Today’s Local News

Tornado and Funnel Clouds Reported in Henry County

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:29 am

A tornado and funnel clouds were seen in Henry County Wednesday by trained weather spotters, and an emergency management coordinator reported a funnel cloud near Mediapolis.

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Former Henry County Deputy Suing Sheriff’s Office

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A former Henry County deputy has filed a lawsuit against the county and Henry County Sheriff Richard McNamee.

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High School Jazz Choir Tours Washington

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Applause could be heard in the Wedgewood wing of Halcyon House Wednesday in response to a high school jazz choir concert.

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“I Do” to be Done at Washington Relay for Life

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:27 am

“I do” will be part of the annual Relay for Life in Washington next month.

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School Nurse Looks Back at First Year Serving WACO District

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Brittany Burnham has been a nurse for all walks of life, from OBGYN to nursing homes.

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Woman Arrested After Rollover Wreck Near Keota

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A woman was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a rollover wreck near Keota Tuesday evening.

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Mid-Prairie Exchange Student Talks About Experience in the United States

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Lama Alshurafa studied at Mid-Prairie high school for the 2016-2017 school year as part of an exchange student program with Gaza.
Mid-Prairie High School hosted two exchange students this year.

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Grill Fire Near Crawfordsville Extinguished

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Crawfordsville Fire Department extinguished a fire Tuesday.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Kurt Dallmeyer of the Washington County Cattlemen’s Association about May Beef Month.

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Highland Freshman Starts New School Recycling Project

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Highland freshman Riley Donovan received $2000 to implement new recycling bins in the middle and high school.
The Highland middle and high school will be promoting more recycling next fall, all because of one student.

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Windstream Outage Across Washington County Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Due to fiber being moved, Windstream customers across Washington County were without phone services Tuesday morning.

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County Applauds 659 Years of Work

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Employees who have worked 20 years or more were honored by the board of supervisors Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Twenty-five employees were applauded for a total of 659 years of working for Washington County.

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Importance of Honey Bees to Not Be Overlooked in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Bees aren’t always seen as a welcome guest, but their influence stretches beyond just flowers to much of what we produce and consume every day.

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Final Kirkwood Orientation for Fall Semester Held Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

If you’re a high school student, or the parent of one, who wants to enroll in concurrent Kirkwood academy courses for the fall, tonight is the last chance to attend orientation.

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4-H Livestock Deadlines Approaching

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Sheep are shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A countdown to the Washington County Fair is ticking away with less than two months until 4-H and FFA students will present livestock and display projects in Washington.

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Container Gardens Better Suited for Certain Cultivars

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:21 am

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Contributed photo

Looking to eat healthier and grow your own vegetables this summer, container plants may be the way to go.

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National Teacher Week Celebrated at Iowa Mennonite School

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:21 am

As the school year comes to an end, National Teacher Week serves to recognize teachers for efforts in our school districts and community.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with WCDC President Dave Hoffman about a new redemption center opening in Washington.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with the Highland robotics team the Finger Tightans. This is the second part of the two part interview.

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WCDC Opening Redemption Center in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

If you have aluminum cans, plastic or glass bottles filling up in a bag around your house you’ll soon have a new place to drop them off in Washington.

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