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Iowa Has 38 Traffic Fatalities in First Two Months of 2017

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:23 am

In the first two months of 2017 there were 38 traffic fatalities in Iowa.

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Kalona Memorial Project Nearing Fundraising Goal

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:22 am


Examples of the Kalona Memorial bricks; photo courtesy of the City of Kalona

Efforts to raise money for the Kalona Memorial project have been progressing, and the city is approximately 76% of the way to their goal, according to Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington City Administrator Brent Hinson and Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Chad McCleary about the water system in the City of Washington. Also, McCleary was named the 2016 community operator of the year by the Iowa Rural Water Association. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Nurse Lynn Fisher of Washington County Public Health about Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Severe Weather Hits Eastern Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:29 am

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team was live on the air Tuesday for two severe thunderstorm warnings.

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KCII Homeshopping Extravaganza Returns Tomorrow with Half Price Plus Sale

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:29 am

The KCII Homeshopping Extravaganza is returning for a special one day half price plus sale Thursday.

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McCleary Awarded by Iowa Rural Water Association

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am


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The City of Washington has been working on water system improvement projects and the work has been noticed.

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Washington County Engineer’s Office has Three Bridges in Sights for 2017

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:25 am

According to Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius, there are around 40 bridges in the county deemed structurally deficient, and they can’t get to all of them in a single year.

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Iowa Has 50 Influenza-Related Deaths this Flu Season

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am

Fifty people have died this flu season with influenza-associated cases in Iowa, a jump up from 34 last week.

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Supervisors Approve Subdivisions, Equipment Purchase

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved three items on their agenda Tuesday and tabled one.

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Highland Individual Speech Team Sending Five to State

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Highland speech team received several I ratings at the district contest for individual speech, and they will be sending five students to the state competition.

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KCII Severe Weather Action Team Covers Severe Thunderstorm Warnings

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team brought live coverage of two severe thunderstorm warnings issued Tuesday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington City Administrator Brent Hinson and Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Chad McCleary about the water system in the City of Washington. Also, McCleary was named the 2016 community operator of the year by the Iowa Rural Water Association. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Dr. Ann Harris of Harris and Harris Dentistry about National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is part two of a two-part interview.

County Engineer Aims to Reduce Washington’s Structurally Deficient Bridges

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The State of Iowa has a bridge problem, and Washington County is no safe haven from it.

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Permanent Safe Medication Disposal Set Up in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A permanent medication dropbox has been installed at the Washington County Jail.

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Heroin Charges in Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:27 am

One person faces charges of heroin possession following a vehicle stop in Washington County Monday.

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UPDATE: Vandalism at Woodlawn Cemetery Solved

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Head stones were damaged last week at Woodlawn Cemetery. Photo by Zach Ulin

The vandalism that happened at Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington last week has been solved.

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Commission to Discuss Funding for Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Post

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington County is moving toward staffing its own emergency management coordinator and plans for funding will be discussed Wednesday.

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Mid-Prairie Sending Six Students to Individual State Speech Contest

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Mid-Prairie speech team competed Saturday in the individual district speech contest, and they are sending six students in nine categories to the state competition.

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