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Trace Amounts of Rain Recorded

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

Monday was a cloudy, rainy day in Washington.

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WACO Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Graduate Award

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

The WACO School District will once again be honoring an alumnus at this year’s high school graduation ceremony, by presenting the Distinguished Graduate Award.

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Riverboat Grant Applications Available

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:21 am

Applications for grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation spring grant cycle are now available.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington High School band director Don Hughes about the jazz season.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the Highland Robotics Team about what it is they do. This is part two of a two part interview.

Large Crowd Attends Legislative Briefing

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:32 am


Saturday’s legislative briefing was held under the stained glass dome of the United Methodist Church in Washington, from left Rep. Dave Heaton (R), Sen. Rich Taylor (D), Sen. Kevin Kinney (D), and Rep. Jarad Klein (R) attended the event. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Collective bargaining, education savings accounts, public safety, water quality, tax structures and voter fraud were all topics discussed at Saturday’s legislative briefing in Washington.

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Record High Temperatures Over the Weekend

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Washington experienced record high temperatures over the weekend.

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Iowa Legislature Looking into Educational Savings Account Program

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

While legislation has yet to come forward, one bill that has been waiting in the wings during the current legislative session involves what’s been termed an educational savings account program.

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Washington Jazz Band Preparing for Competitions

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A piano, four trumpets, six saxophones, drums, five trombones, auxiliary percussion, and guitars are coming together at Washington High School for their competition jazz band.

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Highland Robotics Team Headed to State Competition

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Highland Robotics Team (from L-R) — Lane Griffis, Emily Streb, Matt Butler, Luke Van Schoyck, Sam Smith, Jack Streb, Nathan Butler, Connor Cermak, Robert Yoder, Austin Cromer, and Coach Tim Surine (not pictured: Brock Beinhart); photo by Joe Cerwinske

The Highland High School Robotics Team recently competed in a super-qualifier event in Johnston.

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Area Fire Departments Extinguish 14 Grass Fires

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Area fire departments were busy over the weekend with multiple grass fires getting out of control and needing assistance to be extinguished.

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Mid-Prairie to Purchase Two New Propane Buses

Posted: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am

At their most recent meeting, the Mid-Prairie School Board held a public hearing regarding the specifications for school buses they are looking to purchase.

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Presidents’ Day Tomorrow, Expect Closures

Posted: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Monday is Presidents’ Day and many office and businesses will be closed in observance of the holiday.

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Authorities Investigating After Recovering a Body Found in Iowa River

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A body was found in the Iowa River south of Hills Access Thursday.

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Mid-Prairie School Board to Focus Attention on Class Size Normalization

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am



Over the course of the next several meetings, the Mid-Prairie School Board is expected to spend a lot of time on normalizing class sizes at the three elementary schools.

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Today is the Third and Final Day of 2017 Individual State Wrestling Tournament

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo by Nate Gonner

The KCII-listening area has been represented at the individual state wrestling tournament in Des Moines this week with athletes from six area teams.

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Washington to Observe National FFA Week

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:24 am

This year marks the 70th year of the National FFA Week.

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Get Student Applications In Before College Deadlines

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Students who plan to attend college courses in the fall should be filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA.

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Keota City Council to Consider Annexation Resolution

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

After several years of delays and discussions, the Keota City Council will consider a resolution for the annexation of property at 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road at their meeting Monday.

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Swine Workshop, Barrow Weigh-In Approaching for Washington County 4-H

Posted: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 6:21 am


A pig at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County’s 4-H “Know Your Swine” workshop and production barrow weigh-in will be held in the same week next month.

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