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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Dr. Darrell Smith, superintendent of WACO Schools, to discuss the district’s ongoing solar project.

Will Washington School District Voters Support a Preschool Addition in Today’s Special Election?

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:24 am


Voters have until 8 p.m. tonight to cast ballots either in support or not for $2.3 million in bonds for a new preschool wing at Stewart Elementary School.

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Investment Group Helping WACO With Solar Project

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:23 am

WACO School District is expected to reduce its electricity costs by 90 percent next school year by harnessing solar energy.

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Several Independence Day Celebrations Planned

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Photos by KCII News Director Sally Hart.

Southeast Iowa residents will have plenty of options when it comes to the fireworks display they attend this weekend.

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Washington Totals Nearly Seven Inches of Rain in June

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington has received nearly seven inches of rain this June, with one day left in the month to record precipitation.

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Locals and Out-Of-Town Fans Trek to Hall Park

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Even though its future son won’t be born for another 218 years, Riverside had plenty to celebrate this past weekend.

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Prevent Mosquito Bites for Your Family, Including Pets

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Fifteen people in Iowa tested positive for West Nile Virus last year.

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Grassley to Visit Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

In his 35th year as a U.S. Senator, Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is visiting Washington tomorrow.

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Business Property Tax Credit Applications Approved

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved the county’s business property tax credit applications at their meeting Monday morning.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, director of PAWS and More animal shelter, about taking care of pets during hot summer months. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by WACO Superintendent Darrell Smith to discuss his retirement.

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WACO’s Interim Superintendent Preparing for Retirement

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A local superintendent will begin his sixth retirement Wednesday.

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Don’t Leave Pets in Parked Cars

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Oliver (left) and Fridge are available for adoption at PAWS and More Animal Shelter. Contributed photos.

On an 80 degree day, in just 10 minutes, the temperature inside a vehicle can climb to 99 degrees.

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Four Charged Following Assault with Baseball Bat

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Saturday evening the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a shooting and assault south of Mt. Pleasant and the investigation resulted in two arrests.

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Vote Early Today, Special Election Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Proposed layout of the preschool wing and daycare facility, the bond covers the green and yellow portions above.

Residents of the Washington Community School District can vote early today for tomorrow’s special election regarding a preschool addition at Stewart Elementary School.

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Rain Total Above Monthly Average

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Washington has received over two inches of rain more than the normal amount for the first 28 days of June.

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Danish Company Chooses Mount Pleasant Industrial Park for New Location

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Danish company is purchasing space in a Henry County industrial park.

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Kalona Able to Complete Road Repairs Before Year Ends

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:21 am

In the months leading up to tomorrow, the end of the fiscal year, small road repairs were completed in Kalona.  

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City May Help with Sidewalk Replacement

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington property owners are able to apply for partial reimbursement for repairs on sidewalks.

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Special Vote in Washington School District Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Residents in the Washington Community School District have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to vote in a special election.

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