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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with KCII General Manager Joe Nichols about the KCII Big Red Radio delivering donations.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about his plans to retire.

Armstrong Opts for Early Retirement

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Two weeks after the Highland School Board approved a new early retirement program, the first person to utilize it came with the announcement of Superintendent Chris Armstrong’s retirement.

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KCII Big Red Radio Delivers Donations

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The KCII Big Red Radio made nine stops across southeast Iowa Wednesday to deliver items to food pantries.

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Changes Proposed to Legislation for Using Your Phone While Driving in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A bill regarding changes to phone use while driving in Iowa was introduced Monday.

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Washington County’s Unemployment Increased in December

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Contributed image

While the State of Iowa’s unemployment rate fell slightly from November to December, Washington County and many surrounding counties experienced increases in unemployment.

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American Red Cross Celebrates National Blood Donor Month

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Since 1970, January has annually been observed as National Blood Donor Month by the American Red Cross.

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Washington City Council Revises WCRF Request

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Table from 1/24/17 City Council packet

Funding, grants and budgets were discussed at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Wintry Mix Dusts Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A wintry mix fell in Washington and across southeast Iowa Wednesday into early Thursday.

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Ice Fishing Currently Not Recommended at Lake Darling

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:22 am

With recent warmer temperatures and rain, the ice quality at Lake Darling has deteriorated according to Park Ranger Zach Haworth.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Morgan Ebel, a 25-year-old Washington County woman who is needing a second kidney transplant. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 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’s visit to the Eminence, Kentucky School District.

KCII’s Big Red Radio Makes Deliveries to Local Pantries

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:30 am



The KCII Big Red Radio is full of donations and delivering those today. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Keep an eye out for the KCII Big Red Radio today.

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Former Calendar Factory to be Residential or Commercial – Still Undecided

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am

No official action was taken at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding county departments moving to the former McCleery Calendar Factory.

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National School Choice Week Seeks to Highlight Alternative Learning Options

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Schools around the country are observing National School Choice Week, which seeks to educate parents and students about the many learning options available to them.

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UPDATE: Boiler Room Fire at Washington High School

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Smoke could be seen coming from the east side of the school Tuesday afternoon when fire fighters responded to a call of a fire in the boiler room. Photo by Joe Cerwinske

Students and staff at the Washington High School were evacuated from the school Tuesday afternoon due to a fire.

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Keota Speech Teams Find Success at District Contest

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The district competition for the Large Group Speech Contest was held recently, and several groups from Keota have advanced to the state competition.

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Flu-Associated Death Toll Rises to 11

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Influenza activity is regional and there have been eleven flu-associated deaths in the state so far this flu season.

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Archaeologist Coming to Kalona for Prehistory Event

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Historical Village is partnering with Iowa archaeologists to give people a look into Iowa’s archaeological past.

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How to Exercise While it’s Cold Outside

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:19 am

As many people attempt to make good on their New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, they may not realize there are many exercises they can do in their homes.

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