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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Russell Forbes about the Lone Tree Fall Festival.

Annual Educator Breakfast Held, Principal’s Family Lifted Up

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Washington Community School District teachers, administrators and Coral the therapy dog met for the annual educator breakfast Wednesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Staff from Stewart and Lincoln elementary schools, the Washington middle and high schools, St. James Elementary and the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center met Wednesday morning for breakfast to kick off the new school year.

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Keota Announces the Hiring of New Elementary Principal

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Josh Smith, photo courtesy of HLV Schools

At their most recent school board meeting, the Keota School District announced they had hired Josh Smith as the elementary principal and curriculum director.

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Special Election for Washington Council Coming September 20th

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:27 am

On Tuesday, September 20th, a special election will be held in Ward 2 of Washington.

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Signs Effectively Slow Down Vehicles in Marr Park

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:25 am

When the Washington County Conservation Board paved several roads in Marr Park, a problem arose of people speeding in the park.

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Two Area Men Face Hunting-Related Charges

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two men in southeast Iowa have been charged with multiple hunting-related offenses after deer shot with rifles were found and reported by the public.

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Man in Jail Served Warrants – Introducing Drugs in Institution

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Brandon Haynes

A Burlington man wanted on two warrants was served the warrants at the Washington County Jail Wednesday.

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Car Cruise to Collect Cash for Critters

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:22 am

An annual car cruise to collect cash for critters is being held this weekend in Washington.

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Wellman Resident Competes in Farm Team Competition at State Fair

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Draft horse and mule teams competed recently in the Farm Team competition at the Iowa State Fair.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Auditor Dan Widmer about voting.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Lone Tree student Karli Burr about the Governor’s Charity Steer Show.

Lake Darling Unveils Four-Season Cabins at Ribbon-Cutting

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:29 am

Photo by Joe Cerwinske

Photo by Joe Cerwinske

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Lake Darling’s four-season cabins were revealed to the public.

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Lone Tree Student’s Steer Helps Set Record at Charity Auction

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Governor’s Charity Steer Show set a new record by raising over $244,000 for Ronald McDonald House, and Lone Tree student Karli Burr’s steer George had a big hand in it.

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Special Election to be Held for Empty Washington Council Seat

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:28 am


The Washington City Council met for a regular session meeting Tuesday and is currently a five-member board until the Ward 2 seat is filled. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A special election will be held to fill a vacant seat on the Washington City Council.

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Washington County Conservation Board Seeks Grants for Kewash Improvements

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is partnering with the City of Washington to apply for two different grants to help fund improvements to the Kewash Nature Trail.

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Washington County Outreach Provides Substance Abuse Services

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:25 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Tuesday morning with three members present, from left, Stan Stoops, Jack Seward and Bob Yoder. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Probation supervision to court ordered individuals, substance abuse assessment or evalutations and service referrals are all provided by the Washington County Outreach office.

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Iowa Sees 33% Increase in Traffic Fatalities

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:24 am

There have been 236 traffic fatalities in Iowa so far this year, as of August 12th, a 33% increase from last year.

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Soil Moisture Improves

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Soil moisture improved across Iowa from last week to this week according to the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released this week for the week ending August 14th by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Buckle Up and Don’t Drive Impaired

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:21 am

There is an increase in traffic enforcement across Iowa planned for August 23rd through September 5th.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Lexi Marek of Washington County about her experience at the Iowa State Fair and her pig Philip being named the Grand Champion Market Pig.


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