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Temperatures Above Normal, Precipitation Below

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Temperatures in Washington in the first 13 days of June were above normal while precipitation levels were below.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Isabella Santoro about the Totally Tubular Transformation art project in Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

106th Whoopee Days Come to Brighton

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Whoopee Days are returning to Brighton for the 106th year this weekend.

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More Jobs in Washington County Now than Ever Before

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:27 am


Ed Raber (center) presents while Washington School Board members Patty Roe (left) and Stephanie Ellingson look on. Photo by Sally Hart

The economic vitality of Washington County and the area was presented to the Washington County School Board.

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RAGBRAI Test Run Complete

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A test run of the RAGBRAI route was completed Saturday and cyclists stopped in Washington Friday evening.

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Kalona Building to be Utilized by SWAT and Fire Department

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The City of Kalona recently purchased a derelict property that will be demolished and turned into a parking lot for their new community center.

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Do You Know How to Properly Care for Your Lawn?

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo

With school out and summer underway, lawn care is becoming a regular chore in many households for the season.

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Conservation Projects Progressing

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Marr Park is getting some updates this summer, following approval by the conservation board.

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Washington Middle School Club Honored by Kiwanis International

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A club at Washington Middle School is being honored again by Kiwanis International.

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Supervisors to Canvass Votes

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday in regular session and will officially canvass the primary results.

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Dealing with Poison Ivy

Posted: Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 6:28 am

With summer in full swing and more people enjoying Washington County’s parks or conservation areas, one thing everyone needs to look out for is poison ivy.

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Flag Day to be Observed Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Tuesday is Flag Day, a celebration of Old Glory.

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Louisa County Cleans-Up Roads

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Photo courtesy of Louisa County Conservation

Louisa County is preparing for an influx of visitors when RAGBRAI comes at the end of July by cleaning its roads.

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Project to Feature Local Artists During RAGBRAI

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:24 am


“Starry Night Over Courthouse” made by June Henderson. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

The Totally Tubular Transformation art project is returning to downtown Washington this summer in time for RAGBRAI.

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Washington County Conservation Board Accepts Bids

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:24 am

At the Washington County Conservation Board meeting Thursday, the first order of business was to look at bids for work for a couple of projects.

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Corn and Soybeans Ahead of Normal

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s corn crop and soybean planting is ahead of normal according to the most recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Kalona Creamery Offers Contest

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

If you’ve driven on Highway 1 north of Kalona recently, you may have noticed something missing.

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Seed Company’s Founder and Ties to Washington Being Researched

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The top of the Mills Seed Co. in downtown Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

A historian researching the life of Frank B. Mills from New York has visited Washington.

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Study Shows Fewer Iowans are Gambling

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:21 am

A study released by the Iowa Department of Public Health on gambling shows fewer Iowans are gambling but one in four people surveyed said they know someone whose gambling may be causing problems for him or her.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Isabella Santoro about the Totally Tubular Transformation art project in Washington. This is part one of a two-part interview.