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One Flu-Related Death in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Iowa has had one flu-related death this influenza season.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks with Millie Youngquist of the Community Foundation of Washington County about end of the year giving and how endowments help the local community. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Contact Younguist at cfwc.my@gmail.com or (319) 653-4673.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Amber Talbot of PAWS & More Animal Shelter about holiday pet adoption.

Mid-Prairie to Join Washington and WACO Schools in Teacher Learning Day

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Three area schools will be coming together in February for a collaborative teacher learning day featuring a superintendent from Kentucky.

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Resources Available to Quit Smoking

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:26 am

As the new year approaches resolutions are often discussed and one that may come to mind is quitting tobacco use.

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Three Arrested on Drug Charges in Two Traffic Stops

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:25 am


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Three people were arrested on drug charges in two separate traffic stops in Washington County Friday.

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Kalona to Replace Highway 22 Bridge in the Spring

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council agreed to move forward with a project to replace the bridge on Highway 22 inside the city.

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Partly Sunny Skies, High Temperatures Above Freezing

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Partly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low 40’s are expected in Washington the rest of the week.

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Follow Regulations When Operating Drones

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

If you received a drone for Christmas, do you know what the rules are for flying it?

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Disposing Christmas Trees and Creating Fish Habitats

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Now that Christmas is over, people might be looking for something to do with live Christmas trees.

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Snowmobile and ATV Registration Due This Week

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles and off road motorcycle registrations must be renewed by the end of the week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks with Millie Youngquist of the Community Foundation of Washington County about end of the year giving and how endowments help the local community. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Contact Younguist at cfwc.my@gmail.com or (319) 653-4673.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Dance Team members Makenzie Fay, Lily Schlabaugh, and Jayla Rediger, and coach Gretchen Steffen about their performances at the State Dance Competition.

Washington County has a New Sheriff, so Wellman Needs a New Council Member

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Recently elected Washington County Sheriff and former Wellman City Council Member Jared Schneider; photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

For the last several years, Jared Schneider has served in the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and on the Wellman City Council.

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There’s Still Time for End of the Year Giving

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

There’s still time to donate to a favorite organization or local endowment and receive a tax credit for 2016.

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What to do with Christmas Trees in Washington

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Now that Christmas has come and gone and the new year approaches you may be wondering what to do with your Christmas trees.

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Mid-Prairie to Kick Off Middle School Soccer Program this Spring

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Seventh and eighth grade students at Mid-Prairie Middle School will have a new spring activity available to them this year.

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Closures Today for Christmas Holiday

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Since Christmas fell on a Sunday this year, many offices are closed today in observance.

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Store Leftovers Properly to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 6:24 am

After Christmas feasts have been eaten and extra food is put away, there are some safety tips to follow in order to prevent food-borne illnesses.

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Area Unemployment Rates Drop

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County, and all contiguous counties, saw the unemployment drop from October to November.

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