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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider.

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Rollover Wreck Spotted by Passersby Leads to Arrest

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:29 am


Colton Pategas

A stolen vehicle was found in a ditch after it had rolled, west of Washington, Thursday night.

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Free Lunch Program in Washington Offered June-August this Summer

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


Stewart Elementary School in Washington will be one of two locations for the free summer lunch program this year. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Corn dogs, fresh clementines, pork tenderloin sandwiches, watermelon, and baked potatoes are just a few of the items on next week’s menu for free lunches in Washington.

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Kalona Bakery For Sale One Year After Fire

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

June 2nd is known as National Doughnut Day, a time to get an irresistibly sweet treat from your local bakery or coffee shop.

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Infant Left in Parked Vehicle, Woman Cited for Child Endangerment

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:27 am

A woman was cited for child endangerment in Washington Thursday afternoon when an infant was left in a parked car that was not running.

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Family Day Celebrated Today During Washington’s Summer Classic

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington’s Summer Classic is in day two of the four-day event.

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West Chester School Building Turns 100

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

These days you drive past an old school building and wonder what is it used for today?

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Wet Conditions Kept Farmers from Finishing Planting Last Week

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:21 am

Southeast Iowa planting is on par with the state’s rate of 97% of corn planted and 77% of soybeans planted.

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Washington County Conservation, Eagle Scouts Enhancing Willow Pond

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 6:21 am


Washington County Conservation board received a $6,810 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for the Willow Pond enhancement project.

Washington County Conservation staff and local Eagle Scouts were busy this week landscaping Willow Pond west of Washington on the Kewash Nature Trail.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with administrator of Washington County Public Health Danielle Pettit-Majewski about a mobile food pantry that is in Washington this afternoon from 1-2 p.m.

 

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Wapello Mayor Shawn Maine.

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Nacos Wins State Again, Kongable Finishes in Top 10

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am

By more than 20 strokes, Washington’s Sarah Nacos has won her third-straight state golf championship.

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Mid-Prairie Elementary Program Transition Underway

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am

Mid-Prairie students and faculty may be relieved as summer has just begun, but this summer will be a busy one for the district transition of the elementary schools.

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Washington’s Summer Classic Starts Today

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am

A tractor parade, the farmers market, the KCII Big Red Radio, and live music will all be featured in downtown Washington today for the first day of this year’s Summer Classic.

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Cities Prepare for Legal Fireworks Sale and Use in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

One of the last things former Governor Terry Branstad signed before becoming ambassador to China was sign into law Senate File 489 legalizing the sale and use of fireworks in Iowa.

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Wapello Takes One Step at a Time in Restructuring North Park

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am


This is the design plan for the Wapello North Park renovation, courtesy of Wapello Hometown Pride.

Some towns in Iowa may be seen as just “bedroom communities”, from which people leave to travel for work, entertainment, and so on.

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Washington County Cash Rent Rates Highest in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:23 am

Washington County’s average cash rent rate per acre is the highest in southeast Iowa.

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May Temperatures Slightly Cooler than Normal

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:22 am

May temperatures and precipitation were on par with normal figures.

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Wellman-Scofield Library Offering New Adult Summer Program

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 6:22 am

Free summer reading programming isn’t just for kids, as several area libraries prove with adult reading programs.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News give you a glimpse of the Memorial Day service at Washington High School that was held Monday.