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Kalona Council to Discuss Capital Imrpovements

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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The Kalona City Council is discussing capital improvements tonight.

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Community Invited to Meet New WCSD Supt.

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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Washington Community Members are invited to meet the school district’s newly hired superintendent.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza returns this week.

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Tap the Sap in Louisa Co.

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 5:48 am

Naturally Louisa County is having a hands on training class for tapping trees for sap.

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Supervisors Slated to Discuss USDA Loan, Budget and Zoning

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Washington County Supervisors this week are expected to apply for a low interest loan to help fund construction of a new facility for public health.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza This Week

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 5:58 am

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza returns this week.

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Shooting Sports Safety Training

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 5:54 am

The statewide Safety and Education in Shooting Sports Leader Training for volunteers is scheduled for March 26th through the 28th, at the Iowa 4-H Center.

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Naturally Louisa County Inviting Residents to “Tap the Sap”

Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 5:50 am

Naturally Louisa County is having a hands on training class for tree tapping for sap. The class will teach the basics of maple syrup production on a small scale using low tech, inexpensive methods. Following the class, participants should be able to tap a tree on their own. The “Tap the Sap” class is Sunday, February 21, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Toolesboro Mounds & Museum.

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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