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Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Chamber Coffee (04/16/14)
This week's Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Main Street Pharmacy at their business, located at 206 West Main Street, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
A-A students 'Jump Rope For Heart' (04/16/14)
AURELIA - On Wednesday April 2nd, the Aurelia Elementary and Alta-Aurelia Middle School students participated in the 35th annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association (AHA). Students learn social skills through communicating with the community, raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research funds combined with educational programs funding...
WHS Speech Team has another great season (04/16/14)
The Washington High School Speech team had another successful season. There were 110 students involved in Large Group Speech and 25 involved in Individual Speech. Students involved in both District and State Contests received many I ratings, and three groups, including TV News, Readers Theatre, and Short Film, all received the honor of being nominated to attend and participate at the All-State Festival in Ames...
Larrabee man critically injured (04/16/14)
LE MARS - A Larrabee man was in critical condition after a Sunday wreck that occurred on a snow-covered road in Plymouth County. The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office reported that a vehicle driven by Thomas Selk, 67, slid while traveling eastbound on County Road C-38 near Pioneer Avenue about 4:30 p.m...
Union chief decries Iowa 'do-not-hire' list (04/16/14)
IOWA CITY -- A now-public list of workers who are supposedly barred from returning to work in Iowa's executive branch is filled with mistakes, including at least two names of individuals who currently work for state agencies, a union official said Friday...
State news
  • Chairman: Branstad staff pressured board on hires
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board said Thursday that two aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration, in the latest accusation that top government officials pushed to fill state positions with allies....
  • Police look for escaped inmate in central Iowa
    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) -- Police say they're looking for an escaped inmate in central Iowa....
  • State HR director discusses do-not-hire list
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The state's top human resources officer says the most common reason state workers are excluded from being considered for rehire is for bad behavior or poor performance....
  • Branstad signs school radon bill into law
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Department of Education must gather information from schools about whether they are testing for radon gas under a bill Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law....
  • Authorities say teen linked to Muscatine fire
    MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is linked to a house fire earlier this month in Muscatine....

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