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WHS Jazz Band Going to Indian Hills Jazz Fest Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:26 am


The Washington High School jazz band rehearses before school Wednesday morning under the direction of Don Hughes. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington High School jazz band is traveling to Ottumwa Saturday for a competition.

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Area Students Participating in Individual Speech Contest Saturday

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The district competitions for individual speech contest will be held across the state this Saturday.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza Wraps Up

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Another KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza has come to a close.

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Louisa County Conservation and Port Louisa Hosting Bald Eagle Event

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Photo by Jay Brooks, courtesy of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge

Louisa County Conservation and the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge are teaming up to host a program about bald eagles on Saturday.

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BREAKING NEWS: Italian Teen Coming to Visit Washington Detained, Sent Home

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A 19-year-old Italian coming to visit family in Washington was detained at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and is being sent back to Italy.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) director Ed Raber about job growth in Washington County. This is part three of a three-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with new Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Manager Sally Flatland about her history and her experience so far at Port Louisa.

Record High Temperatures this February in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

Washington has experienced warmer than usual temperatures this week, with record high temperatures Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.

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Woodlawn Cemetery Vandalized

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:27 am


Photos by Zach Ulin

Headstones were knocked over and broken in Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington.

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Crawfordsville Barn Catches Fire

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:26 am


Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in Crawfordsville Wednesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A barn full of hay in Crawfordsville caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Ends Today

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Today is the final day of the KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza.

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Public Hearing for Nutmeg Avenue Draws Full House

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


The section of Nutmeg Avenue in question

The public hearing regarding Nutmeg Avenue becoming a private road north of Richmond managed to fill the Kalona Chamber of Commerce building Wednesday night.

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Washington FFA Students Advance to Districts

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


Contributed image – FFA members wait to compete in their events, from left, Ellie Bell, Hailey Shultz, Ellie Todd, Sophie Bell, Morgan Brinning, and Gracie Greiner.

Washington High School FFA students took part in a sub-district competition Monday and their success moves them on to the district contest in March.

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Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge Gets New Manager

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

The new year brought a new face to the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) director Ed Raber about job growth in Washington County. This is part two of a three-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Learning Design Coaches Frank Slabaugh and Glenda Seward, and Kalona Elementary students Chase Rundall, Jeremiah Rempel, Ella Gelement, and Behla Schmidt about the Hour of Code program.

One Arrested After High Speed Chase Near Brighton

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:30 am


Wayne Witham

One man was arrested after a high speed chase near Brighton Tuesday.

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Washington Council Accepts Offer on Former Library Building

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:29 am


The Washington City Council held a public hearing regarding the sale of the former library building at their meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Unanimously the Washington City Council voted to accept the offer of $111,000 with contingencies from LARME, LLC that was presented for the former library building.

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Today is Day Two of KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza is underway and will wrap up tomorrow.

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Highland School Board Confirms Ainsworth Elementary Closure at Special Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


Ainsworth Elementary; photo courtesy of the Highland School District

The Highland School Board held a special meeting Tuesday night to resolve procedural irregularities that occurred at the February 13th meeting.

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