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A Day of Service – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day of service.

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Public Hearing to be Held for Vacating Portion of Nutmeg Avenue Near Bunker Mill Bridge

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:23 am


The section in the orange line is under review. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is considering vacating part of Nutmeg Avenue, but before they take action on the item they’ll be hosting a public hearing.

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Hay Trial Delayed for Mental Competency Evaluation

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The trial for Justin Hay has been delayed indefinitely, after the defense submitted an application to the judge asking that Hay be evaluated for mental competency.

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Schools Urge Parents to Talk to Kids About Safety and Stranger Danger

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 2:26 pm

The elementary schools in Washington are urging families to talk to their children about safety and stranger danger.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to State Senator Kevin Kinney (D) about the Iowa legislature.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Senator Rich Taylor about the current Iowa State legislative session. This is part one of a two part interview.

West Chester Man Arrested Following Pursuit and Crash Near Keota

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:30 am


Dalton J. Marine

A vehicle pursuit ended northwest of Keota Wednesday night when the vehicle crashed.

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Washington YMCA Names Interim Director

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:29 am

An interim director has been named for the YMCA of Washington County.

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Highland School Board Closer to Decision on Ainsworth Elementary

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Ainsworth Elementary; photo courtesy of the Highland School District

At their most recent meeting, the Highland School Board held further discussion regarding the potential closure of Ainsworth Elementary.

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Fire Station Becomes Dining Hall for Pancake Fundraiser

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Another pancake dinner for the Washington Fire Department is in the books.

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With Close of Deer Hunting Season, Initial Harvest Numbers Indicate Down Year

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

White-tailed deer hunting season has come to a close, and the initial harvest numbers from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources show a significant decrease from previous years.

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KCII to Award $1,000 Prize Friday

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Someone in the KCII-listening area will become $1,000 richer Friday morning.

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Take Care of Your Pets’ Paws

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Temperatures aren’t expected to rise above freezing in Washington until Sunday, at which point ice is in the forecast.

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Pneumonia Vaccination Recommended for Adults

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:22 am

As the peak of flu season approaches, a complication that can arise along with influenza in people over the age of 65 is pneumonia.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Representative Dave Heaton (R) about the Iowa legislature. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Nurse Lynn Fisher of Washington County Public Health about pneumonia shots.

Mid-Prairie School Board Exploring Policy on Discretionary Busing

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am

At their most recent meeting, the Mid-Prairie School Board had the first reading of a policy on discretionary busing, which would help the district save money.

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Washington, Jefferson and Johnson Counties Grow in Population

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Images courtesy of Iowa Legislature and WEDG

Washington County is growing in population.

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Supervisors Approve 2.5% Increase for Wages, Zero for Department Expenses

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Supervisor chairman Richard Young (right) and vice chair Abe Miller discuss wages at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Departments in Washington County now have the official directive for their budget proposals – a zero percent increase for operations and a 2.5 percent increase for wages.

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2017 is the 100th Year of Girl Scout Cookies

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Contributed image

For 100 years Girl Scouts have been selling cookies to help fund their troop experiences.

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