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Kalona City Council to Discuss Proposed Budget

Posted: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council will be meeting Monday, and among the new business they’ll be discussing is the consideration of their proposed 2017-18 budget.

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Former Library Building and Project Change Orders to be Discussed by Washington City Council

Posted: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The former library building in downtown Washington and the marketing time-frame for the sale of the building will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Budget Workshops, Space Needs and Grant Applications to be Considered by Supervisors

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Departmental budgets will be discussed in multiple work shops this week with the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Louisa County Extension Holding Chestnut Growers’ Conference

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Louisa County Extension Office will be hosting a Commercial Chestnut Growers’ Conference on February 11th.

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Highest Unemployment Rate in Washington County Last Year Was in What Month?

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The State of Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from December 2015 to 2016 remained steady, just rising from 3.5% to 3.6%.

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Southeast Iowa Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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

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Keota City Council to Approve Annexation Resolution

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council will hold their first meeting of February Monday, and among the topics on the agenda is a public hearing regarding the annexation of 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road.

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Trees Available at Discounted Price for Alliant Energy Customers through Operation ReLeaf

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Alliant Energy is again running Operation ReLeaf to help customers save energy with the assistance of trees.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amy Green, 4-H and youth coordinator for Washington County, about upcoming events and a new 4-H member meeting.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Hy-Vee Dietitian Melissa Boncher about snacking healthy during the Super Bowl.

Missing Columbus Junction Veteran Found Dead

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

After a four day search, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office located the body of a missing veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Riverboat Grant Applications Now Available

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Applications for grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation spring grant cycle are now available.

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Snacking Healthy for the Super Bowl

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

The National Football League’s championship game, the Super Bowl, is typically one of the biggest party days of the year.

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Storm Spotter Classes Coming to Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Updrafts, anvils, wall clouds and more will be covered at the next round of storm spotter training courses across Iowa.

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Enchanted Ball Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

An enchanted ball will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Washington County’s Median Age Has Increased

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:23 am


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The median age in Washington County is above both the U.S. median age of 37.6 years and the state’s 38.1 years.

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Keota Hoping to Hire New Lifeguards

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Last year, the Keota outdoor pool was in danger of staying closed over the summer, due to a lack of lifeguards and a pool manager.

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Consider Joining a CSA for Fresh Produce

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Since 2006, Iowa’s number of Community Supported Agriculture programs has increased by about 62%.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, about registering for courses for next fall.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider, about the School Improvement Advisory Committee’s district needs survey.