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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with director of The Bad Seed Doug McBride about the upcoming show and auditions.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Gary Benda, the new superintendent of Columbus Community School District. We’ll discuss his past experience, changes within the district, and the financial constraints small school districts in Iowa are currently facing.

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Wellman Boil Order Remains in Effect

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:26 am

The City of Wellman is expecting the results of its second water sample this afternoon.

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Work Officially Underway on Auditorium Project

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:24 am


A ground breaking ceremony was held at Washington High School August 4th. Photos by Sally Hart.

The project associated with first bond vote to pass in 52 years in Washington is now officially underway.

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Four Washington School Board Seats on the Ballot

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Voters in the Washington Community School District will vote on four school board positions this fall.

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New Committee in Kalona to Focus on Memorial Park

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A committee is being formed that will work on developing a new park in Kalona. Jan Peterseim discussed the idea at Monday’s city council meeting, where members suggested they form a committee.

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A Look at Nature Versus Nurture – Washington Community Theater to Present Play

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Is it nature or nurture that shapes who we are? The Washington Community Theater is presenting a play this fall that takes a look at this question.

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Washington City Council Approves Sewer Work Near Courthouse

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am

While the estimate for sewer separation work near the Washington Courthouse was estimated to cost $212,000, the city council awarded a contract for the low bid of $444,398 last night.

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Contractor Selected for Work on Kalona’s B Avenue

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Kalona’s B Avenue project can begin now that a contractor has been selected.

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Accident Along Highway 218 Sends One to University Hospital

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Area authorities responded to a wreck involving a truck and horse trailer near Riverside Tuesday evening.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jan Gallagher and Bob Youngquist about today’s ribbon cutting for the new Washington auditorium project.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, the second half of our discussion with Fay Vittetoe, member of Friends of Lake Darling and chair of the fundraising and development committee, regarding the Friends’ last meeting. We’ll also get her thoughts on the proposed visitors center and museum focused on Jay N. Ding Darling, the man the lake is named after.

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Ground to Break Today for New Auditorium in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:25 am

A project five years in the making is hitting a milestone tonight in Washington with an official groundbreaking ceremony.

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Sigourney Man Faces Charges After Leaving Baby in Car

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Trent Steinhart

A Sigourney man faces a felony charge after allegedly leaving his infant daughter in a vehicle unattended.

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Local Bridge Replacement Remains Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Skunk River bridge replacement will be wrapped up in a couple of months.

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Trial Set for Henry County Man Accused of Sexual Abuse

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A man accused of sexually abusing a five-year-old will stand trial later this month.

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DCI Warns of Scam in Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A scam targeting Iowans involving people misrepresenting the Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Criminal Investigation has been reported.

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Local School Board Candidates Announced

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Several members of the Mid-Prairie and Highland school boards are hoping to serve another term.

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Rain, Chance of Thunderstorms Tonight and Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for later this evening and tomorrow.

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Funds for Cover Crops Available in Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Through the Water Quality Initiative, limited funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices, such as cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.

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