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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Letha Statler about her love story ahead of Valentine’s Day.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by State Senator Rich Taylor.

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Water Advisory

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:47 am

-Water advisory for the City of Wellman. Due to a loss of pressure while repairing a water main and the potential for bacterial contamination, residents of Wellman should boil water before drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or making ice. Samples have been collected and the advisory is a precaution until results of the sample come back.

Wellman Under Water Advisory

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:29 am

The Wellman Municipal Water Works is recommending residents of Wellman boil water before using it for drinking, or use an alternative water source.

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School Funding Bill Passes Senate

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Iowa Senate has passed a school funding bill which raises allowable growth at four percent for two years.

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Letha Statler Shares Her Love Story

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A secret wedding in 1940 was the start of a more than 60-year marriage for Letha and Cloyce Statler.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza Coming Soon

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Items available for purchase on the KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza.

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza is returning soon.

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Technology Day for Area Teachers

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am


A list of sessions for Washington School District’s Tech Talk Day. Photo by Sally Hart

Coding, using eBooks, Google add-ons, and digital storytelling are just some of the topics that will be presented at Washington’s Tech Talk Day Tuesday.

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Area Man Elected to Beef Council

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Scott Heater of Wapello has been elected as chairman of the Iowa Beef Industry Council.

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School Funding Bill Passes Senate

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Senate has passed a school funding bill which raises allowable growth at four percent for two years.

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Closures Monday for Presidents’ Day

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:21 am


The bust of George Washington is dusted with snow in Washington’s Central Park. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Monday is Presidents’ Day and in observance of the holiday many offices will be closed.

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HACAP Partners with Extension Office

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Every month the Washington HACAP housing program host a life skills class to promote healthy life styles.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, this is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong.

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24 to Take Early Retirement Package at Washington Schools

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:27 am


The Washington School Board approved early retirement packages for 24 people in the district at their Wednesday meeting. Photo by Sally Hart

Two administrators, 20 teachers and two support staff in the Washington School District are taking early retirement packages at the end of the school year.

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Highland to Discuss Finances Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Lack of state funding, declining enrollment, and the Highland School District’s financial future will be the topics of discussion tonight in the Highland High School gym.

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UPDATE: One Dead in Fairfield Fire

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:25 am

On Sunday, a body was found in a house fire in Fairfield. The Fairfield Police Department and the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a fire at 800 North 12th Street.

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Washington Students Receive All-State Honors

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Washington High School’s musical theatre speech group recently received a Division I rating and has now been announced as a recipient of All-State honors.

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Neurology Services Coming to WCHC

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Dr. Todd Ajax – photo courtesy of WCHC

Washington County Hospital and Clinics has announced it is adding full-time neurology services in Washington.

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Washington Parks Superintendent Retires

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington’s Parks Superintendent Tim Widmer is retiring.

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