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Lincoln Elementary to Have Four-Legged Therapy

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Lincoln Elementary School in the Washington School District will be adding a four-legged assistant this fall.

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Three Injured, Two Transported by Helicopter Following Henry County Crash

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two people were transported to the University of Iowa hospital by helicopter following a two-vehicle crash in Henry County Wednesday.

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Lee Places 28th Nationally at Junior Rodeo

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

WACO soon to be freshman Maysan Lee recently participated in the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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Family Recovering Following Local House Fire

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Firefighters extinguish a house fire on Highway 1 and 78 Tuesday afternoon, west of Brighton. Photo by KCII News.

Tuesday afternoon, when nobody was home, a fire destroyed a house near Lake Darling.

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Mid-Prairie School Board Selects New Member

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board is no longer down a member, because at their most recent meeting they selected Gabrielle Frederick to take the place of Chuck Freeman.

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Weddings Through the Years to be Featured at Conger House

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6:21 am


The Conger House Museum at 903 E. Washington Street in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue – 130 years of weddings in Washington County will be featured at this Sunday’s historical society open house.

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Severe Thunderstorm Hits KCII-Listening Area

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Wednesday afternoon a storm with heavy rain, lightning and strong winds hit the KCII-listening area, causing the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm warning.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Sen. Charles Grassley about Sarah’s Law and the upcoming general election.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Rodeo Chair Val Vineyard about the Wapello Pro Rodeo.

UPDATE: No Injuries in House Fire Near Brighton

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:31 am


Fire fighters work to extinguish a house fire near Lake Darling Tuesday afternoon. Photo by KCII News.

Emergency crews responded to a house fire west of Brighton Tuesday afternoon.

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Matt Stutzman Heading to Paralympics in Rio

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Matt Stutzman, right, the Armless Archer; Photo Courtesy of Matt Stutzman

Paralympian Matt Stutzman, originally of Kalona, is headed to the International Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, this August.

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Supervisors Approve RAGBRAI Use of County Roads

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am



Maps provided by RAGBRAI

The official use of Washington County roads for RAGBRAI on July 29th and 30th was approved at this week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Chief Wapello Days Returns for its 80th Year

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The 80th Annual Chief Wapello Days are returning this weekend, and organizer Tim Knutson says it’s more than just a rodeo.

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Iowa and Nebraska Senators Introduce Sarah’s Law

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Senators from Iowa and Nebraska have teamed up to introduce Sarah’s Law, legislation that would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take custody of a person in the country illegally and is charged with a crime resulting in the death or serious injury of another person.

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Rain and Thunderstorms Likely Today

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington received 0.4 inches of rain Tuesday and more is expected into this evening.

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WCRF to Present Mini Grant Awards

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation meets tonight to discuss and award their annual mini grants.

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Care for Blueberry Plants to Maximize Production

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

Blueberries are a popular fruit in Iowa, grown by many gardeners and horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have offered some tips to maximize their potential.

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UPDATE: Fire Near Brighton

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Emergency crews responded to a house fire west of Brighton Tuesday afternoon.

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BREAKING NEWS: House Fire near Brighton

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 2:22 pm

A house fire west of Brighton, IA and east of Lake Darling has caused emergency crews to partially shut down Highway 1 west of Brighton.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Jennifer Nichols who is organizing a 5k fundraiser to help pay for her husband’s cancer treatment.