Today's Local News

Hunting Safety Reminders

Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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With deer season still in effect, KCII along with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources want to pass along tips to help keep you safe while hunting.

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Patsy Cline Tribute in Fairfield Tonight

Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Sweet Dreams: A Patsy Cline Tribute will be in Fairfield tonight at the Sondheim Center.

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Good Mortgage Rates

Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Mortgage rates have been going down on a major scale over the last year, but have been going up a few points in the last four to six weeks. 

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Milk Quality Workshop Coming in December

Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The ISU Extension is offering a Milk Quality Workshop on Thursday December 9 so milk producers can be ready for the major changes in milk quality standards.

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Reminder to Shop Local

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:30 am

Main Street Washington is reminding you to shop locally this holiday season.

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Washington S.N.O.W. Event Tonight

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Washington will kick off the holiday season tonight by hosting Let It Sing, Let It Ring, Let It Glow.

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Jingle Bell Run

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Before the Washington SNOW event this evening, Steve Roth, Washington High School track coach will be hosting the Jingle Bell Run. 

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Test scores remain flat; but one Superintendent doesn’t like how they are done.

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am

According to the Iowa Department of Education test scores have remained stagnant over the past two years among Iowa students on standardized tests.

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Government Agency Closure Reminders

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:24 am

While today is the day after Thanksgiving, we want to remind you that most local government offices are still closed today. 

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Turn your Christmas tree into an outdoor tree

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:23 am

If you are thinking of turning your live Christmas tree into an outdoor tree after the holidays are over the ISU extension says it is possible.

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Black Friday History

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Today is Black Friday, and is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year. 

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Christmas in Kalona Craft Show Today and Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Annual Christmas in Kalona Craft show is starting today at the Kalona Recreational Center. 

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Winter Driving Safety

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:30 am

Winter precipitation will soon be falling over the area, and the Iowa State Patrol wants to pass along tips for driving safe throughout the winter season.

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Thanksgiving Holiday History

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Thanksgiving is today, a day first celebrated in 1621 originally as a three-day feast by the original colonists, and Native American allies including Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoag tribe. 

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Washington County’s Drop in Unemployment

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in October according to data from the Iowa Workforce Development.

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Kalona Pushing Shop Local this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Christmas shopping season starts tomorrow with Black Friday and many local communities are pushing shop local.

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Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to ring bells at businesses throughout the area. 

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Local Counties part of Treasurers website that is having problems

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am

County treasurers in Iowa including several in south east Iowa are sticking with a struggling West Des Moines software company that hosts a website where residents can pay property taxes and motor vehicle fees online.

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Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their monthly meeting next Thursday, December 2nd at 7:30 pm. Tentative agenda items include financial statements, bills for payment, cost share payments and conservation plans. The meeting will be held at the USDA office and is open to the public. For more information, contact the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District at 653-6654.

Ainsworth to Marr Park trail now Completely Funded

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Ainsworth to Marr Park trail is not completely funded but that doesn’t mean the trail can built yet. 

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