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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 11, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Pam Johnson, Iowa County Dispatcher talks about helping a father from Keokuk County help welcome his son into the world.

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Washington School District Changing Brighton Bus Stop

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:31 am

The Washington Community School District is temporarily moving its bus stop in Brighton.

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Board of Supervisors Hears Quarterly Reports

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard quarterly reports as part of their meeting yesterday.  Sue Rich from Washington County General Assistance shared that they spent a little over fifteen hundred dollars from January to March.

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Lawmakers Want Schools to Start Later

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:29 am

Some Lawmakers and Governor Branstad want school districts to adhere to the state law saying schools cannot start earlier than the first week of September  to promote tourism in Iowa. In the past, many school districts that wanted an earlier start received a waiver from the state that allowed them to go around the law.

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Washington School Board Holding a Public Hearing

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Community School Board is holding a public hearing as part of their meeting tonight.  

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Applications for Riverboat Spring Grants Due Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Applications for the spring 2012 Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grants are due tomorrow.  

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Last Chance for Pesticide Applicator Training

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Thursday is the last chance to take a private pesticide applicator training course through Washington County Extension. The class will be held on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30.

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Early Sign up Deadline for Demon Dash Is Friday

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The early sign up date for the fourth annual Demon Dash for Cash is this Friday. Event organizer Teri Hartzler says the 5K run and walk was first created as a community building event and as a way to raise funds for the Washington Schools.

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One Month Left to Sign Up for Business and Broadcasting Scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 6:21 am

There is one month left to sign up for the KCII Business to Business and Broadcasting Scholarship program applications are available.  

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Washington Schools Changing Brighton Bus Stop

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

The Washington Community School District is temporarily moving its bus stop in Brighton.

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Washington Page – April 10, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Chrystal Woller from Washington County Public Health gives a recap of the events from National Public Health Week.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 10, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Today, we finish our conversation with Michael Powers and Sandy Lovetinsky from the Washington County Safety Center about National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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Audit Report Shows District Budget in Good Shape

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 7:52 am

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The annual audit report of the Washington Community School District has been released and the report shows the district did not overspend its budget last year.  

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Roundtable Discussion Held to Hear Concerns

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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About 20 people took part in a roundtable discussion about opportunities and challenges in rural Iowa yesterday morning.  

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Google Teams Returning to Washington

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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An event is being held next week in Washington to help local non-profit agencies.

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Two Public Hearings at Keota School Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Keota School Board will hold public hearings on both the budget for 2012-2013 and the calendar for that school year. The board will begin the meeting with presentations on short and long term planning involving a preview of an April 20th community meeting.

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Getting Better Gas Mileage

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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With high gas prices and nice weather outside, you may be looking for ways to save. Ron Schull with Ross Auto and Muffler gave us some tips to keep your gas costs down. He says there is no magical solution for getting better gas mileage, its all about routine maintenance.

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Another Chance to Learn about Good Production Practices

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Washington County 4-H members have another chance to attend a course in food safety and quality.  

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Help in Spreading the Word about a Local School District Needed Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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A local school district is asking for help on spreading the word about their district.  

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KidzFest Event Still Seeking Vendors

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics is preparing to hold their annual KidzFest next month.  

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