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Southeast Iowa Corn Ahead of Average

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Corn in southeast Iowa is ahead of the five-year average.

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Do You Have the Best Salsa?

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am

Tomatoes, garlic, peppers and cilantro are all available in area gardens and will be featured in Thursday’s annual salsa contest in Washington.

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Steele Farm Receives Environmental Award

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Ninety-four farm families across the state have received the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award and one is from Washington.

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Kinney to Host Precision Agriculture Event in Hills

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

State Senator Kevin Kinney (D) is hosting an event Thursday in Hills that will focus on educating legislators on precision agriculture.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington School District Superintendent Jeff Dicks about facility updates including the high school auditorium, as well as the sharing agreements between WACO and Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Mid-Prairie students Sawyer Black and David Fleming about being the Mid-Prairie drum majors.

No Charges Brought in Death of Courtney Moore

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:29 am

No charges were filed following the death of a What Cheer woman.

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Flood Waters Affect Rural Roads in Louisa County

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Recent heavy rainfall in the area caused water to go over rural Louisa County roads.

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Case Field Gets Facelift Ahead of Home Opener

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:27 am


Case Field 2015 – photo by Sally Y. Hart

Demon fans who attend the first home football game of the season Friday will see an improved field and new bleachers.

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USPS to Unveil and Dedicate Star Trek Stamps in Riverside

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The four Star Trek stamps; photo courtesy of the United States Postal Service


The four Star Trek stamps; photo courtesy of the United States Postal Service.

On Saturday, September 10th, the United States Postal Service will hold a dedication ceremony at the Riverside Post Office to unveil new Star Trek stamps.

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Heavy Rains Observed

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Half an inch of rain fell in Washington Monday with more precipitation expected throughout the day and well into the evening.

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Which is the Safest City in Iowa?

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Which is the safest city in Iowa this year? Waukon held on to the number one spot, but Washington ranked in the top 40.

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Mid-Prairie Choir Members Participate in Honor Choir at Central College

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie students -- Seated (L-R): Ryan Sansen, Michael Meserole, Sawyer Black, and Isaiah Sents; Standing (L-R): Makenzie Fay and Kirsten Duwa; photo courtesy of Collette McClellen

Recently, Central College in Pella hosted a two-day honor choir event, and six Mid-Prairie High School choir students were able to attend.

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Properly Store Home Garden Produce

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Contributed photos

As autumn approaches many home gardens are producing many foods that can soon be harvested and stored to enjoy later.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington School District Superintendent Jeff Dicks about facility updates including Stewart Elementary and Case Field. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Jayce Horning about becoming the new Marr Park Ranger/Technician.

Meet the 2016 Mid-Prairie Drum Majors

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Towards the end of the last school year, Mid-Prairie students Sawyer Black and David Fleming were given the honor of serving as this year’s drum majors.

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Flood Watches in Effect, More Rain Expected

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Water was reported over roads in Louisa County Sunday.

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Stewart Elementary Addition Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Six preschool classrooms and a daycare space are being added to Stewart Elementary School in Washington.

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Three Contested Iowa Statehouse Races Locally

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

There are three Iowa statehouse races with districts that cover part or all of Washington County that have two candidates vying for each seat.

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