Today’s Local News

County Applauds 659 Years of Work

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Employees who have worked 20 years or more were honored by the board of supervisors Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Twenty-five employees were applauded for a total of 659 years of working for Washington County.

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Importance of Honey Bees to Not Be Overlooked in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Bees aren’t always seen as a welcome guest, but their influence stretches beyond just flowers to much of what we produce and consume every day.

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Final Kirkwood Orientation for Fall Semester Held Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

If you’re a high school student, or the parent of one, who wants to enroll in concurrent Kirkwood academy courses for the fall, tonight is the last chance to attend orientation.

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4-H Livestock Deadlines Approaching

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Sheep are shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A countdown to the Washington County Fair is ticking away with less than two months until 4-H and FFA students will present livestock and display projects in Washington.

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Container Gardens Better Suited for Certain Cultivars

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:21 am

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Looking to eat healthier and grow your own vegetables this summer, container plants may be the way to go.

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National Teacher Week Celebrated at Iowa Mennonite School

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:21 am

As the school year comes to an end, National Teacher Week serves to recognize teachers for efforts in our school districts and community.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with WCDC President Dave Hoffman about a new redemption center opening in Washington.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with the Highland robotics team the Finger Tightans. This is the second part of the two part interview.

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WCDC Opening Redemption Center in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

If you have aluminum cans, plastic or glass bottles filling up in a bag around your house you’ll soon have a new place to drop them off in Washington.

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21-Year-Old Dies After Rollover Wreck in Keokuk County

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:27 am

One person died in a wreck in Keokuk County Monday.

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Central Park to Soon Host First Farmers Market of the Year

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

It’s been a “fantastic” year for rhubarb, and that’s one type of produce you should see at the first Washington Farmer’s Market of the season according to Market Master Bob Shepherd.

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Kalona Historical Village Planning Interactive Streetscape Exhibit

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am

This is a mock up of the new Kalona streetscape exhibit that will be a part of the Kalona Historical Village.

The Kalona Rotary hosted their annual omelet breakfast last Saturday, this year the profits from the breakfast went towards the Kalona Streetscape project, but what exactly is the streetscape?

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Washington County Master Gardeners Hosts Plant Sale

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Those wanting new flowers from the Washington County Master Gardeners should expect to show up early this Saturday.

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Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Hosts Spring Bird Festival

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am

We tend to recognize animals that are native to us, like a raccoon or a deer. But what about the animals that migrate through Iowa every year?

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Washington School Board to Meet Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The school year is coming to a close and Wednesday the Washington School Board will consider and approve the full list of 2017 graduates.

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Carefully Plant Trees this Spring

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:21 am


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Spring is a time when plants are green and blooming and if you’re thinking of adding a tree to your yard there are some steps to ensure a successful outcome.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington High School junior Savannah White and Kirkwood Washington Regional Center professor Dr. Monie Hayes about White’s honors project.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with the Highland High School robotics team the Finger Tightans.

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Car Chase Goes 100 Miles Per Hour, Ends with Arrest in Riverside

Posted: Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 6:28 am


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A vehicle pursuit ended in Riverside after going 100 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone early Sunday morning.

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Washington High School Junior Makes Kirkwood Academic History

Posted: Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A Washington High School junior has made local academic history.

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