Today's Local News

Visit with Public Policy Advisor Well Received

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported by KCII, members from the Washington and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce visited with Phil Wise, the Public Policy Advisor to the Director of the Department of Education for Iowa earlier this week in Des Moines.  

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New Mammography Services Available

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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An additional service is now available at Washington County Hospital and Clinics.  

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Stewart School Kindergarten Registration Now Available

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Stewart Elementary School in Washington is holding Kindergarten registration for the next school year.  

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St. James Royal Ball Coming Up

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 6:21 am

St. James School is getting ready for a large fundraiser next month.  

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Sergeant Lyle Hansen Leaves Investigator Position

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Sergeant Lyle Hanson the investigator for the Washington Police Department has decided to move to patrol duty after 20 years serving as investigator.

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UPDATE: Missing Man Found Dead in Wayland

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

As previously reported by KCII, a 64 year old man who was reported missing on Tuesday morning has been found dead. William Salyers was found just north of Wayland at around 11:00 yesterday.

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Missing Man Found in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 am

A man reported missing on Tuesday has been found dead in Washington County. The incident is now a suicide investigation.

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Washington Schools Look for Mental Health Funding

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Principal of Washington Junior High, Curt Mayer, spoke at the legislative briefing on Saturday about mental health funding for schools. He says the days when school officials could pick up the phone and call the local DHS office or mental health centers are long past.

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Website Building Teams Helpful for Many People

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:27 am

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Website building teams from Google were in Washington yesterday to help small business owners. 

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Congressman Loebsack Visits Kalona Business

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A business in Kalona received a visit from an elected official yesterday. 

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Open House Tonight Showcasing Service to Community

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Hillcrest Family Services Washington Mental Health Center is inviting the public to an Open House tonight. 

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Additional Hunter Safety Course Offered

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported on KCII, the Washington County Conservation Board is preparing to host a hunter safety class next month and there is another opportunity for this course next week.  

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College Scholarships Available for High School Juniors

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 am

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High school juniors are encouraged to apply for a college scholarship from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association. 

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Keota Tax Abatement Hearing

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota is holding a public hearing next month to talk about a proposed tax abatement plan for the city. The plan would affect residential, commercial, and industrial properties in the city.

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Columbus Junction Hires New Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Columbus Community School District has hired a new Superintendent. Dr. Marlene Johnson was a Principal at Fort Dodge Elementary since 2008.

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Missing Man Found Dead in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 5:23 pm

A man reported missing on yesterday has been found dead in Washington County. The incident is now a suicide investigation. The 64 year old man was reported missing after he left his residence around 8 am on Tuesday, and was then unaccounted for.

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Wellman Hires New Employees

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 am

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The city of Wellman has hired two new employees.  

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Controversy over Splash Pad in Riverside

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:37 am

A large crowd was in attendance at last night’s council meeting in Riverside to address a hot topic. 

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Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met yesterday morning and they heard the annual update from the Washington County Fair Board to start off the meeting.

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Gas Prices at a High While Lawmakers Look at Gas Tax Increase

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Gas prices are at a high for this time of the year all over the country, with increases up to 25 cents a gallon. But the price of gas could see another increase, because lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years.

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