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Watch Out for Ticks When Outdoors

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Contributed photo

Iowa’s parks and woodlands have many visitors during the summer months and those visitors are reminded to look for ticks after outdoor activities.

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Kalona City Workers Receive Raise

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

At the most recent Kalona City Council meeting, it was decided all full-time city employees would receive a 3% raise on their salaries.

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Fair Results – Clothing Event

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Madison Fishback – intermediate winner (contributed photo)

The 2016 Washington County Fair contests have officially begun, with 20 4-H’ers and nine Clover Kids participating in the clothing event.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with local historian Michael Zahs about his recent trip to Italy to present the Brinton Film Collection. This is part two of a two part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Officer Doug Conrad about the EVAC-STRAP. This is part two of a two part interview.

Man Suspected of Impersonating Officer in Fairfield

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of a possible impersonation of an officer.

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Motorcycle Chase Ends in Wreck

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:26 am

A motorcycle chase with speeds over 100 miles per hour ended with a crash near Riverside.

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Kalona Discusses REAP Grant Use

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

At the most recent Kalona City Council meeting, they held a discussion on how to best utilize grant money from the Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection program, or REAP.

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Washington Auditorium Work Progresses

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am


The Washington Community School Board toured the auditorium Wednesday evening before their regular meeting. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Seats are installed, ceiling panels are up and walls have been painted in the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center as it nears completion.

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Mini Grants Awarded by Washington County Riverboat Foundation

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded nearly $100,000 in mini grants this week.

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Branches to be Picked Up Beginning Monday in Washington

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am


A tree fell on cars in a driveway at the corner of Madison and C Avenue in Washington Wednesday. Photo by KCII News

Strong winds during a thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon caused damage across southeast Iowa and Washington residents have a chance to get rid of any downed tree branches.

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RAGBRAI Washington Still Looking for Volunteers

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington volunteers have two weeks left to prepare for RAGBRAI coming to town.

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Highland Enters Sharing Agreement with Lone Tree

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Highland School District recently found itself without a librarian, so the school district entered into a sharing agreement with Lone Tree.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with local historian Michael Zahs about his recent trip to Italy to present the Brinton Film Collection. This is part one of a two part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Officer Doug Conrad about the EVAC-STRAP. This is part one of a two part interview.

Two Injured in Wreck on Wayland Road

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 8:12 am

Two people were injured in a car vs. semi collision on Wayland Road Wednesday night.

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Severe Thunderstorm Leaves Damage in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Severe thunderstorms that swept across the KCII-listening area Wednesday left damage caused by wind and heavy amounts of rainfall.

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Hayden Fry Statue Nears Completion

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Steve Maxon working on the full-sized clay model of Hayden Fry; Photo by Joe Cerwinske


A model of the statue of Hayden Fry is shown. Photo by Joe Cerwinske

In February, Max-Cast in Kalona was commissioned by the City of Coralville to make a statue of former University of Iowa head football coach Hayden Fry.

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Lincoln Elementary to Have Four-Legged Therapy

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Lincoln Elementary School in the Washington School District will be adding a four-legged assistant this fall.

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Three Injured, Two Transported by Helicopter Following Henry County Crash

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two people were transported to the University of Iowa hospital by helicopter following a two-vehicle crash in Henry County Wednesday.

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