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Boil Advisories Issued in Kalona and Brighton

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:24 am

This past weekend, town festivals were held in both Kalona and Brighton, though that’s not the only thing they had in common.

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Keep Pets Safe, Don’t Leave Them in Cars

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am


Animals looking for their forever homes available at PAWS and More. Contributed photos.

The high temperature in Washington on Wednesday was 95 degrees, just two degrees below the record high for June 15th, and with these hot temperatures pet owners are reminded to take care of their animals.

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Poultry to Return to Washington County Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am


Lona Farrier has participated in the Standardized Production Broiler has for four years.  She was excited to get her birds home and growing. Lona is the daughter of  Kathy and Andy Farrier and a member of the Crooked Creek 4-H Club. Contributed photo

The Washington County Fair is less than a month away and this year poultry exhibits will again be part of the event. Washington County 4-H and youth coordinator Amy Green said students are excited and are getting projects ready for the week-long July event. In total, 156 chicks were distributed for the standardized production broiler class. The chicks were hatched and delivered to students within a 24 hour time frame. The Washington County Fair is being held July 17-22nd.

Mt. Pleasant Students Place 5th in National History Day Competition

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Middle school students from Mt. Pleasant competed at the 2016 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland.

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Mini Grant Applications Due this Week

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:21 am

Every summer the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awards mini grants to area non-profits for special projects and the deadline for applications is approaching.

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UPDATE: Fatal House Fire in Washington, Victim Identified

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:39 pm

One person died in a house fire in Washington early Sunday morning and she has been identified.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dave Watson pastor at First Assembly of God in Washington.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about their most recent school board meeting.

Fatal Fire in Washington on Father’s Day

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Firefighters stand outside the fire-damaged home in the early morning hours on Father’s Day. KCII staff photo.

Emergency crews responded to a house fire in downtown Washington at approximately 12:32 a.m. Sunday.

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Mid-Prairie School Board Member Resigns

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Mid-Prairie School Board member Chuck Freeman has announced his resignation.

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Motorcyle Hit By Car in Washington

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A motorcycle was struck by a car Sunday evening after a driver failed to yield.

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It’s Lightning Awareness Week in Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

On average, 49 people die in the United States every year due to lightning.

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Kirkwood for Kids Commences

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The second year of Kirkwood for Kids in Washington begins today.

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Highland Looks to Improve Energy Efficiency

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Highland Schools are continuing their efforts to improve their energy efficiency.

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Longest Day of the Year – A Time to Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Residents at the UP Home use NuStep machines. Contributed photo.

Today is the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, and in honor of those facing Alzheimer’s disease residents at the United Presbyterian Home are taking part in a special activity.

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Iowa Has the Most Structurally Deficient Bridges

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A recent report found the state of Iowa has the most structurally deficient bridges in the country.

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UPDATE: One Dead, Another Injured in Washington House Fire

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 9:51 am


KCII News photos

Emergency crews responded to a house fire in downtown Washington at approximately 12:32 a.m. Sunday.

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Keeping Livestock Protected from Pests

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am

As the temperature rises, the bugs come out in full force.

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Summer Solstice Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Monday is officially the longest day of the year – the summer solstice.

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BREAKING NEWS: House Fire in Washington

Posted: Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 3:41 am


KCII News photos

Emergency crews responded to a house fire in downtown Washington in the early morning hours Sunday.

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