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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Danielle Pettit-Majewski and Lynn Fisher of Washington County Public Health about their community health needs assessment and a request for community members to complete a survey.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, State Representative Dave Heaton shares his thoughts on what was and what wasn’t accomplished during the 2015 legislative session.

Tornado Near Wayland Saturday

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 8:49 am

An EF-1 tornado touched ground near Wayland in Washington County Saturday.

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One Killed, Four Injured in Henry County Wreck

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:24 am

Saturday afternoon four people were taken to area hospitals and one person died in a car accident near Mt. Pleasant.

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Severe Weather Rolls Across Iowa Saturday

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:23 am


Radar at 7 a.m. Monday (6/22).

Thunderstorms rolled across Washington County Saturday evening and Washington received six-tenths of an inch of rain, while severe storms were recorded across the region.

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Fairfield Man to Remain in Prison

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed the Iowa Court of Appeals’ decision to order a new trial for a Fairfield man convicted of murder in 2013.

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State Legislators to Urge Governor to Fund Mental Health Institute

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Tomorrow, legislators will voice their support for bipartisan legislation that provides funding to keep the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute open.

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Rollover Accident Near Crawfordsville

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

A car traveling southbound on Highway 218 rolled and came to rest upside down near Crawfordsville Saturday.

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Community Input Requested for Health Survey

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

A project conducted every five years called a Community Health Needs Assessment is underway this summer in Washington County.

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Congressman to Speak with Local Veterans

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The United State Representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district will be speaking with veterans in southeast Iowa today.

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CERT Set Up Progressing

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington County’s Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is getting closer to recruiting members.

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Congressman to Speak with Local Veterans

Posted: Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 6:20 am

The United State Representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district will be speaking with veterans in southeast Iowa tomorrow.

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Fatal Wreck Near Keswick

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Thursday morning a two-vehicle accident was reported seven miles north of Keswick.

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Celebrate Dad Today, Travel Safely

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Today is a day set aside to celebrate fathers.

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Ding Darling Highway Tractor Ride Being Held

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Local tractor owners are traveling along a stretch of Highway 78 this morning.

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Celebrate Fathers this Weekend

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

There is still time to find a gift for dads ahead of tomorrow’s Father’s Day events.

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Washington Utility Rates Increase

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The third and final reading increasing utility rates in the City of Washington was approved with a vote of four.

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Swinging Bridge Festival Enters Second Year

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A festival celebrating a historic bridge and the history of Columbus Junction is entering its second year.

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Join the Big Red Radio at Kalona Days

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A day of family friendly fun is planned for the Kalona Chamber’s annual summer celebration.

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Final Performance of 70, Girls, 70 Tonight

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am


Photo courtesy of Cat Nelson – Washington Community Theater.

The Washington Community Theater’s final performance of 70, Girls, 70 will be held tonight. The musical comedy set in the 1970’s will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Community Center. Nancy Salemink, who plays the ringleader Ida, shares the story is about a group of people who live in a retirement hotel which is going to be sold and they come up with a way to buy the building by going beyond the law. The show features many veteran actors from the community.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at WCTheater and by phone.


Photo courtesy of Cat Nelson – Washington Community Theater.