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Washington to Observe National FFA Week

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:24 am

This year marks the 70th year of the National FFA Week.

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Get Student Applications In Before College Deadlines

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Students who plan to attend college courses in the fall should be filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA.

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Keota City Council to Consider Annexation Resolution

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

After several years of delays and discussions, the Keota City Council will consider a resolution for the annexation of property at 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road at their meeting Monday.

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Swine Workshop, Barrow Weigh-In Approaching for Washington County 4-H

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:21 am


A pig at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County’s 4-H “Know Your Swine” workshop and production barrow weigh-in will be held in the same week next month.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the Highland Robotics Team about what it is they do. This is part one of a two part interview.

BREAKING NEWS: Body Found in Iowa River

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 12:52 pm

An unidentified body was found in the Iowa River south of Hills Access.

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State Legislature Passes House File 291, Alters Chapter 20

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Thursday, house file 291 was passed in the Iowa House, and Friday, it was signed into law by Governor Terry Branstad.

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Second Legislative Briefing of the Session Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Legislators (from left) Dave Heaton, Rich Taylor, Kevin Kinney and Jarad Klein meet with constituents at January’s legislative briefing in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Four area legislators will meet in Washington Saturday for the second legislative briefing of the year.

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Illegal Tattoo Complaints in Washington County

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Two illegal tattoo operators were recently sent cease and desist enforcement letters from Washington County Environmental Health.

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Wrestlers Prepare for Day Two of State Tournament

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Today is the second day of the Iowa High School Individual State Wrestling Tournament and many area wrestlers have advanced.

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Highland School Board Opts Against Propane Bus

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Highland School Board discussed the type of bus they plan on purchasing for the upcoming school year.

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Be Ready for Holiday Closures Monday

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Presidents’ Day will be observed Monday, causing many offices and businesses to be closed.

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Warm Weather Impacts Spring Flowers

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Contributed image

Spring-flowering bulbs in Iowa may be getting confused with the unusually mild winter this year and some are experiencing early growth.

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Kiwi Avenue Crossing Project Gets Contractor

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board has met with several area contractors and received bids for the work on the Kiwi Avenue crossing of the Kewash Nature Trail.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ed Colby director of the upcoming play Rumors, and Jill McNurlen director of Camp REECE.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson about upcoming conservation projects. This is part two of a two part interview.

Area Teachers and Administrators Ready to Learn from Kentucky Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 6:28 am

On Friday, three area schools are giving students the day off as teachers and administrators convene at Washington High School to learn from Buddy Berry, Superintendent for the Eminence, Kentucky School District.

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Man in Manslaughter Trial Arrested for Shoplifting

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Justin W. Milam

A West Chester man involved in a trial in a case of involuntary manslaughter was recently arrested for shoplifting in Washington.

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Flu Activity Moderate, Cover Coughs and Stay Home When Ill to Prevent Spreading Influenza

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Influenza is in Washington County. Influenza activity in Iowa is widespread and moderate at this time.

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