Today's Local News

Chamber Holds Annual Awards Dinner

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards dinner last night and everyone in attendance heard from keynote speaker, Director of Iowa Economic Development Authority, Debi Durham.  

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Heated Debate over Gas Tax and Road Funding

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:29 am

As previously reported by KCII, lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years. County Engineer Jacob Thorius has been pushing for an increase in the gas tax, which hasn’t been raised since 1989, in an effort to increase funding for Washington County’s roads and bridges. The subject was brought up again at the third Legislative Briefing on Saturday.

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Medicare Seminar Coming to Washington

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics is getting ready to host a seminar on Medicare next month.  

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Keeping Pets Calm during Storms

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Severe weather season is almost here and while some people can have a fear of storms, animals can also have the same fear.  

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Children Riding Bikes find Human Remains

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Two children riding their bicycles found something interesting in Henry County over the weekend.  

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Possible Hazardous Material Spill Reported in Jefferson County on Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Around 2:00 Sunday afternoon, the Fairfield Fire Department was dispatched to a possible hazardous material spill behind the recreation center on the Maharishi University of Management campus.  

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Farmer Wins $2,500 for Fairgrounds Buildings

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A Washington County Farmer has won a prize that he will be donating to the Washington County Fair. Steve and Sue Norman of Washington won $2,500 through a Monsanto sponsored program, America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

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Riverside Council Talks TrekFest

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Riverside City Council met last night, and at the meeting funding for TrekFest was discussed, among other things. Carol Riggan with the Riverside Area Community Club requested $918 for TrekFest.

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State Transportation Plan Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is holding a meeting for the public to hear updates of the state’s transportation plan.  

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Summer Camp Signups Taking Place

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Parents interested in summer activities for their children have an opportunity with summer camps taking place at the Washington Y.  

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String of Record High Temps Continue in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:20 am

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Washington set another high temperature yesterday, bring the total to seven days in a row where the record high has been either tied or broken.  

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String of Record High Temps Continue in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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Washington set another high temperature again today, bring the total to seven days in a row where the record high has been either tied or broken.  

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Washington Page for Monday, March 19, 2012

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Tim Coffey explains the importance of the Chamber of Commerce’s various committees in today’s program.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Listen to the rest of the conversation KCII’s Brad Gaspelin recently had with Senator Chuck Grassley.

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Children Riding Bikes find Human Remains

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 9:37 am

Two children riding their bicycles found something interesting in Henry County over the weekend.

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Possible Hazardous Material Spill Reported in Jefferson County

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 8:58 am

Around 2:00 yesterday afternoon, the Fairfield Fire Department was dispatched to a possible hazardous material spill behind the recreation center on the Maharishi University of Management campus.  

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Final Legislative Briefing Saturday Brings Healthy Discussion

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce hosted an event this weekend that brought on healthy debate with its final Legislative Briefing Saturday morning.  

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Filing Period Over for State and Federal Candidates

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 6:29 am

State filing for elected positions ended yesterday at 5:00 pm. In our area, we have 7 candidates to consider.

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Road Construction Beginning Today

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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A road in Washington County will be closed for construction beginning today.  

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Grassley Looks to Help Livestock Prices

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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KCII recently had the opportunity to interview Senator Chuck Grassley. We talked about a variety of issues during this call. Grassley has introduced legislation geared toward helping independent livestock producers get a fair price on their product.

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