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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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Washington School Registration Due Soon

Posted: Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Parents and guardians have 10 days left to register students for classes in the Washington School District.

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United Way Needs Volunteers for FRYfest

Posted: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The United Way of Washington and Johnson Counties is in charge of finding volunteers for this year’s FRYfest on Friday, September 2nd in Coralville, and they’re looking for more help for the event.

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Pence in State Fair Queen Contest, Crown to be Awarded Tonight

Posted: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Anna Pence (center in blue) is crowned the 2016 Washington County Fair Queen last month at the Washington Community Center. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The 2016 Iowa State Fair queen will be crowned this evening and Anna Pence is vying for the title on behalf of Washington County.

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Washington School Board Looks to Update Goals

Posted: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Updating board goals and superintendent goals for the upcoming school year were discussed at Wednesday’s Washington School Board meeting.

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Wine and Whiskers Being Held Tonight

Posted: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Animals at PAWS and More waiting to be adopted. Photos courtesy of PAWS and More.

An event to raise money for the local animal shelter is being held tonight and is called Wine and Whiskers.

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Trump Leads in Iowa, Clinton Leads National Polls

Posted: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 6:22 am

National polling data from 12 sources accumulated by RealClearPolitics currently shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the lead in the race for the White House.

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