Archive for March, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: House Fire Near Ainsworth

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 2:29 pm


A firefighter works at the sight of a house fire northwest of Ainsworth Thursday afternoon while smoke billows out of the top of the home. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Multiple emergency crews responded to a fire northwest of Ainsworth Thursday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Rob Hogg who recently had an even in Washington. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Charles Grassley. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about school funding.

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Athlete of the Week

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 12:00 pm

KCII Sports has selected Mid-Prairie’s Anna Hostetler as the Hedge Above Lawncare Athletes of the Week. Listen here for the full interview with Anna.

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For Sale

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 8:52 am

– Small Ford loader tractor 5ft bucket
2 way cylinders $550 best offer
– 95 Buick Lesabre – $400 cash
– Antique 70 series John Deere rider – no mower deck $150 or best offer
660 216 3715

For Sale

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 8:51 am

– 1999 Ford station wagon – best offer
641 919 8795

For Sale

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 8:50 am

– Aaron’s 42in riding lawn mower
new belts new blades $1100
– Honda Moped ’02 $850
563 349 1514

Birthday / Anniversary Winners for Friday, March 31st

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 8:02 am

Birthday Winner:
Robert Colebert of Riverside

Anniversary Winner:
Bill & Audrey Gratter of Harper

Familiar Faces Return for Demon Boys’ Golf Team

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 7:00 am

Several members of this year’s Washington Demon boys’ golf team helped the squad qualify for the district tournament last season.

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Demon Track Teams Return to Competition in Separate Meets

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 7:00 am

The outdoor track season continues this afternoon for the Washington Demon boys’ and girls’ squads in different locations.

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Students Help Break Ground at Stewart Elementary Project Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:27 am


A groundbreaking ceremony for the Stewart Elementary School addition was held Wednesday morning, students, administrators, teachers and members of the WOWIE board took part. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Gold-colored shovels helped move the first dirt at the Stewart Elementary School project in Washington Wednesday morning.

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Area Residents File to be Candidates in June Primary, Klein has Primary Opponent

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:26 am

The deadline has come and gone to be on the ballot for county offices in the June 7th primary.

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“Game of Tiaras” Presented by Mid-Prairie Students this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am


Game of Tiaras cast members (front row from left): Eli Van Roekel, Jaiden Sedlacek, Sawyer Black, Lillian Radeboldt-Hopper, Gina Waters, (back row from left) Ben Chapman, Aleigha Gugel, Abby Pickard, Isaiah Sents, Carah Reimer, Stephannie Schrock. (Photo by Christine Meader)

Mid-Prairie High School will present “Game of Tiaras,” a comedy that merges “Game of Thrones,” “King Lear” and the world of Disney princesses.

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Wet Wednesday in Washington

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am

It was a wet day Wednesday in Washington with rain falling throughout the day.

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Washington Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am


Brent Lewis Bixby

A Washington man was arrested following a traffic stop in downtown Washington Tuesday.

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Kalona Council Purchases Property

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am

At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council agreed to purchase property ahead of scheduled construction of a new community center.

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Are You Interested in Establishing a Prairie?

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Over 80% of Iowa was once covered by prairie, but now less than 0.1% remains.

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Pioneer Cemetery Commission Requested in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:21 am

A request to establish a volunteer pioneer cemetery commission to care for their maintenance and preservation was heard at this week’s Washington County Supervisors meeting.

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Bernadine Lowe Mueller

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Graveside services for 46 year old Bernadine Lowe Mueller formerly of Columbus Junction will be held Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 am at Columbus City Cemetery.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Mid-Prairie sixth grade student Sam Yoder about competing in spelling bees.

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