the year in Washington County.

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Washington Chamber Announces Ambassador Officers

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce is announcing this year’s officers for its Ambassadors Committee.

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“Road Less Traveled” Stresses Science/Engineering Careers for Women

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 5:52 am

The Washington County Extension Office is encouraging young women to get involved in an ISU program that highlights careers in science, math and engineering.

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Lt. Gov. Touts Job Creation Efforts During Washington Visit

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor says the state’s I-JOBS initiative is one critical component to job creation.

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Large Quakes Would, and Have Been Devastating to the Midwest

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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A geologist with the Iowa Geological and Water Survey says Midwestern earthquakes like the one that hit Illinois this week are intensified by the rocks that the region sits on.

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Another Wintry Blast for SE Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Light snow, mainly this morning, will accumulate to less than an inch.

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WCSD Makes Snow Days Decision

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Make Up Days for WCSD

February 15 – President’s Day

March 26 – Teacher’s Technology Training (Students will dismiss at 1:10 PM)

April 5 – Teacher Conference Compensation Day

April 6 – Normally Part of Spring Break

June 1-3 – Last Day of School is Normally May 28

The Washington School District is shortening spring break in an effort to make up the high volume of snow days taken this winter.

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Schmitz Supporting Texting Ban

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:51 am

Banning texting while driving is a topic stirring up a lot of buzz during this legislative session,

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Washington Co. Engineer’s Office Honored

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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The Washington County Engineer’s Office does pretty good work according to the Iowa Concrete and Paving Association.

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Highland Student Recognized for Community Service

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:48 am

A senior at Highland High School is being honored for his community service activities.

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Hunter Safety Course Offered

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:46 am

The Washington County Conservation Board next month is hosting a Hunter Safety Class at the Conservation Education Center in Marr Park.

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Economics Seen as Underlying Issue in Zoning Debate

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Around 150 people turned out last night for a public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance for Washington County.

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Marek: Prevailing Wage Measure Likely Won’t Pass House

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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The issue of prevailing wages has again surfaced in the Iowa Legislature.

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Lt. Governor Washington Visit Rescheduled

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge is visiting Washington today.

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Iowa Soldier

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Governor Chet Culver has ordered all flags at half-staff Friday to honor a fallen soldier from Iowa.

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Ohio Company Bringing Jobs to SE Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:50 am

A business out of Ohio will be opening a new packaging facility creating 75 jobs for Southeast Iowa.

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