Today’s Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News gives you a glimpse of the 2017 Washington High School coronation Thursday. King is Carson Thomas and queen is Megan Mitchell.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with National Merit Scholar semifinalist David Fleming of Wellman.

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WHS Homecoming King and Queen Crowned

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:29 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington High School prepared for homecoming for Thursday night with Spirit Night and coronation of this year’s king and queen.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza Starts Tuesday

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza is less than a week away.

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Beckler and Miller Reign as WACO Homecoming King and Queen

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


2017 WACO Homecoming Court:(L-R) Calvin Battle Jr., Briana Garcia, Beau Beckler, Kiana Miller, Cody Crawford, Taylor Roth. Photo courtesy of WACO Community Schools.

The WACO community gathered for the 2017 homecoming pep rally and coronation Wednesday night.

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Eight People Seeking Four Seats on Washington City Council

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

There will be eight names on the ballot vying for four seats on the Washington City Council this November.

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Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Stewart Elementary Sunday

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Stewart Elementary School will be hosting a ribbon cutting this weekend for the new Early Childhood Center and the Cornelia Day Childcare Center.

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Kalona Historical Village Gearing Up for Fall Festival

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

The countdown is on for this year’s Kalona Fall Festival, taking place at the Kalona Historical Village September 29 and 30.

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Autumn Officially Starts Today, Record High Temperature Tied Wednesday

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Autumn has officially begun. Each year the autumnal equinox is on September 22nd, the official start of fall.

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Recount of Sigourney School Board Election Shows One Vote Difference Between Candidates

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors is holding a special meeting today for an official canvass of a recount of the Sigourney School District.

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BREAKING NEWS: Washington High School Homecoming King and Queen

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 8:27 pm

The 2017 Washington Homecoming King and Queen were crowned at Spirit Night tonight.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Main Street Washington Director Sarah Grunewaldt about Sip and Shop happening on September 28.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with National Merit Scholar semifinalist Emma Beachy.

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Have a Family Communication Plan Set for Disaster Preparedness

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:27 am


September is National Preparedness Month and one thing you should have in place with your family is a communications plan.

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Locust and 110th Closed Near Kalona

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:26 am

The intersection of 110th Street and Locust Avenue is closed northwest of Kalona as of today.

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Vehicle Hydroplanes on Highway 218

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:26 am

A single vehicle had to be towed Wednesday night after hydroplaning near Riverside.

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Dry Conditions Make for a Successful Honey Producing Season

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:26 am

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This sign on eastbound Highway 92 directs to the Wehr Honey Farm. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Dry conditions this summer in southeast Iowa may have hindered crop producers, but for a different kind of farmer less rain was beneficial.

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Hotel Motel Tax Fund Administration Committee Set

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am

With the third reading held Tuesday night, the Washington City Council unanimously approved the hotel/motel tax ordinance.

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Kalona City Council Discusses New Stop Signs, Parking Restrictions

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Kalona City Council discussed placement of new stop signs and a no parking area at Monday’s meeting.

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Drought May Impact the Changing Color of Leaves

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:23 am

Area landscapes are beginning to change as leaves go from green to yellow, orange, and red with fall settling in.

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