Today's Local News

Sound of Washington to Perform ‘Radio Show’

Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 6:22 am

With a record setting number of participants the Sound of Washington choir will perform on the Washington Community Center stage Tuesday evening.

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PGA Recognizes Washington County Non-profit Director

Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Professional Golfers Association has recognized a veteran involved with a Washington County non-profit.

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Manure Spill Reported Near Fairfield

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 8:34 am

Crews are cleaning up a manure spill that occurred in Jefferson County Thursday.

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Phone Scam Reported in KCII Area

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

A phone scam has been reported in the KCII listening area.

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Area School Board Members Attend Conference

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

The 69th Annual Iowa Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly and Convention wrapped up yesterday.

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Counties May Be Able to Leave RUSS

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

Three counties want out of RUSS, Regional Utility Service Systems, and this week Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward reported the group has started discussions to permit the exit.

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Take Care of Outdoor Animals in Wintry Weather

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am


Butterscotch and Toffee are a bonded pair and are looking for their forever home. For information on how to adopt this pair click here. Photo courtesy of PAWS & More Animal Shelter.

Temperatures are warming up today and tomorrow but rain, snow and freezing temperatures are in the forecast for the next couple of days.

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Kalona Craft Show Scheduled for Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday shopping season next weekend.

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Jingle Bell Run in Washington Next Week

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:22 am

A week from today jingle bells will be heard in downtown Washington as area runners take part in the annual Jingle Bell 5k Fun Run.

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Two Business Held Ribbon Cuttings

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:21 am


Two ribbon cuttings were held in Washington this week by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

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Auction Benefiting Local Support Group

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:20 am

Proceeds from an online auction are going towards programs that help victims of domestic violence.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Middle School students, Olivia Marek, Logan Hanson and Katelyn Pacha about tonight’s performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Jim Ludor, spiritual care and bereavement counselor with HCI Care Services in Mount Pleasant.

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Name Released in Fatal Wreck Found Tuesday

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:48 am

A woman from Fairfax, Iowa, died in a wreck off of Highway 218 just north of Ainsworth which was found Tuesday morning at 8:48 a.m. and the time of the accident remains unknown.

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Public Health Recommends Building New for Facility

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:24 am

After reviewing available properties in the City of Washington and estimated costs, the Washington County Board of Health has decided to pursue building a new facility.

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Average Temperature for November Hits Record Low

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:24 am

Temperatures so far this month have been below the normal average of 41 degrees.

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Shop and Stroll with the Big Red Radio Tonight

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:23 am

Join the Big Red Radio on the square in downtown Washington tonight for Main Street Washington’s Twilight Shop and Stroll.

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Riverside Fire Ordering New Truck

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Riverside Fire Department is planning to order a new truck.

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Halcyon House Receives $750,000

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:22 am

A $10.5 million project in Washington received a six-figure financial boost Wednesday night from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation at their 2014 fall grant presentation.

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Kalona Ready for Winter

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 6:22 am

Kalona is prepared for winter.

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