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Top 10 News Stories of 2009

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 7:15 am

KCII News is taking look back at the top ten news stories of 2009 during the New Year’s Holiday. Today we’ll look at numbers 6-10. Tomorrow we’ll have a look at the top 5.

#6 Hotel Tax Fails

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 7:14 am

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press play to hear from Hawkey Motel Owner Gordon Olberding

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press play to hear from Tourism Committee Member Gary McCurdy

Washington voters said no to a hotel-motel tax this year.

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#7 Five Supervisors

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:53 am

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press play to hear from BOS Chair Jim Miksch

This was the first year that Washington County residents saw five people at the table during a board of Supervisors meeting.

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#8 Kalona Gets New City Administrator

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:50 am

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press play to hear from Kalona City Admn. Ryan Schlabaugh

Kalona got a new city administrator this year.

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#9 Washington’s New Library Completed

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:44 am

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Washington’s new public library is officially opened for business this year.

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#10 Wellman Parkside Recreation Center

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:39 am

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press play to hear from Wellman Mayor Ryan Miller

Grant money and citizen donations helped give Wellman a new recreation center

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Sheriff Urges Residents to Celebrate Safely on New Years

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:25 am

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press play to hear from Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar

Many people will celebrate this New Year’s Eve with alcohol. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says those who choose to drink need to have a sober driver.

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Hamakua Hosting Alcohol Free New Year’s Party

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:24 am

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press play to hear from Center Director Deb Bodensteiner

Hamakua Place Youth Center has a New Years Eve party for teens, young adults and families.

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Government Office Closed For New Year’s Day

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 6:22 am

New Years Day is tomorrow

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Mt. Pleasant Woman Injured in Crash

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:39 am

A Mt. Pleasant woman was hospitalized after a car accident near the Washington/Henry County line Tuesday morning.

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Crash Likely Totaled Washington County Sheriff’s Vehicle

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:38 am

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press play to hear from Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will likely need to buy a new car after a multi vehicle crash on 218 this week.

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More Snow for SE Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:36 am

Southeast Iowa could be in for some more snow

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CJ to Appoint New Police Chief

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:33 am

Columbus Junction is swearing in a new Police Chief today

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Supervisors Look Back at 2009

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:32 am

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press pay to hear from the Washington County Supervisors

Zoning, and a dispute with the city of Riverside are among the biggest issues tackled by Washington County Supervisors in 2009.

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3rd Quarter Year in Review

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:23 am

The Year in Review Program Continues today on KCII.

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Crop Advantage Series

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:20 am

The ISU Extension Service is offering the Crop Advantage Series next year.

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Extension Office to Offer Manure Application Certification

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:17 am

The ISU Extension Service is offering commercial manure applicators certification next month.

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Iowa One Call Holding Safety Meetings

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 7:14 am

Iowa One Call will be holding a series of 29 Excavation Safety Awareness Meetings across the state next year.

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Multi Vehicle Pile Up on 218

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 7:52 am

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A multi car crash on Highway 218 near Riverside yesterday sent a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy and a motorist to the hospital.

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Snowy December Despite El Nino

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 7:40 am

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press play to hear from State Climatologist Harry Hillaker

Many parts of Iowa are on pace to, or have already broken snowfall records for the month of December.

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