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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with President of WCDC, Inc. David Hoffman about Duke, a new service dog.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson about upcoming conservation projects. This is part one of a two part interview.

BREAKING: City of West Chester Water to be Shut Off Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 11:57 am

The City of West Chester will be performing an emergency well repair on Thursday, which will result in the city’s water being shut off.

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Washington Man Arrested for Assault on Peace Officers

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:30 am


Billie Earl Nowell

One law enforcement officer went to the Washington County Hospital emergency room after an incident at the Washington County Jail Tuesday.

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Supervisors Vote Against Former Calendar Factory as a Future Home for County Departments

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:29 am


The former McCleery Calendar Factory building. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Unanimously the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted to not pursue the McCleery Calendar Factory Building as the future location of Washington County Public Health.

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Highland Creates Committee for Superintendent Search

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:28 am

At the most recent Highland School Board meeting, the path to fill the soon-to-be vacant superintendent position became a little more clear.

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Two Arrested in Washington After Short Pursuit

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Curtis Cousins


Esau Rios

A short pursuit ended in Washington Monday with two people arrested.

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Stolen Safe Located in Mississippi River, Man Charged in Theft

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A man was recently arrested on charges of burglary and theft in Mt. Pleasant, which included a stolen safe that was found in the Mississippi River.

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Washington Council to Hold Public Hearing for Former Library Building

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A public hearing date has been set regarding the potential sale of the Washington former public library on East Main Street.

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Wrestlers Competing in State Tournaments Starting Today

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:24 am


The Washington wrestling team congratulations Logan Escher after he pinned his opponent at the regional dual tournament last week. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Both the state team dual wrestling tournament and the individual state wrestling tournament are being held in Des Moines this week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, about a new welding program coming to Washington.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Senator Rich Taylor about the latest from the current Iowa legislative session. This is part two of a two part interview.

Duke Joins WCDC, Inc.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Duke sits on command at WCDC, Inc. Tuesday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A tool to help clients at WCDC, Inc. in Washington comes complete with yellow fur, four paws, and a wagging tail.

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Ainsworth Elementary Officially Closing its Doors

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Ainsworth Elementary teachers stood together to voice their opinion at the Highland School Board meeting; photo by Joe Cerwinske

After months of speculation and nearly two hours of discussion at the recent meeting, the Highland School Board has made their decision, and Ainsworth Elementary will be closing its doors at the end of this school year.

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Man Tased and Arrested in Washington After Shoplifting

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Robert A. Henry

A person was tased in Washington Tuesday morning.

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Several Individuals Charged in Mt. Pleasant Credit Card Fraud Scheme

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department recently concluded a several month long investigation into a credit card fraud scheme, which resulted in charges for eight individuals from Louisville, Kentucky.

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Demons to Wrestle in State Dual Tournament Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Washington wrestling coaches watch the mat during the regional dual tournament in Washington last week. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Demons are ready to take the mat Wednesday in the state dual wrestling tournament.

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Contract Law Enforcement Rates Rise Slightly for FY2017

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The cost share formula was used to calculate the costs for law enforcement in the cities within Washington County and all of the rates increased slightly.

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BREAKING NEWS: Ainsworth Elementary Officially Closing its Doors

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 9:54 pm


Ainsworth Elementary teachers stood together to voice their opinion at the Highland School Board meeting; photo by Joe Cerwinske

After months of speculation and nearly two hours of discussion at the recent meeting, the Highland School Board has made their decision, and Ainsworth Elementary will be closing its doors at the end of this school year.

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Washington Page

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

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with local historian Michael Zahs during Black History Month about the Young America School in rural Washington and early inclusion locally.