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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Mid-Prairie High School family and consumer sciences teacher Sarah O’Rourke about the Mid-Prairie culinary learning lab.

LED Lighting to be Installed At Highland Schools

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Things are going to start looking a lot brighter next year at Highland Schools.

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Main Street Washington Incentive Fund Gets a Boost

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Main Street Washington was presented $50,000 by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Main Street Washington Incentive Fund recently got a boost of $50,000.

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Area Golfers Qualify for State Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Area golfers are moving on to the state tournament after carding low scores this week at qualifying tournaments.

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Mid-Prairie Culinary Lab to be Used For Community Outreach

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Mid-Prairie High School’s culinary lab won’t be used solely for children’s educational purposes when it’s completed in the fall of 2017.

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Annual Tractor Ride Approved in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A tractor ride will go through Washington County this summer, thanks in part to a permit approved by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Storms and Rain in the Forecast

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Heavy rain is in the forecast through the weekend and there is a high probability of thunderstorms today and Thursday.

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Iowa Mennonite Schools 2016 Graduation

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Mennonite Schools will hold their 69th annual graduation festivities on May 28th and 29th in the school’s Celebration Hall.

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Washington Library Receives Grant from Literacy Foundation

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Washington Public Library a grant to help support their summer literacy programs.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Marcus Fedler of Keota who is seeking the Republican nomination for House District 78. The seat is currently held by Jarad Klein of Keota.

UPDATE: Three Vehicle Wreck at Highway 1 and Lexington Monday

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Emergency crews respond to a car wreck on the west side of Washington Monday afternoon. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Three vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 1 and Lexington Boulevard Monday afternoon in Washington.

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Culinary Lab at Mid-Prairie High School Provides Unique Opportunities

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Mid-Prairie High School family and consumer science program is adding a unique educational facility.

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German Bicyclists Pass Through Kalona on Trek Across the United States

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am


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Two bicyclists, Bastian Heimberger and Albert Liebermann from Germany, stopped in Kalona Friday and Saturday during their journey across North America.

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Library to Host STEM Camp for Girls

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – will be the focus of a free program for young girls in Washington this summer.

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New Vision Screener Coming to Washington County Public Health

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Children as young as six-months old and non-verbal people will soon be able to get vision screenings done through Washington County Public Health, thanks in part to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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4-H’ers Continue Preparations for County Fair, Sheep Weigh-in Held

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am


A 4-H student leads her sheep at the 2015 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington County Fair will be held in less than two months and area 4-H students are continuing their preparations ahead of the annual event.

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Schneider Offers Bike Helmet and Safety Tips

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

After a weekend bike crash that sent one man to the University of Iowa hospital, county officials remind everyone it’s important for bicyclists everywhere to practice proper bike safety.

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Now is the Prime Time for Rhubarb

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:21 am


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Now is the prime time for rhubarb harvest and feasting in a variety of dishes.

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BREAKING NEWS: Car Wreck in Washington

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Emergency crews are assessing the damage of a three-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Washington. Photo by KCII News Sally Hart.

A three-vehicle crash caused minor traffic problems near the Washington County Regional Center Monday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Representative Jarad Klein of Keota ahead of the primary race for House District 78. Marcus Fedler is also on the ballot for the seat for the Republican nomination.