Archive for January, 2017

KCII’s Big Red Radio Makes Deliveries to Local Pantries

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:30 am



The KCII Big Red Radio is full of donations and delivering those today. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Keep an eye out for the KCII Big Red Radio today.

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Former Calendar Factory to be Residential or Commercial – Still Undecided

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am

No official action was taken at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding county departments moving to the former McCleery Calendar Factory.

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National School Choice Week Seeks to Highlight Alternative Learning Options

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Schools around the country are observing National School Choice Week, which seeks to educate parents and students about the many learning options available to them.

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UPDATE: Boiler Room Fire at Washington High School

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Smoke could be seen coming from the east side of the school Tuesday afternoon when fire fighters responded to a call of a fire in the boiler room. Photo by Joe Cerwinske

Students and staff at the Washington High School were evacuated from the school Tuesday afternoon due to a fire.

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Keota Speech Teams Find Success at District Contest

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The district competition for the Large Group Speech Contest was held recently, and several groups from Keota have advanced to the state competition.

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Flu-Associated Death Toll Rises to 11

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Influenza activity is regional and there have been eleven flu-associated deaths in the state so far this flu season.

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Archaeologist Coming to Kalona for Prehistory Event

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Historical Village is partnering with Iowa archaeologists to give people a look into Iowa’s archaeological past.

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How to Exercise While it’s Cold Outside

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:19 am

As many people attempt to make good on their New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, they may not realize there are many exercises they can do in their homes.

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Joyce Pfeifer

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Celebration of Life Services for 87-year-old Joyce Pfeifer of Wellman will be held 10:30 Friday, January 27th, 2017, at the Trinity Friends Church in Richland, with Pastor Brad Cranston and Pastor Tim Hadley officiating.

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BREAKING NEWS: Boiler Room Fire at Washington High School

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1:24 pm


Photo by Joe Cerwinske


Photo by Joe Cerwinske

A fire at Washington High School prompted an evacuation.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Morgan Ebel, a 25-year-old Washington County woman who is needing a second kidney transplant. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Lake Darling Park Ranger Zach Haworth about the proposed pedestrian footbridge at the park.

For Sale

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 8:52 am

Chamberlain 1/2 hp garage opener with remote 7-8ft garage 18ft wide – brand new
72 pieces of Ondura roofing – 4ftx6ft – brown in color
Assortment of Lumber 1×4 and 1×6 – call for price
319 461 5720

For Sale

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 8:51 am

3 speed cast iron GE transmission – $100
Pair of 920 Military tires w/ tubes – $35/pair
10,000lb wench heavy duty $400
660 216 3715

Birthday / Anniversary winners January 24th

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 8:06 am

Max Smith – Washington

Jason & Tiffany Whisler – Washington

Golden Hawks Host Beavers in Double Dip

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk boys and girls basketball teams host the Wilton Beavers tonight in a River Valley Conference doubleheader.

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Washington Basketball Travels to Ottumwa

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The competition week begins tonight on the road for the Washington Demon basketball teams.

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Area Schools Paired in District Basketball Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Multiple KCII area boys’ basketball squads will battle for one spot in next month’s state tournament.

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Iowa Mennonite and Winfield-Mt. Union Square Off in Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School boys and girls basketball teams host area school Winfield-Mt. Union tonight in a Southeast Iowa Superconference doubleheader matchup of KCII area teams.

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Kidney Donation Needed for 25-Year-Old Kalona Woman

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Morgan Ebel and her dog, Harley. Photo courtesy of Morgan Ebel

A new kidney is what a 25-year-old woman from Washington County is in search of.

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