Today's Local News

UPDATE: Woman Arrested After Pursuit through Three Counties Ends by Hitting a Deer

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 10:36 am


Jaimye M. Southern

A vehicle pursuit across Jefferson, Keokuk and Washington Counties ended with a crash and an arrest Saturday morning.

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Vehicle Pursuit Results in Crash, then Arrest

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:29 am

A vehicle pursuit ended with a crash and an arrest Saturday morning.

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Workers Compensation Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:28 am

House File 518 has made its way out of the Iowa House and onto the Senate floor, but if Senator Rich Taylor (D) has his way, it will go no further.

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Prepare for Severe Weather During this Awareness Week

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Severe Weather Awareness Week is being observed this week.

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Washington Receives CDBG for Water System

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The City of Washington has been awarded a $600,000 grant for its water system.

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Search Warrant Executed, Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Jared Jaeger


Samantha Jo Debler

Two people were arrested on drug charges in Washington Friday.

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Athletic Trainers Work to Prevent Acute and Chronic Injuries

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:25 am

“Your protection is our priority,” is the slogan of the 2017 Athletic Training Month observed during March.

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Kalona Historical Society Welcomes Traveling German Exhibit

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Kalona Historical Society will be hosting a special traveling exhibit called “German Iowa and the Global Midwest.”

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March Marks Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Governor Terry Branstad has signed a proclamation declaring March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the State of Iowa.

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Mid-Prairie School Board Approves WCRF Grant Proposals

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

Organizations around Washington County are preparing proposals for the Washington County Riverboat Foundation’s spring grant cycle, and Mid-Prairie has zeroed in on two projects they’d like help with.

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Annual Washington Dinner to be Held Monday

Posted: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The annual social hour and dinner hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Washington and Washington Economic Development Group will be held tomorrow.

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Kalona Submitting WCRF Request on Behalf of Watershed

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

At the most recent Kalona City Council meeting, they approved a resolution for a grant request to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation on behalf of the English River Watershed.

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Radio Active Bingo Winner Receives $1,000

Posted: Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 6:26 am

One lucky KCII listener is $1,000 richer after playing Radio Active Bingo.

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Keota Approves Adopting 2015 IPMC

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

At their most recent meeting, the Keota City Council approved an ordinance adopting the 2015 version of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) for the city’s rental properties.

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Nearly 1 in 5 Iowans Had Problems Related to Gambling

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

In the past year, 77% of adult Iowans gambled and 16% experienced a problem related to their gambling, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. March is problem gambling awareness month. Audrey Schroer with Prelude Behavioral Services, says there are three categories of signs of problem gambling: behavioral, emotional and financial. Some of these signs can be feeling guilty after gambling, gambling more money or for a longer time than you intended, and causing financial stress for your family due to gambling habits.

Schroer advises 1-800-BETS-OFF has resources for Iowans on the phone or online. Also, people can restrict their access to gambling, whether that is casino-based or lottery tickets. She adds, the self-exclusion is available and can only be done by the individual and does not include tribal operated casinos in Iowa. The exclusion is a lifetime ban to all 19 state-run Iowa casinos. Also, Prelude Behavioral Services offers gambling counseling.

For more information about dealing with problem gambling listen to the Washington Page with Schroer at KCIIRadio.com.

Washington’s 2017-2018 School Calendar Approved

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


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year for the Washington School District has been set.

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Approximately 18% of Iowa is Abnormally Dry

Posted: Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Contributed image

Nearly a fifth of Iowa is abnormally dry at this time. Southeast and south central Iowa are experiencing drought conditions.

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Local 4-H Production Barrow Class Doubles

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


Pigs are shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The class size for Washington County 4-H’s production barrow projects has doubled in size from last year.

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Nye Places Second in Essay Contest, Headed to National Competition

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


Rubye Ney; photo courtesy of IMS

Iowa Mennonite School student Rubye Ney has been recognized for her essay writing skills, and has qualified for the Mennonite Central Committee’s national essay contest.

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Washington Page

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

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Audrey Schroer with Prelude Behavioral Services about problem gambling.