Today's Local News

State Auditors Meeting Monday Evening in Riverside

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 4:29 pm

The State of Iowa Auditors will hold an informational and questions meeting about the Audit Report for the City of Riverside on Monday, August 31st, at 6:00pm in the Riverside City Hall. To review the Auditors Report, go to auditor.iowa.gov to review the full report or contact the Riverside City Clerk.

Chance to Help Local Non-Profit

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Community members have a chance to help out a local non-profit today.

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Splish and Splash, Dog Swim Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:23 am

While the pool will be closed to humans after today, it will open tomorrow for dogs.

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Grand Opening Held for CHOICES

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am


A ribbon is cut to mark the grand opening of CHOICES in downtown Washington. Photos by Sally Hart.

A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held for CHOICES in downtown Washington yesterday.

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Downtown Celebration Begins This Afternoon

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Downtown Celebration begins this afternoon.

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Washington County 4-Hers Receive Top Honors in State Fair Horse Show

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Horse and Pony 4-H member Jennie Greene, daughter of Joel and Luetta Greene, earned a variety of honors for her last 4-H appearance at the Iowa State Fair. Greene graduated this spring from WACO High School. Photo submitted.

Many Washington County 4-H members were awarded reserve champion and champion honors in the horse show at the Iowa State Fair.

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Extra Enforcement This Weekend on Two Interstates

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Sixteen states are taking part in an enforcement campaign this weekend on two major interstates in Iowa.

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Soybeans in Southeast Iowa Behind State Rate

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Soybeans across the state are nearly all setting pods and blooming neared completion.

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Lone Tree Car Show Awards Announced

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The annual Lone Tree Fall Fest was held last weekend and included hot dog eating contests, sand volleyball, carnival rides and a car show.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Steve Olson, chair of the finance and building committee, and Danielle Pettit-Majewski, administrator of Washington County Public Health, about the proposed new public health building. This is part three of a three-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Denny Rehder, an author, musician and Iowa historian, who will be at the Oakland Mills Nature Center this weekend to present his program, Grass Between the Rails: A Musical Tribute to Iowa’s Railroad Heritage. Rehder first presented his Humanities Iowa program in 1996. Sunday’s performance will be his 99th.

New Skunk River Bridge Open

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Highway 1 can now be taken from Brighton to Washington.

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Final Day of Pool Season Tomorrow in Washington

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Tomorrow is the final day the Steele Family Aquatic Center in Washington is open for the season.

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One Step Closer to Tobacco Ban in Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Following action from the Washington City Council, staff is developing an ordinance for consideration that would ban tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from Central Park.

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Mills to Hit the Ground Running in 10-Day Marathon Campaign

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Scott Mills will begin his 10-day running trek across Iowa tomorrow.

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Another State Fair Win for Riverside Resident

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Riverside resident took first in one of the horticulture competitions at the Iowa State Fair.

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Free Opera Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The opera is coming to Washington this weekend and is free to the public.

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Open House Scheduled for Kalona Habitat Home

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:21 am

An open house is being held tomorrow at the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity home in Kalona.

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Two-Vehicle Wreck on Highway 1

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A two-vehicle accident with an injury was reported on Highway 1 last night near the Johnson and Washington County line.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Steve Olson, chair of the finance and building committee, and Danielle Pettit-Majewski, administrator of Washington County Public Health, about the proposed new public health building. This is part two of a three-part interview.