Today's Local News

Open House Retirement Event Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An event is happening tonight to honor a Washington Y staff member’s retirement.  

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Continues

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza continues today.  

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New Board Members Announced for Washington County Community Foundation

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Two new board members have been announced to The Community Foundation of Washington County.  

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Getting Ready For Two Wheeled Vehicles

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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While we may have been experiencing warmer weather over the winter, it will soon be here to stay and that means more two-wheeled vehicles will be on the roads.

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Dept. of Education Looks at No Child Left Behind Waiver

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

The Iowa Department will release information on its waiver request for the No Child Left Behind Program today. Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider says they hope to change how they report competency levels to the federal government. Currently, Iowa’s competency level for reading and math is the 41st percentile.

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Last Day to Sign Up Live Healthy Iowa 100 Day Challenge

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

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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up to take part in the Live Healthy Iowa’s 100 day challenge and Washington County Public Health is encouraging everyone to take part.  

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Alive After Five Event Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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

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Don’t Feed the Turkeys, Says DNR

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The DNR is asking people to not feed wild turkeys. The statement comes after a flock of turkeys took up residence in Clear Lake due to being fed by the towns residents. Bill Ohde with the DNR Office in Brighton says turkeys aren’t dangerous; they just shouldn’t be fed because they will get used to humans and lose their natural instincts.

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IMS Senoir to Present Piano Recital

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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IMS Senior Sam Swartzendruber will present a piano recital at the school on Saturday. He will be performing piano pieces from various composers, but he will also be presenting some guitar and vocal pieces with the help of his friends and family.

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Starts Today

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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KCII”s Home Shopping Extravaganza starts today.  General Manager Joe Nichols says the radio auction is a great way to get your favorite items or items that you haven’t tried before and gives you a chance to save some money in the process.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors are meeting tomorrow and the biggest part of the meeting will be two different briefings.  

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Weekend Accident in Henry County Takes One Life

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:29 am

A weekend accident in Henry County has taken the life of a person from Burlington.  

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General Enrollment Still Happening for Medicare Benefits

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

General enrollments are still being accepted for Medicare Parts A and B.  The enrollment time ends on March 31st.  

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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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