Archive for February, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Italian Teen Coming to Visit Washington Detained, Sent Home

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A 19-year-old coming to visit family in Washington was detained at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and is being sent back to Italy.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) director Ed Raber about job growth in Washington County. This is part three of a three-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with new Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Manager Sally Flatland about her history and her experience so far at Port Louisa.

Athlete of the Week

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 12:00 pm

KCII Sports has selected Washington’s Trey Van Weelden as the Hedge Above Lawncare Athletes of the Week. Listen here for the full interview with Trey.

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Wanted

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 8:16 am

Used storage shed
319-631-4876

Birthday Winner February 23rd

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7:58 am

Kevin Schultz – Riverside

Washington Celebrating Wrestling Season Tonight

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7:01 am

Photo courtesy of the Washington Matbackers.

The Washington High School wrestling team will be recognized this evening.

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Washington Archery Competes at Mount Vernon Tournament

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Washington archery teams were back in competition over the weekend.

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Iowa Mennonite Boys Vie for District Title

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite boys basketball team travels to Mid-Prairie High School tonight to take on the Lisbon Lions in the Class 1A District nine championship game.

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Eagles Edged in Semifinal

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Keota Eagle boys basketball team saw their season come to an end Tuesday night in the district semifinal round of the class 1A playoffs, falling to the Danville Bears 70-61 at Mt. Pleasant High School.

The Bears went up 14-11 after one quarter and outscored Keota 19-10 in the second frame to open up 33-21 halftime lead. Keota came to life in the third, putting together a 23-12 run that lasted the entire third quarter to pull within one at 45-44 going to the final eight minutes. Danville absorbed the blow and countered by outscoring Keota by eight in the last quarter to pull away and take the win. The Eagles were led in the contest by Jacob Wickenkamp with a double double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Hunter Wilson had 13 and Avery Conrad 10. The Eagles will say goodbye to six seniors: Anthony Campbell, Logan Sieren, Jace Uphold, Jacob Wickenkamp, Cole Stout, and Avery Conrad. With the loss Keota ends their season at 17-6.

Kalona Memorial Project Nearing Fundraising Goal

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:28 am


Examples of the Kalona Memorial bricks; photo courtesy of the City of Kalona

Efforts to raise money for the Kalona Memorial project have been progressing, and the city is approximately 76% of the way to their goal, according to Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh.

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Record High Temperatures this February in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

Washington has experienced warmer than usual temperatures this week, with record high temperatures Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.

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Woodlawn Cemetery Vandalized

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:27 am


Photos by Zach Ulin

Headstones were knocked over and broken in Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington.

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Crawfordsville Barn Catches Fire

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:26 am


Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in Crawfordsville Wednesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A barn full of hay in Crawfordsville caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

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Home Shopping Extravaganza Ends Today

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Today is the final day of the KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza.

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Public Hearing for Nutmeg Avenue Draws Full House

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


The section of Nutmeg Avenue in question

The public hearing regarding Nutmeg Avenue becoming a private road north of Richmond managed to fill the Kalona Chamber of Commerce building Wednesday night.

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Washington FFA Students Advance to Districts

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


Contributed image – FFA members wait to compete in their events, from left, Ellie Bell, Hailey Shultz, Ellie Todd, Sophie Bell, Morgan Brinning, and Gracie Greiner.

Washington High School FFA students took part in a sub-district competition Monday and their success moves them on to the district contest in March.

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Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge Gets New Manager

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

The new year brought a new face to the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) director Ed Raber about job growth in Washington County. This is part two of a three-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Learning Design Coaches Frank Slabaugh and Glenda Seward, and Kalona Elementary students Chase Rundall, Jeremiah Rempel, Ella Gelement, and Behla Schmidt about the Hour of Code program.