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Drought Conditions Lessen in Midwest

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Drought conditions in the Midwest of lessened from last week to this week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with staff from the Washington Public Library about summer reading programs. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Rep. Jarad Klein about the 2016 legislative session.

Supervisors to Discuss Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 11:13 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday in regular session and discuss and consider a resolution regarding the local match for a pre-disaster mitigation grant program.

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Mother’s Day is this Weekend, Consider Shopping Local First

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Mother’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday.

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Klein Talks About 2016 Legislative Accomplishments

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Recently concluding his sixth year in the Iowa House of Representative, Jarad Klein of Keota says there’s a lot of notable accomplishments the past session.

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Two Cited for Drag Racing Near Washington

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two men were cited for drag racing in Washington County late Wednesday night.

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Mid-Prairie FFA Chapter Receives High Ratings; Moves on to Nationals

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The FFA Chapter at Mid-Prairie high school received several overall program awards at the recent state convention in Ames.

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Louisa County Conservation Offering “Mothers Day on the Marsh” Event

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:23 am

No spots are available for a popular Mothers Day event hosted by Louisa County Conservation office. 

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Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Sign Up Underway at Washington Public Library

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With a nod to the summer Olympics, this year’s themes for summer reading programs at the Washington Public Library are focused on fitness.

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Corn and Soybean Planting Progresses

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The weekly USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service crop report is out for the week ending April 24.

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Arson Awareness Week Being Observed

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:21 am

This week is National Arson Awareness Week.

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Keota Lays Out Plans for Public Works

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:24 am
At Monday’s meeting the Keota City Council heard the latest update from the city’s Public Works Department.

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Demon Marching Bands Going to Tulip Time

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Photo courtesy of KNIA/KRLS Radio.

The Washington Demon High School and Middle School bands are traveling to Pella Friday for their annual Tulip Festival.

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Main Street Washington Awarded

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Photo courtesy of Main Street Washington.

Main Street Washington was awarded at the recent Main Street Iowa 30th year celebration in Des Moines.

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Middle School Students Helping Local Girl get Play Set

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington middle school students are working to raise $3,000 so a six-year-old Washington girl can have a play set with a bumpy slide.

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Do You Know the Impact of WCHC on the Local Economy?

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics employees spend nearly $3.4 million on retail sales, which contributes to over $200,000 in state sales tax revenue according to the latest study from the Iowa Hospital Association.

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Spring Poker Run to Benefit English River Outfitters

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

English River Outfitters is having a Spring Poker Run and Benefit on Saturday.

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Washington County’s Hazmat Agreement Continues

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington County’s hazardous materials, or hazmat, agreement with Muscatine Fire Department will continue.

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Funding Applications are Due in Columbus Junction

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The United Fund of Columbus Junction is accepting applications for funding to be used between July 2016 and June 2017.

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