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High Weekend Temperatures Observed

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

Temperatures rose to 91 degrees over the weekend and heat warnings were issued by the National Weather Service.

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Columbus Junction Creating a Burmese Community Garden

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

The City of Columbus Junction is in the planning phase for a new Burmese community garden.

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Washington County Fair Ends, Students Look Ahead to State Fair

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Projects shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair that have been selected to advance to state. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

With the 2016 Washington County Fair in the books, some area 4-H’ers are preparing their projects for the state fair.

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One Arrested After Rollover Wreck

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:23 am

One person was arrested early Sunday morning after a rollover wreck on Highway 1, near Brighton.

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Washington County Conservation Reflects on Fiscal Year

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

As the Washington County Conservation Board enters the new fiscal year, Director Steve Anderson took some time to reflect on the past year.

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One Arrested on Drug Charges in Washington

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

One man was arrested in Washington Saturday on drug charges.

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School Rocks Backpack Giveaway Comes to Washington

Posted: Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 6:28 am

This Saturday, A Wireless will be hosting their annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway at the Washington Verizon store.

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Early Voting Underway for Bond Issue Regarding YMCA in Washington

Posted: Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 6:23 am


A rendering of what the new YMCA will look like in Washington.

Soon residents of Washington will know if up to $3 million in bonds will be approved or not for the new YMCA in Washington.

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Highland Baseball Takes on St. Mary’s in State Tournament

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:30 am

With a score of 10 to 5 the Highland baseball team loss Friday in the first round of the state tournament.

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Kalona Pool Having a Busy Summer

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Kalona Public Pool has had a busy year, and pool manager McKayla Brush feels it’s largely due to the warm July weather.

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Kalona Chamber of Commerce Uses Mini-Grant to Improve Signs

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce recently received $2,000 in a mini-grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Fair Concludes, Riverside Couple Named to Hall of Fame

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Fair has concluded and before people look forward to the Iowa State Fair in August, 4-H and Youth Coordinator Amy Green took a moment to reflect on the week, calling it “unbelievable.” She explained students work for months and months to get projects ready and it was fun to have everyone come together from around the county to support the students.

Thursday evening a couple from Riverside was honored as an inductee of the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. The couple is Jim and Louella Schneider. He grew up as a Riverside Rambler and was a 4-H leader of the club since 1976. The pair also had two sons go through the Washington County 4-H program. In addition, Jim helped start the bucket-bottle calf class in the 90’s and has served as beef superintendent. Jim has also served on the Washington County Extension Council and has been a member of the Washington County Fair Association. Louella was not in 4-H but is described as a “strong supporter of Jim’s in all of his 4-H activities, as well as their sons” and other family members.

Pump N’ Run and Power Lifting Competitions Coming to Washington

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

A new 5k with a weightlifting competition is coming to Washington in September.

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Drought Conditions Improve in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Drought conditions in southeast Iowa and across the state have lessened from last week to this week.

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Washington County Conservation Ready to Interview for Ranger Position

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is no longer accepting any new applications for their new park ranger technician position.

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Grassley to Visit Washington and Louisa Counties

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:20 am


Sen. Grassley speaks with a constituent in Washington at the courthouse in July 2015. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley will be visiting the KCII-listening area next week ahead of RAGBRAI.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with 4-H member and the 2016 Washington County Fair Queen Anna Pence.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Louisa County Fair Board President Tony Humiston about next week’s Louisa County Fair.

Highland Baseball to Compete Today in State Quarterfinals

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 6:29 am

The Highland High School baseball team extended their winning streak to 14 games Wednesday to advance to the first round of the state tournament today.

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Excessive Heat Warning Continues

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

Hot and humid conditions will continue through to Saturday evening and an excessive heat warning is in effect.

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