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Kalona Issues Boil Advisory Through Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Kalona has issued a voluntary boil advisory for two areas of town.

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Wapello Professional Rodeo Returns to Chief Wapello Days

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Eighth Annual Wapello Professional Rodeo will be held this weekend alongside Chief Wapello Days.

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Rain, Thunderstorms in Forecast

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Radar image courtesy of AccuWeather

Heavy rain, wind and strong thunderstorms are in the forecast for Washington through Wednesday evening.

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Washington County Fair Queen to be Crowned Sunday, Contestants Named

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Photos by Stutzman Studio

Sunday evening the 2016 Washington County Fair Queen will be crowned.

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Nickels for Nichols, 5k Saturday to Help Local Man Battle Cancer

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am

This Saturday a 5k will be held in downtown Washington and a special breakfast will be at your Washington Hy-Vee to raise funds for Arlen Nichols’ cancer treatment.

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Vietnam Veterans to be Honored at Fair

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Area veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored during the Washington County Fair.

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Washington County Conservation Board to Discuss More Improvements to Marr Park

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will meet Thursday to discuss existing projects and further work to be done at Marr Park.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Jonathan Vittetoe about a benefit for his daughter Everlee and to raise awareness of CDG.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Principal Robin Foster about starting at Kalona Elementary.

Keota Officer Invents EVAC-STRAP

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Keota police officer Doug Conrad recently earned a trademark on a piece of equipment designed to help evacuate officers injured in the line of duty.

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Local Parents Sharing What CDG is After Young Daughter Diagnosed

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Do you know what congenital disorder of glycosylation, or CDG, is? Many people don’t, and a local couple is trying to raise awareness of the disease their two-year-old daughter Everlee was diagnosed with.

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40th Annual Keokuk Expo Returns to Sigourney

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The 40th Annual Keokuk County Exposition is this week starting Wednesday and goes through Saturday.

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Washington School Board to Tour Construction Project, Discuss Therapy Dog and Band Trip

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A therapy dog, a summer band trip and board goals will be discussed at this week’s Washington school board meeting.

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Challenge Grants with Main Street Iowa Now Accepting Applications

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The next round of Challenge Grants through Main Street Iowa is now open.

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Namaste – Free Yoga Offered to Area Youth

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Sarah Greiner leads a free youth yoga class. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H

Area youth in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to take part in an activity that promotes self improvement in a positive and relaxing environment that is non-competitive with free yoga sessions.

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Keota School Board Vacancy Filled

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Keota School board member Naomi Greiner was recently hired as a teacher at Keota Elementary, and had to resign from the board.

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Rain at Normal Pace for Washington, More Expected this Week

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

So far this July, Washington is on par for the amount of precipitation received.

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Mid-Prairie School Board to Appoint New Member Monday

Posted: Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will be appointing a new school board member at their meeting Monday.

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Part of Juniper Avenue to be Closed Next Week

Posted: Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A section of Juniper Avenue in Washington County will be closed starting next week for about a month for regrading and surfacing.

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Keota Prepares to Interview Candidates for Elementary Principal

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Keota Elementary Principal Beth McBride recently resigned her position to become principal at St. James School in Washington.

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