Today’s Local News

Highland School Board Discusses Operational Sharing, Budget Reduction Strategies

Posted: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Operational sharing assignment proposals and preliminary budget reduction strategies are a couple of items the Highland School Board will discuss at Monday’s meeting.

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Law Enforcement Contract to be Considered by Supervisors

Posted: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 6:22 am

Contracts for law enforcement will be discussed and considered at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Remain Calm, Assess Surroundings on Roads this February

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:27 am

Should I stay or should I go?

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Be Safe When Using Space Heaters for Extra Warmth

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through the weekend and into early next week, keep safety in mind if you use space heaters for extra warmth.

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IMS Chamber Choir Delivering Singing Valentines to Area Residents

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Would you like to send a musical gift to a loved one this Valentine’s Day?

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Grassley Discusses Budget Deal

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:23 am

Following a brief government shutdown in the early hours Friday morning, President Donald Trump signed a spending bill. The bill was first approved by the Senate and then the House.

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Supervisors Considering Downtown Lot for Employee Parking

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:23 am

The future of the now empty lot at 302 West Main Street in downtown Washington is being determined by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Drought Conditions Persist in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:22 am

Drought conditions in Iowa remained nearly unchanged with changes of less than a percent from last week to this week.

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Master Gardeners Work to Improve Iowa, Over 700 Hours in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:22 am


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Over 115,000 volunteer hours were logged by nearly 2,000 Master Gardeners in Iowa last year.

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Lone Tree Graduate Begins Active Duty in Army

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:20 am

A Lone Tree resident has arrived for active duty in the Army.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page KCII News speaks with Principal Beth McBride and pre-school teachers Monika Chalupa and Sonya Love-Smith about getting children ready for pre-school. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with snowmobile club Southeast Iowa Ridgeblasters President Cody Krueger.

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Kalona City Council Issues Capital Loan Note for Salveson Creek Restoration

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:27 am

The Kalona City Council authorized the issue of a loan following the completion of the Salveson Creek restoration project.

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Legislature Passes School Funding Bill, Sets Growth at 1%

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:26 am

School funding in Iowa has been approved by the House and Senate.

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Keokuk County Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:25 am

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A Keokuk County man was arrested after eluding law enforcement and driving over 100 miles per hour in a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning.

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Washington Police Called to Welfare Check on Airplane

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:25 am

A welfare check was performed on an airplane in Washington Wednesday.

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Enjoy a Safe Snowmobile Ride this Weekend

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:24 am

As Washington County recently received several inches of snow, local snowmobilers will be heading out this weekend on the trails.

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Washington Council Donates to 9/11 Mobile Exhibit Efforts

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Efforts to secure $10,000 in donations to bring a traveling September 11th memorial and exhibit to Washington are approaching the goal quickly.

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Snow Expected Through Saturday

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:23 am

A trace amount of snow fell in Washington from Thursday into Friday morning.

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Cardenas’ Death Ruled as Accidental

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:20 am

The cause of death of Iowa Mennonite School student Teresa Cardenas has been ruled.

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