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Washington School Board to Consider Budget Guarantee Resolution, Discuss Elementary BLC

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Washington School Board will meet in regular session this week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Susan Wellington with Washington Rotary about Daffodil Days.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein (R), about the latest from the current Iowa legislative session. This is part one of a two part interview.

Three Washington Speech Groups Earn Perfect Ratings

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Washington High School had 24 members perform eight entries at the state contest over the weekend and three earned perfect ratings.

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Klein Proposing Bill to Give Rural Cities the Option to Change Counties

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

State Representative Jarad Klein (R) has a bill ready to be reviewed by a subcommittee at the Iowa Legislature that would give rural cities in more populous counties the ability to change to a more suitable county.

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Halcyon House Addition Nearing Completion

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am


An example of what a finished room will look like in the new wing of Halcyon House in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The $10.5 million addition at the Halcyon House in Washington is nearing completion.

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Daffodil Days Fundraiser Returns to Washington County

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A fundraiser that brings bright yellow flowers to area offices and funds for Relay for Life and local Rotary clubs is back in Washington County.

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One Person Taken to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Wreck

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

One person was taken by ambulance to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck near Riverside Sunday afternoon.

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Wellman Couple Named Top Individual Pork Promoters

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) recently presented its award for the top individual pork promoters to Joel and Laura Huber of Wellman.

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West Chester Woman Faces Identity Theft Charges

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

A West Chester woman faces identity theft charges.

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Washington County Conservation Board to Focus on Projects at February Meeting

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will convene Thursday for their monthly meeting, and their focus will be on current and future projects.

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Kalona City Council to Discuss Proposed Budget

Posted: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council will be meeting Monday, and among the new business they’ll be discussing is the consideration of their proposed 2017-18 budget.

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Former Library Building and Project Change Orders to be Discussed by Washington City Council

Posted: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The former library building in downtown Washington and the marketing time-frame for the sale of the building will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Budget Workshops, Space Needs and Grant Applications to be Considered by Supervisors

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Departmental budgets will be discussed in multiple work shops this week with the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Louisa County Extension Holding Chestnut Growers’ Conference

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Louisa County Extension Office will be hosting a Commercial Chestnut Growers’ Conference on February 11th.

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Highest Unemployment Rate in Washington County Last Year Was in What Month?

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The State of Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from December 2015 to 2016 remained steady, just rising from 3.5% to 3.6%.

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Southeast Iowa Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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Drought conditions in Iowa have lessened slightly from last week to this week.

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Keota City Council to Approve Annexation Resolution

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council will hold their first meeting of February Monday, and among the topics on the agenda is a public hearing regarding the annexation of 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road.

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Trees Available at Discounted Price for Alliant Energy Customers through Operation ReLeaf

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Alliant Energy is again running Operation ReLeaf to help customers save energy with the assistance of trees.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amy Green, 4-H and youth coordinator for Washington County, about upcoming events and a new 4-H member meeting.