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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) about the inauguration and nominee hearings.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with United States Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), about his recent visit to the Kalona Creamery Shop and Deli.

Loebsack Visits Kalona Creamery Ahead of Grand Opening

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo courtesy of the Kalona Creamery Shop and Deli

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) visited Kalona Tuesday to get a sneak peak at the Kalona Creamery Shop and Deli before they open their doors.

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Flood Warning for Columbus Junction, Ice May Impact River Levels

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:27 am

While water levels for the English River at Kalona and Iowa River near Lone Tree dropped from Wednesday to Thursday, they rose at Columbus Junction.

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Women Should Have an Annual Exam for Cervical Health

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.

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City of Washington Looks to Have Appointed Park Board Instead of Elected Members

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am


With a unanimous vote in favor of moving the City of Washington’s Park Board from elected to appointed, a public hearing will be held February 7th.

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PAWS & More Requests Additional Funding from City of Kalona

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council received representatives from PAWS & More animal shelter regarding their annual funding from the city.

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Grassley’s Plans for the Inauguration

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) will be one of the hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the west side of our nation’s capitol Friday for the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.

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Washington County Conservation Board Discusses Budget

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:22 am

At their monthly meeting, the Washington County Conservation Board spent a substantial amount of time discussing their budget plans for the coming fiscal year.

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STEM Session Turns Elementary School into Race Track

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:20 am


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Lincoln Elementary School’s library in Washington became host to race cars Tuesday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Main Street Washington director Sarah Grunewaldt about Slow Down and Savor Washington. It will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday (1/21).

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Jennine Wolf, Director of Washington County Environmental Health, about National Radon Action Month.

Flood Warnings Issued for Kalona, Lone Tree

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:29 am


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Flood warnings are in effect for the English River at Kalona and the Iowa River near Lone Tree until Thursday morning. .

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Gish Named New Washington County Attorney

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am


New Washington County Attorney John Gish stands outside of the Washington County Courthouse. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With a vote of 3-2 the Washington County Board of Supervisors have selected a new county attorney.

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EPA Warns, Iowa has Highest Radon Levels in the Country

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Map of radon levels in the United States; image courtesy of the EPA

January is National Radon Action Month, and Iowans need to take notice, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Supervisors Considering Options for Departments in Old Calendar Factory

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Dr. Chris Grier (left) and Washington County Public Health administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski present the preferred option for moving the public health department to the former McCleery Calendar Factory at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Concerns regarding turning the former McCleery Calendar Factory into space for the Washington County Department of Public Health were voiced at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Wellman Library Recovering After Computer Virus Attack

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of the Wellman Public Library

In late October, the Wellman Public Library got a computer virus called ransomware, which essentially attacked all of their servers and hid their electronic files.

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Grassley Support Northey for Agriculture Secretary

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:23 am

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has yet to name a nominee for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Senator Chuck Grassley has been supporting Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey for the spot.

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Marr Park Ice Fishing Clinic Canceled

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Washington County Conservation’s ice fishing clinic, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled.

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Some Plants Provide Color During Winter

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:20 am

While the temperatures may be rising above freezing this week, it can still be hard to find colorful landscapes.

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