Today's Local News

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss the second round of healthcare enrollment with Eric Greiner, Certified Enrollment Counselor at River Hills Community Health Center in Richland.

Unemployment Rates Slightly Drop in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The unemployment rate in Washington County dropped slightly from 3.3 percent in September to 3.1 percent in October, with approximately 200 more people employed in the county.

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Santa is Coming to Town

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:23 am

After families enjoy Thanksgiving meals today a variety of holiday events will be held in Washington this weekend.

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Local CEO Recieves Award from National Organization

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The CEO of a local electric cooperative has been recognized by a national organization. 

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Holiday Leads to Closures

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Schools, government buildings and banks are among those closed today in observance of today’s holiday.

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Area Churches Holding Thanksgiving Dinners

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A number of churches in the area are holding meals for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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KCII Food Drive Underway

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:21 am


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KCII Radio’s 12th Annual Caring Christmas food drive is underway and the station is hoping to fill the Big Red Radio with non-perishable food and toiletry items for area food banks.

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Local Authors to Hold Book Signing Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Two local authors are debuting their new book tomorrow.

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Auction Proceeds to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:20 am

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

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Paul Towner about the Washington Municipal Band’s concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Riverside Area Community Club President Mike Meinders to discuss his holiday lighting contest.

Supervisors Move to Leave RUSS

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has approved authorizing the Washington County representative on the Regional Utility Service Systems, or RUSS, board to enter into discussions and negotiations with RUSS to withdraw from the RUSS 28E agreement with final agreement subject to full Washington County Board of Supervisors approval.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Batavia Man

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Jefferson County man who led a sheriff’s deputy on a high speed chase and eluded authorities for over a day is facing four felonies.

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Avoid Foodborne Illness this Holiday Season

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Be sure to store leftovers following tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meals properly to avoid foodborne illness.

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Steege Trial Moved to February

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A former Mid-Prairie employee’s embezzlement trial will begin next year.

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Municipal Band to Play Free Holiday Concert

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Community members will come together this weekend for an instrumental performance.

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Over 200 Expected to Attend WACO Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The WACO Community Thanksgiving Dinner is entering its seventh year.

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Garbage Pick Up Moved to Friday

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Garbage in the City of Washington on the Thursday route will be picked up Friday (11/28) due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Tractor Catches Fire Near Ainsworth

Posted: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A tractor reportedly caught fire yesterday afternoon north of Ainsworth.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Steve Roth about Saturday’s Jingle Bell Fun Run.