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Mid-Prairie Therapy Dog May Leave District with Handler

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The future of Coral, a therapy dog at the Mid-Prairie School District, is up to the school board.

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Band Director Returns to Washington with Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A band director who came to Washington in April of 1972, Mike Vax, is returning this weekend to present the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra.

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Washington County Audit Released

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am

In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015, Washington County had a local tax revenue of $35,316,876, including $2.17 million in tax credits from the state.

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Roads, Real Estate, County Facilities to be Discussed

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to discuss a handful of topics from roads to real estate at their upcoming meeting.

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Equestrian Trail Located at Lake Belva Deer Park

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Equestrian enthusiasts have a trail in near Sigourney to explore.

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Call 811 Before Digging, Stay Safe

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

April is National Safe Digging Month and Iowans are reminded to call 811 before any digging projects.

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Keota Continues Water Meter Implementation

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Keota is continuing to upgrade their city water monitoring system.

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Highland School District Audit Shows 5% Expense Increase

Posted: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 6:21 am

The audit report for the Highland Community School District is in.

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Investigation Ongoing in Ainsworth Fire

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:27 am


A firefighter responds to a house fire Thursday afternoon in rural Ainsworth. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The investigation is ongoing following a house fire that left one man dead near Ainsworth.

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Riverboat Grant Applications Due Wednesday

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

The due date for the spring grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation is next week.

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Agronomy Workshop for Women

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Extension office is offering an Agronomy in the Field Women’s Workshop.

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Highland, Mid-Prairie Students Selected for Scholarships

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

A student from Highland High School and a student from Mid-Prairie High School were selected as the winners of this year’s Dean Gerot Memorial Conservation Scholarship.

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Progress on the Trailhead in Keota to be Discussed

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Keota City Council will meet in regular session Monday.

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Woodland Program to be Held Locally

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Are you interested in our woodlands? If so a spring forestry field day is being offered later this month southwest of Iowa City.

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Free Paint Given to Four Area Projects

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Governor Branstad has designated April as “Keep Iowa Beautiful Month” and Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful have announced the grant awards for the 2016 Paint Iowa Beautiful program.

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Southeast Iowa Student Selected to Present Academic Research at Capitol

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:20 am


From left, Chloe Steffensmeier stands next to her research with State Senator Rich Taylor and Glen Steffensmeier, her father. (Contributed photo)

A woman from Mt. Pleasant was one of a group of top students from UNI, ISU and the University of Iowa to present their academic research at the Iowa Capitol Tuesday. 

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Rob Hogg who recently had an even in Washington. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Charles Grassley. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa program, KCII News speaks with Josh Tyson with Iowa Mennonite School about their upcoming choir festival.

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BREAKING NEWS: One Death in Fire Near Ainsworth

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 8:12 am


Smoke billows from a home on 230th Street near Ainsworth Thursday afternoon. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A man is dead following a house fire in rural Ainsworth Thursday.

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House Fire Near Ainsworth Thursday

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 6:28 am


Firefighters move a firetruck close to the home to battle a fire Thursday afternoon. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Emergency crews responded to a report of a house fire with smoke coming from the basement and flames around the house Thursday afternoon in rural Ainsworth.

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