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Wellman Lays Out Rules For Burning Yard Waste

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 6:22 am

This time of year, yard waste such as leaves and branches can start to pile up in people’s lawns, and many might be considering disposing of it using fire.

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Washington County Conservation Convenes for November Meeting

Posted: Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will convene for their monthly meeting this Thursday.

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Set Clocks Back Today

Posted: Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Daylight Saving Time ended this morning at 2 a.m.

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Election Day is Three Days Away

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:48 am

Election Day is three days away and people still have a chance to cast their ballots early.

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Local Cubs Fan Waits 96 Years to See Championship

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Blue W’s on white flags hanging up in November can only mean one thing – the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series.

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Warm Weather Early Detriment to Deer Hunting Success

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Deer bow hunting season is currently underway, but the early returns on youth and early muzzle-loader seasons have been around average.

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Henry County Conservation to Host Winter Bird Feeding Program

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Henry County Conservation is hosting a winter bird feeding program Sunday, continuing their series of programs devoted to backyard improvement.

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Bridge Near Crawfordsville to Close for Repairs

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Beginning Monday, the bridge on 297th Street northeast of Crawfordsville will be closed for a repair project.

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City of Washington’s Health Insurance Costs Increase

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:23 am

With a bad year for claims and the base rate of all the Wellmark pools going up, City Administrator Brent Hinson says the cost for health insurance for city employees is rising.

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K-9 Fund Receives Donation

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Drako carries a toy while visiting the Washington County Board of Supervisors earlier this year. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A donation to the Washington County Sheriff’s K-9 fund was acknowledged by the Washington County Board of Supervisors at their recent meeting.

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City of Riverside to Discuss Local Newspapers Monday

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Riverside City Council will meet Monday night, and one of the items on the agenda is a resolution put forth by the Kalona News.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with incumbent Jarad Klein (R) about running for re-election for House District 78.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland High School Vocal Music Director Jennifer Wagner about the Highland production of “Elf: the Musical.”

Mid-Prairie FFA Highly-Rated at National Convention

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Ten Mid-Prairie students were recently able to spend a week in Indianapolis for the National Future Farmers of America Convention, and they received high praise for their efforts.

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City Receives Update on Sale of Former Washington Library

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Jeff Edberg speaks at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Jeff Edberg, realtor with Lepic-Kroeger Realtors of Iowa City, provided an update to the Washington City Council about selling the former library building.

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Highland Debuts “Elf: The Musical” This Weekend

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Highland High School is taking on a theatrical challenge this weekend by becoming one of the first schools in Iowa to perform “Elf: The Musical,” which is based off the popular holiday movie.

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Section of Underwood Avenue to be Closed

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A bridge on Underwood Avenue, northwest of Ainsworth, will be closed beginning Monday.

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Set Clocks Back Sunday

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Remember to set clocks back an hour early Sunday morning.

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Loebsack Meets with Supporters in Washington

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Rep. Dave Loebsack (D) visits Washington Thursday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Representative Dave Loebsack made multiple stops across the Second District Thursday to encourage volunteers to help get out the vote ahead of Election Day on Tuesday.

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Local Candidates for Iowa House and Senate Prepare for Election Day

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Election day is imminent, and the local candidates for the Iowa House of Representatives and Senate are in for a tense night of poll-watching.

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