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Take Care of Your Pets’ Paws

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Temperatures aren’t expected to rise above freezing in Washington until Sunday, at which point ice is in the forecast.

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Pneumonia Vaccination Recommended for Adults

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 6:22 am

As the peak of flu season approaches, a complication that can arise along with influenza in people over the age of 65 is pneumonia.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Representative Dave Heaton (R) about the Iowa legislature. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Nurse Lynn Fisher of Washington County Public Health about pneumonia shots.

Mid-Prairie School Board Exploring Policy on Discretionary Busing

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am

At their most recent meeting, the Mid-Prairie School Board had the first reading of a policy on discretionary busing, which would help the district save money.

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Washington, Jefferson and Johnson Counties Grow in Population

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Images courtesy of Iowa Legislature and WEDG

Washington County is growing in population.

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Supervisors Approve 2.5% Increase for Wages, Zero for Department Expenses

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Supervisor chairman Richard Young (right) and vice chair Abe Miller discuss wages at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Departments in Washington County now have the official directive for their budget proposals – a zero percent increase for operations and a 2.5 percent increase for wages.

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2017 is the 100th Year of Girl Scout Cookies

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Contributed image

For 100 years Girl Scouts have been selling cookies to help fund their troop experiences.

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Insurance Marketplace Navigators Coming to Sigourney

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The final deadline to open enroll for health insurance using the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Marketplace is January 31st.

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Windy Tuesday in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Strong winds swept across Eastern Iowa Tuesday.

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Louisa County Conservation Attempting to Cure Cabin Fever

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Louisa County Conservation is hosting their first event of 2017, and their hope is to get people outside to cure any cabin fever that might crop up during the winter months.

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Tax Season Opens January 23rd

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The 2017 tax season opens Monday, January 23rd.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Representative Dave Heaton (R) about the Iowa legislature. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein about the current Iowa legislative session. This is part two of a two part interview.

Cannabis Oil Bill a Focus for Klein

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am

In 2014, the Iowa Legislature passed a bill that allowed licensed neurologists to prescribe cannabis oil products to patients suffering from epilepsy.

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Iowa’s Legislature Convenes Session

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Iowa’s legislature convened for the 2017 session Monday.

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Washington County Moving Ahead with Establishing a New Emergency Management Coordinator Position

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington County’s emergency management commission is moving forward with finding a coordinator just for Washington County.

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Washington School Board to Consider Renewing Superintendent Contract and Sharing Agreement

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The renewal of the superintendent contract, including the sharing agreement with WACO, will be discussed at Wednesday’s Washington School Board meeting.

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January is National Radon Action Month

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to educate people about a silent killer that might be in their homes, by designating January as National Radon Action Month.

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Four-Season Cabins Draw Visitors to Lake Darling in Winter Months

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:22 am


A Lake Darling four-season cabin; photo by Joe Cerwinske

Winter months aren’t usually an ideal time to go camping, but the four-season cabins at Lake Darling are changing that.

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