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Technology Improvements Impact Emergency Dispatch Work

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:26 am

In 2016, Washington County dispatchers received 11,833 calls.

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Kalona and Wellman-Scofield Libraries Celebrate National Library Week

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

National Library Week is April 9th through the 15th, and libraries across the country are using this week to celebrate the contributions of libraries, library workers, and promoting library use and support.

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Have You Documented Your Healthcare Decisions?

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Does your family know what health care you want in the event you can’t communicate your decisions? Are those healthcare decisions documented?

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WEDG Presents Quarterly Report to Supervisors

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The quarterly Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) report was provided at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Potato Planting Tips

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Area gardeners are preparing soil for spring planting and in southern Iowa, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, advise late March into April is the ideal time for planting many garden staples.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Communications Supervisor Cara Sorrells and Assistant Supervisor Teresa Todd during National Telecommunicator Week. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid Prairie School Board President Jeremy Pickard about Monday night’s board meeting.

Washington County Courthouse Increasing Security Measures

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:27 am


The south door of the Washington County Courthouse (pictured above) will be closed to the public this week. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Action is underway to increase security at the Washington County Courthouse.

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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Receives 79 Grant Requests for $2.8 Million

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A total of $2,834,729 has been requested across 79 applications for the spring grant cycle with the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Single Vehicle Wreck in Washington, One Person Taken to University Hospital

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A single vehicle car wreck with a possible trap was reported in the city limits of Washington Tuesday afternoon.

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Supervisors Considering Updating Washington County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Washington County’s hazard mitigation plan needs to be updated.

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Winter’s Snow Total Less Than Half of Normal Amount

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Normally, Washington endures nearly two feet of snow throughout the winter, but this year less than half of that was recorded locally.

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Springtime Fishing at Lake Darling

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Lake Darling – photo by Sally Y. Hart

Rainy weather may sometimes effect outdoor springtime fishing opportunities, however at Lake Darling State Park, that’s simply not the case.

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Wapello Part of Paint Iowa Beautiful Program

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Wapello is a Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond Vogel Paint grant award winner this year for the Paint Iowa Beautiful Program.

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Strawberry Planting Advice

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:20 am


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In Iowa, the best time to plant strawberries is now.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Communications Supervisor Cara Sorrells during National Telecommunicator Week. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Brad Koenig with the Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition.

Mid-Prairie School Board Decides on Elementary Equalization Measure

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 6:29 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board met in regular session Monday night in the Multipurpose Room at Mid-Prairie High School.

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Washington County Has 129 Years of Dispatch Experience for Emergency Calls

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 6:27 am

When you call 911 during an emergency, the first voice you hear is that of a telecommunicator.

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Adrian Presented Excellence in Agriculture Programming Award

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Nancy Adrian was presented the County Professional Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources Programming Award 2017 by Jay Harmon, the interim director of ISU Ag and Natural Resources Extension & Outreach and associate dean and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University. Adrian was one of two in the state receiving this award. Contributed photo.

The 2017 County Professional Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources Programming Award from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has been presented to Nancy Adrian of Washington County.

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