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Mid-Prairie School Board Meeting Starts with Dinner

Posted: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

When the Mid-Prairie School Board convenes for their meeting Monday, it will begin with a meal.

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Big Red Radio Ready for Delivery

Posted: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am


Items in the Big Red Radio are boxed up and ready to be delivered. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The KCII Big Red Radio is full of canned vegetables, boxes of pasta, bottles of shampoo and more, and it’s ready to deliver items to area food pantries. During the 14th annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive KCII collected non-perishable food and toiletry items. On Wednesday, all of those donations will be distributed. Items will go to the Church of God in Washington, HACAP in Washington, Lord’s Pantry in Sigourney, the Wellman Methodist Church, the United Christian Baptist Church in Kalona, Columbus Junction Community Action, Ainsworth Community Church, The Fellowship Cup in Mt. Pleasant, and The Lord’s Cupboard in Fairfield.

UPDATE: Friday Fire Fatal in Washington

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:29 am


Firefighters work to extinguish flames at a fatal house fire in Washington early Friday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

One person died in a house fire in Washington Friday morning.

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Mid-Prairie Expected to Adopt Vision for Elementary Learning

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

At the upcoming Mid-Prairie School Board meeting, they will be making a decision regarding the vision and plan proposed by the elementary study group.

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Slow Down and Savor Washington Tonight

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am


A progressive dinner will be held in downtown Washington tonight with seven restaurants taking part.

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Stout, Cardona Crowned Keota Homecoming King and Queen

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Keota High School Homecoming Court; Back Row (L-R): Mallory Woltering (#1 Eagle Fan Escort), Jace Uphold, King Cole Stout, Anthony Campbell, Avery Conrad, Jacob Wickenkamp (#1 Eagle Fan Escort); Front Row (L-R): Queen Bianca Cardona, Raigan Sprouse, Baylei McClelland, and Erin Chalupa; photo courtesy of Keota High School

The suspense was lifted Friday afternoon at Keota’s homecoming pep rally, as seniors Cole Stout and Bianca Cardona were announced as the homecoming king and queen.

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Washington City Council Approves First Reading of Changes to Agricultural Zones

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am

Agricultural zones were discussed at the recent Washington City Council meeting and the council approved the first reading amending a chapter of code.

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Southeast Iowa Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:23 am

Drought conditions in Iowa lessened from last week to this week.

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Highland School Board to Discuss TAG Program

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

To kick off the next Highland School Board meeting, reading teacher Brigid Webb will give a presentation to the board regarding the school’s Talented and Gifted program.

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Extension Council Re-Elects Officers

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:20 am

The nine-member Washington County Extension Council recently elected new officers.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) about replacing the Affordable Care Act (nicknamed Obamacare) and his upcoming 99 county tour as he begins his seventh term as a U.S. Senator.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein (R) about the latest with the current legislative session.

UPDATE: One Fatality in Washington House Fire

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 12:29 pm


Firefighters work to extinguish flames at a fatal house fire in Washington early Friday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

One person died in a house fire in Washington Friday morning.

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UPDATE: House Fire in Washington

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6:30 am


Firefighters extinguished a fire in a two-story house in Washington Friday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A two-story house in Washington caught fire early Friday.

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Governor and House of Representatives Not Seeing Eye-to-Eye on Budget Cuts

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

As the current legislative session continues, one area that has been particularly contentious has been Governor Terry Branstad’s proposed budget cuts.

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Flood Warning Continues for Columbus Junction

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The flood warning at Columbus Junction is still in effect.

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Personal Empowerment and Transformation Group Begins in Washington Monday

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

If you’re looking to improve stress management and communication in your life, a new free program is coming to the Washington Public Library beginning Monday.

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Area Speech Students Ready for Competition

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The District Large Group Speech Competition is Saturday, and area students and coaches are ready to bring their events before the judges.

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First Legislative Briefing of 2017 Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The first legislative briefing of 2017 in Washington will be held Saturday.

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Keota Homecoming Festivities Culminate Tonight

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am


The Keota High School Homecoming Court; Back Row (L-R): Mallory Woltering (#1 Eagle Fan Escort), Jace Uphold, Cole Stout, Anthony Campbell, Avery Conrad, Jacob Wickenkamp (#1 Eagle Fan Escort); Front Row (L-R): Bianca Cardona, Raigan Sprouse, Baylei McClelland, and Erin Chalupa; photo courtesy of Keota High School

The Keota Homecoming Week is nearing its end, and the school is preparing for an evening of excitement and basketball.

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