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1 hr ago | The Washington Evening Journal

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The Washington Economic Development Group has been awarded $600,000 in federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Riverside, IA, Iowa, Iowa State University, Iowa City, IA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Two cities receive 20-year revolving loans

Two cities in Washington County received interest rate reductions on 20-year loans through state revolving funds .

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Related Topix: Ainsworth, IA, Kalona, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

City hall plan moves ahead

After over a month of research and an hour of discussion Tuesday evening, the Washington City Council voted to proceed with a plan that would use the former Washington Public Library to expand city offices During a special meeting, the council decided to tentatively pursue a plan that would move city hall into the former library building, while the ... (more)

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The Washington Evening Journal

Welcome home

Katherine Murphy, of Washington, shakes someone's hand at the welcome home-ceremony for Honor Flight attendees Tuesday evening at the Eastern Iowa Airport.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) discussed two complaints...

The Iowa Public Information Board discussed two complaints concerning the Washington County Conservation Board about closed meetings during the IPIB meeting on April 17. According to a press release, the complaints were referred to IPIB staff for informal assistance.

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Related Topix: Kalona, IA, Hills, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

Line down

Washington Police, Fire Department and Washington County Rescue responded Monday afternoon after a semi struck a power pole and the power line came down on the semi in the 400 block of North Avenue B in Washington.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Aiding 4-H

Washington County 4-H members, from left Katie Miles, daughter of Brett and Lori Miles; Lyndsay Palmer, daughter of James and Donna Palmer, and Lori Wagner, daughter of Jennifer Wagner and John Wagner, serve breakfast Saturday morning as part of the annual 4-H pancake breakfast.

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The Washington Evening Journal

Ghosts of Washington County on display in genealogy library

Washington County Genealogical Society member Margie Lasek of Washington created a hands-on display of towns in the county that no longer exist.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA, Louisa County, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

Police log - April 21, 2014

An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA, Fairfield, IA, Riverside, IA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Accident at ramp

Ainsworth Fire Department, Washington County Ambulance, the Washington County Sheriff's office and Washington County Rescue were called at about 10:30 a.m. today to a car vs. semi accident at the off-ramp from Highway 218 to Highway 92. For more information on the accident, see the March 26 edition of The Washington Evening Journal.

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Related Topix: Ainsworth, IA

The Fairfield Ledger

The Capitol Report by Sen. Taylor

This is a legislative update from Sen. Rich Taylor, representing Henry and Lee counties and portions of Washington and Jefferson counties.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

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County payments to impoverished residents for rent assistance have doubled, and utility assistance has nearly tripled in the third quarter of fiscal 2003, the Washington County General Assistance quarterly report shows.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA, West Liberty, IA, Wellman, IA, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Seeking 4-H Hall of Fame nominations

The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair.

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The Washington Evening Journal

Looking for

Hard working individual for labor on grain farm, Washington County. Ability or experience using large equipment needed.

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The Washington Evening Journal

Accident on South Third Avenue

Firefighters work at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in the 1000 block of South Third Avenue in Washington today.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

4 to 1

A contingent of people from Washington County were in the meeting where the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 4-1 today to deny a gaming license to a firm wishing to build a $164 million casino in Linn County.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Linn County, IA, Council Bluffs, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

Washington County Riverboat Foundation sets dates for grant presentations

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation set the dollar amount and dates for the spring grant and the mini-grant presentations Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Riverside, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

Police log - April 17, 2014

An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Related Topix: Washington, IA, Fire, Keota, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

Was Rachel Carson a fraud and is DDT actually safe for humans? The...

During the April meeting of the Washington County Board of Health, Environmental Health director Jennine Wolf held up a baggie and announced that it contained bedbugs that she found in the crib of a 4-month-old baby.

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Related Topix: Bedbugs, Health, Cockroach, Washington, IA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Machine shed complete loss

Three fire departments were called out to a fire in a machine shed located at 1248 Hoot Owl Hollow Tuesday.

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