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Schneider Secures Nomination for Sheriff

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Jared Schneider

Washington County’s chief deputy secured the Republican nomination for sheriff in the primary.

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Young Farmer Peer Group Kicks Off

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Extension Office is hosting a gathering of young farmers on June 23rd.

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Temperatures Climb to the 90’s, Precipitation Below Normal

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The mercury rose to 93 degrees Thursday and Washington received 0.12 inches of rain.

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Four Young Artists Win RAGBRAI Washington Contest

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:21 am


The winning art drawn by Abby Kleese. Contributed photo.

About 200 pieces of art were submitted by area middle school and elementary students for a RAGBRAI Washington contest and four winners were selected.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Patty Judge, democratic nominee to run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Charles Grassley in November.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Dr. Faye Vittetoe about keeping livestock cool in the summer.

Supervisor Nominees Announced

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:28 am

On Tuesday, the people of Washington County spoke, and incumbents prevailed.

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Kalona Community Center Selects Architects

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Kalona Community Center project is progressing after reaching an agreement with Martin Gardner Architecture.

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Incumbent Klein Wins House District 78

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Jarad Klein

Incumbent Jarad Klein won the Republican primary for House District 78.

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Patty Judge Wins Democratic US Senate Nomination, Visits Washington

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge is running for U.S. Senate against Republican Chuck Grassley in November.

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Increased Primary Voter Turnout in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Over 3,000 Washington County residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election, equal to 21.93% of the registered voters.

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Washington School Board Approves Rental Procedure for Facilities

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A rental schedule was approved by the Washington School Board for those looking to rent their facilities.

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4-H Dairy Workshop Comes to Fairgrounds

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Fairgrounds will host a 4-H dairy workshop this Saturday.

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Conditions Improve for Fieldwork, Soil Moisture Levels Mostly Adequate

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Conditions for fieldwork in Iowa improved across the state as the calendar turned from May to June.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Roger Grinnell about his historic research on Frank Mills and the Mills Seed Company in Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh about Monday’s Kalona City Council meeting.

Washington County Primary Results, Schneider and Klein Win

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:29 am


People watch for results to show up on a computer set up at the Auditor’s Office at the Washington County Courthouse Tuesday evening. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County voters cast their ballots in the primary Tuesday, with area Republicans voting in contested races for supervisor, sheriff and House District 78.

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How Mt. Union Plans to Unincorporate

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Since the Mt. Union City Council passed a resolution of intent to unincorporate the city, the process has been progressing.

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Washington Trash Rates to Go Up

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The second reading increasing utility rates was approved by the Washington City Council at their meeting last night and the rates have increased for trash pick up since the first reading was approved.

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Iowa Heat Awareness Day is Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Tomorrow is Heat Awareness Day in Iowa – a day to remind Iowans of the health risks of extreme heat.

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