Today's Local News

Marr Park Conservation Education Center Begins Summer Hours

Posted: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Conservation Education Center at Marr Park in Ainsworth will be switching to their summer hours beginning this Monday.

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Real Estate, Tobacco Use, and Labor Agreement to be Considered by Supervisors

Posted: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors have a long agenda for Tuesday’s meeting covering a variety of topics from real estate to labor agreements.

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Mt. Pleasant Facility Receives Financial Assistance from State Board

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 4:26 pm

A rubber and plastics technology facility in Mt. Pleasant has been approved for expansion with new job creation.

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Mid-Prairie Board Votes to Raise Adult Meal Prices, Keep Neutral for Students

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:28 am


The Mid-Prairie School board met on April 24.

School meal prices were discussed at the Mid-Prairie board meeting April 24th.

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The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Performed by Washington High School Students

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Tales of the Brothers Grimm like Rapunzel are part of this weekend’s Washington High School play.

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Southeast Iowa Still Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Washington received about a quarter of an inch of rain this week, but most of the county remains abnormally dry.

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Bridge Work to Close Portion of 190th Street Starting Next Week

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Work on a bridge will close a portion of 190th Street, or G26, in Washington County starting Wednesday.

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Washington Middle School Musicians Shine in Honor Bands

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Second year band members – photos courtesy of Craig McClenahan

Over 20 Washington Middle School musicians recently performed as part of area honor bands.

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Green Recognized for Service in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Green is presented her Certificate of Appreciation by Cherry Sandeen, the Youth Program Specialist who supervises Green. Contributed photo

In recognition of five years of service to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Amy Green received an award recently.

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Preventable Ways to Keep a Clean and Hazard Free Home

Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Spring cleaning is a popular time to clean out the old belongings in your home. There are important things to keep in mind though when you are getting rid of unwanted chemicals.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Community School District Business Manager Jeff Swartzentruber about the Fund for Academic Excellence.

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Asbestos Has Left the Building

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The asbestos abatement in two Washington Middle School rooms has been completed.

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Highland becomes “Candy Land” for Prom

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Those who have a sweet tooth will be celebrated as “Candy Land” is the theme for this year’s Highland High School prom.

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KCII Upgrading Transmitter

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:27 am

The KCII Radio signal is being upgraded with the installation of a new transmitter.

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Colorful Feed Sacks on Display in Ainsworth Tonight and Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Brightly colored fabric that once held feed are on display in Ainsworth this weekend.

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City of Washington Looking for Volunteers for Commissions

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Volunteers serve on a variety of boards, committees and commissions in cities to help work and direct projects.

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Relay for Life Ainsworth Color Run Postponed Due to Weather

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Ainsworth Color Run that was scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed on account of weather.

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Tips for Lawn Care

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

Warm, sunny weather, with a few rain showers mixed in is causing grass to grow.

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Mid-Prairie Fund for Academic Excellence Finishes First Year, Looks to Expand

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Mid-Prairie High School teacher Sara Puttman gave a presentation on her endowment funded 3D pens for Calculus at the school board meeting April 24. This is one of the four projects that were funded for the Fund of Academic Excellence’s pilot program.

The first year pilot program of the Fund for Academic Excellence is almost over, and the fund’s steering committee is looking forward to expanding the program from Mid- Prairie High School to the entire school district.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Director Vern Miller of the Washington High School play The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, as well as members of the cast – Meredith Raber, Reid Baten, Lindsay Hippen, Andrea Pingol, Cody Chalupa and Michael Dillon.