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Volunteer 4-H Retreat Registration Open

Posted: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Registration is now open for the State 4-H Volunteer Retreat.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, Director of PAWS and More Animal Shelter, about a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for eastern Iowa.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Mark Lowe, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division. We’ll focus on a pilot program the Iowa DOT is planning to roll out that will make a digital version of driver’s licenses available via a smart phone app.

Superintendent Decision Expected at Tonight’s WACO School Board Meeting

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:25 am

With their part-time superintendent retiring, the WACO School Board is expected to decide how to move forward this evening.

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Car Leaves Highway and Strikes Parked Semi-Trailer

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:24 am

A vehicle Eastbound on Highway 92 near Ainsworth crossed the center line and entered the north ditch, striking a parked flatbed semi-trailer Friday morning.

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County to Allocate $17,000 to Employees for Overtime

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:24 am

After a review by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and the United States Department of Labor, the Communications Commission has approved $17,178.84 in compensation to 13 current and past employees.

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Man Injured by Gunshot While Checking Traps

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:23 am

An area man was accidentally injured over the weekend by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Low-cost Spay, Neuter Program Serving Thousands

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A low-cost spay and neuter clinic is available for all of Eastern Iowa for cats, dogs and rabbits has a shuttle from Washington.

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Christmas Music Magazines Begin Saturday on KCII

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:22 am

KCII is continuing a holiday tradition this weekend.

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USPS Expecting Busiest Mailing Day of the Year

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Today is the United States Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year for cards, letters and packages.

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Kalona Council to Consider Habitat or Humanity Building Permit Fees

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Kalona City Council will discuss building permit fees for a Habitat for Humanity project at tonight’s meeting.

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Take Safety Precautions to Avoid House Fires

Posted: Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Half of all home heating fires occur during winter, during the months of December, January and February.

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Kalona Council to Consider Habitat or Humanity Building Permit Fees

Posted: Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The Kalona City Council will discuss building permit fees for a Habitat for Humanity project at tomorrow’s meeting.

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No Action Taken by RUSS Board on Exit Agreement

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:24 am

The Regional Utility Service Systems, or RUSS, board met Wednesday and no action regarding the exit of Washington, Mahaska and Wapello counties was taken.

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Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Henry County School

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A bomb threat written on a bathroom wall at Mount Pleasant High School was investigated Friday morning.

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Open House to Help Animals Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Tomorrow the annual PAWS and More Holiday Open House will be held.

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Warm Temperatures Expected Throughout the Weekend

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The overnight temperatures in Washington this month have been nearly three degrees above normal at about 21 degrees according to the National Weather Service.

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Ainsworth Fire Holding Annual Fundraiser

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

An annual event that brings the Ainsworth community together, and helps those who protect it, is being held this evening.

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Proper Care for Poinsettias

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am


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Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are providing tips for care for the popular holiday flowers – poinsettias.

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Superintendent Search at Washington Continues

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Washington Community School Board approved the list of those who will interview the finalists for the district’s superintendent search.

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