Archive for November, 2017

Red Kettle Bell Ringing to Begin this Month – $20,000 Goal

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

Soon red kettles will be seen and bells will be heard as you enter area stores as a fundraiser with the Salvation Army.

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Successful Year for Annual Candy Buy Back Event in Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Kalona and Riverside Family Dental collected candy to send to Operation Gratitude November 1. Photo courtesy of Kalona Family Dental.

Smiles were shared and candy was collected at Kalona Family Dental November 1, as Kalona and Riverside Family Dental held their fourth annual Candy Buy Back event.

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Cool Temperatures to Start November in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am

November is off to a cooler start than normal in Washington.

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Authors Challenged During NaNoWriMo

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


Contributed image – NaNoWriMo.org

Authors are being challenged and prompted throughout November for NaNoWriMo.

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Expect Closures Friday and Saturday for Veterans Day

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

Veterans Day will be observed this Saturday, November 11th, and some area businesses and offices will also observe the day Friday.

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Highland Hosts Work Session with Lone Tree School Board Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Highland School Board will be looking towards the future at two work sessions scheduled this Wednesday.

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Alice Bowles Rademaker

Posted: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 5:11 am

Celebration of life services for 102-year-old Alice Bowles Rademaker will be held at 11a.m. Thursday, November 16th at the United Methodist Church in Washington.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

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

On today’s program we’re talking with Winfield-Mt. Union Elementary Principal Gabe Wylder about a month-long fundraiser the school district has done to support the relief effort in Puerto Rico. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Birthday Winner Monday, November 6th

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 8:08 am

Duane Durst

Jacoby Leads Mid-Prairie Kicking Game

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Mid-Prairie senior Terrhyn Jacoby had a big season for the Golden Hawks on special teams.

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Hemsworth and Carpenter Run in Ankeny

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Winfield-Mt. Union’s Cecilia Hemsworth and Columbus Community’s Jenessa Carpenter represented Southeast Iowa at the 2017 Senior All Star Meet Saturday in Ankeny.

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Horak Caps Off Career at All Star Meet

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Washington’s Brennan Horak finished up his high school cross country career Saturday by participating in the senior all star meet in Ankeny.

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Golden Hawks Shine at All-Star Meet

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Four Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk cross country runners were on the course one final time for their careers at the 2017 All-Star Meet in Ankeny Saturday.

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KCII Recognized as Friend of Washington County 4-H

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


The KC Hall was full of 4-Hers and their families Sunday night for their annual awards presentation. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The annual 4-H Awards and Family Fun Night was celebrated Sunday in Washington and a number of awards were presented, including one for KCII Radio.

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Winfield-Mt. Union District Raises Funds for Puerto Rico Relief

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


Map image courtesy of Gabe Wylder.

Spare change is usually placed in a coin purse or a jar, sometimes forgotten.

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Tomorrow is Election Day, New Mayor to be Selected in Washington

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

Polls will be open Tuesday for city elections.

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Man Arrested for OWI After Hitting Multiple Parked Vehicles in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A car struck parked vehicles, went over a curb, and hit a street sign in Washington Saturday night.

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State Lawmakers Look to Address Opioid Crisis

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

Iowa is no exception to the opioid crisis happening across the country.

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Drought Results in Natural Disaster Declaration

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

Due to the recent drought, four counties in Iowa have been designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as primary natural disaster areas.

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Library Prepares for Noontime Concerts

Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Libraries are often thought of as quiet spaces, but the Washington Public Library is an exception.

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