Archive for July, 2016

Five Farm Buildings Catch Fire Near Kalona

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Wednesday night at 10:55 p.m., emergency crews responded to a multiple-building fire near Kalona.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington City Administrator Brent Hinson about the financial aspects of the bond referendum regarding $3 million in bonds for the new YMCA building. We also spoke with YMCA Director Becky Harkema about the project itself.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Wooden Wheel Vineyards owner Mike Vincent about being a RAGBRAI stop.

Craig L. Stauffer

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 12:57 pm

A Mass of Christian Burial for 42-year old Craig L. Stauffer, of Wayland, will be held Monday (8/1) at 10:00 am at the St. James Catholic Church in Washington.

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UPDATE: Washington Fire Fighters Give CPR, Save Dog at House Fire Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 12:53 pm


Gunner, a rescued beagle-mix, was saved Wednesday by Washington firefighters who performed CPR and rushed him to a vet when he was found in a house that caught fire. Photo courtesy of Renee Reid

Firefighters in Washington extinguished a house fire Wednesday morning and were able to rescue a dog named Gunner.

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Athlete of the Week

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 12:00 pm

KCII Sports has selected Highland junior Chase Rath as the Hedge Above Lawncare Athletes of the Week. Listen here for the full interview with Chase.

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For Sale 319-591-8087

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 8:58 am

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Birthday / Anniversary Winners for Thursday, July 28th

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 8:03 am

Birthday:
Cathy Coakley – Washington
Anniversary:
Edward & Susan Moeller – Washington

Londberg, Loy Represent Washington Baseball on All-District Squad

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 7:01 am

A pair of juniors on this year’s Washington Demon baseball team received high praise from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association this week.

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Wertz Tees Off in Junior PGA Event

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Recent Mid-Prairie graduate Allyson Wertz is continuing her summer playing events on the Iowa Junior PGA circuit.

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Golden Hawks Host Football Camp Next Week

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk football program is holding their annual camp next week. Athletes will meet August 1st through the 4th at Mid-Prairie High School.

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Wertz Competes in Junior PGA Event

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Recent Mid-Prairie graduate Allyson Wertz took part in the Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior Tournament event on Wednesday, July 13th at the Jones Park Golf Course.

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Three Highland Baseball Players Earn All-District Recognition

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

Postseason accolades continue to come in for three members of the Highland Huskies baseball team (24-7).

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Washington Firefighters Give CPR, Save Dog at House Fire Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Firefighters enter a house to battle a fire Wednesday morning. Photo by KCII News

Firefighters in Washington extinguished a house fire Wednesday morning and were able to rescue a dog.

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Four Buildings Catch Fire Near Kalona

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Multiple fire departments responded to four buildings on fire late Wednesday night near Kalona.

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Real-Time Water Quality Data Available Near Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:27 am



A sensor was placed in the creek (bottom photo) and data will be sent to the box (top photo) that was installed Wednesday south of Washington, from the box data will be sent to the website for real-time water quality data. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

A new water-quality sensor was installed at the West Fork Crooked Creek south of Washington Wednesday to monitor nitrate and nitrite levels.

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Wooden Wheel Vineyard Prepares to Welcome RAGBRAI

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:26 am

When RAGBRAI decided on the route for this year, they decided to include a stop at the Wooden Wheel Vineyard outside of West Chester.

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Bikes to be Given Away, Extra Wireless Access for RAGBRAI tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Thousands of bicycles will come in to Washington Friday along with extra wireless capacity and a few bikes for area children.

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Kalona Chocolates Resumes Wholesale

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Kalona Chocolates sustained smoke damage when a fire affected their neighbor the Kalona Bakery on June 25th.

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Gallery Walk Coincides with RAGBRAI in Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am

While thousands of people pour into Washington for RAGBRAI, local artists’ work is featured in the windows of businesses downtown for the annual Gallery Walk.

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