Today’s Local News

Washington County Health Insurance Remains Steady, Slight Increases for Dental and Vision

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:25 am

As Washington County renews insurance for employees for 2018, they will not see many changes.

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Area Unemployment Rates Drop in September

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am


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Washington County’s unemployment rate fell from August to September.

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Mid-Prairie Fund for Academic Excellence Announces 2017-2018 Recipients

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am

From coding robots, to new art display panels, six Mid-Prairie middle and high school projects are receiving grants from the Fund for Academic Excellence.

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Local World War I Veterans Subject of Travel Log Presentation

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:23 am

One local woman researched her family members involved in World War I and then traced their footsteps in Europe and will be sharing her experience with the community.

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Keota Updates Public on Wastewater Improvement Project

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:20 am

The City of Keota informed the public on the status of their wastewater improvements project at their recent council meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with PAWS and More Director Amber Talbot about adopting shelter pets.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Kalona City Council candidate Ronald Slechta.

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Forklift Hits Car in Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:27 am

A forklift flew off of a trailer and hit a car in Kalona Monday.

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Kalona Family Dental Hosts Candy Buy Back for Armed Forces

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:27 am

While parents may feel overwhelmed by the amount of candy their kids collect at Halloween festivities, there is an opportunity to give back to others and possibly prevent future cavities.

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Flannery and Guerra Selected for All-State Band

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:26 am

Two Washington High School musicians have been selected for the All-State Band.

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Trick-or-Treat with the Big Red Radio in Downtown Washington Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:26 am


Trick-or-Treaters visit the Washington Public Library last Halloween. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The KCII Big Red Radio is in the spirit of the spooky holiday today and will be taking part in Halloween festivities in Washington.

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Washington Library Hosting Session to Set up Patrons with Electronic and Audio Book Usage

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Audio books and eBooks can be checked out electronically and listened to anywhere through the Washington Public Library.

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Consider Time and Resources Before Adopting a Pet

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Laci is one dog at PAWS and More in Washington. Photo courtesy of PAWS and More

As Adopt a Shelter Dog Month comes to a close and the holidays approach time and resources should be considered before adding a pet to your home.

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USDA Allows Deadline Extension Statewide for Rye Cover Crop Seeding

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:24 am

After crop reports have shown that Iowa’s harvest numbers are behind the five-year average, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have announced an extension for farmers participating in federal assistance programs.

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Iowa Mennonite School Performs “Anne of Green Gables” for Fall Musical

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:20 am


Adria Ebersole (Anne Shirley) and Emma Beachy (Marilla Cuthbert) rehearse for “Anne of Green Gables.” Photos courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School.

The story of an imaginative orphan girl who is sent to live in the fictional Prince Edward Island town of Avonlea will be brought to life as a stage musical at Iowa Mennonite School.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Domestic Violence Educational Symposium Keynote Speaker Vicki Crompton, author of “Saving Beauty from the Beast.”

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Joe Schmidt, who is seeking reelection to the Kalona City Council.

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Area Runners Represent Southeast Iowa At State Meet

Posted: Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 6:30 am

Saturday was busy for southeast Iowa athletes at the 2017 State Cross Country Meet at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.

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Southeast Iowa Sees October End With Hard Freeze

Posted: Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 6:30 am

After a warm up from mid-October through the last week that saw temperatures consistently in the 60s and 70s, weather in southeast Iowa has taken a turn toward more traditional late autumn mercury readings.

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Woman Talks About Daughter’s Stabbing at Domestic Violence Educational Symposium

Posted: Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 6:30 am


Keynote speaker Vicki Crompton and members of the Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition. Photos by Sam McIntosh.

An Iowa woman’s story about the murder of her teenage daughter by the girl’s 18-year-old ex boyfriend was told at the Washington Public Library Friday during the free Domestic Violence Educational Symposium.

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