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Winfield Hosts Successful Crooked Creek Days

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Winfield Crooked Creek Days had a successful weekend according to organizer Jennifer Huston.

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Melon Production Growing in Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 6:20 am


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Watermelon, muskmelon and honeydew production in Iowa has expanded in recent years according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with 2016 Washington County Fair queen Anna Pence ahead of the Iowa State Fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Washington County Public Health nurse Lynn Fisher about National Immunization Awareness Month. This is part one of a two part interview.

Branstad Attends Washington County Bioreactor Installation

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Recently governor Terry Branstad was in Washington County visiting the West Fork Crooked Creek bioreactor installation in his ongoing effort to promote water quality solutions.

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Washington Begins Band Camp

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:26 am

The Washington High School marching band is preparing for the fall season with camp this week.

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WCHC Named in Top 20

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics has been named as a top 20 critical access hospital in the nation for quality.

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Riverside Fire Department to Begin Cadet Program

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Riverside Fire Department will soon begin a cadet program in conjunction with Highland High School.

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ReLeaf Applications Available

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am


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Area residents have a chance to purchase trees at a discounted price through a program called Operation ReLeaf.

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Wine and Whiskers to Benefit PAWS and More

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Area organizations are coming together for a fundraiser called Wine and Whiskers Gala for PAWS and More Animal Shelter in Washington.

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Rescue Member Recognized for 25 Years

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Richard Conrad (left) receives a certificate of appreciation from Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar. Contributed photo.

A member of the Washington Rescue unit was recently presented a certificate of appreciation for 25 years of service.

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Immunization Month Focuses on Expectant Mothers

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and each week has specific people in mind.

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Washington County Conservation to Discuss TAP Grant

Posted: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be meeting Thursday to hold preliminary discussions regarding a grant from the Transportation Alternatives Program, or TAP.

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Nomination Papers Available for Non-Party Offices

Posted: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The deadline to file nomination papers for non-party offices with the Washington County Auditor’s Office is August 31st.

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UPDATE: Wreck North of Washington

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

At around 3:15 Friday afternoon, August 5th a car versus semi wreck occurred on 12th street north of Washington.

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Riverside Fire Department Looks to Sell Trucks

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Riverside Volunteer Fire Department is looking into the possibility of selling two of their older trucks in order to purchase a new one.

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Public Library Available to Help Students with Internet Access

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Washington’s High School is 1:1 with laptop computers students take home throughout the school year, but not everyone has internet access at home – that’s where the public library can come in to play.

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Keota Approves Contract for CDBG Program

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Keota City Council approved the contract with the Iowa Economic Development Authority for the Community Development Block Grant program.

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Today is Final Day of Tax-Free Weekend

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Today is the final day of Iowa’s annual tax free holiday.

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Louisa County Freedom Rock Project Receives More Funding

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Louisa County will become the 49th Iowa county to participate in the Freedom Rock painting program, and were recently given aid from two sources.

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