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Washington School Board to Consider Budget Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Wednesday night the Washington School Board will consider the budget for fiscal year 17.

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Bakken Pipeline Permit Allows Preliminary Work to Begin

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Utilities Board has issued a pipeline permit for Dakota Access to begin preliminary work on the Bakken pipeline.

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Washington Experiences Freeze Warning

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Temperatures dipped below freezing Monday and carried over into the early morning hours Tuesday.

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Wellman City Council Finalizes City Wide Clean Up Details

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 6:21 am

At their most recent meeting the Wellman City Council finalized details for the spring city wide clean up.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jodi Ebert for National Volunteer Week. She is a third generation volunteer with Washington County 4-H.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Carol Wilkins from Wellman’s Scofield Public Library for National Library Week.

Mid-Prairie School Board Holds Public Forum; Looks to Move Forward With High School Principal

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Mid-Prairie School board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. with several important topics on the agenda.

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Washington County 4-H Applauds Work of Volunteers

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am


A 4-H member volunteers time and shows visitors wool at the Little Hands on the Farm event at the 2015 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County 4-H and Clover Kids currently has 520 youth in kindergarten through 12th grade involved locally.

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Optimists of Washington Shaving Heads for Cancer Research

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A new fundraising effort for pediatric cancer research will have members of the Optimists of Washington Iowa shaving the heads.

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Spring Turkey Seasons Underway

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Youth spring turkey hunting season has begun, and the first regular season for all hunters is April 18 – 21.

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Mercury Falls Below Freezing Over the Weekend, Warmer Temperatures Expected this Week

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Temperatures are expected to rise to the low 70’s later this week after dropping below freezing over the weekend.

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Boat Registration Needed by End of April

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington County boat owners need to registered with the Recorder’s Office by the end of the month.

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Two Taken to Hospital Following Wreck on Old Highway 218

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Two people were taken by ambulance to area hospitals following a car accident on Old Highway 218 on the north side of Mt. Pleasant Saturday evening.

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Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Alexander James Charles Brown

A man wanted in Washington County was located in Scott County late Friday night.

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Washington’s City Wide Clean Up this Month

Posted: Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington’s city wide spring clean up will be held next week, April 18-22.

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Bridge on G38 to Close Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 6:21 am

A bridge on G38 in Washington County is set to close tomorrow so crews can begin the process of replacing it.

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UPDATE: Death at Washington County Jail

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Everette William Christner

Late Thursday night, a 34-year-old man from North English being held at the Washington County Jail died.

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Lake Darling Revitalization Efforts Focus of Documentary

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am


A bust of Jay N. “Ding” Darling was placed at Lake Darling in 2014 for the park’s re-opening. The bust was crafted by Max Cast of Kalona. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The television premiere of a documentary about efforts to revitalize Lake Darling in Washington County will be next weekend.

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Open House Next Weekend for Washington County Old Schoolhouse

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

An open house next weekend will highlight the renovations made to the old school house building on the Washington County Fairgrounds.

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Highland School Board to Discuss and Consider Budget Cuts

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Board of Directors of Highland Community Schools will meet Monday.

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