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Highland School Board to Discuss and Consider Budget Cuts

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Board of Directors of Highland Community Schools will meet Monday.

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Area Communities Receive YO-HO Tools Grant Awards

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Yo-Ho Tools for a More Beautiful Iowa grant program is entering it’s third year.

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Washington Council Approves Three Races in Town

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Three races to be held in Washington in April and May were approved by the Washington City Council this week.

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Influenza Remains Widespread in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Influenza remains widespread in Iowa at this time.

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When and Where to Plant Strawberries

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:20 am


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Early spring, late March to early May, is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Brad Koenig with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Steve Anderson with Washington County Conservation about morel mushrooms.

BREAKING NEWS: Death at Washington County Jail

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 10:50 am


Everette William Christner

A 34-year-old man from North English being held at the Washington County Jail died late Thursday night.

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Wolves Top Dog in 1A at Iowa Jazz Championships

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:28 am


The Winfield-Mt. Union High School jazz band at the Civic Center in Des Moines for finals at the Iowa Jazz Championships. Photo courtesy of director Logan Vander Wiel.

The Winfield-Mt. Union High School jazz band competed in the Iowa Jazz Championships this week and walked away winners.

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Local Services Available for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am

It takes seven times for someone to successfully leave an abuser.

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Calling All Artists in Washington, Henry, Lee, Des Moines and Van Buren Counties for Studio Tour

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Artists across southeast Iowa are beginning plans for the eighth annual Studio Artists’ Tour and a call has been put out for all local artists to consider taking part in the event.

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UPDATE: Main Street Washington Less Than $7,000 From Goal

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Main Street Washington is in a fundraising emergency and is zeroing on it’s goal of raising $20,000.

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Reimbursements for Plugging Abandon Wells Offered in Washington County

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Abandoned private wells are a concern for the future of Iowa’s water resources.

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Morel Mushrooms on the Way

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am


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Morel mushroom hunting time is just around the corner.

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WACO Student Artists Going to Conference Art Show

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

WACO is sending student artists to Southeastern Iowa Super Conference Art Show and Workshops.

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Dust Control Permits Due this Month

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Rural residents in Washington County have until the end of the month to get a dust control permit.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Brad Koenig with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Bob Preston about taxes.

Cause of Death Determined in Ainsworth Fire Fatality

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Emergency crews respond to a house fire northwest of Ainsworth last week. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The cause of death for a man found dead in an Ainsworth house fire has been determined.

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Greiner Buildings Wins Building of the Year

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Greiner Buildings of Washington was recently recognized by the National Frame Builders Association.

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