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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Chris Marshall, executive director of Halcyon House, about the progress on their addition.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein (R), about the latest from the current Iowa legislative session. This is part two of a two part interview.

KCII Scholarship Application Now Available

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Applications are now available for the KCII Business and Broadcasting Scholarship.

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IMS Chamber Singers to Help Spark Love with Valentine Serenades

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am


The IMS Chamber Singers: back (L-R) – Ethan Raim, Nick Yutzy, Cole Yoder, Caleb Yoder, and Jim Wang; front (L-R) – Rachel Miller, Emma Beachy, Hannah Peters, Alyssa Gonzales, and Director Alisa Kandel; photo courtesy of IMS

In what’s become an annual tradition, the Iowa Mennonite School’s chamber singers will be venturing into the area on Valentine’s Day to provide romantic serenades.

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Council to Discuss Washington’s Former Library Building Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The City of Washington is trying to sell its former library building.

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Mid-Prairie Receives Three I Ratings, One Perfect Score at State Speech

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Mid-Prairie Speech Team was among the participants at this past weekend’s State Speech Competition at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, where they sent seven groups to compete in three categories.

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Washington County Preparing for 4-H Fire Up

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Washington County 4-H members are busy with upcoming workshops and starting projects for the county fair.

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Warm Start to February in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Washington’s had a warm start to February, with moments feeling more like spring than winter.

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Brighton Now Accepting Submissions for Whoopee Days Themes

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The annual Brighton Whoopee Days aren’t until the third full weekend in June, but the Brighton Chamber of Commerce is giving people a head start on putting their imprint on this year’s event.

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Washington School Board to Consider Budget Guarantee Resolution, Discuss Elementary BLC

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Washington School Board will meet in regular session this week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Susan Wellington with Washington Rotary about Daffodil Days.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein (R), about the latest from the current Iowa legislative session. This is part one of a two part interview.

Three Washington Speech Groups Earn Perfect Ratings

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Washington High School had 24 members perform eight entries at the state contest over the weekend and three earned perfect ratings.

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Klein Proposing Bill to Give Rural Cities the Option to Change Counties

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

State Representative Jarad Klein (R) has a bill ready to be reviewed by a subcommittee at the Iowa Legislature that would give rural cities in more populous counties the ability to change to a more suitable county.

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Halcyon House Addition Nearing Completion

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am


An example of what a finished room will look like in the new wing of Halcyon House in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The $10.5 million addition at the Halcyon House in Washington is nearing completion.

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Daffodil Days Fundraiser Returns to Washington County

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A fundraiser that brings bright yellow flowers to area offices and funds for Relay for Life and local Rotary clubs is back in Washington County.

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One Person Taken to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Wreck

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

One person was taken by ambulance to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck near Riverside Sunday afternoon.

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Wellman Couple Named Top Individual Pork Promoters

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) recently presented its award for the top individual pork promoters to Joel and Laura Huber of Wellman.

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West Chester Woman Faces Identity Theft Charges

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A West Chester woman faces identity theft charges.

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Washington County Conservation Board to Focus on Projects at February Meeting

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will convene Thursday for their monthly meeting, and their focus will be on current and future projects.

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