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Wellman City Administrator on Paid Leave

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Mark Baker, Wellman’s City Administrator, has been put on paid administrative leave until the Wellman City Council meets on Monday according to Donna Wade, City Clerk of Wellman.

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New Year Baby

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Washington County has had its first baby of the New Year. On Tuesday at 11:31 am Ayeshajo Elizabeth Monaghan was born at the Washington County Hospital.

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Last Day for Input Needed on New Regional Center

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Businesses in Washington are being asked to take part in a survey to help toward creating a new regional center.  

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New Program Starting Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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A new program is starting tomorrow for those in the community who are hungry.  

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Kalona Garage Sale

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce is having a garage sale next week. They are asking for donations to be made to the sale.

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Retreat Coming Up for 4-H Volunteers

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Registrations are being taken for the annual State 4-H Volunteer Retreat happening next month. 

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New Record Temperature for Today

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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Today’s unseasonably warm weather meant set a new record high for the day yesterday.  

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City Council Fills Third Ward Council Seat

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council has chosen an individual to fill the vacant seat in the City’s Third Ward.  Two individuals submitted letters of interest for the seat.

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2012 Legislative Session Preview

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Iowa’s Legislative session for 2012 will begin on Monday. One of the issues our local representatives would like to address is commercial property taxes.

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Preparedness and Response Training Summit Coming Up

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:26 am

A training session is coming up that will focus on emergency preparedness and response for public health emergencies.

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Possible Record High Temp Today

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Today’s unseasonably warm weather means we could set a new record high for the day.  

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Golf Cart Ordinance Passed in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am

While many people were at the caucuses on Tuesday, the Kalona City Council was having a meeting. They had a final reading of the golf cart ordinance and voted unanimously to approve it.

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Time to Get Ready for Daffodils

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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With the milder weather we have been experiencing so far this winter, the American Cancer Society is continuing to think spring.  

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Columbus School District Meeting

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Columbus Community School Board met last night to discuss their search for a new superintendent.

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Year in Review Final Day

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Coming up this afternoon, we will have the final part of our Year in Review Program.  

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Washington Caucuses A Success

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Caucuses in Washington County were a success. Steve Olsen, the chairman for the 3rd ward republican caucus, said they had a high turnout.

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Wellman Caucus Site Busy

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Caucus goers in Wellman also had a busy evening last night.  

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Wellman City Administrator Arrested for Shoplifting

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The City Administrator of Wellman, Mark Baker, has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at Freeman Foods in Wellman yesterday.

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Board of Supervisors Start Bond Refunding Process

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have agreed to begin the process of refunding the county’s General Obligation Correctional Facility Bonds.  

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City Council Discussing Third Ward Council Seat

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council is meeting tonight and will be discussing and considering the appointment to the vacant seat in the Third Ward.  

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