Today’s Local News

Waters Past Flood Stages

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:30 am

English River at Kalona

As of 5 a.m. today, the English River at Kalona is over flood stage with water levels at 19.5 feet, flood stage for the area is 14 feet; the water has risen nearly 13 feet in 24 hours.

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Group Tours Washington County

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:28 am

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Nearly 30 visitors from Iowa State Savings Bank in Knoxville went on a tour in Washington County yesterday. The group went on barn quilt tour through the county, heard a presentation about the Wehr Honey Farm, visited shops downtown, had lunch at Dodici’s, toured the Conger House and went to the Wooden Wheel Vineyard. Michelle Peiffer, Director of the Chamber explains that the group filled out surveys which the chamber will use to improve future tours, which they hope to have many of.

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$11.3 Million in Water System Projects Potentially

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:28 am

At last night’s regular session meeting of the Washington City Council, the council heard a presentation from Fox Engineering about the Washington water system.

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Planning and Zoning Commission and Supervisors to Meet Tonight

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The second work session of the planning and zoning commission this month will be held tonight and the Washington County Board of Supervisors have agreed to attend.

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Kirkwood Rep,D.C. Trip Presentation to be at Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A representative of Kirkwood Community College will be present to answer questions about college courses at the Washington Community High School parent teacher conferences next Wednesday, April 24th.

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Local Band Performing at Jazz Championships

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A group of Mid-Prairie students will perform at the Iowa Jazz Championships today.

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Riverside City Council Hears Plans for Y Programming

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington YMCA shared what they have planned for Riverside this summer, at the City Council meeting held this week.

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Focusing on Youth During Library Week

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Area libraries are celebrating National Library Week with special events.

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Washington Street Closed to Downed Power Line

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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A portion of Washington Street in Washington was closed, as of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, due to a downed power line in front of the United Presbyterian Home.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

In this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News spoke with Director Lynette Loula and six of the seven seniors in this spring’s Washington High School play titled “Chicken Every Sunday” which will be performed this weekend.

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First Round of Severe Weather Strikes Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 10:18 am

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The KCII Severe Weather Action Team swung into action for the first time in 2013  when severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Washington County in the late morning and again in the evening.

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Supervisors to Decide on Richmond

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:30 am

The Washington County Supervisors have received a draft of a letter from the RUSS board’s attorney regarding the possibility of de-obligating the projects in Richmond and or Rubio if action is not taken by April 24th.

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Library Looking For More Seeds

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The Washington Public Library is still collecting seeds for its seed lending library program or seed exchange program.

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Hydrants to be Flushed in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Flushing of fire hydrants will begin Monday, April 22, announced the City of Washington Maintenance and Construction Department.

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Mid-Prairie Certifies Budget

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie School District has certified their budget for next school year, despite the uncertainty surrounding the amount of state funding they’ll receive.

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Two Projects in Kalona Approved by Council

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A few projects in Kalona will begin sometime in the next month.

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Dinner Theater this Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Lean On Me, a dinner theater featuring drama, music, and a three course meal presented by the Washington Mennonite Church will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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4-H Cattle Show Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Washington County 4-H County Council will be hosting an IJBBA sanctioned open cattle show this Saturday at the county fairgrounds.

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Wellman Community Garden Plots Still Open

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Spots are still open in Wellman’s Community Garden. At a meeting held earlier this month 19 people signed up for a 10 by 12 foot plot on the piece of land across from the Wellman YMCA.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Its National Library Week, and for today’s In Touch, we’ll talk to Director of the Kalona Public Library Ann Skaden. We’ll talk about what they’re doing to celebrate this week and next week, which is National Volunteer Week.

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