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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Steve Olson, chair of the finance and building committee, and Danielle Pettit-Majewski, administrator of Washington County Public Health, about the proposed new public health building. This is part one of a three-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Deb Bellmer, breast cancer survivor and one of the organizers of the Breast Friend Angels 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk taking place next month in Kalona. The event is being held in memory of Jem Bender and Wanda Cain who recently lost their battle with breast cancer. All the proceeds will go to the breast cancer organizations Richland Pink Party and Especially for You.

Sewer Work Again Discussed by Washington City Council

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:23 am


The Washington City Council met Tuesday night for a special session meeting at the Washington Public Library.

In a special session meeting last night, the Washington City Council again discussed sewer work in the city and issues with inflow and infiltration.

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Skunk River Bridge Opens Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A ribbon cutting for a new Washington County Bridge is being held tomorrow.

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Bonds for New Public Health Building to be on the Ballot

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

In November, residents of Washington County will have the opportunity to vote on a bond measure for a new public health building.

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Secondary Roads Department to Gain One Staff Member

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am


The Washington County Supervisors approved adding one staff person to the engineer’s office.

Washington County’s engineer’s office will be adding one employee and one more motor grader district this year.

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Late 2015 Finish Expected for Mid-Prairie Building Projects

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Construction continues at three Mid-Prairie schools as the first day of class arrives.

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Washington County 4-H’ers Earn Top Honors at State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A number of Washington County 4-H’ers earned top honors in livestock shows at the Iowa State Fair.

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Kalona Pool Remains Open

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Time remains for locals to get swimming in before the pool in Kalona closes for the year.

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Grand Opening Held for Hills Bank

Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The grand opening of the Hills Bank branch in Washington was held yesterday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jill Boileau and Marjorie Gerber about CHOICES, a new drop-in center in Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Kalona’s city administrator, Ryan Schlabaugh, concerning this weekend’s Downtown Celebration.

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Man to Run Across Iowa in 10 Days

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A three-time cancer survivor is running across Iowa by running a marathon 10 consecutive days, ending day one in Washington.

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Area Authorities Led on Pursuit Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A Washington man turned himself into authorities Sunday evening following a pursuit that took place southwest of Washington early Saturday.

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Ribbon Cutting Planned for Highway 1 Bridge Opening

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The new Skunk River Bridge is expected to open Thursday.

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Washington Council to Discuss Sewers, Smoking in Central Park and a Cleanup Event at Tonight’s Special Session

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A smoking ban in Central Park, an airport land use study, sewer back up reimbursement requests and a fall cleanup event are among the topics to be discussed at tonight’s Washington City Council special session meeting.

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Two Arrested for Possession of Meth in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Two people were arrested following a traffic stop in Washington Monday afternoon.

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Kalona Promoted at State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Kalona residents and business owners are back home after spending time at the Iowa State Fair.

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Hora, Rickheim-Hiller Receive Awards at 4-H Clothing Event

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Students in 4-H from across Iowa participated in the $15 Challenge, Clothing Selection and Fashion Revue event categories at the 2015 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event. (Contributed photo)

Washington County 4-H members brought home awards in the State Fair’s annual awardrobe clothing event.

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Classes Begin for Mid-Prairie Students Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Some Mid-Prairie students will be heading to school today.

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