Today's Local News

Lake Darling Four-Season Cabins Quickly Reserved

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:28 am

A Lake Darling four-season cabin; Photo by Joe Cerwinske

The four-season cabins at Lake Darling have been available for reservations for about a week, yet according to Park Ranger Zach Haworth, they’re booked for nearly every weekend until December.

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Lord’s Cupboard in Fairfield Ready to Open New Emergency Food Pantry

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Lord’s Cupboard of Fairfield has completed the renovation of the former Sunshine Laundry building for its new emergency food pantry, and will open its doors Monday.

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Splish, Splash, Take Your Dog for Swim

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:24 am


A dog chases a ball into the pool at the 2014 doggie paddle in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Dogs will take over the Steele Family Aquatic Center in Washington as part of the annual end of season dog swim.

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Grassley Leads Polls in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two seasoned politicians are vying for a senate seat in Iowa – incumbent Charles Grassley and former lieutenant governor Patty Judge.

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Former St. James Elementary Principal Returns to Lead School

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A former principal at St. James Elementary School in Washington has returned to the post.

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Over 70,000 Unemployed in Iowa, 400 in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The state of Iowa’s unemployment rate increased by a tenth of a percentage point from June to July.

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Increase in Traffic Fatalities in Iowa in 2016

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

There have been 247 traffic fatalities in Iowa so far this year, an increase of 23.5% over this time last year according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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United Way Looking for Volunteers for granGABLE Event

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The United Way of Johnson and Washington County is looking for volunteers for their Labor Day event called granGABLE.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley about EpiPens and the rising cost and response from Mylan.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Naturalist Pam Holz about the “Skulls and their Stories” program.

Man Faces Assault on Peace Officer Charges in Washington

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 7:54 am


Jermaine Adams – photo provided by Washington County Jail

One man was arrested early Friday morning in Washington and faces multiple charges including assault on a peace officer causing bodily injury.

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Last Day to Get Your Name on the Ballot

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Today is the final day to get your name on the special election ballot for the vacant Washington City Council seat and as of Thursday afternoon two people have filed to do so.

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Schneider Takes Leave of Absence as Riverside Mayor

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Mayor Allen Schneider of Riverside; Photo by Joe Cerwinske

At Thursday’s special meeting of the Riverside City Council, it was expected that Mayor Allen Schneider would resign from office.

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Grassley Addresses Increase in EpiPen Cost

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Thursday, the company that makes and sells EpiPens, Mylan, announced it is taking immediate action to enhance access to EpiPen.

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UPDATE: Wreck Near Riverside

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:26 am


KCII News Photo

A two-vehicle wreck happened just before noon Thursday at the intersection of 130th Avenue and Riverside Road, approximately one mile south of Riverside.

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Washington County Conservation to Host Skulls and Their Stories Program

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

This Saturday, Washington County Conservation will be hosting a program called “Skulls and Their Stories.”

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Fire Near Riverside Thursday Night

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Multiple fire departments worked together to extinguish a fire near Riverside late Thursday.

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Ainsworth Community Church Helping with Louisiana Disaster Relief

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Flooding in Louisiana has resulted in one of the worst natural disasters the country has seen in years, and has created a need for supplies, which is being answered by the Ainsworth Community Church.

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BREAKING NEWS: Man Taken to Hospital After Standoff with Officers in Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Just after midnight this morning, the Jefferson County Law Center received a 911 call reporting that a male subject had pointed a handgun at the caller.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Mary Bulger, naturalist of Lee County, about monarchs. She’ll have a presentation this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Extension Office about monarchs, improving their habitat and tagging them.