Today’s Local News

Tax Estimates Figured for Proposed Communications Upgrade

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Washington County’s emergency communication system has outlived it’s anticipated lifespan and the county is now looking to replace it.

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Public Health Helps Get AEDs for Law Enforcement Vehicles

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A device that is used to help shock a heart back to a normal rhythm called an AED can now be found in local patrol vehicles thanks to Washington County Public Health.

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Labor Day Observed Today

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Labor Day is a Federal holiday that was passed by Congress in 1894 to honor workers across the United States.

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This Summer a Busy One for Lake Darling State Park

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Campers from near and far got to enjoy new improvements at Lake Darling State Park this summer.

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Six Washington County Farms Honored with Century or Heritage Designations

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Families who have owned a farm in Iowa for more than a century were recently celebrated.

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Clover Kids and 4-H Clubs Looking for Adult Volunteers

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Washington County 4-H and Clover Kids Clubs are kicking off a new year and are in need of some new volunteers.

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Winfield-Mt. Union Celebrating Homecoming this Week

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 6:20 am


2017 Winfield-Mt. Union Homecoming Court. Left-right front row: Cody McCreight, Lauren Jamison, Abigail Loyd, Oliver Jones, Molly Jennings, Carter Hinkle. Back row: Kyle Giese, Cecelia Hemsworth, Maci Richardson, Pearl Krieger-Coble, Kaleb Hagge. Loyd and Jones are the first grade crown bearers. Not pictured: B.J. Rodgers. Photo courtesy of Brooke McArtor.

It’s homecoming week for Winfield-Mt. Union, as they face Cardinal in Friday’s homecoming game.

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Indiana Bat Migration Threatened by Disease, Human Disturbance

Posted: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Bats are under the deadly threat of the white-nose syndrome.

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Supervisors to Consider Items Related to Emergency Communications, Kewash Trailhead

Posted: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 6:20 am

Items pertaining to new emergency communications equipment and an easement with the Kewash Trailhead are all on the agenda for Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Lower Skunk River Watershed Project Hosting Field Day in Wellman, West Chester

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

Farmers and landowners who live in Henry County will be visiting two Washington County farms as part of a field day organized by the Lower Skunk River Watershed project.

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Labor Day to be Observed Monday

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Labor Day will be observed Monday, leading many businesses and offices to be closed.

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Keep Food at Safe Temperatures Before and After Grilling

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

With sunny skies and a three-day weekend many people will be taking part in picnics and barbecues, but remember to keep food safety in mind.

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Southeast Iowa Soil Moisture Levels Very Short

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Last week was unseasonably cool and wet across most of Iowa, according to State Climatologist Harry Hillaker, but southeast Iowa’s soil is still short on moisture.

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Louisa County Ambulance Hosting Cookoff for New Equipment

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

When you’re in need of emergency medical help, you expect the response to be well-equipped to handle a dire situation.

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WEDG and Supervisors Discuss County-wide Historic Preservation Commission

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 6:23 am

A review of recent work by the Washington Economic Development Group including residential development talks, multi-county workforce development, and selling a lot in Washington’s business Park, was presented to the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Highland and Lone Tree Brainstorm New Sharing Possibilities

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Highland and Lone Tree school boards held a joint work session in Lone Tree Monday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with incumbent Heidi Vittetoe who is running for re-election for the District 5 seat on the Washington School Board.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Rachel Longbine who is running for reelection for District 1 on the Highland School Board.

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Interim CEO of WCHC Named

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:29 am

An interim CEO has been named for Washington County Hospital and Clinics.

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Congressman Dave Loebsack Visits Mid-Prairie School District

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am


Congressman Dave Loebsack tests out one of the new math classroom desks at Mid-Prairie High School. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D) visited the Mid-Prairie School District Thursday as part of his “Iowa First” tour.

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