Archive for December, 2014

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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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with KCII General Manage Joe Nichols about the 12th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive.

Muriel Hamilton

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 8:20 am

Funeral service for 90 year old Muriel Hamilton of Sigourney will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney.

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Sigourney Savage Boys’ Basketball Remains Undefeated

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am

With their 50-48 victory over Montezuma Monday evening, the Sigourney Savage’s boys’ basketball team (7-0 overall; 7-0 conference) matched their win total from the entire 2013-14 season at the end of the first half of this season.

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Several Washington Archers Improve Scores in Home Meet

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am

Home field advantage played a role in the Washington Archery Club taking home top honors in their latest competition.

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Defense Key in Lone Tree Boys’ Basketball’s Successful First Half

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am

Through the first eight games of the season, the Lone Tree Lion boys’ basketball team (7-1 overall; 6-1 conference) leads the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division in points scored per game at 65.1

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Gingerich Family Helps in IMS Basketball Success

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite basketball team is off to a strong start this year, going 5-2 into the new calendar year.

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K-9 Fund Receives Early Christmas Present

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Washington County K-9 fund received an early Christmas present in the form of $7,000 in donations presented at yesterday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Attorney General’s Office Looking Into Non-Delivery Claims

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 6:23 am


Marvin Lawson (contributed photo).

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is receiving complaints from individuals in southeast Iowa who have paid for services they didn’t receive.

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City Halls Closed for Holiday

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Some cities in Washington County will have their garbage pickup impacted by tomorrow’s holiday.

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Christmas Music for the Holidays on KCII

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am

In observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, KCII Radio is continuing its holiday tradition of Christmas music segments.

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RUSS Exit Agreement Still on the Table

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward, who is the county’s representative on the Regional Utility Service Systems, or RUSS, board, states an exit agreement is still in the works but no formal action has been taken at this time.

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Christmas Dinner to be Served in Packwood

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A church located in a small town in Jefferson County is holding their annual Christmas Day dinner tomorrow.

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Help Fill the Big Red Radio for Our Communities

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 6:21 am

KCII Radio’s 12th Annual KCII Caring Christmas food drive is underway and the station is hoping to fill the Big Red Radio with non-perishable food and toiletry items for area food banks.

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