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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center about enrollment and free English classes.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Republican candidate for Iowa Senate District 42 Danny Graber about the upcoming election.

Local Law Enforcement Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Area residents will have a chance to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs in Washington and Wellman this weekend.

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Fairfield Receives Largest USDA Water System Loan in Iowa History

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Fairfield will be able to make enhancements to its wastewater facility after it was announced they are receiving a direct loan from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Haunted Walk Aims to Scare While Raising Money for Band

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Scary clowns, dolls, zombies and more will be taking over Hayes Timber and the Kewash Trail this weekend.

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Washington Water Main Project Comes in under Budget

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The City of Washington had a project come in nearly $20,000 under budget.

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Haunted Trail Ride Returns to Spook Riverside

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Riverside Area Community Club is hosting the fourth annual Haunted Trail Ride this Saturday, and club secretary Kathy Lindhorst says they hope to give attendees spooky family fun.

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Portion of 290th Street Closed

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A section of 290th Street in Washington County is closed to thru traffic for road work.

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Winterizing on the Horizon for Marr Park

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Normally by this time, Marr Park has shut down their water system to begin the process of winterizing, but unseasonably warm weather has allowed them to put it off.

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Some LIHEAP Applications Being Accepted Now

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Last week temperatures dipped down to freezing in Washington and residents are reminded that applications for energy assistance are being accepted at this time.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Chris Hanson about the Haunted Walk to benefit the Washington High School Band. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Senator form District 42 Rich Taylor about the upcoming election.

Washington School District’s Enrollment Increases

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington School District’s certified enrollment is in and it has increased.

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Mid-Prairie Certified Enrollment Shows Growth

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Even before the official certified enrollment numbers were released, Mid-Prairie schools were confident they had grown substantially since last year.

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Moonlight Madness in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Mad deals are coming to downtown Washington businesses tomorrow evening.

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Lake Darling Shuts Down Water in Preparation for Winter

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Campers at Lake Darling in the coming weeks will find themselves without the use of the two shower facilities, because they were recently shut down to be winterized.

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Free English Classes in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Free English classes are being offered in Washington for those who are learning English as a second language.

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Supervisors Approve WEMIGA to Operate County Recycling Center

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously selected a company to operate the Washington County Recycling Center.

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Marr Park Pours Cement for Handicapped Camping Pad

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The frame for the handicapped camp pad’s parking area; photo courtesy of Washington County Conservation

The handicapped camping pad at Marr Park is one step closer to completion after the cement for the parking spot was poured and cured recently.

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Warm up Washington Looking for Donations for Kids

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Despite the recent warm temperatures, plans are underway to help local children stay warm this winter.

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