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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Bill Clarahan about his cow named Eclipse giving birth to triplets four days ago.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Kirkwood Community College Washington County Regional Center Auto Tech instructor Roger Lillie about National Car Care Month.

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KCII Transmitter Upgrade Installation This Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:30 am


This week, work begins in Washington on upgrading the KCII radio signal.

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Washington County Continues Hosting Agronomy in the Field Workshops Geared Towards Women

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Dr. Alison Robertson, ISU Extension Plant Pathologist, sharing how to ID common corn diseases.
A multi-session workshop is being offered locally for women landowners, farmers, and ag retailers who are interested in learning more about agronomy.

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‘Udderly Amazing’ – Cow Has Triplets

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Eclipse and her April 21st triplets. Photo courtesy of Marcus Clarahan

“Udderly amazing,” is what Nancy Adrian, Washington County Extension Director, says about Eclipse, a cow who gave birth to not one, not even two, but three calves Friday morning.

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Grassley Forecasts Government Shutdown Will be Avoided

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

In the fall of 2013, the Federal government experienced a shutdown and now Washington, D.C., is looking at a deadline this Saturday to act to keep it open.

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Keota High School Prom Celebrates “A Night in the Country”

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Keota High School will be hosting their prom this Saturday with the theme “A Night in the Country”.

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Senator Rich Taylor Reflects on State Legislative Session

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Iowa legislative session ended Saturday morning, with the senate wrapping at 7:16 a.m.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with April Cuddeback of WCHC about KidzFest.

KCII Staff Receives Broadcasting Awards

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:30 am


News Assistant Joe Cerwinske (left) and News Director Sally Hart hold the awards presented at Saturday’s IBNA banquet in Johnston.

KCII was recognized Saturday by the Iowa Broadcast News Association in Johnston.

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Columbus Junction Man Arrested After Traffic Stop, Child Endangerment

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Jose Luis Vasquez Ramirez

A 36-year-old Columbus Junction man was arrested for multiple charges after reports were received by emergency dispatchers of a vehicle all over the roadway with no taillights Sunday night.

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Free, Anonymous Prescription Drug Disposal Saturday in Washington

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Preventing pill abuse and theft by getting rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs is the goal of an event in Washington being held Saturday.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Disposing Old Paint

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Spring cleaning is afoot, with those cleaning out the waste in their houses. One household object that is particularly tricky to get rid of is paint.

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Passenger Transported to Hospital After Wreck in Kalona

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

One person was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a wreck in Kalona Sunday afternoon.

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Volunteers Applauded this Week

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:24 am

National Volunteer Week is observed this week as a time to recognize, support and thank volunteers for all organizations.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Spreads Awareness During Month of April

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A pinwheel is typically a symbol of childlike innocence, but the Community Partnership for Protecting Children in Washington and Keokuk Counties have been using it to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Mid Prairie School Board Meeting Preview

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Mid Prairie school board is meeting tonight, with an agenda dominated by changes regarding the unanimous board decision two weeks ago to make two grade alike elementary schools at Wellman and Kalona and the Washington Township building becoming the home for the home school assistance program.

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Highland 4-H Club Encourages Bluebird Population by Building Houses

Posted: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 6:21 am



Many of the Highlander 4-H Club parents assisted with the club’s bluebird house building project by donating supplies and tools and also being extra hands during the building process. Jason Thomann assisted his daughter Madison while she worked to build her birdhouse. 4-H is a place where parents can connect and reconnect with their children while working, learning, serving and playing together.

Bluebirds used to be a key identifier of spring, but with the industrialization of Iowa much of their homes have been decimated, causing a decrease in the population.

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KCII Receives Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 pm

KCII was recognized Saturday by the Iowa Broadcast News Association in Johnston.

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Washington County Cow Has Triplets

Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo courtesy of Marcus Clarahan

Calves can be seen wandering near their mothers in green pastures locally, one area heifer will have three little ones to watch.

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