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Washington County Conservation Board to Focus on Projects at February Meeting

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will convene Thursday for their monthly meeting, and their focus will be on current and future projects.

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Kalona City Council to Discuss Proposed Budget

Posted: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council will be meeting Monday, and among the new business they’ll be discussing is the consideration of their proposed 2017-18 budget.

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Former Library Building and Project Change Orders to be Discussed by Washington City Council

Posted: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The former library building in downtown Washington and the marketing time-frame for the sale of the building will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Budget Workshops, Space Needs and Grant Applications to be Considered by Supervisors

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Departmental budgets will be discussed in multiple work shops this week with the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Louisa County Extension Holding Chestnut Growers’ Conference

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Louisa County Extension Office will be hosting a Commercial Chestnut Growers’ Conference on February 11th.

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Highest Unemployment Rate in Washington County Last Year Was in What Month?

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The State of Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from December 2015 to 2016 remained steady, just rising from 3.5% to 3.6%.

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Southeast Iowa Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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Drought conditions in Iowa have lessened slightly from last week to this week.

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Keota City Council to Approve Annexation Resolution

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council will hold their first meeting of February Monday, and among the topics on the agenda is a public hearing regarding the annexation of 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road.

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Trees Available at Discounted Price for Alliant Energy Customers through Operation ReLeaf

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Alliant Energy is again running Operation ReLeaf to help customers save energy with the assistance of trees.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amy Green, 4-H and youth coordinator for Washington County, about upcoming events and a new 4-H member meeting.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Hy-Vee Dietitian Melissa Boncher about snacking healthy during the Super Bowl.

Missing Columbus Junction Veteran Found Dead

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

After a four day search, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office located the body of a missing veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Riverboat Grant Applications Now Available

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Applications for grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation spring grant cycle are now available.

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Snacking Healthy for the Super Bowl

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

The National Football League’s championship game, the Super Bowl, is typically one of the biggest party days of the year.

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Storm Spotter Classes Coming to Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Updrafts, anvils, wall clouds and more will be covered at the next round of storm spotter training courses across Iowa.

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Enchanted Ball Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

An enchanted ball will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Washington County’s Median Age Has Increased

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:23 am


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The median age in Washington County is above both the U.S. median age of 37.6 years and the state’s 38.1 years.

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Keota Hoping to Hire New Lifeguards

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Last year, the Keota outdoor pool was in danger of staying closed over the summer, due to a lack of lifeguards and a pool manager.

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Consider Joining a CSA for Fresh Produce

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Since 2006, Iowa’s number of Community Supported Agriculture programs has increased by about 62%.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, about registering for courses for next fall.