Today’s Local News

Flu Activity Low and Sporadic in Iowa Currently

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Influenza activity is low and sporadic in Iowa at this time.

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Conservation Board Looks at Proposed Costs for New Center Displays

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:20 am


The Washington County Conservation Board met November 9. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Washington County Conservation Board looked at a budget proposal for their new nature center exhibit for the conservation education center.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Amy Drayfahl director of Joyful Noise about their upcoming free concert Tuesday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Fund for Academic Excellence Steering Committee member Cheryl Miller.

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Riverside City Council Approves Sale of Community Building

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:27 am

The Riverside City Council approved the sale of the city community building at their recent meeting.

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Sunday Precipitation, Foggy Monday Morning

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington received nearly half an inch of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Man Arrested for Burglars Tools, Drug Charges

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Authorities located and arrested a man on a Washington County warrant for multiple offenses Sunday evening.

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Flannery and Guerra Represent Washington at All-State Music Festival

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

This week is the annual All-State Music Festival in Ames and two Washington musicians will be taking part.

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Washington Approves Work to Improve City’s Website

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington is looking to redesign and update its website.

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Learn How to Avoid Falls in Your Home and in Winter Weather

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall-related injury according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Joyful Noise Sings Name Game Concert Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A local choir will be making Joyful Noise in their concert Tuesday.

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Highland Elementary Educators Nominated for Active Learning Award

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Three Highland educators were nominated for a teaching award from the Iowa Children’s Museum.

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Mid-Prairie Vocalist Waters Performing at 2017 All-State Music Festival

Posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am


All-State Finalist Ty Waters photographed second from right with Maizy Fugate, Kyra Helmuth, Blair Buffington (Iowa Wesleyan Choral Director), and Delaney Smith. Photo courtesy of Collette McClellen.

One Mid-Prairie vocalist will be heading to this year’s All-State Music Festival.

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Supervisors to Hold Official Canvas of Election Results Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 6:20 am

New business and official canvass of the city elections will be conducted by the Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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Kalona Purchasing Speed Sensors and New Street Signage

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Kalona City Council approved purchasing solar-powered speed sensors and new street signage on November 6. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Drivers in Kalona should expect to monitor their speed more closely in the next several weeks.

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Veterans Thanked Today, Free Meal and Program in Washington Tonight

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Today is Veterans Day – a day to honor and appreciate veterans and their service to our country.

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Unlawful Passing of a School Bus Charges Results in 62% Convictions

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:26 am


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It is against the law to pass a stopped school bus in Iowa.

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Be Mindful of Space Heater Dangers this Winter

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:24 am

As temperatures are decreasing this November, Iowans may be compelled to plug in their space heaters for additional warmth, though they can be a danger for lives and homes.

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Deadline Extended to Remove Asbestos, Demo House in Washington

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:23 am


The house at 302 West Main Street in Washington was purchased by the county and will soon be demolished. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

After receiving no proposals to remove the asbestos from the property at 302 West Main Street the Washington County Board of Supervisors has decided to change the timeline of the project.

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Local Service Groups Part of Global Push to Eradicate Polio

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Rotary International is an organization with over 1.2 million members with the aim of bettering communities, and eradicating polio worldwide.

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