Today's Local News

Mid-Prairie School Board to Discuss Three Building Projects

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Projects being funded by last year’s bond issue will again be a topic of discussion at today’s Mid-Prairie School Board meeting.

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Big Red Radio Delivering Food this Week

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

This week KCII’s Big Red Radio will be out and about delivering the non-perishable food and toiletry items donated during the Caring Christmas food drive.

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Car Accidents Reported Sunday Morning

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Approximately two-tenths of an inch of precipitation fell in the area yesterday with the high recorded at 36 degrees and the low at 18 degrees.

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Organic Dairy Prices Unaffected by Conventional Dairy Market

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:21 am

As conventional dairy prices fall after hitting record highs last year, the price of organic dairy continues to increase.

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Washington Selects New Superintendent

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington’s superintendent next school year will be Jeff Dicks.

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Farm Transition Planning Course for Women Starts Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Tomorrow a five-session course for women titled “Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning” begins in Washington.

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Fiber Arts February Starts Next Week

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington Public Library is preparing for Fiber Arts February and there are a number of programs planned.

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Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Program Kicks Off Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Tomorrow Live Healthy Iowa’s 10-week wellness challenge begins.

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Highway 1 Detour Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The replacement of a bridge near Brighton on Highway 1 is expected to begin tomorrow.

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Slow Down and Savor Washington Tonight

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The annual Slow Down and Savor Washington event will be held in downtown Washington tonight from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Marr Park Hosting Ice Fishing Event

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:23 am

It wasn’t ice thickness that was the main concern leading up to Marr Park’s ice fishing clinic, but instead it was ice quality.

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Donate as Part of National Blood Donor Month

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:22 am

January is National Blood Donor Month.

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Library Gearing Up For Fiber Arts February

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Fiber Arts February is just around the corner and the Washington Public Library is preparing a number of programs for patrons of all ages.

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Mid-Prairie, Washington Students Selected for Honor Band

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A few musicians from area school districts were able to earn a spot on one of the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Bands.

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“The World of Orchids” to be Presented in Washington

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:21 am

This week a special speaker, a certified American Society Judge for the Chicago Judging Center of orchid growers, will be giving a presentation in Washington. Washington County Master Gardeners are having a special presentation called “The World of Orchids” and it is open to the public. Nile Dusdieker will be giving the public presentation at the Washington County Extension Office. He has been growing orchids for over 25 years and raises 900 each year in his greenhouse which he then transplants and he has also published articles about orchids. On Tuesday, he will define an orchid as well as discuss several common orchids, their culture and pests to the plant.

The presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. January 27th at the extension office.

Register Now for Father Daughter Dance Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo.

A week from today, Elsa from Frozen will be in Washington.

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Wellman Elementary PTO Holding Carnival

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 6:19 am

The Wellman Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is holding its annual carnival today.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Rich Taylor of Iowa District 42 about mental health care in Iowa, the closing of the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute, and his response to the State of the Union Address.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Marr Park Naturalist Pam Holz to discuss an ice fishing clinic they’re hosting Saturday.

Washington School District’s New Superintendent Announced

Posted: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 6:30 am

KCII has learned that Jeff Dicks has been named the new superintendent for the Washington School District.

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