Today's Local News

Thinned-Out Highland Administration Reflects on Year So Far

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The administrative staff of the Highland School District is becoming thin in numbers.

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Candlelight Tour of Homes Held Today and Tomorrow in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:27 am


Image courtesy of Washington Chamber of Commerce.

Doors are open this weekend for six stops on the annual Candlelight Tour of Homes in Washington.

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Take Care of Pets in Freezing Temperatures

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:26 am


Animals at PAWS and More waiting to be adopted. Images from PAWS and More.

Temperatures are expected to drop to 25 degrees in the next few days and with that remember to take extra care of your pets.

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Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

Winter officially begins December 21st, but with freezing temperatures and snow in the forecast there are a few things you should keep in your car.

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Keota Fire Department Can Breathe a Little Easier Thanks to WCRF Grant

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Keota Volunteer Fire Department is in need of replacing breathing apparatuses, and thanks to a grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, they now have the funds to purchase what they need.

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Beef Checkoff Results to be Released in About Two Weeks

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:24 am


A cow and her calf in rural Washington County. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

On Wednesday, Iowa’s cattle producers voted on whether or not they want the Iowa Beef Checkoff reinstated.

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ISU Student From Keota Named to Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Twenty-three students have been named to the seventh Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team and one is from Keota.

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Keota City Council to Set Public Hearing for Annexation

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota is considering annexing properties.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with current Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers about his appointment to be a judge.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie students Kirsten Duwa, Sawyer Black, and Lauryn Weiss about the Madrigal Dinner.

Washington High School Students Collecting Gifts for Children’s Hospital Patients

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:29 am


Members of the Washington High School National Honor Society stand by one of their donation boxes, from left Andrea Pingol, Michael Dillon, John Dillon, Cody Chalupa and Lindsay Hippen. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Gifts for children at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Clinics are what Washington High School students are now collecting and will be delivering before Christmas.

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Kalona Historical Society to Renovate Building with Help from WCRF Grant

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Kalona Historical Society is in the planning phase for a project to renovate one of their buildings, and they were given a kick start in the form of a $35,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Washington Residents Can Now Pay Water Bills Online

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:27 am

Residents of the City of Washington can now pay their water bills online.

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PAWS Open House Tomorrow, Shelter Looks to Replace Air Conditioning System $12,000 Needed

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:25 am


Images courtesy of PAWS and More

While the temperatures are dropping, PAWS and More Animal Shelter in Washington is worried about when the thermometer begins to rise in the spring because their air conditioner stopped working this fall.

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Washington County Engineer Preparing Roads for Winter

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:25 am

With winter weather approaching, the Washington County Engineer’s Office is beginning their preparations to make the roads easier to drive on in snowy conditions.

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Don’t Let Your Chimney Catch Fire

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

As the weather gets colder, many people are starting to utilize their fireplaces to heat their house.

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Underwood Avenue Bridge Now Open

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The bridge north of Ainsworth on Underwood Avenue is now open.

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4-H and FFA Beef Weigh-In Scheduled

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am


A cow is shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Steers, heifers and calves will be weighed at the Kalona Sale Barn for local 4-H and FFA projects this month.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library, about December happenings at the library.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Vocal Director Collette McClellen about the Madrigal Dinner.