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New Look for Washington’s Homecoming

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Washington’s 2015 Homecoming queen Emma Stout and king Giovanni Coronel. Photo by KCII staff

Alumni of Washington High School who make it back to town for the annual homecoming festivities will see a new look to the events.

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WACO Kicks Off Homecoming Week

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:25 am


The WACO Homecoming Court; Front (L-R): Halle Kissell, Kayla Leichty, Stevie Donaldson, and Kasey Sutton; Back (L-R): Gabe Black, Jackson Roth, Jaren Unternahrer, and Roman Kiefer; Photo courtesy of WACO Schools

This week is homecoming week for WACO, and according to high school science teacher and student council adviser Kate Shindelar, the excitement and anticipation have been building for weeks.

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Two Arrested After Bar Fight

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two people were arrested in Washington early Sunday morning following a bar fight.

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Washington Community Center Celebrating 40 Years

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Forty years ago the first show was performed on the stage of the Washington Community Center – it was Of Thee I Sing.

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Washington County Conservation Seeks WCRF Grant for Kewash Improvements

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The deadline for proposals for the Washington County Riverboat Foundation’s fall grants is approaching, and the Washington County Conservation Board finalized their submission at their September meeting.

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Rain in the Local Forecast

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

More rain is expected for Washington this week, beginning late Tuesday.

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Store Apples Properly for Fall

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

Fall is less than two weeks away and with that comes the apple harvest.

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Washington County Conservation Board Won’t Change User Fees for 2017

Posted: Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 6:28 am

At their September meeting, the Washington County Conservation Board reviewed and discussed the user fees for their facilities.

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Remembering Heroes

Posted: Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks which caused four planes to crash – two in New York City, one at the Pentagon and one in an empty field in Pennsylvania.

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Hayden Fry Statue Installed in Coralville

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:28 am


The Hayden Fry statue, with creator Steve Maxon; Photo courtesy of Steve Maxon

The City of Coralville successfully installed the Hayden Fry statue on its permanent pedestal in front of the Coralville-Iowa City Visitors Bureau.

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Craft Fair Comes to Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Tents, tables and displays will be found around Centennial Fountain in Washington’s Central Park today for the 27th annual Washington Craft Fair.

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Hunting Seasons to Kick Off with Youth and Disabled Seasons

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:25 am

White-tailed deer hunting is about to kick off, and it starts with two specialized seasons.

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Candidates Forum on KCII Wednesday

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Ward 2 residents in the City of Washington will select who is going to fill the vacant seat on the city council in a special election.

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Washington to Hold Fall Clean Up

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A fall clean up will be held in the City of Washington again.

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Calling All Pokemon Trainers

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A Pokemon Extravaganza is being held in Washington on Monday.

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Highland to have School Board and Annual Business Meeting Monday

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Highland School Board will convene for their first September meeting on Monday, which will double as the annual business meeting.

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Iowa Soil Moisture Mostly Adequate

Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Only five counties in Iowa are currently experiencing any drought conditions.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Sarah Grunewaldt, director of Main Street Washington, about a free Google workshop for area businesses being held Monday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Steve Maxon of Max-Cast in Kalona about the unveiling of the Hayden Fry Statue.

Today’s High School Students Learn About 9/11, Too Young to Remember

Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Fifteen years ago, I was sitting in a U.S. History class when I learned about the attacks on the World Trade Center complex in New York City – do you remember where you were?

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