Today's Local News

Mid-Prairie Teachers and Staff Receive Raises

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board and the Mid-Prairie Education Association recently held negotiations regarding teacher and support staff salaries and benefits for the coming school year, and they have announced the approval of a 4% increase.

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Local Rotary Clubs Selling Daffodils to Benefit Relay for Life

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Daffodils that help support the American Cancer Society will be arriving in Washington around March 13th.

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Kalona Preparing Grant Application for Community Center Project

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The City of Kalona recently met in a work session with the Washington County Board of Supervisors regarding funding for the new Kalona community center project.

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Keota Annexation Tabled Once More

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The City of Keota’s plan to annex properties at 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road has again been tabled.

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Abnormally Dry Conditions Locally

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:25 am


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Drought conditions have worsened in Iowa since last week, with nearly 14% of the state now considered abnormally dry.

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Ohio Man Wins $24,500 with Washington Lottery Tickets

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A man won nearly $25,000 this week from winning lottery tickets he bought in Washington.

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Highland School Board to Discuss Superintendent Search

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Highland School Board will convene for the third time in as many weeks, this time to focus on their search for a new superintendent.

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Pick Up KCII Homeshopping Items Today

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

If you purchased items on this week’s KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza, you can pick up your items and certificates today.

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Iowa Schools See Illness Impact Attendance

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Six more influenza-related deaths have been reported in Iowa since the last reporting week, raising the total deaths this flu season to 34.

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You Can Get Certified to Sell Morels in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 6:20 am


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Anyone can legally sell morel mushrooms in the state of Iowa if they become certified.

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UPDATE: Lone Tree 12-Year-Old Injured in ATV Crash Identified

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Twelve-year-old Ronan Moffit from Lone Tree has been identified as the victim that was airlifted from an ATV wreck Thursday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with State Climatologist Harry Hillaker about the recent warm spell in Iowa.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie speech students Isaiah Sents, Anna Yoder, and Lauryn Weiss about individual speech contest.

UPDATE: Body Found in Iowa River Near Hills Identified

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 9:19 am

The body found last week in the Iowa River south of Hills Access has been identified as a 30-year-old woman.

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Lone Tree 12-Year-Old Injured in ATV Crash, Airlifted from Scene

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:29 am

A 12-year-old boy from Lone Tree had to be airlifted from an ATV wreck Thursday afternoon.

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English River Watershed Hires Project Coordinators

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The City of Kalona serves as the fiscal agent for the English River Watershed project, and at the most recent Kalona City Council meeting, they took the watershed board’s recommendation and hired coordinators.

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Italian Teen Coming to Visit Family in Washington Detained, Sent Home

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:28 am

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

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School Bus Hit by Car in Washington Yesterday

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A car hit a school bus in the City of Washington Thursday morning.

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WHS Jazz Band Going to Indian Hills Jazz Fest Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:26 am


The Washington High School jazz band rehearses before school Wednesday morning under the direction of Don Hughes. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington High School jazz band is traveling to Ottumwa Saturday for a competition.

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Area Students Participating in Individual Speech Contest Saturday

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The district competitions for individual speech contest will be held across the state this Saturday.

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