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Columbus School Meeting

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School District will have a meeting on Monday night. The primary topic of discussion will be about a new gym.

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Mid Morning Auto Accident in Washington

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 7:52 am

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An auto accident in Washington about 7:15 this morning has sent the driver to the hospital.  

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School Board Hears Public Health Study Proposal

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington School Board held their monthly meeting last night and during the meeting they heard from a representative from the University of Iowa wanting to do a study related to asthma in children.  

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First Legislative Briefing Happening Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Both of southeast Iowa’s lawmakers will be in Washington tomorrow.

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Ice Road Conditions Lead to Accident

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:27 am

An accident earlier this week has injured the driver.  

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Kalona West Ditch Naming

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The West Ditch in Kalona, which had its naming rights put up for auction, has a final name set to be approved. Salvesen Creek was the name chosen by the winning bidder, and that name has already been approved by the City Council.

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Washington Library Hosting a Day of Entertainment Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Public Library is hosting a Performer’s Showcase tomorrow.  

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Heifer Clinic in Richland

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The ISU Extension will host a heifer clinic in Richland on February 7th. The clinic is an effort to increase the number of cattle in Iowa, says Byron Leu, the organizor of the event, because cattle numbers in the state have been dropping for the past few years.

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Missing Man in Lockridge

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Duane Hinkle, 62, of Lockridge has been missing since Tuesday January 10th. Hinkle was reported missing by his cousin after he failed to show up to a meeting with his cousin.

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Learn at Lunch Discussing Domestic Violence

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:22 am

This month’s Learn at Lunch meeting is discussing domestic violence.  

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Early Registration Deadline Today for 4-H Volunteer Retreat

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The early registration deadline is today for the annual State 4-H Volunteer Retreat happening next month.  

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Sharon Hopf Found Safe in Texas

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington county Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Sharon Hopf of Crawfordsville has been located in Texas and is safe with her family.  About 8:00 this morning, the Sheriff was notified by Hopf’s family that Hopf was located at a business in Fort Worth and that she seemed to be disoriented.  Hopf’s brother who lives in the Dallas area drove to the business and located her.

Also, the Fort Worth Police Department responded and confirmed that Hopf had been found, did not need medical attention and was released to the care of her family.

The Washington County Sheriff’s office along with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation would like to thank the Hopf family, volunteers and multiple law enforcement agencies from Iowa, Missouri and Texas in assisting with the Missing Person’s investigation.

KCII will continue to bring any more information with this story as it becomes official.

Official Caucus Results in Today- Split Decision

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:29 am

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The official results for the Iowa Republican Caucus have been released. Rick Santorum has 34 votes more than Romney, but 8 precincts have missing data which could give the edge to Romney, so the results are being called a split decision by the Republican party . The County Chairs of each county in Iowa were required to send in confirmed results to the Republican Party of Iowa yesterday.

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Washington City Council Hears Audit Findings

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council met last night and heard from a report about the fiscal year 2011 audit.  Kim Hunsaker of CPA Associates in Burlington informed the Council that the audit was routine and no major findings were found.  

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School Board to Meet Tonight

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The Washington School Board is holding their monthly meeting tonight and during the meeting they will be hearing an update on the construction of the new high school.  

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Start a Business Month Bill Proposal Introduced

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Iowa’s Secretary of State recently proposed legislation that would create an “Iowa Startup a Business Month.”  

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Iowa Safe Haven Laws

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Medical Examiners have performed an autopsy on the twin babies that were abandoned in the trunk of a car in Huxley, Iowa, but they still aren’t sure why the two children were abandoned.

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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Meetings Tonight

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is holding two meetings tonight.  

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Donations Helpful for Food Banks

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Area food banks are grateful for donations received as part of our 9th Annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive.  

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Keokuk County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors are having a special meeting today to discuss the budget plans for the fiscal year 2013.

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