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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II about the Washington County Freedom Rock he’s painting this week in Brighton. A dedication ceremony for the rock will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday during Brighton Whoopee Days.

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Unresponsive Child Saved At Columbus Community Pool

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:27 am

Emergency personnel responded to an unresponsive child at the Columbus Community Swimming Pool Wednesday.

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Washington Schools Looking for Special Education Teachers and Paraeducators

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Washington School District is still looking for educators for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, especially five special education roles.

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Walker is New Library Director in Washington

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:25 am

There has been a changing of the guard at the Washington Public Library as the new director has assumed her role.

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Ribbon Cutting for Lone Tree Wellness Center this Monday

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:24 am


Photos courtesy of Ken Crawford.

Lone Tree residents and surrounding community members will get to exercise at the new Lone Tree Wellness Center starting next week.

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Rainy Thursday to be Followed by Hot Weekend

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:23 am


A few rain showers fell across the KCII-listening area Thursday.

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Keep an Eye on Cattle for Heat Stress this Weekend

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:23 am

Hot, humid, and sunny conditions are in the forecast for Washington through the weekend and into early next week which may cause heat stress in animals.

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Carpenter Bees Boring Into Deck Joists, Rafters

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:21 am

If you find coarse sawdust the color of fresh-cut wood beneath a hole the size of your finger you may have found active carpenter bees.

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Riverside Casino and Golf Resort Named Winner in Give Back Iowa Challenge

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:20 am

A local business has been named a winner in the fourth annual Give Back Iowa Challenge.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Brent Hinson and Keith Hinkel from the City of Washington about the four-year sidewalk repair program that is starting this summer.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Boy Scout Troop 242 about the flag retirement ceremony they held on June 8th at Marr Park.

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Unresponsive Child Saved At Columbus Community Pool

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Emergency personnel responded to an unresponsive child at the Columbus Community Swimming Pool Wednesday.

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Artist Sorensen Painting Washington County Freedom Rock in Brighton

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:27 am


Ray “Bubba” Sorensen painting the Washington County Freedom Rock on June 12th. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

As you drive past the corner of Highways 1 and 78 in Brighton this week, you might notice some activity where BJ’s Stop Off used to be.

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City of Washington Repairing Sidewalks with New Program

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Starting this summer, each year a quadrant of the City of Washington will be surveyed for necessary sidewalk repairs.

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UPDATE: One Killed in Wreck Near Richland

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:25 am

The name of the man killed in a two-vehicle wreck in Keokuk County Monday has been released.

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Nomination Papers Due Tomorrow for Washington City Council Election

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Anyone from the City of Washington’s Ward 1 has until 5 p.m. Friday to file nomination papers to be on the ballot in next month’s special election.

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Southeast Iowa Communities Look Back on 10th Anniversary of Flood

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:24 am


Oakville in July 2008.

Ten years ago this week floods impacted eastern Iowa communities, damaging homes, buildings, and crops, and forcing many to evacuate their residences.

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School Board Thanks Dicks at His Final Washington Meeting

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:24 am

After three years leading the Washington Community School District, Superintendent Jeff Dicks attended his final school board meeting with the Demons Wednesday.

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Southeast Iowa Corn on Par with Five-Year Average, Soybeans Ahead

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:23 am


USDA image

Statewide there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork last week.

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Mid-Prairie Implementing Elementary Handwriting Curriculum Next Fall

Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:20 am

A handwriting curriculum for preschool through fourth grade will be implemented at the Mid-Prairie School District next fall.

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