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Final Chance to Sign Up for Internships

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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High School students in Washington who wish to learn about a future career through an internship opportunity have until the end of the day today to sign up.  

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Youth Turkey Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow and Prompts Reminders

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s youth spring turkey season opens tomorrow and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is passing along regulation and safety reminders.  

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Area Easter Egg Hunts Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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There will be a few Easter egg hunts in the area tomorrow. The Washington Kiwanis A-Mers will host an egg hunt tomorrow at 9:00 am.

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Washington Page – April 5, 2012

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 11:02 am

Washington City Administrator Brent Hinson talks about different things happening within the city of Washington.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 5, 2012

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith talks about the importance of having a weather radio and a proper shelter during severe weather.

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Washington City Council Meets and Approves Projects

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and discussed construction projects within the city as part of their meeting.  

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The Facts on Pink Slime

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Lean Finely textured beef, or the name many people have come to know it by, “pink slime” has made a lot of news headlines lately. Production facilities have closed, some schools have stopped using the product, and Hy-Vee briefly pulled the product from its shelves.

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City Leaders to Tour Waste Water Facility

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Members of the Washington City Council along with Mayor Sandra Johnson and city staff will be taking part in a tour tomorrow.  

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Statewide Tornado Drill Takes Place

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Iowa held a statewide tornado drill yesterday morning.  

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Iowan Delegation Returns from China

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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As previously reported by KCII, a delegation of Iowans traveled to China to repay the visit by China Vice President Xi Jinping. Iowa Soybean Association President-elect Mark Jackson of Rose Hill was part of that delegation.

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Sign Up for Conservation Reserve Program Extended

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The sign up period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) that was supposed to end tomorrow has been extended.  

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Harkin Listening Session in Sigourney

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Senator Tom Harkin has announced one of his staff will be available in Sigourney next week to discuss issues with the public.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week, Weather Radios and Shelter

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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KCII is continuing our look at different areas related to Severe Weather Awareness Week by working with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities and today we will be discussing weather radios and shelters.  

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Washington Page – April 4, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 11:02 am

Amy Vetter from Main Street Washington talks about their upcoming “Upstairs Downtown Tour.”

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 4, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am

John Haase from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities visited KCII and talks about last year’s Derecho event and flash flooding as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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Board of Supervisors Hold Hearings Regarding Roads and Land

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors held two public hearings as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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County Health Rankings Show Status of Health in Iowa and Nation

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The rankings have been released for 2012 County Health Rankings and in Iowa, Washington County appears in the top 20 of overall health outcomes.  

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Statewide Tornado Drill Today

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:26 am

There is a statewide tornado drill today for severe weather awareness week. The drill will happen today at 10am. Mid-Prairie Schools will be taking part in this drill, and Superintendent Mark Schneider says that even though schools are sturdy buildings that are safer than most other locations, they can still take damage from tornadoes and students need to be prepared to get into safe locations within the school.

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Government Officials Visit Washington to Promote Property Tax Relief

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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About 30 people were in attendance to hear about property tax reform at the Washington Public Library yesterday.  

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Washington City Council Holding Public Hearings Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Washington City Council is holding three public hearings as part of their meeting tonight.  

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