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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Executive Director of Iowa Young Birders Tyler Harms about their field trip to the Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge.

Local Incumbents Re-Elected

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:30 am


Area residents check results at the Washington County Courthouse Tuesday night. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

Incumbents were re-elected across the ballot in Washington County Tuesdsay.

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Deer Versus Car Accidents Climbing, Sheriff Recommends Caution

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Whitetail deer are active at this time of year, and it’s been showing up on area roadways with several car versus deer accidents this month.

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How Diabetes Affects Health Care Costs

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:25 am

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s important to remember that people’s health isn’t the only thing affected by the disease.

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Lt. Col. From Wayland to Speak at Veterans Event Friday

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Lt. Col. Mark Coble of the Iowa National Guard will be the keynote speaker Friday at a Veterans Day dinner in Washington.

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Harvest Nearly Complete, Grain Storage Short

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Harvest is nearing completion in Iowa with 86% of corn in and 95% of beans statewide.

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Bus Tours of Port Louisa Refuge Reach Capacity

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge is hosting their annual fall migration bus tours this weekend, and according to Refuge Manager Cathy Nigg, the two tours are full.

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WEMIGA Reviewing Contract

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Washington County’s current contract for the recycling center ends at the end of the month and a contract is under consideration for a new operator.

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BREAKING NEWS: Local Election Results

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Washington County’s election results are in.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Vern Miller, director of the Washington High School play A Delightful Quarantine, along with five seniors in the show.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Nurse Lynn Fisher of Washington County Public Health about National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Today is Election Day, Have You Voted Yet?

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:30 am

Today is Election Day, the final day to cast ballots in Iowa.

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Diabetes Awareness: Knowing the Risks

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Nearly 29 million Americans and an estimated one in 11 Iowans have some form of diabetes, and through National Diabetes Awareness Month, health officials are making an attempt to educate people about the risk factors.

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Right-of-Way Obstructions Discussed by Supervisors

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:27 am


An example of crops in the right-of-way in Washington County. Photo courtesy of the Washington County Engineer’s Office.

The county has the authority to remove obstructions in any highway right-of-way per Iowa code and the Washington County Board of Supervisors are considering which option for enforcement they want to pursue.

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WHS Students to Perform A Delightful Quarantine

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am


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Aliens cause the residents of a town to be under a mandatory quarantine in this weekend’s play at the Washington High School.

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Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge to Host Iowa Young Birders Field Trip

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of Iowa Young Birders

Aspiring conservationists are invited to join the Iowa Young Birders organization this Saturday for a field trip to the Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge.

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Washington County Lunch for Area Realtors

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am


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An event is being held this week to open more eyes to the communities of Washington County.

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With Snow on the Horizon, Kalona Reminds Citizens of Snow Ordinances

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

While the weather in early November has been unseasonably warm, most Iowans know snow could be around the corner at any moment.

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Separate and Plant Lilies in Fall

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:21 am


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Fall is the ideal time to plant, dig and divide lilies for optimal performance in spring according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with KCII General Manager Joe Nichols about 14th Annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive.