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High School Artists Asked to Submit Original Work for Congressional Competition

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

High school students in Iowa’s Second Congressional District are being asked to submit original artwork for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

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April Showers Bring Higher than Normal Precipitation Totals Locally

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Precipitation and average temperature in Washington so far this month are above normal.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, about orientation sessions for high school students and their parents.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Zach Haworth about spring at Lake Darling.

Orientation Required for High School Students Attending Kirkwood Cocurrent Credit Courses

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

All students who will be taking concurrent credit courses at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center in the fall are required to attend an orientation session this month.

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Ambulance Worker Assaulted on Scene, Washington Man Arrested

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Jimmy Quick

An ambulance worker was assaulted on scene Sunday evening in Washington.

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Domestic Violence Coalition Seeking Donations

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition is expanding its storage space in order to be better prepared to help the victims of domestic violence in the county.

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One Person Transported to Hospital by Ambulance After Rollover Wreck, Juvenile Cited for Alcohol Possession

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

One person was taken by ambulance to the University of Iowa hospital after a rollover wreck near Kalona over the weekend.

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Local Law Enforcement Officials Take Part in Active Shooter Training

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photos by Dr. Bob Leonard

Thirty-one members of law enforcement agencies from across the state of Iowa gathered at Elk Rock State Park near Lake Red Rock in Marion County last week for a three-day training session.

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Airport Land Use Study to be Reviewed

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Washington Municipal Airport Land Use Study will be reviewed and discussed this week.

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Mid-Prairie School Board to Finalize Class Size Decision

Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board meets in regular session Monday night in the High School Multipurpose Room.

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Kalona Pool Preparations Underway for Student Swims

Posted: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Items discussed at the latest Kalona City Council meeting included discussion in regards to the upcoming pool season.

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Conservation Board Growing Tree Seedlings

Posted: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Seeds have been planted by the Washington County Conservation Board for their trees and shrubs.

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Brinning to Compete in Public Speaking at State FFA

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:28 am

One Washington High School FFA member will be competing at the state Future Farmers of America convention in Ames.

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Life Flight Responds to Henry County Three-Car Wreck

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A helicopter ambulance assisted at a three-car wreck in Henry County Thursday.

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Prairie Burn Scheduled at Marr Park

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am

In the darkness, flames will be seen burning up prairie grass at Marr Park this Tuesday.

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Kalona Safe Routes Project Estimated at $183,000

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council recently considered Safe Routes contracts for installation of numerous sidewalks that would provide safer travel to the elementary and middle schools.

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Washington County 4-H’ers Preparing Pigs in Single Source Commercial Swine Class

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:23 am

4-H’ers Blake and Payton Peck are both participating in the Single Source Commercial Swine Class this year. Both boys are members of the Limecreek Livewires 4-H Club and belong to Ben and Casey Peck. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H.

Thirty-nine pigs from Sieren Pork have been rehomed to 11 Washington County 4-H members for the Single Source Commercial Swine Class.

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Drought Conditions Lessen After Early April Showers

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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In the first week of April Washington has received approximately 1.5 inches of rain according to the National Weather Service and drought conditions have lessened across the state.

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Prom Safety is the Most Important Part of a Fun Night

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:00 am

With prom season approaching, getting the perfect dress, the right tux or finding a dinner reservation may seem like the most important part of the evening but safety needs to be at the top of the list for kids and parents.

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