Today’s Local News

Solar Activity Affecting Earth in Different Ways

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 11:31 am

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The sun is approaching its peak of activity in its eleven-year solar cycle and it is affecting some things here on Earth.  

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Water Main Break Affects Some Businesses in Washington

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 9:25 am

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A small water main break has been reported on the west side of Washington.  

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Washington City Council Passes Budget

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington City Council met late into the evening last night to pass the fiscal year 2013 budget.  

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Chamber Director Stepping Down

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce Director has announced he is leaving his position the end of the month.  

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Kalona Not to Purchase B4 Building

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Kalona City Council held a public hearing on Monday during their meeting to discuss the potential purchase of the B4 building, which currently houses Grandma’s Corner Shop.

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Investigation of Missing Man in Lockridge Complete

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:25 am

As previously reported by KCII, Duane Hinkle of Lockridge, Iowa who had been reported missing on January 11th and had been found dead near his home. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has completed their investigation into his death.

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Mt. Pleasant Man Running for Senate

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A Mt. Pleasant man, Rich Taylor, will be making a run for the State Senate. Taylor is a 57 year old Democrat who retired after working 26 years at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison. He tells us he’s lived in Henry County his whole life.

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Production Barrow Weigh In Coming Up

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County Fair Swine Committee is offering a production barrow division again for this year’s county fair.  

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Earthquake Disaster Exercise Happening This Month

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An opportunity for anyone who is part of the Community Emergency Response Team or Washington County COAD is coming up to take part in an exercise as part of a disaster planning and response team.  

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Ag Week Focuses on Finances

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:21 am

KCII is continuing to air special edition news magazines saluting agriculture.

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Board of Supervisors Approve Road Project Bids

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved two grading projects as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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Washington City Council Discussing Budget Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:29 am

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The Washington City Council is meeting tonight to discuss the fiscal year 2013 budget.  

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Power Outage Affects Many in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The power is back on this morning after a power pole caught fire on 3rd Avenue and East Madison Street yesterday afternoon.

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Wellman Water Service to be Turned off This Afternoon

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The city of Wellman has announced that they will be turning off water to the entire city beginning at 1:00 this afternoon until 6:00 this evening. 

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Mid-Prairie Leans Towards Current Site for New Central Office

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Mid-Prairie School District has been planning the construction of a new Central Office to replace the aging current building. They had previously decided to build a new building rather than renovate the old one, or purchase and existing property.

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Teen Help Desk Available Today

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Public Library is hosting a tech help desk today in celebration of Teen Tech Week.  

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Keota Council Signs Pool Agreement

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Keota City Council met on Monday night for their regular meeting. One of the items addressed was the pool agreement with Lagos Acres. The city agreed to fix the pool lights lights in exchange for leftover chemicals from the previous year.

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Open Cattle Show Coming Next Month

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County 4-H is sponsoring an IJBBA Sanctioned Cattle Show next month.  

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Columbus School Board Hold Second Budget Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Columbus Community School District Board will be meeting on Monday night for their second budget workshop for 2012-2013. The bulk of the meeting will focus on funding projections.

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Ag Week Programs Continue Today Looking at Education

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:21 am

KCII is continuing to air special edition news magazines this week saluting agriculture.  

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