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Buckle Up, Heightened Traffic Enforcement this Holiday Weekend

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Click It or Ticket campaign across Iowa and the U.S. will be focusing on seat belt enforcement this Memorial Day weekend, especially during the overnight hours.

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Demons Competing in Second Day of State Track Meet

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The second day of the annual state track meet is being held today.

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Kalona Pool Opens This Weekend

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The City of Kalona’s pool begins its 2015 season with special hours for the Memorial Day weekend.

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Plans for New Public Health Building Continue

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Plans are still being developed for Washington County’s new public health building.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Pastor David Watson of the First Assembly of God about preparing to sing at Washington’s Memorial Day event and about the day itself.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, the second half of our conversation with Brett Sorrells, Washington Police Officer and Search and Rescue Technician with the Star 1 Search & Rescue Team, regarding Storm, his human remains detection dog.

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Patrol Car Likely Saved Emergency Crews

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am


One of the Chevrolet Tahoes in the Washington Police Department fleet.

Damage to a City of Washington Police Department vehicle is estimated at approximately $4,700 following an intoxicated driver striking it early Sunday morning.

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Former Wellman City Administrator to Receive Benefits

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am

A former Wellman City Administrator will receive unemployment benefits now that the Iowa Court of Appeals has determined the Employment Appeal Board’s decision to deny benefits was tainted by an error of law.

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Kalona Budget Amendment Approved

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

The City of Kalona’s budget for the current fiscal year has been amended.

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Demons Start State Track Competition Today

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s high school state track and field meet kicks off today.

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Area Businesses Growing Quickly

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Companies with headquarters in the Creative Corridor have been recognized for their fast growth by the Corridor Business Journal.

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Several Area Track Teams Sending Athletes to State

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Southeast Iowa will not be underrepresented at the state track meet in Des Moines.

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Kirkwood Washington Regional Center Earns National Certification

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Kirkwood Washington Regional Center has officially been recognized as a Project Lead the Way site.

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WRAP Center Holds Award Ceremony

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Awards were presented to students at the Washington Regional Alternative Program, or WRAP, yesterday afternoon at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 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 their upcoming Kirkwood for Kids summer program and their Project Lead the Way designation.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Brett Sorrells, Washington Police Officer and Search and Rescue Technician with the Star 1 Search & Rescue Team, to talk about Storm, his human remains detection dog.

Supervisors Discuss Avian Influenza

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith (far right) speaks with the Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday about avian flu.

No action was taken but the Washington County Board of Supervisors did discuss avian flu in Iowa during yesterday’s meeting.

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Local Landfill Would Consider Accepting Dead Poultry

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

As the avian influenza continues its spread across Iowa, producers are being left with thousands of birds to dispose of.

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Washington City Council Approves Budget Amendment

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

With five members present, the Washington City Council approved an amendment to the 2015 budget at last night’s meeting with a 5-0 vote.

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Kalona Residents Ask For Another Handicapped Space

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Downtown Kalona may be getting a new handicapped parking spot.

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