Today's Local News

Severe Thunderstorms Roll Through KCII Listening Area

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 1:30 am

Two severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Washington County last night.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday night.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News continues a conversation with Isabella Santoro and Carol Ray of the LET’s Center for the Creative and Healing Arts about their “Totally Tubular Transformation” project this summer.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Jim Walters, director of the Johnson County Songbird Project, dealing with purple martin colonies and how to establish one.

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More Rain Anticipated

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Approximately a quarter of an inch of rain fell in Washington overnight.

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Layoffs at Mount Pleasant Mental Health Facility Begin

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Mental Health Institutes in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda are set to close June 30th.

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Work on Hills’ Water Supply System Continues

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Homes will likely be connected to Hills’ new water supply system later this year.

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Community Foundation Distributes Annual Grants

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Each spring, the Community Foundation of Washington County distributes grants.

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How Common is Autism?

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am


One in 68 children has been identified with ASD, or autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. April is National Autism Awareness Month.

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Washington Council to Consider Letting Projects and Amending Zoning Code

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The new water tower, storm sewer work, residential zoning code changes and council rules of procedure will be discussed at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting. Notices of hearing and letting for the north water tower and North 6th Avenue storm sewer will be considered.

Also, the council will revisit the chapter 165 residential zoning code amendments, which was initially tabled at the March 10th meeting. Complaints came to the council following the construction of a non-traditional residence on West Jefferson in respects to residential character. In March, Matt Greiner, president of Greiner Buildings, ask that planning and zoning review the issue before passing regulation for the entire city. For the full code click here.

Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. in council chambers.

Have You Started Your Spring Cleaning?

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Spring is here and with it many people have begun their spring cleaning.

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Burning Allowed Through End of May in Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Kalona residents have the next couple of months to burn leaves and other yard waste.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Isabella Santoro and Carol Ray about the LET’s Center’s “Totally Tubular Transformation” project. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Jim Walters, director of the Johnson County Songbird Project, to discuss  purple martin colonies and things to keep in mind when trying to establish one at your home.

Kalona City Council to Discuss Grants

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Grants will be one of the major topics of discussion at the Kalona City Council’s meeting tonight.

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‘Totally Tubular Transformation’ Coming to Washington

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The LET’s Center for the Creative and Healing Arts is inviting area artists and creative minds to take part in their “Totally Tubular Transformation.”

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Rain in the Forecast

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for most of the week in Washington.

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Local Bank Purchasing Mid-Prairie Bonds

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie School District will be selling bonds to a local financial institution.

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Present and Former Governors to Attend Summit in Mount Pleasant

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Current and former conservative state governors, and presidential hopefuls, will be in Henry County later this week.

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City May Help Washington Residents Replace Sidewalks

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington has a sidewalk replacement program in place.

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