Today’s Local News

Area Fire Departments Extinguish Field Fires Friday

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 6:23 am

Fire Departments across Washington County were busy Friday extinguishing grass fires that got out of control.

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Ainsworth Water Conservation Order Lifted

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 6:21 am

The water conservation order for the City of Ainsworth has been lifted.

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Registration Open for Washington County Conservation Summer Day Camps

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 6:20 am

Would you like to get your kids outdoors this summer?

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Communications Center Construction Management Contract on Supervisors Agenda

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 6:26 am

A contract for construction management of a Washington County Communications Center will be considered by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Kalona City Council Discusses RAGBRAI, Waste Contracts

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 6:24 am

RAGBRAI, recycle/non-recyclable waste contracts, and the community center project are all set for discussion at the next Kalona City Council meeting.

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Ainsworth Residents Asked to Conserve Water During Well Maintenance

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:27 am

Unexpected maintenance on the Ainsworth well has forced residents to conserve water until further notice.

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Raber Presents Final Briefing to Supervisors, Exits WEDG

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:25 am

Washington Economic Development Group Director Ed Raber presented his final briefing to the Washington County Board of Supervisors recently.

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Riverside Looks at Hiring New Full-Time Employee

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:24 am

The City of Riverside is looking to hire a new full-time position.

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Zahs, Horton Book Signing Rescheduled – Understand Grave Marker Symbols

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:24 am

Due to a heavy, wet snow on March 24th, a book signing with local historian Michael Zahs and Loren Horton of the University of Iowa has been rescheduled for Tuesday.

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New License Plate Designs Going Out to County Treasurers’ Offices

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:23 am

Last August, online and at the Iowa State Fair Iowans voted for a new license plate design that is now rolling off the production line.

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Crosswalk Held in Downtown Washington

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:23 am

Good Friday was observed yesterday and in honor of the religious observance a special walk was held in downtown Washington.

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March Precipitation Above Normal, April to Start with Showers

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:21 am

Total precipitation in March in Washington has been higher than normal.

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Reighard Transitions into Executive Director for Keokuk County Conservation

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 6:20 am

A longtime ranger and naturalist will be stepping into the role of executive director for Keokuk County Conservation this week.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Kevin Kinney about budget cuts. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with the Highland Robotics team the Finger Tightans about their journey to competing at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship April 25-28 in Detroit, Michigan. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Riverside Road to Close Monday for Improvements

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 6:27 am

A $3.7 million road improvement project will begin on Riverside Road Monday.

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Communications Equipment Proposals Received Under $10.4 Million Bond Cap

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 6:27 am

Two proposals were received for new Washington County Emergency Communications equipment.

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Gingerich Named Interim Principal for Iowa Mennonite School

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 6:27 am


Photo courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School.

Iowa Mennonite School has found an interim principal for the next school year.

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Avoid Flooded Roads, Do Not Drive Through Them

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Turn around, don’t drown – that is what is advised if you encounter a flooded road in your car.

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Winfield-Mt. Union Holds PPEL Special Election

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Residents in the Winfield-Mt. Union School District are being asked to vote for an extension of the Physical Plant Equipment Levy, or PPEL.

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