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Highland Seniors Raise Funds for Graduation with Car and Tractor Show

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

A Highland senior’s love of car shows is the inspiration for the car and tractor show being held at Highland High School in Riverside this Saturday.

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Runners to Take Part in Kewash Half Marathon Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

A trail that starts in Washington and ends in Keota will play host to the fourth annual Kewash Trail Half Marathon this weekend.

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Senator Rich Taylor Comments on Potential Closing of ISU Leopold Center

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Iowa legislative session is wrapping up and the senate passed bills that would effectively defund programs such as the Leopold Center at Iowa State University.

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Two Injured in ATV Rollover in Rural Washington County

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Air Care was placed on standby for an ATV rollover in Washington County with injuries Wednesday evening.

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Tire Pressure to Not Be Overlooked During National Car Care Month

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

April is National Car Care Month, a time when people are getting their vehicles prepared for the summer months and road trips ahead.

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Washington Transitions to Appointed Park and Recreation Board

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The Washington Park Commission has been dissolved and a Park and Recreation Board is being implemented.

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Washington’s Precipitation on Pace for Normal April

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Washington is on par with the normal amount of precipitation for the first three weeks of April.

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Movies on Main to Bring Free Family Films to Washington for Third Year

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Lawn chairs, blankets on the grass, and popcorn in the park will be returning to Washington’s Central Park this summer for another year of Movies on Main.

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Downtown Washington Promotes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:23 am

“What Were You Wearing” display at the Washington Public Library
If you’ve wondered why business fronts in downtown Washington have been covered in teal paint, it has been in promotion of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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April is Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa, EAB Now in 43 Counties

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am


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The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is just one of many invasive species in Iowa and Governor Terry Branstad has proclaimed April as Invasive Species Awareness Month.

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Federation Bank Educates Eighth Graders on Personal Finance and Income

Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Banks haven’t always been personified favorably, they’re usually portrayed as villains in films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Mary Poppins. But community banks such as Federation Bank dispel that notion with not only their service to local citizens but their community outreach as well.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with foreign exchange students Baraa Sawaad and Nono Zakaria and Cafe Dodici owner Lorraine Williams about a dinner tonight to benefit refugees in Iowa. The meal features dishes from their home countries – Malaysia and Israel. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Third Floor of Washington County Courthouse to be Remodeled

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Tuesday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Measures to continue increasing courthouse security are going into effect, as this summer the third floor of the building will be remodeled.

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Iowa Solar Trade Association Meets with Sen. Grassley in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Senator Charles Grassley (R) met with members of the Iowa Solar Trade Association Tuesday at the Washington County Fairgrounds, where solar panels are used to help power the buildings. (Photo by Sally Y. Hart)

What do area farmers, a school board president and a former professional football player have in common?

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Driver Arrested Following Wreck Near Marr Park

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:26 am

At 5:02 p.m. the Washington County Communications Office received a call from a driver on Highway 92, west of Ainsworth, who said her car had been side swiped when another vehicle crossed the centerline.

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Cottonwood United Methodist Church Constructs Little Free Library for Children

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Cottonwood United Methodist Church in Wayland is having a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for their little free library this Saturday.

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Washington to Consider Putting Hotel-Motel Tax on the Ballot

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am

August 1st is the date under consideration for a special election in the City of Washington to determine if residents would support or reject implementing a hotel-motel tax.

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Trees Forever and Mid-Prairie Middle School Partners for Kalona Tree Planting Project

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Earth Day is this Saturday, with National Volunteer Week following the week after, and the city of Kalona is embracing both occasions with their tree planting project April 26th.

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Prepares for Trip to D.C. Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Eighty-four area veterans are traveling to Washington, D.C., next week on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #27.

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Riverside City Council Discusses Plans for Dog Park, Solar Energy

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Riverside City Council held their regular meeting monday night.

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