Archive for August, 2016

Water Main Replaced at Mid-Prairie Middle School

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Recently a water main at Mid-Prairie Middle School broke and caused water to come above ground.

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UPDATE: Cigarette Believed to be Cause of Fatal House Fire

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Fire fighters stand outside of the home where a fire took the life of a woman on June 19th. Photo by KCII staff

On Father’s Day, June 19th, a house fire in downtown Washington claimed one life and it is believed the early morning fire was started by a cigarette.

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Kalona City Celebration Returns Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Kalona City Celebration started five years ago as part of the downtown renovation project (and served as a way to recognize the people who spear-headed the effort).

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Free Class to Improve English Skills Available

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am

For people in the community who are learning English as a second language, there’s a free class offered in Washington to help improve English language skills.

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Flu Shot Season Has Arrived

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With Fall approaching, it’s time for people to start thinking about getting their annual influenza vaccinations.

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Ribbon Cut at VTI in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am



Photos by Duncan Miller – KCII

A ribbon cutting was held for a new business in Washington Tuesday evening.

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Plant Milkweed to Help Monarchs

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo

The “king” of butterflies, the monarch, has seen a decline in population in recent years and there are ways people can help fight the trend locally.

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For Sale

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 4:50 am

Poulan pro push mower with bagger $75
52″ curved light bar has brackets $100
Kobalt tool cart $150

319-217-7086

For Sale

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 4:46 am

Gold Star Laying Hens
$10.
319-461-7200

For Sale

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 4:46 am

1995 Dodge Intrepid
140,000 miles;
Needs tie rod ends.
$500.00 cash
Call anytime
319-658-3702

Sunday Afternoon with Selah

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Title: Sunday Afternoon with Selah
Location: Ainsworth
Description: The Ainsworth Opera House is hosting Sunday Afternoon with Selah on Sunday, September 11th at 2 pm. A freewill donation will be accepted to support Selah and the Ainsworth Opera House. SELAH is a music group from Winfield that sings contemporary Christian songs and variations of traditional hymns. For more info, contact Sherrie Hazen at 319-657-3782.
Date: 2016-09-11

WACO Alumni and Friends Marching Band Performance

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Title: WACO Alumni and Friends Marching Band Performance
Location: Wayland
Description: The WACO schools are hosting the 2nd annual Alumni and Friends Marching Band Performance on Friday, September 16th during the WACO homecoming against Springville. Anyone interested in performing with the band should contact Jane Koch at 319-256-6200.
Date: 2016-09-16

Field Day Tour

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Title: Field Day Tour
Location: Crawfordsville
Description: The ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a field day tour on Thursday, September 8th at 1 pm at the ISU Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville. Topics covered will include the basics of imagery, farm pond management, and the new online yield forecasting tool. The event is free and open to the public. For more info and directions to the demonstration farm, call Meaghan at 319-337-2145, or Rebecca at 319-653-4811.
Date: 2016-09-08

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Title: Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
Location: Keota
Description: The Iowa Learning Farms is partnering with the West Fork Crooked Creek Watershed Project and Washington County Soil and Water Conservation to host a cover crop and soil health field day. The even will be on Wednesday, September 7th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at Vision Ag in Keota. The workshop is free, but reservations are suggested. Contact Dan Mahoney at 653-2138 for more info.
Date: 2016-09-07

Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Title: Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs
Location: Washington
Description: Washington County Extension will reshow the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator programs on Friday, September 2nd. The commercial program will be at 8:30 am, and the confinement program at 1:30 pm. Both programs will be at the Washington County Extension Office. For more info, call 653-4811.
Date: 2016-09-02

Goodwin Fall Brunch

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Title: Goodwin Fall Brunch
Location: Washington
Description: The Goodwin Senior Center is hosting a fall brunch on Monday, September 5th from 9 am – 1 pm. A free will donation will be accepted to help cover utility and other costs for the senior center.
Date: 2016-09-05

Freda M. Kron

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 2:58 pm

Memorial Mass of the Christian Burial for 95-year-old Freda M. Kron will be held at a later date.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Lisa Miller and Angie Wilson with the Grace C. Mae Advocate Center about providing free haircuts for kids going back to school.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Josh Smith about becoming the Keota Elementary principal.

BREAKING NEWS: Accident on Highway 1

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 12:33 pm


Emergency crews respond to a wreck on Highway 1 Tuesday. Photo by KCII staff

Emergency crews were paged to a motorcycle wreck on Highway 1 south of Washington shortly after noon Tuesday.

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