Today’s Local News

Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with United Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer of Iowa Dr. KellyAnn Light McGroary about a recent survey of health and seniors. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Washington farmer Michael Vittetoe about a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day on cover crops he’s hosting on June 26. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Washington Receives Grant for Sewer Improvements

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:28 am

The City of Washington is continuing work to improve its water and wastewater systems and that work has been aided by federal funds.

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Severe Storms Strike Washington County Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:27 am

Severe storms and rain swept across the KCII listening area Wednesday.

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Kalona City Council Passes New Refuse Service Rates

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:27 am


New recycling and non-recycling containers have been issued to Kalona residents. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Kalona City Council gave the final passage on the new recycling and non-recycling service rates at Monday’s meeting.

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Kalona Days Celebrates Roots with Kids Activities, Live Music

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:24 am

“Celebrate Our Roots” is the theme of Kalona Days this year as the residents embrace how their history has shaped the community.

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Soybean Crop Ahead of Five-Year Average in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:24 am

Farmers had 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Help Pollinators by Creating Habitat in Your Backyard

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:24 am

Bees, butterflies, beetles, birds, and bats are all part of developing our ecosystem and they are celebrated during this National Pollinator Week.

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Fill the Van, Support PAWS and More at Hy-Vee

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:22 am

The goal is to fill the van full of donated supplies Saturday for PAWS and More.

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Cover Crops and Seedling Disease to Be Discussed at Field Day

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:20 am

Farmers can learn about a wide variety of ways to use cover crops at a field day next week.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Washington County Wednesday Afternoon

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 4:30 pm


The KCII Severe Weather Action Team brought you live coverage of severe weather Wednesday afternoon.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with United Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer of Iowa Dr. KellyAnn Light McGroary about a recent survey of health and seniors. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Donor Relations Consultant Chris Ciasto about the need for blood donations this summer. This is part two of a two part interview.

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Vendor Selected for Washington County Emergency Communications Equipment

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:27 am

The company that will outfit Washington County with new emergency communications equipment has been selected.

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Seven Agencies Respond to Valve Leak at Koch Nitrogen Company

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:27 am


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Seven agencies responded to reports of an ammonia chemical release at Koch Nitrogen Company northwest of West Chester Tuesday.

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Thirteen Dogs Relinquished to PAWS and More from One Residence

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:25 am


Photos courtesy of PAWS and More

Thirteen dogs from a single residence were turned over to authorities Monday morning.

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Supervisors Elect to Not Provide Funding to YMCA for Enhance Iowa Application

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Unanimously the Washington County Board of Supervisors decided to not provide any financial backing for the YMCA’s request for an Enhance Iowa application.

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Crews Repair Pavement Blow Up West of Crawfordsville

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Temperatures in the 90s caused a pavement blow up in Washington County this week.

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One Inch of Rain Recorded in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:23 am


It was a wet Tuesday in Washington and more rain is expected through Friday.

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Soil Moisture in Southeast Iowa Short to Very Short

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:23 am

Last week rain fell in parts of Iowa, but soil moisture conditions remain the most dry in southeast and south central Iowa.

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