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New Year for 4-H Begins Monday

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Monday is the beginning of the new 4-H year.

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School Retirees Recognized

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington Community School District lost 220 years of experience with the recognition of eight retirees at this week’s school board meeting.

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Man Arrested on Trafficking Charges

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A Stockport man has been arrested in Jefferson County on meth related charges.

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Soybeans’ Leaves Turning Color in SE Iowa

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Soybeans across the Hawkeye State are about four days behind the average and five days ahead of last year with almost the entire crop setting pods or beyond and approximately 26 percent of soybean leaves turning color.

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Authorities Request Help in Locating Missing Woman

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help as they try to locate a missing person.

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Prepare Lawns for Winter Now

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

As fall progresses, now is the time to establish a lawn from seed in Iowa, according to Iowa State University horticulturists.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sarah Sadrakula, Director of Main Street Washington, and Ed Raber, Director of Washington Economic Development Group, about an upcoming program for those considering opening a business or expanding a current business.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Chris Whitley, spokesperson for district 7 of the Environmental Protection Agency. We’ll go over the EPA’s relationship with Twin Counties Dairy LLC, also known as the Kalona Cheese Factory.

Kalona Cheese Producer Officially Closes

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:25 am

The Kalona Cheese Factory, or Twin Counties Dairy LLC, closed Thursday.

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No Action Taken by Vision Iowa Board

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A group of representatives of the Washington Area Performing Arts and Event Center presented a new PowerPoint to the Vision Iowa Community Attraction and Tourism Board in Des Moines this week.

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Building and Finance Committee to Look at New Public Health Location

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Building and Finance Committee was officially reinstated for the Washington County Board of Health at their meeting yesterday.

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Washington School District Saved Nearly $78,000

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Last year Washington Community School District saved approximately $78,000 by being a part of the Iowa Educators Consortium and the foodservice cooperative with the Iowa Association of Educational Purchasing.

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Pheasant Population Up Significantly

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s estimated pheasant population is the highest it has been since 2008.

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Do You Want to Start a Business?

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A program for those interested in starting their own business or focusing their current business will be held in Washington this month.

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Cropland Rent Rates Rise in Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Non-irrigated cropland and pasture cash rent rates in Washington County increased from 2013 to 2014.

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Mid-Prairie’s Homecoming Game Tonight

Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Homecoming is being celebrated at Mid-Prairie School District this week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley about a possible government shutdown in October and the Ebola outbreak.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Mid-Prairie Vocal Music Instructor Collette McClellen to discuss a pancake supper fundraiser being held tomorrow before the homecoming football game. We’ll also go over what the proceeds are used for.

Superintendent Announces Retirement

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:27 am

Washington Community School District will be searching for a new superintendent soon.

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English River Above Flood Stage at Kalona

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The three and a half inches of rain received this week has led to flooding in some parts of southeast Iowa.

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