Today's Local News

WCHC Thanks Supevisors in Saving Over $6 Million

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Late last year the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved helping Washington County Hospital and Clinics with refinancing bonds and this week the total dollars saved was announced.

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Heaton, Duncan File to Run for District 84

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two people have filed papers with Iowa’s Secretary of State office to run for State Representative in District 84.

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How Has the Gas Tax Helped Local Roads?

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Has the hike in the gas tax put into place a year ago by the Iowa legislature helped put our roads in better shape, as was the purpose of the legislation?

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Begin Spring with a Hike at Marr Park

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Sunday is the first day of spring and to mark the occasion Washington County Conservation is holding a special hike.

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Kalona Eyes Street Repairs with Construction Season Looming

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

As part of the most recent Kalona City Council meeting, council members and city officials discussed upcoming street repair projects on the city’s agenda.

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Extra Enforcement Out for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Extra law enforcement is out this St. Patrick’s Day weekend across Iowa to help keep the state’s roads safe.

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Washington County Public Health Hopes to Provide Vision Screenings

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Public Health department is hoping to expand services and provide vision screenings.

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Financial Fitness Class to be Held in Washington

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 6:20 am

A Financial Fitness program is coming to Washington and a local church is helping pay for materials.

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And Washington’s RAGBRAI Theme Is…

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Linda Drish holds the logo for Washington’s stay in RAGBRAI. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington’s RAGBRAI theme has been announced and it is “Gettin’ Piggy with It.”

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Mid-Prairie Finalizes Grant Proposals

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

At their most recent meeting the Mid-Prairie School Board and administrators finalized their 2016 Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant Applications.

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Supervisors Approve Wages for County Elected Officials

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved increases for wages for the county’s elected officials at their meeting this week.

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Local Actors to Present Second Weekend of Comedy Tonight, Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Image courtesy of Harp Players.

Local actors will be presenting their second and final weekend of The Fox on the Fairway, a comedy centered around golf, this weekend in Washington.

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Washington County Continues Work on Bridges

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Nearly 10% of the nation’s bridges are structurally deficient, and Iowa leads the nation with 5,025 of them.

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Immunizations Rates Stable for Public Health

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 6:21 am

In the 2015-2016 school year, Washington County Public Health had 3,807 total students enrolled in immunizations, up slightly from the year before.

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Third Legislative Briefing in Washington Saturday

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 6:21 am


State legislators (from left) Jarad Klein, Kevin Kinney, Dave Heaton and Rich Taylor meet with constituents at the February legislative briefing in Washington. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

The third and final legislative briefing of the session will be held in Washington this weekend.

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And Washington’s RAGBRAI Theme Is….

Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 8:21 pm


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington’s RAGBRAI theme has been announced and it is “Gettin’ Piggy with It.”

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 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 Kirkwood for Kids.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII news speaks with Tracy Rusch about Junior Achievement at Mid-Prairie schools.

UPDATE: Washington Deputies Assist in Search that Leads to Seizure of Meth, Multiple Arrests

Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 7:31 am

Eight search warrants led to three arrests and the seizure of approximately five pounds of methamphetamine and more than $125,000 in cash in rural Henry County early Wednesday.

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Man Arrested After Hitting Pedestrian

Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Nicholas Edward Furman intake photo at Washington County Jail.

A man walking south of Kalona Wednesday was hit by a vehicle that then left the scene.

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