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Brighton to Create a Butterfly Garden

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Brighton has begun the process of creating a butterfly garden in an effort to enhance the area.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with 4-H student Erin Chalupa.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire about the Democratic National Convention.

Huskies Advance to State Baseball Tournament

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:30 am

The Highland High School baseball team has qualified for the state tournament with a win over North Linn.

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Mid-Prairie E-Registration Begins

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Mid-Prairie School District will once again be utilizing electronic registration for students for the new school year.

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Excessive Heat Warning in Effect

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:26 am

Hot and humid conditions will make it dangerous in the KCII-listening area through Saturday.

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Full Moon Float Returns Friday Night

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:25 am

Louisa County Conservation is hosting their annual Full Moon Float this Friday night.

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Little Hands on the Farm Teaches Kids Where Food Comes From

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:25 am


Children go through the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit at the Washington County Fair Wednesday. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Pigs, goats, chickens, corn, cows and milk are all part of Little Hands on the Farm, an exhibit at the Washington County Fair presented by the Elite 4-H team teaches kids where their food comes from.

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County Ends Fiscal Year Above Budget

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:24 am

The quarterly fee report and the semi-annual report were presented by Washington County Treasurer Jeff Garrett at this week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting and the end of the fiscal year was positive.

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Iowa’s Corn Crop Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s corn crop is ahead of the five-year average and is mostly good to excellent, despite some damage reports caused by high wind and hail last week.

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Louisa County Fair Kicks Off Sunday

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:22 am

The 124th annual Louisa County Fair kicks off on Sunday with the fair parade at 4 p.m.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with 4-H student Emma Stout about the Washington County Fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Lynn Brown about the Council of Mid-Prairie Churches clothes give-away.

Heat Warning Issued

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Rain is giving way to excessive heat in the area.

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Gingerich Named National Merit Scholar

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The last group of 2016 National Merit Scholars was announced recently, and Mid-Prairie student Joshua L. Gingerich of Kalona was among the recipients.

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Washington County Fair Enters Day Four

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:27 am


A 4-H’er directs her calf after weighing it in Monday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Nationally about six million students are involved in 4-H and this week local 4-H’ers are taking part in the Washington County Fair.

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Washington County Conservation OK Handicapped Camping Pad

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is hoping to make Marr Park more accessible to people with disabilities with a new campsite.

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K-9 Officers Now Have Protective Vests

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Officer Nathan Schmuecker and K-9 Drako visit the Washington County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington County Board of Supervisors had a four-legged visitor at their meeting Tuesday as K-9 officer Drako and officer Nathan Schmuecker stopped by.

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Council Awards Contract to Second Lowest Bidder

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Council awarded a contract for work on Sitler Drive and South Avenue H Tuesday night to the second lowest bidder.

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Over 12,000 Visits to the Washington Pool So Far this Summer

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am

With warm temperatures and mostly clear days so far this summer the Washington Steele Family Aquatic Center has been a busy destination for people looking to cool off.

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