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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, Michael Zahs joins us to discuss his nativity collection. The more than 2,300 nativities will be displayed for the last time this weekend at the Ainsworth Opera House.

“Three of Hearts” Shares Local Veterans’ Stories

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:24 am

A father-daughter team has published their second collection of stories from World War II veterans from Southeast Iowa.

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Tour of Homes Raises $2,500 for Lights

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Candlelight Tour of Homes over the weekend had approximately 300 guests tour five homes and the polygonal barn at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

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Funding for Mount Pleasant Project Approved by Transportation Board

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Mount Pleasant is receiving state money to improve access to an area intended for professional offices.

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Meeting in Riverside to Focus on New Fire Truck

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Riverside Fire Department is planning to order a new truck before the end of the year.

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Superintendent Search, Budget Reductions and Future of Powder Puff Game to be Considered

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Budget reduction strategies, the superintendent search and powder puff football are each action items on tonight’s Washington School Board agenda.

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RUSS Board Meets Today, Exit Agreement Drafted

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington, Mahaska and Wapello counties are making efforts to leave Regional Utility Service Systems or RUSS and today the RUSS board will discuss the departing agreement.

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December Temperatures Below Normal

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

While average temperatures last month were nearly eight degrees below normal, average temperatures so far this month are less than two degrees below normal.

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Heaton to Serve as Chairman of House Committee

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A representative for southeast Iowa will serve on four House committees during the upcoming session.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Pastor Maureen Howard of Immanuel Lutheran Church about Advent and Christmas.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our discussion with Lake Darling’s Fisheries Technician, Vance Poulton, concerning ice fishing at Lake Darling.

Mid-Prairie Board Commits to Sharing Agreement Extension

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie and Keota school districts will likely continue sharing a superintendent next school year.

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Transportation Commission to Consider Funding for Mount Pleasant Project

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The City of Mount Pleasant is seeking financial assistance from the state’s Transportation Commission.

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Flu Activity in Iowa Increasing

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Influenza activity in Iowa is still increasing with the state at minimal to low levels at this time.

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Council to Address Goals for City of Washington

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:22 am

This afternoon in special session the Washington City Council will discuss goals for the city.

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Addition of Wellman to County Plan Expected Next Year

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The City of Wellman is hoping to be added to Washington County’s multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan sometime next year.

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No Shave November Raises Funds for Hospice

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:21 am


Photo courtesy of Hospice of Washington County.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office again participated in a No Shave November fundraiser and donated the proceeds to a local non-profit.

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Big Red Radio at Archer’s Appliance – Electronics Today

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Big Red Radio is out and about today continuing KCII’s 12th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Two Sundays Left in Advent this Year

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The annual Advent season is underway for Christians.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library, about the mitten tree, upcoming holiday crafts and why books make nice gifts.