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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we are joined by State Climatologist Harry Hillaker.

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More Rain On the Way, Chance of Snow

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:24 am

Southeast Iowa observed more rain Monday with 0.74 inches of precipitation recorded.

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Schneider Announces Candidacy for Washington County Sheriff

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:23 am


Jared Schneider

The third candidate for Washington County Sheriff has officially announced his bid for the seat.

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Trains Part of a Holiday Tradition

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:23 am


Jim Bennett stands next to his train displays. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

One man is sharing his holiday tradition of setting up model trains near a Christmas tree at the United Presbyterian Home.

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IMS Compassion Club Feed Local Children

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:23 am

Members of the Compassion Club at Iowa Mennonite School packed food items for 56 elementary children in Kalona and Wellman.

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Sheriff’s Department Thanked

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am


Washington County Sheriff’s department staff say thanks for gifts from area communities Monday. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County communities took the time to thank local law enforcement for their work.

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Winter Travel Kits

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

As the holidays continue it’s important to keep safety in mind as you travel.

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Food Drive Continues at Hy-Vee and Fareway

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Non-perishable food and toiletry items are being collected by KCII’s Big Red Radio.

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Farm Value Slips

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 6:20 am

For a second year in a row farm values have slipped in Iowa.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington High School choir director Mike Jewell and students Logan Hanson, Meredith Raber and Gwen Flannery about the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Schuyler Snakenberg, Abby Schulte, Megan Adam, and Kylea Tinneas.

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Clinton to Stop in Keota

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:24 am

Keota High School students’ hard work in the political world is being rewarded.

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Fiorina Presents Six-Point Blueprint

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am


Carly Fiorina speaks to a crowd of approximately 60 people in Washington Saturday afternoon. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A Republican candidate with less than three percent in national and Iowa polling data visited Washington Saturday.

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Washington Students Named to Academic Team

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am


Matt Bokins and Pasoari Widiastuti were recently named to an academic team. Contributed photo

Two Washington students have been named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team.

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Three Stops for Big Red Radio

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

The KCII Big Red Radio has three stops this week, before Christmas.

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Letts Receives State Water Project Funding

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

Fifteen Iowa cities were selected for low-cost water quality loans through the State Revolving Fund.

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Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

Heavy rain is in the forecast for Washington through Wednesday.

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Free English Classes Held in Washington

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

Do you know someone who wants to improve their English language skills?

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State Gives Schools Report Cards

Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 6:20 am

The State of Iowa has started a new way to rate schools.

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Amazon Purchases Help IMS

Posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The online store Amazon is giving back to schools and not-for-profits with a program called AmazonSmile.

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