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Kalona Flower Baskets Hung

Posted: Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Kalona’s downtown flower baskets are up.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with the Washington Public Library staff (Debbie Stanton, Jo Weidner, Jenisa Hanson and LeAnn Kunz) about registering for summer reading programs. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Kevin Kinney, State Senator for District 39, to discuss a bill he floor managed and allowable growth.

Kalona Budget to be Amended

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:23 am

An amendment is being made to Kalona’s budget for fiscal year 2015.

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Bill Floor Managed by Local Legislator Passes

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Officers can discuss incidents with counselors off the record under a bill recently signed into law.

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Washington Budget Amendment Hearing Set

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A public hearing for a budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2015 for the City of Washington will be held May 19th.

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Register Now for Summer Reading in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Residents are encouraged to register now for the superhero-themed summer reading programs at the Washington Public Library.

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Bunker Mill Bridge Group Hosting Concert Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am

An internationally known blues musician is performing an outdoor concert in rural Kalona this weekend.

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County Fuel Contract Awarded

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington County fuel contract for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 was awarded to a local company.

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May Showers Has Rain Total Double the Norm

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Precipitation for the first five days of May is more than double the normal amount.

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Downtown Washington Building Awarded for Rehabilitation

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

Rehabilitation work on a downtown Washington building has earned state recognition.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sarah Sadrakula, director of Main Street Washington, about Small Business Week.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Mark Smoot, a reserve deputy for the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office and treasurer of the Southeast Iowa Blue Knights, regarding motorcycle safety. May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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Over an Inch of Rain Recorded in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:24 am

Over an inch of rain fell in Washington Monday evening and into the early morning hours of Tuesday.

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Cars, Home Vandalized in Brighton

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of vandalism in Brighton over the weekend.

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Celebrate Small Business Week Locally

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am

National Small Business Week is underway.

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Corn Planting Continues

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am

With most days suitable for fieldwork, farmers in southeast Iowa were able to get a majority of their corn planted.

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New Rules Limit Use of Heating Devices in Central Park

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am

New rules established by the City of Washington’s park board limits the use of heating or cooking devices in Central Park.

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Washington Council to Consider Budget Amendment, Alcohol in Central Park

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A public hearing for a budget amendment due to under-budgeted utilities and library repairs will be set at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Riverboat Foundation to Award Grants Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am


A record 98 applications for grants was received for this spring cycle of grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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