Today's Local News

New Director of Nursing at Hospice of Washington County

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Hospice of Washington County is pleased to announce a new Director of Nursing.  

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Mental Health Funding for Schools

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Principal of Washington Junior High Curt Mayer spoke at the legislative briefing about mental health funding for schools. He says part of the issue is the lack of a local communication system.

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Mid-Prairie School Board Meeting Tonight

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie Schools will have a meeting tonight. They will have a special presentation to honor retirees.

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Kalona Council Votes to Purchase B4 Building

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

As previously reported by KCII, the city of Kalona was considering the purchase of the B4 building, which houses Grandma’s Corner Shop, to turn into a well defined public space.

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Food and Farming Conference This Week

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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A conference related to food sustainability is coming up this week at Crooked Creek Christian Camp.  

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Stewart School Hosting Preschool Registration Night

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Stewart Elementary School in Washington is hosting a preschool registration night next month.  

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Funnel Week Comes to an End

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Funnel Week has come to an end for State Lawmakers. Funnel week is a deadline set for any bills hoping to get passed. The bills must make it out of committee by the end of the week to be debated on the House or Senate floors.

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Food and Farming Conference This Week

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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A conference related to food sustainability is coming up this week at Crooked Creek Christian Camp.  

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Mid-Prairie School Meeting

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Mid-Prairie Schools will have a meeting Monday night. They will have a special presentation to honor retirees.

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Alive After Five Event This Week

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 6:25 am

An Alive After Five event is being held this week to celebrate a business’ milestone anniversary.  

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IMS Advances to State

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

The IMS Boys Basketball team advanced to their second straight tournament Saturday night with a 55-39 win over Gladbrook-Reinbeck in the substate round of the postseason at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School.

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“K2″ Bill Passes House Committee

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:30 am

The synthetic drug K2 mimics the effects of marijuana, and has been banned in Iowa before. But it is still available because manufacturers can simply change the formula slightly, and the new drug isn’t banned by the bill. After three students in a Des Moines High School were hospitalized, legislatures have acted on the issue.

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Undocumented Worker Bill Clears Committee

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:28 am

As previously reported by KCII, lawmakers are looking at a bill that would require businesses to screen workers through the federal E-Verify program, and also allows anonymous complaints to be made against businesses about potential illegal workers which would then have to be investigated by County Attorneys or Local Police. The bill, House File 2156 has cleared the House Judiciary Committee, and is now available for debate in the House.

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Chamber Dinner Reservations Due Next Week

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is reminding everyone of reservations for their annual awards dinner.  

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Book Discussion at Library Coming Up

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Public Library is hosting a book discussion next month as part of the All Iowa Reads program.

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Youth Baseball Signup Happening

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Washington Y is holding registrations for spring baseball.  

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Pork Producers Scholarship Applications Due Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Tomorrow is the last day to submit applications for Washington County Pork Producers scholarships.  

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Natural Resource Protection Funding Available

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Those wishing to protect Iowa’s natural resources now have access to funds available.  

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Keota Budget Hearing Announced

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The City of Keota, after discussing the budget for 2012-2013 in closed meetings, has announced a public hearing for the proposed budget. The hearing will be held on March 13th at noon in Keota City Hall.

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UPDATE: Missing Man Found Dead in Wayland

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 6:30 am

As previously reported by KCII, a 64 year old man who was reported missing on Tuesday morning has been found dead.

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