Archive for December, 2014

Louisa County Conservation Holding Survival Camp

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The last extreme adventure of 2014 is being held at the Langwood Education Center next week.

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Amaryllis Bulbs Can Bloom Annually

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Proper practices can get an amarayllis bulb to bloom on an annual basis.

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Edmond Kautz

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Funeral Services for 88 year old Edmond Kautz of Columbus Junction, formerly of Muscatine, are on Monday December 29th, 2014 2:00pm at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Muscatine. Visitation will be Monday December 29th, 2014, from 1:00pm until service time at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery with military rites by the combined units of the V.F.W. Post 1565 and the American Legion Post #27. A general memorial fund has been established. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Joy Falk with the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Washington about a Vacation Bible School being held Monday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by pastor at Brighton United Church, Rick Zickefoose, to discuss their Christmas & New Years Party they’re holding at the Lake Darling Lodge on Sunday.

Dorothy Leona Bartholomew

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Celebration of life services for 82 year old Dorothy Leona Bartholomew, from Washington will be held at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, December 30th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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Seniors Help Keota Girls’ Basketball Shine in First Half

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 7:00 am

For a third straight season the Keota Eagle girls’ basketball team (7-3 overall; 6-3 conference) ends the first half of the season with a winning mark.

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Washington Wrestlers Finish the Year Strong

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 7:00 am

As a whole, the Washington wrestling team has been almost unbeatable on the mat during the first part of the season.

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IMS’s Cassidy Bontrager Signs Letter of Intent

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 7:00 am

Iowa Mennonite School’s senior Cassidy Bontrager who played goalie, defender, and forward will be continuing her soccer career after graduation.

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IMS Girls’ Basketball Ends On a High Note Going Into New Year

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite girls basketball team ended the first half of their season on a high note going into winter break.

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Flu Activity High in the Midwest

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Influenza activity continues to increase in Iowa with 11 schools reporting 10 percent or greater absenteeism due to illness across the state.

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Additions Planned at Two Mid-Prairie Elementary Schools

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:23 am

As Mid-Prairie School District officials prepare to put their middle school addition out for bid, they’re also getting the process started for their two elementary school additions.

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Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly in Washington County

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s unemployment rate from October to November dropped slightly to 4.3 percent. Washington County’s unemployment stayed below the state’s rate and dropped slightly to 2.9 percent. The nation’s unemployment rate for the same time period remained at 5.8 percent. At this time last year, the country’s rate was seven percent. Other area counties that experienced slight declines include Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Louisa.

County – October rate, November rate
Henry – 4.2%, 3.8%
Iowa – 4%, 4.1%
Jefferson – 5.2%, 4.8%
Johnson – 2.7%, 2.5%
Keokuk – 3.6%, 3.4%
Louisa – 3.8%, 3.7%
Washington – 3%, 2.9%

State of Iowa – 4.5%, 4.3%
United States – 5.8%, 5.8%

Board of Health Considering Building Options

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington County Public Health is in search of a permanent home and is continuing to consider various opportunities in the area. At the recent Board of Health meeting, the board voted to rescind action to pursue property on North Iowa Avenue in downtown Washington. Director of Public Health, Danielle Pettit-Majewski explained, the committee is working to do its due diligence and explore each option possible. KCII News will bring you more information as it becomes official.

KCII Christmas Music Continues Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A holiday tradition for KCII Radio will continue tomorrow.

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Radon Poses Health Risk

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, and it could be in your home.

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Muzzleloader Season Open in Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A hunting season currently open in Iowa is growing in popularity.

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How to Care for a Christmas Cactus

Posted: Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 6:20 am

While Christmas celebrations may be over, holiday flowers can continue to bloom.

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Extension

Posted: Thursday, December 25th, 2014 at 1:33 am

Title: Extension
Description: A grain marketing and crop insurance informational meeting Monday, January 12th featuring ISU Economist Dr Chad Hart. Meeting begins at 6pm. To RSVP, 461-6260.
Date: 2015-01-12

Rock Climbing

Posted: Thursday, December 25th, 2014 at 1:31 am

Title: Rock Climbing
Description: Louisa County Conservation is holding an indoor rock wall climbing event on the University of Iowa campus Saturday, January 10th. Participants will leave the conservation office at 3pm and return at 8pm. Call 523-8381 to register.
Date: 2015-01-10