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Personal Empowerment and Transformation Group Coming to Washington

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Improving communication and stress management are just two of the topics that will be discussed at a new four-week program at the Washington Public Library.

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First 2017 Meeting for Washington County Conservation Board Thursday

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:22 am

In their first meeting of 2017, the Washington County Conservation Board will begin by electing officers for the coming year.

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January Starts Colder Than Normal

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The new year is off to a cold start in Washington. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature is four degrees below the normal 21.1 degrees for the first eight days of January. Over the weekend temperatures dipped down to -2 on Friday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-40’s Tuesday with a chance for some afternoon rain. Listen to KCII for weather updates.

Mid-Prairie to Hold First School Board Meeting of 2017 Monday

Posted: Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Mid-Prairie High School; photo courtesy of the Mid-Prairie School District

The first meeting of 2017 for the Mid-Prairie School Board will be held Monday night, and they will discuss a report on a site-visit to the Eminence School District in Kentucky.

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KCII to Announce Cash Winner

Posted: Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am

KCII Radio will soon be announcing the winner of $1,000.

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Leopold Visits Washington to Kick Off Governor Campaign

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Rich Leopold talks with Washington citizens at Dodici’s Shop; photo by Joe Cerwinske

Although the election to pick the next governor of Iowa is nearly two years away, the first Democrat to declare his intentions to run has already hit the campaign trail with a visit to Washington.

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Board of Health Recommends Rent-to-Own Plan with Hobart Historic Restoration

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Washington County Public Health is looking for a new address and the board of health voted Friday to recommend to the supervisors to move forward with renting to own space in the former McCleery Calendar Factory building.

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Sigourney Tornado Sirens to be Tested Monday

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The City of Sigourney will test their new tornado siren system for the first time Monday.

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Kirkwood Offering Free English Classes for Community Members

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am

If you’re learning English as a second language, there are free classes in Washington beginning January 19th.

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Plays Focused on Agriculture Coming to Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am


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Agriculture and farmland are the common themes in two plays written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate that will be on the stage in Washington tomorrow.

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Daughters and Fathers Invited to an Enchanted Ball in Washington

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

An enchanted ball will be held next month as a fundraiser for the Clover Kid and other youth programs offered by the Washington County Extension Office.

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Highland School Board to Hold Meeting Monday

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Highland School Board will convene Monday night for their first meeting of the new year.

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Supervisors Elect Chairman, Vice Chair

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 6:20 am


Abe Miller (left) and Richard Young at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The chairman and vice chairman of the Washington County Board of Supervisors have been elected.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library, about a person development and transformation program coming to the library.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Park Ranger Zach Haworth about the start of the year at Lake Darling

Kalona to Seek Grant for Additional Community Center Work

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council approved an application for an $800,000 grant from Enhance Iowa for additional funds towards the community center project.

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Buckingham Named a Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am


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A Washington High School student has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

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Keota City Limits Expected to Get a Little Bigger

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

An upcoming Keota City Council meeting will include a public hearing regarding the annexation of three properties just outside of city limits, which will make the city a bit bigger.

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Over 5.3 Million Gallons of Liquor Sold in Iowa Last Fiscal Year

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Liquor sales in Iowa increased last fiscal year by 3.9%.

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Kirkwood Classes Start January 17th, Still Time to Register

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Classes at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center begin Tuesday, January 17th and there’s still time to register for courses.

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