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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by John Heisdorffer to discuss his visit to Washington D.C. and his experience at the Commodity Classic. Heisdorffer is farms in Keokuk County and is a member of the American Soybean Association Board of Directors.

Mount Pleasant Shooting Investigation Continues

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Authorities are continuing their investigation into a shooting that occurred in Mount Pleasant earlier this week.

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Friends Group Holding Annual Book Sale

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Members of the community can add to their book collections and help the Kalona Library tomorrow morning.

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Final Legislative Briefing of the Session Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The third and final legislative briefing of the session held in Washington will be tomorrow.

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Almost, Maine on Stage this Weekend

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Area actors are taking the stage this weekend to perform Almost, Maine.

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First Day of Spring Today

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Today is the Vernal Equinox, the first official day of spring.

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Preschoolers Invited to Learn About Weather

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The next class in a series designed to get the area’s youngest learners interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, is being held tomorrow.

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Washington’s Fashion Weeks Draws to a Close

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Washington’s Fashion Week is wrapping up with open houses and a style show.

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Drought Conditions Increase Slightly

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Drought conditions in Iowa have increased by a tenth of a percent from last week to this week.

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Final Legislative Briefing of the Session Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The third and final legislative briefing of the session held in Washington will be tomorrow.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Cat Nelson, facility manager of the Community Center, about Almost, Maine and purchasing tickets online.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Washington County naturalist Pam Holz to discuss the STEM Wonders series she’s holding at the Marr Park Conservation Education Center.

Man Linked to Amber Alert Facing Kidnapping Charge

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Additional charges have been filed against the man accused of abducting his stepdaughter.

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Students Tour KCII Studios

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo.

Twelve fifth grade students and 12 mentors toured the KCII Radio studios yesterday.

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Iowa Mennonite School Students Celebrating Agriculture

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Some Iowa Mennonite School students are choosing to drive their tractors to and from school today.

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Grassley Working on Victims of Trafficking Act

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A bill cosponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley called the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, came out of committee with a unanimous 20-0 vote.

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Four Grass Fires Out of Control Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Area fire departments responded to four grass fires across Washington County yesterday.

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Washington Council Endorses Grant Applications

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington City Council endorsed three applications for grant funds totaling $101,650 at their meeting this week.

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Branching Out to Plant Trees in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Volunteers across Iowa will be taking part in 44 tree planting projects worth over $181,000 through Trees Forever and Alliant Energy’s Branching Out program.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Chuck Grassley (R) about tax reform and a bill to curb human trafficking.