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Master Gardeners to Hold Plant Sale

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Do you have a gardening question?  Are you looking for the perfect addition to your flower garden?

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with staff from the Washington Public Library about summer reading programs. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Rep. Jarad Klein about cannabis oil and legislation regarding it in Iowa.

Fatal Wreck in Louisa County

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:25 am

There was a fatal car accident in Louisa County over the weekend.

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Kalona Council Approves Water and Sewer Increase

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am

At their most recent meeting the Kalona city council considered and approved an ordinance to increase water and sewer rates.

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Plan for New Casey’s General Store in Washington to be Considered by Commission

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington’s Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to consider the site plan for a new Casey’s General Store to be located by Archer’s Appliance and Electronics and Ace Hardware.

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One Arrested After Foot Chase in Washington

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

One man was arrested following a foot pursuit in Washington early Sunday.

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Keota Student Wins Half-Tuition Grant

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Ryan Chalupa (left) receives the Christina Hixson Opportunity Award from Amy Green, Washington County 4-H and Youth Coordinator. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H.

A local student has won a half-tuition grant worth more than $15,000 to attend Iowa State University.

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Klein Attempting to Expand Access to Cannabis Oil

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

One of State Representative Jarad Klein’s (R) legislative creations two years ago was legalizing cannabis oil to be used to treat children with epilepsy.

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Summer Reading Programs Not Only for Kids

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Summer reading programs are not only for kids in Washington, they’re for adults, too.

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Crews to Work on Crack Sealing in Downtown Washington Thursday

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The City of Washington needs your cooperation.

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Wellman City-wide Clean Up This Week

Posted: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The City of Wellman is holding their citywide cleanup this week.

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Most of Southeast Iowa’s Corn Planted

Posted: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Crops are being planted in southeast Iowa at a rate faster than the overall state.

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Kalona Council Approves Contracts with Johnson County Refuse

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:24 am

At their May 2nd meeting the Kalona city council considered recyclable and non-recyclable solid waste contracts and agreements with Johnson County Refuse.

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Washington Council Approves Change Orders on Three Projects

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:23 am

At their most recent meeting the Washington City Council approved change orders on three projects.

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Middle School has 16% of Fundraising Goal for Wish Kid Project

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington Middle School students are rallying around a six-year-old girl named Kamille who is battling a digestive system disease to help get her a play set this summer.

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Cover Exposed Skin with Sunscreen

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:22 am

There is a way to prevent the most common type of cancer in the United States – use sunscreen.

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Iowan’s Salute Beef Producers During Beef Month

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:22 am


McKenna Brinning shows her winning cow at the 2015 Washington County Fair – it was named Grand Champion in market beef. Photo by KCII’s Sally Y. Hart

Governor Terry Branstad has declared May as Beef Month in Iowa in recognition of the importance of Iowa’s beef industry to the state’s economy.

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May Off to Cold, Wet Start

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:21 am

According to the National Weather Service, May is off to a cold, wet start in Washington this year.

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Drought Conditions Lessen in Midwest

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Drought conditions in the Midwest of lessened from last week to this week.

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