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Washington County Pig a Champion at State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Lexi Marek walks with her Grand Champion Market Pig named Philip. Photo courtesy of Lexi Marek

A pig from Washington County named Philip is sitting in the hall of champions at the Iowa State Fair.

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Schrock Earns Top State Fair Horticulture Prize for Second Straight Year

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:28 am

There were 122 exhibitors who entered 1,300 vegetables in the FFA Horticulture competition at the Iowa State Fair, but when all the points were tabulated, Dylan Schrock of Wellman claimed the High Point Exhibitor Award for the second year in a row.

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Person Dies Following Medical Problem at Tyson’s, Natural Causes Indicated

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Muscatine Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the cause of death following a medical emergency at Tyson’s in Columbus Junction.

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Lone Tree’s Fall Festival Tradition Continues this Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Lone Tree Fall Festival is a tradition going back over 50 years, and it’s returning this weekend.

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Washington Council to Meet Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Purchase of a new police vehicle, a loan for water plant improvements and three special presentations will be discussed and considered at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Two Arrested in New London

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Tyler Billingsley


Bryce Bowman

Just after midnight Monday morning, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance in New London.

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Over 4,000 E911 Calls in Washington County Last Year

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am

In 2015, Washington County had just over 4,000 E911 calls.

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Care for Peonies as Fall Approaches

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo

As fall approaches, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are lending some tips of caring for peonies.

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Patient Dies Following Medical Problem at Tyson’s, Natural Causes Indicated

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 3:02 pm

The Muscatine Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the cause of death following a medical emergency at Tyson’s in Columbus Junction.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 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 the upcoming school year.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Riverside Fire Chief Chad Smothers about the fire department.

Kirkwood Classes Begin in One Week

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Classes for the fall term at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center begin next week, including those area high school students are enrolled in.

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Keota to Replace Gymnasium Roof After Fire

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Over the Fourth of July holiday, the roof of the Keota Junior High School caught fire, and the process of repairing the damage has become more clear.

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August Begins with Precipitation Above Normal

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:26 am

In the first two weeks of August, Washington has received nearly double the normal amount of rain.

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Washington County Conservation Hires New Park Ranger

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board has found someone to fill the new ranger technician position.

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Rollover Wreck Saturday

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:24 am

One vehicle rolled in a wreck between Washington and Kalona Saturday afternoon.

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Last Full Week of Summer Break for Washington

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

This week is the last full week of summer break for Washington students.

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National Immunization Month Focuses on Young Children in Third Week

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

This week marks week number three of Immunization Awareness Month, and the focus is on young children.

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Supervisors to Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow with a brief agenda.

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Keota City Council to Approve Revised Sewer Facility Plan

Posted: Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Keota City Council will be meeting Monday to discuss a variety of topics, including further action regarding the new sewer plant.

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