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Annual Washington Tree Giveaway Saturday

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Elm, birch, peach, maple, oak and spruce trees will all be given away in downtown Washington Saturday.

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May is National Bike Month

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am

On the brink of summer, more and more cyclists are appearing on the roadways and trails of southeast Iowa.

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Mid-Prairie District to Incorporate New Guidance Curriculum

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

At Monday’s Mid-Prairie School Board meeting, the district’s guidance counselors made a presentation about new curriculum that they are interested in implementing.

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Wet Week in Washington

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The Mid-Prairie soccer fields in Wellman had standing water on them Tuesday morning. Photo submitted.

It has been a wet week in Washington with about an inch of rain falling Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Julie Johnson with the RAGBRAI Washington committee about volunteer housing.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Mark Schneider about Mid-Prairie’s recent school board meeting.

Washington Grad Who Became FBI Agent to be Remembered Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Terry Anderson – contributed photo

Fallen law enforcement officers will be remembered this week during the National Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15th and one Washington High School graduate who lost his life in the line of duty will be commemorated.

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Mid-Prairie Decides on Elementary Principal

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:23 am

At Monday’s meeting the Mid-Prairie School Board approved the hire of Robin Foster to fill the principal vacancy at Kalona and Washington Township Elementary Schools.

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Housing Needed for RAGBRAI Participants

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Yards to camp in, pull out sofas or spare beds to sleep in are all needed for participants of RAGBRAI to stay in Washington July 29th.

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Middle School Students Continue Wish Kids Fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With two weeks left in the school year, students at Washington Middle School are trying to reach a fundraising goal to help a local girl get a play set through Kids for Wish Kids.

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Supervisors Approve In Kind Match on Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County’s pre-disaster plan needs updated and to do that the county is seeking a $30,000 grant.

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Color Me Fun Run at CCCC

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Crooked Creek Christian Camp will host their 3rd annual Color Me Fun 5k Walk/Run on Saturday, May 14th.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with April Cuddeback of WCHC about Kidzfest.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Washington and Keokuk Counties Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith about severe weather and what to do to prepare for it.

Heavy Rains Sweep Across Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Mid-Prairie’s soccer fields in Wellman had standing water on them Tuesday morning, following Monday’s rain. Contributed photo.

Heavy rain showers swept across southeast Iowa Monday.

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Volunteers Needed in Washington for RAGBRAI

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The 44th RAGBRAI event will have 20,000 visitors come to Washington on Friday, July 29th, and to have a successful event volunteers are needed to help in many different areas.

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Let the Games Begin – Kidzfest on Friday

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The games will begin with a torch being run around Washington’s Central Park Friday for this year’s Olympic-themed Kidzfest.

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Washington Bands March at Tulip Festival

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Two Washington marching bands took part in the Tulip Festival parade in Pella Friday. Photo courtesy of Andrew Schneider – KNIA/KRLS.

Two bands from Washington marched in the annual Tulip Festival in Pella.

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Washington County Spends Over $1,100 Per Person

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington County government spent $1,155 dollars per citizen on all county expenditures for FY 2014, the latest year for which data is available.

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Township Fifth Graders Take Area Historical Tour

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Fifth graders at Washington Township Elementary took an Iowa History field trip recently with Washington County Historian Mike Zahs.

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