Today's Local News

Fire Department Creating New Rescue Team

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington Fire Department has received a grant from the US Government and Fire Chief Tom Wide says they are creating a new rescue team.  

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New County Youth Coordinator Hired

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Extension has hired a new County Youth Coordinator.  

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College Fair for Area Students and Parents Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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A college fair is coming to the Washington High School tomorrow for area high school students and parents to learn more about college options.  

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Congressman Dave Loebsack Holding Office Hours Again

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack is having a representative from his office in Washington tomorrow.

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Kalona Experiencing Positive Growth

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The expansion of CIVCO Medical Solutions into Coralville this coming August is on‑track, according to CIVCO Vice President of Human Resources Scott Rude.  

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Columbus Schools Discuss Student Fees

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Columbus Schools are not changing some fees for the next school year.  

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Two Dead in Fire in Columbus Junction

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:31 am

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A fire at 110 Main Street in Columbus Junction has claimed the life of two people and injured two others.

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Board of Supervisors Discussing Secondary Roads Projects

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors is meeting tomorrow morning to look at the Secondary Roads Department five-year construction plan.  

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Fire Training Exercise Conducted

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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A training exercise was conducted Saturday afternoon just outside of Washington.  

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Colder Than Normal Temps This Winter

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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With the calendar saying it’s spring it’s time to take a look back at the winter season.  

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Keeping Pets Calm During Storms

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Severe weather season is here and most people can have a fear of storms, but animals can also have the same fear.  

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Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards Meeting Together

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Mid-Prairie and Keota School Boards are meeting in joint session tonight and will hear a presentation on the role of the school board from Margaret Buckton, Iowa School Finance Information Services.

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Turkey Hunting Season and Safety

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Iowa’s Spring turkey season is next month and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is passing along regulation and safety reminders.  

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Out of Control Grass Fire Reported Near Ainsworth

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

At 2:45pm yesterday afternoon, the Washington County Safety Center received a 911 call of an out of control grass fire at 2287 Wayne Road near Ainsworth.  

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Jefferson County Hospital Creates Positive Impact on Local Economy

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) has generated more than 188 jobs and over $13 million to the County’s economy.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting this week to pass a resolution for the assessment of public health and safety hazard abatement costs in Richmond.  

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Second Funnel Week Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The state legislature begins their second “Funnel Week” tomorrow.  

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County Engineer Interviews Being Held

Posted: Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors are moving forward with their plans on hiring a new county engineer.  

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2 Lost Dogs

Posted: Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

KCII received a phone call at about 4:30 p.m.  today (3/26) announcing someone found two dogs just south of Washington on Highway 1. One of the dogs found is a white, siberian husky, the other being a doberman pinscher. If these dogs belong to you or you know who they belong to the caller informed us that they were taken to Washington’s Human Society Center this afternoon where they will be taken care of until pick-up.

Washington County’s Unemployment Remains Unchanged

Posted: Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Washington County’s unemployment rate remained the same in February according to data from the Iowa Workforce Development. 

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