Today's Local News

Mt. Pleasant Receives Million Dollar Loan for Workforce Rental Housing

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

A new apartment complex in Mt. Pleasant will be constructed using the aid of a $1 million loan from the Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors.

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Washington County Minibus Provides Nearly 300 Rides Daily

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Minibus provided 71,401 rides and traveled 294,933 miles last year.

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Washington’s Temperatures Above Normal, Precipitation Below for 2016

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 6:23 am

Temperatures in Washington in December were below normal, but overall for 2016 they were above normal.

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No Injuries Reported from Fire in Keokuk County

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

A fire that broke out Friday morning in rural Keokuk County resulted in no reported injuries, according to the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News takes a look back at 2016. This is part two, looking at April, May, and June.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider about the elementary study group.

Kalona Raising Money for Memorial Project

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

The City of Kalona is working on a memorial project to honor veterans, volunteer firefighters, and volunteer emergency service providers, and to raise money for it they are giving people a chance to be a part of it.

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Consider Trying Something New in the New Year

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:27 am

If you’re looking to try something new in the new year a local non-profit may be able to help.

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Board of Health to Discuss Potential Home at Former Calendar Factory

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

A special session of the Washington County Board of Health is being held this week to discuss a potential location for the department.

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Area Students Preparing to Return from Break

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am


After giving students a rest over winter break, area schools are preparing to welcome them back this week.

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Washington Receives $507,000 Loan for Drink Water Planning and Design

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Washington is one of 18 communities in Iowa receiving a portion of $63.5 million for low-cost water quality loans through the State Revolving Fund.

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New Year’s Day Observed Today

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

It’s now 2017 and since New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday, many businesses and offices are closed today in observance.

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Supervisors to Discuss Budgets and Attorney Position at Tuesday’s Meeting

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:23 am

Washington County’s Board of Supervisors will hold their first meeting of 2017 Tuesday morning.

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Keota City Council to Convene Tuesday for First Meeting of New Year

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council will convene on Tuesday night for their first meeting of 2017.

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Kalona City Council to Hold First Meeting of New Year

Posted: Sunday, January 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am

Further discussion of the community center project, including consideration of a grant application for Engage Iowa, are on the agenda for the first meeting of the Kalona City Council in 2017.

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Record Ethanol Production in Iowa in 2016

Posted: Sunday, January 1st, 2017 at 6:21 am

It was another record breaking year for Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants.

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Do You Have a New Year’s Resolution?

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 6:26 am

Do you have a goal for the new year or something you’re hoping to change, is there a new year’s resolution?

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Lake Darling to Take Part in Nationwide First Day Hike

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of the Iowa DNR

For the second year, Lake Darling is taking part in an event going on at state parks around the nation by hosting a First Day Hike tomorrow, the first day of the year.

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Be Ready for Holiday Closures Monday

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am

With the first day of the new year falling on a Sunday, many offices will be closed Monday in observance.

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Winter Break Draws to a Close for Washington Students

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 6:24 am

Washington School District staff and students have a little more time left in their winter break.

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