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Flood Waters Affect Rural Roads in Louisa County

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Recent heavy rainfall in the area caused water to go over rural Louisa County roads.

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Case Field Gets Facelift Ahead of Home Opener

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:27 am


Case Field 2015 – photo by Sally Y. Hart

Demon fans who attend the first home football game of the season Friday will see an improved field and new bleachers.

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USPS to Unveil and Dedicate Star Trek Stamps in Riverside

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The four Star Trek stamps; photo courtesy of the United States Postal Service


The four Star Trek stamps; photo courtesy of the United States Postal Service.

On Saturday, September 10th, the United States Postal Service will hold a dedication ceremony at the Riverside Post Office to unveil new Star Trek stamps.

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Heavy Rains Observed

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Half an inch of rain fell in Washington Monday with more precipitation expected throughout the day and well into the evening.

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Which is the Safest City in Iowa?

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Which is the safest city in Iowa this year? Waukon held on to the number one spot, but Washington ranked in the top 40.

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Mid-Prairie Choir Members Participate in Honor Choir at Central College

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie students -- Seated (L-R): Ryan Sansen, Michael Meserole, Sawyer Black, and Isaiah Sents; Standing (L-R): Makenzie Fay and Kirsten Duwa; photo courtesy of Collette McClellen

Recently, Central College in Pella hosted a two-day honor choir event, and six Mid-Prairie High School choir students were able to attend.

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Properly Store Home Garden Produce

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Contributed photos

As autumn approaches many home gardens are producing many foods that can soon be harvested and stored to enjoy later.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington School District Superintendent Jeff Dicks about facility updates including Stewart Elementary and Case Field. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Jayce Horning about becoming the new Marr Park Ranger/Technician.

Meet the 2016 Mid-Prairie Drum Majors

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Towards the end of the last school year, Mid-Prairie students Sawyer Black and David Fleming were given the honor of serving as this year’s drum majors.

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Flood Watches in Effect, More Rain Expected

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Water was reported over roads in Louisa County Sunday.

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Stewart Elementary Addition Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Six preschool classrooms and a daycare space are being added to Stewart Elementary School in Washington.

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Three Contested Iowa Statehouse Races Locally

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

There are three Iowa statehouse races with districts that cover part or all of Washington County that have two candidates vying for each seat.

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Lake Darling Prepares for Busy Labor Day

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

With Labor Day a week away, things are shaping up for a busy weekend at Lake Darling State Park.

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St. James Celebrating 150 Years

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:23 am

In 1866, St. James began teaching students in Washington and 10 years later the school was built – the 150 years of the school is being celebrated throughout this school year.

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Marr Park Says Goodbye to its Last Large Elm Tree

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board recently removed the last of its large elm trees at Marr Park.

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Drive Safely During Labor Day Weekend

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Iowans are reminded to drive safely and buckle up during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

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How to Stay Safe this Hunting Season

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

Hunting season is upon us, and with it often comes hunting accidents.

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Soil Moisture 97% Adequate to Surplus

Posted: Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am


U.S. Drought Monitor

Iowa’s drought conditions lessened slightly from last week to this week according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Lake Darling Four-Season Cabins Quickly Reserved

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:28 am

A Lake Darling four-season cabin; Photo by Joe Cerwinske

The four-season cabins at Lake Darling have been available for reservations for about a week, yet according to Park Ranger Zach Haworth, they’re booked for nearly every weekend until December.

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