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State Reorganization Could Significantly Impact Washington Co.

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A bill that aims to save money by reorganizing state government could have a significant impact in Washington County.

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Senate Amendment Saves Mt. Pleasant MHI…for Now

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:58 am

Iowa Senators this week approved an amendment to the state government reorganization bill that would close the mental health institute in Clarinda, rather than the one in Mt. Pleasant.

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Flood Risk up for Eastern Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:56 am

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There is a greater than normal risk of spring flooding across much of eastern Iowa this year.

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Councilors Slated to Approve “Junk” Ordinance

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Washington City Councilors could be adopting a revised junk and junk vehicle ordinance this week.

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Alliant Plans Outage in Wellman Area

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:52 am

Alliant Energy plans to shut down power tomorrow to do some maintenance in the Wellman area.

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Practical Farmers Offering “Farminar”

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:50 am

In an effort to provide meaningful agriculture instruction during the winter months, Practical Farmers of Iowa are offering off-season webinars, or “Farminars.”

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“Great Lakes Region” Photos on Display at WPL

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:40 am

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Photographs of the Great Lakes Region snapped by a local couple are on display in the Washington Public Library.

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Blood Drive in Wayland this Month

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:39 am

Wayland’s Bethel Mennonite Church is hosting a blood driver later this month.

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Snow Tapering Off for the Day, but not Week

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Light snow and patchy freezing drizzle are expected to taper off this morning.

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Washington Co. Participates in Pandemic Drill

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:44 am

Washington County has a clearer picture of what emergency officials would need to do during a pandemic.

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Marek: HS Rail Project Down, but not Out

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:43 am

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A project that would link Iowa City and Chicago via a high speed rail line didn’t receive federal funding during

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DOT Public Transit Report Completed

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:39 am

Two years ago, the legislature ordered a study of public transit in Iowa, with the focus on the needs of seniors and how the system could achieve energy independence.

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Winter Has been a Challenge for Meter Readers

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

Alliant Energy meter readers have been challenged by winter snowfall this season.

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Community Chest Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:29 am

Community Chest of Washington has its annual meeting tonight. The organization is hoping to raise more than $51,000. So far, nearly $30,000 has been pledged. The meeting is at eight tonight in the West Reception Room at the Jones-Eden Funeral home.

WCHC Hosting Cancer Forum

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Cancer Consortium will be holding a forum to share information about their efforts.

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Chamber Seeking Award Nominations

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the business of the year, citizen of the year and community service awards.

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State Reorganization Debate Begins This Week

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:19 am

A Southeast Iowa State Lawmaker says it will be difficult to get this year’s budget to balance out,

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Veteran’s Day Bill Moves to Full House

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:18 am

Iowa Veteran’s could be getting another paid day off work under a proposal in the State House.

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Poll Shows Grassley Leading Democratic Challengers

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:17 am

At least one recent poll suggests that Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will get to keep his job.

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Loebsack to Visit Hills

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:16 am

Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is visiting Hills tomorrow.

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