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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Walt Stutzman about the foreign exchange student program.

Theresa Blossom Joins IMS

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:28 am

IMS Director of Finance Theresa Blossom; photo courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School

The Iowa Mennonite School has someone new in charge of their finances.

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Lake Darling Building Educational Trail

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Lake Darling is adding an educational trail with the help of the Friends of Lake Darling board.

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Keep Hot Food Hot and Cold Food Cold at Picnics

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Picnics and grilling are common occurrences this time of year and there are food safety rules to keep in mind to protect yourself and your family.

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Miss Rodeo Iowa Visits KCII

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Shelby Chapman – Miss Rodeo Iowa – contributed photo

Miss Rodeo Iowa resides in Richland and recently stopped by KCII to share her experience.

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Offices, Businesses Closed Today for Independence Day

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Today is the fourth of July, our Independence Day, and many offices and businesses are closed in observation of the holiday.

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Keep Pets Safe During Fireworks Shows

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am

While many people celebrate Independence Day with fireworks this week, the loud noises and bright lights scare many pets.

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Kalona Bankers Receive Recognition

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Finance Authority announced the 2015 Iowa Agricultural Development Division top lenders through the Beginning Farmer Loan program.

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Supervisors to Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A pipeline inspector to protect Washington County landowners will be discussed and considered at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Local June Weather Atypical

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Weather in the KCII-listening area was atypical during the month of June.

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Emerald Ash Borer in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

An invasive insect, the emerald ash borer or EAB, has been confirmed in Washington County.

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Wayland Continues 4th of July Tradition

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Wayland is hosting their annual Independence Day celebration on Monday.

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Bible Reading Marathon Underway at Washington County Courthouse

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:26 am


John Hartmann reads the Bible at the Washington County Courthouse Thursday morning, when the reading marathon began. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

Despite rain sweeping through the area Thursday, the Bible reading marathon in Washington began and is ongoing through Sunday afternoon.

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Mid-Prairie Reflects on Benefits of Therapy Dogs

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:25 am

A year ago, the Mid-Prairie School District made the decision to acquire two therapy dogs, and Superintendent Mark Schneider believes they’ve been a great success.

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How to Protect Your Skin and Eyes From Ultraviolet Rays

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

In as little as 15 minutes ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage your skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Soil Moisture Levels Fall

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

According to the most recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, soil moisture levels in Iowa declined last week.

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Friends of Lake Darling Elects New Board of Directors

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

At their annual Board of Directors meeting, the Friends of Lake Darling elected their new board members.

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Directors Sought for Local Shows

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Washington Community Theater presents multiple shows throughout the year and each production relies on volunteers for the cast, crew and directors.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library, about upcoming events. This is part two of a two-part program.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Lake Darling Park Ranger Zach Haworth about Fourth of July events at Lake Darling.