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Washington Classes Begin Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

School bells will ring for the first classes of the 2016-2017 school year at schools in Washington tomorrow.

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Weather Cooperates to Help Make Lone Tree Fall Festival a Success

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The annual Lone Tree Fall Festival was this past weekend, and Russell Forbes of the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce said it was a success.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with pastor Dave Watson of the First Assembly of God in Washington.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar about back to school safety.

Washington County Pig Breaks Record at State Fair

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


Lexi Marek with her champion pig. Contributed photo

Philip, a pig from Washington County, who claimed the Grand Champion FFA Market Hog title this year at the Iowa State Fair broke records over the weekend.

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Washington Classes Start Wednesday

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

Classrooms are getting decorated, backpacks are being stuffed with school supplies and the first day of school pictures will soon be filling social media locally as Washington Community Schools start classes Wednesday.

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Hayden Fry Statue Nears Completion

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

With FRYfest approaching, Steve Maxon and Doris Park of Max-Cast in Kalona are heading into the final stretch for the completion of a Hayden Fry statue that will be installed in Coralville.

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Free Haircuts Provided for Students to Get Ready for School

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 am


Three children at a time got their hair cut for free Friday in downtown Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Getting ready to go back to school includes picking out clothes to wear on the first day, checking off items on the school supply list, and for many kids a new haircut.

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Construction Closes Street Near Washington High School

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 am

Road construction near the Washington High School will have some streets closed beginning today through September 23rd.

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Jayce Horning Fulfills Dream of Becoming Park Ranger

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 am

While the Marr Park Ranger Technician position is new, the person filling it will be familiar.

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National Immunization Awareness Month Focuses on Teenagers in Final Week

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and each week is focused on a specific group of people.

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Pool Going to the Dogs for Fundraiser

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am


Dogs enjoying the 2014 dog paddle. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington Steele Family Aquatic Center is going to the dogs this weekend to fundraise for PAWS and More.

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Road Construction Begins Monday

Posted: Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 6:28 am

A section of 170th Street north of Washington will be closed to thru traffic for road construction beginning Monday.

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Conservation and Board of Health to be Discussed by Supervisors

Posted: Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will hear from Washington County Conservation and the Washington County Board of Health at their meeting Tuesday.

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Keep Kids Safe When Walking to School

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

With school starting this week, motorists are advised to pay extra attention for kids in the street.

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Bed Bugs Still a Worry Locally

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Contributed photo

Bed bugs continue to be a nuisance in Washington County.

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Keota Elementary Welcomes Josh Smith as Principal

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

It had been the goal of Josh Smith to one day become a principal, though he admitted he didn’t expect it to happen this soon.

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Washington Computer Roll Out Monday

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Monday evening Washington’s newest class of high school students will receive laptop computers to use throughout the school year.

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18th Annual Car Show for PAWS

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Animals at PAWS and More in Washington – contributed photos.

Every year PAWS and More animal shelter in Washington takes in 750 to 800 animals from around Washington County and this Sunday a fundraiser is being held for the organization.

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Washington PD Adding Explorer to Fleet

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington Police Department will have a new vehicle come November.

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