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Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with April Cuddeback of WCHC about KidzFest.

KCII Staff Receives Broadcasting Awards

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:30 am


News Assistant Joe Cerwinske (left) and News Director Sally Hart hold the awards presented at Saturday’s IBNA banquet in Johnston.

KCII was recognized Saturday by the Iowa Broadcast News Association in Johnston.

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Columbus Junction Man Arrested After Traffic Stop, Child Endangerment

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Jose Luis Vasquez Ramirez

A 36-year-old Columbus Junction man was arrested for multiple charges after reports were received by emergency dispatchers of a vehicle all over the roadway with no taillights Sunday night.

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Free, Anonymous Prescription Drug Disposal Saturday in Washington

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Preventing pill abuse and theft by getting rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs is the goal of an event in Washington being held Saturday.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Disposing Old Paint

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Spring cleaning is afoot, with those cleaning out the waste in their houses. One household object that is particularly tricky to get rid of is paint.

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Passenger Transported to Hospital After Wreck in Kalona

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

One person was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a wreck in Kalona Sunday afternoon.

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Volunteers Applauded this Week

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:24 am

National Volunteer Week is observed this week as a time to recognize, support and thank volunteers for all organizations.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Spreads Awareness During Month of April

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A pinwheel is typically a symbol of childlike innocence, but the Community Partnership for Protecting Children in Washington and Keokuk Counties have been using it to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Mid Prairie School Board Meeting Preview

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Mid Prairie school board is meeting tonight, with an agenda dominated by changes regarding the unanimous board decision two weeks ago to make two grade alike elementary schools at Wellman and Kalona and the Washington Township building becoming the home for the home school assistance program.

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Highland 4-H Club Encourages Bluebird Population by Building Houses

Posted: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 6:21 am



Many of the Highlander 4-H Club parents assisted with the club’s bluebird house building project by donating supplies and tools and also being extra hands during the building process. Jason Thomann assisted his daughter Madison while she worked to build her birdhouse. 4-H is a place where parents can connect and reconnect with their children while working, learning, serving and playing together.

Bluebirds used to be a key identifier of spring, but with the industrialization of Iowa much of their homes have been decimated, causing a decrease in the population.

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KCII Receives Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 pm

KCII was recognized Saturday by the Iowa Broadcast News Association in Johnston.

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Washington County Cow Has Triplets

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo courtesy of Marcus Clarahan

Calves can be seen wandering near their mothers in green pastures locally, one area heifer will have three little ones to watch.

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Car Washing Tips for National Car Care Month

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

National Car Care month is April, a time to take care of any issues that occurred in the winter, and prepare for spring and summer driving ahead. One popular task is washing your car.

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Looking to Improve Language Skills? Try a Free Individualized Tutor in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

A one-on-one free tutoring program is available in Washington County.

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Area 4-H’ers Earn Top Honors at Local Cattle Show

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am


Local 4-Her Avery Shalla, member of the Riverside Ramblers 4-H Club, earned the Grand Champion Market Animal at the Washington County Spring Preview Open Show. She competed against 60 other market animals. Shalla is the daughter of Nic and Jayna Shalla of Riverside. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H

Cattle were shown at the Washington County Fairgrounds by 113 youth from Iowa, 27 exhibitors were from Washington County.

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Washington Chamber of Commerce Announces New Officers

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:23 am


Contributed photo

The Washington Chamber of Commerce has announced new ambassador officers for 2017.

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Sexual Assault Reports in Washington County On Pace to Be As High As 2014 Number

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:23 am

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the number of sexual assault reports in Washington County have decreased in recent years, but may have an uptick in 2017.

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Washington County Health Spreads Awareness for National Infant Immunization Week

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:21 am

This week is National Infant Immunization Week.

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Over 450 Flock to Fairgrounds for Flapjacks

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:20 am


4-H members started their training and work shifts at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, for the 4-H Pancakes & More Fundraiser Breakfast. Some of the first shift of workers included Emma Lueck, Greta Sieren, Charlotte Sieren, Carme Sieren, Demeri Bell, Case Whetstine, Lincoln Wulf, and TJ Brenneman. Almost all 17 4-H clubs were represented at the 4-H breakfast sharing volunteer duties. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H

A record number of attendees ate breakfast at the Washington County Fairgrounds recently.

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Calf Sale Raises Moo-lah for Kansas Wildfire Relief Efforts

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 6:26 am

A donated calf helped raise $19,300 Thursday for relief for Kansas wildfire victims.

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