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Washington Students to Take Part in State Speech Saturday

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Washington High School is sending 10 students to the state speech contest this Saturday.

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Bill to Put Palmer Amaranth on Noxious Weed List Heads to Floor

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Palmer Amaranth; photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Palmer Amaranth, or pigweed, has found its way onto many farms around the state, and the legislature is moving a bill they believe would be the first step to eliminating it.

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Annual Dinner to Feature Aaron Thomas as Keynote Speaker

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Aaron Thomas – submitted photo

Aaron Thomas, a coach and teacher, and the son of the late Ed Thomas of Parkersburg, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s annual dinner hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Washington and Washington Economic Development Group.

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Washington High School to Host College Fair

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Area high school students and their parents are invited to attend a college fair at Washington High School later this month.

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Keota Moving Forward with Wastewater Plant Specifications

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:22 am

At the most recent Keota City Council meeting, a resolution approving specifications for wastewater plant improvements was unanimously approved, and the council will now move forward with the bid process.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Nancy Adrian, director of Washington County Extension, and Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist, about the upcoming Women in Agriculture Conference.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 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 from the current legislative session. This is part three of a three-part interview.

Budget Approved by Washington City Council, Same Tax Levy Set

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:29 am

The Washington City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 budget at their meeting Tuesday.

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Cannabis Oil Bill Gaining Traction at Legislature

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:28 am

For several years, State Representative Jarad Klein (R) has spearheaded bills in the Iowa Legislature legalizing the use of medicinal cannabidiol, and there is currently a bill on the floor to expand current legislation.

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Supervisors Table Action on Vacating Portion of Nutmeg Avenue

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am

April 4th will be the next time the Washington County Board of Supervisors discusses and considers vacating a portion of Nutmeg Avenue.

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Washington to Host First Local Women in Agriculture Conference

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Women involved in agriculture or students of agriculture studies are invited to attend the first Women in Ag Conference in Washington.

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In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion?

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am

March in Washington has had a warmer than normal start.

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Columbus Junction Man Arrested for Robbery

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Edgar Santos; photo courtesy of the Louisa County Jail

A Columbus Junction man was arrested recently for robbing the Casey’s General Store in Columbus Junction.

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Influenza Activity Still Widespread

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Late January into February is usually the peak of the flu season in Iowa, however influenza activity in Iowa remains widespread and moderate at this time.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with the cast and director Ed Colby about Rumors, a play presented by the Harp Players at the Washington Community Center March 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 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 from the current legislative session. This is part two of a three-part interview.

Severe Storms Hit Southeast Iowa Monday Evening

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 6:30 am


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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Washington County at 8:50 p.m. Monday as storms swept across the KCII listening area.

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Statewide Minimum Wage Debate Rages at Legislature

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The topic of setting a statewide minimum wage has been one of fierce contention at the Iowa Legislature, and a bill was recently introduced and passed through subcommittee that would prevent counties from setting their own minimum wage.

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Brinning to Represent Washington FFA at State

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington FFA is sending one person on to compete at the state competition.

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Harp Players to Perform Rumors

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am


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A situational comedy will be performed by local actors at the Washington Community Center this weekend.

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